Since we don't know how much ammo you are planning to purchase, and every retailer has its own shipping calculation method, it's impossible for us to add in the cost of shipping when computing the "cost per round".
In an attempt to compensate for this, we have examined shipping costs for various common ammunition products for all retailers and assigned each retailer a "score" on a scale of 1-10.
The higher the score (closer to 10), the better the shipping costs.
The lower the score (closer to 1), the worse the shipping costs.
An F score indicates that the corresponding product ships FREE. If you see a CF designation next to the colored bar, it means that product has conditionally free shipping.
This does not necessarily mean that our rating will definitely apply to the specific product(s) you choose, but more than likely it will.
For years the #1 most requested feature from our users is that we include the cost of shipping into our "cost per round" so the price comparison is more fair and accurate. However, this is really not possible for many reasons: we don't know what's being purchased, how much, etc. So we came up with another plan.
Our intent is -- just like the disclosure of remanufactured ammo, steel ammo, and purchase limits -- to give customers an overall sense of what each retailer charges for shipping.
Shipping charges are only one aspect of the total experience: speed of shipping, customer service, and product quality are other factors as well. We are attempting to do all that we can so that customers can make informed decisions when making a purchase.
If you disagree with our assessment, or have recently altered your shipping policy, feel free to contact us and we'll reassess your shipping score.
Read EVEN MORE details, including the reasons we've changed to using this system from our old system.