Went to the gun show in Austin today and found out where all that inexpensive Academy "Monarch brand" ammo went.
7.62x39: Academy $5.69, Saxet gun show $8 and up.
9mm: Academy $11.99, Saxet gun show $22 to $39.95
Supply and demand or price gouging? It's hard to tell sometimes.
Didn't buy any at the show ,but after the show, I went to Academy and they had just put out some 9mm, 380, 22, 357 and 38sp (various brands) at their normal prices. Needless to say, I got some.
Got a reasonable amount and left plenty for the next guy.