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    The 1440 rounds a case of 7.92 Mauser for $74.95 circa 2002 was the best price I ever saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana John View Post
    The 1440 rounds a case of 7.92 Mauser for $74.95 circa 2002 was the best price I ever saw.
    Funny you should mention that..........I bought two cases at that time and stashed them. I'd better go looking tomorrow.........thanks for the reminder!

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    When the Scheels store in Sioux City relocated into a new addition to the mall, they had bricks of 22LR for $4.99, limit of 1, stopped by everytime I was close. I am not sure they were selling the "bulk" boxes yet at that point. Once they ran out of the Remington or whatever they started with they substituted CC Blazers.
    This was only .... 30 years ago?? ish?? I think I sold most of those 10 years ago or so during one of the earlier "hoarding of 22LR ammo periods" at a table at a gun show.
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    Back in the 60's, we'd go down to the Hill Country to visit relatives every Summer.
    I could bring Dad's .22 and Win. 12 gauge,,, but I had to supply my own ammo beyond a box or two.

    After dove season one year, as I was in 7-11 getting a ICEE,,, boxes of 12 gauge #8s were closing out for a dollar-something a box.
    About half price.

    I was either 13-14 at the time.
    I cashed in all my lawn mowing money and made several 1 1/2 mile trips on my bicycle with as many boxes as I could carry.

    It never occurred to me then that anyone could ever have a problem with a city kid doing that.
    My, how far we've come...………..
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Back in the 60's, we'd go down to the Hill Country to visit relatives every Summer.
    I could bring Dad's .22 and Win. 12 gauge,,, but I had to supply my own ammo beyond a box or two.

    After dove season one year, as I was in 7-11 getting a ICEE,,, boxes of 12 gauge #8s were closing out for a dollar-something a box.
    About half price.

    I was either 13-14 at the time.
    I cashed in all my lawn mowing money and made several 1 1/2 mile trips on my bicycle with as many boxes as I could carry.

    You Evil Hoarder - But I reassess my Statement - I Guess it was OK because "It was for the Children".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTANG View Post
    You Evil Hoarder - But I reassess my Statement - I Guess it was OK because "It was for the Children".
    Well,,,,,,,,, it was on close out after dove season... I figured nobody else wanted it.....
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
    EVERYONE !!
    Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.

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    In the 80's and early 90's, I was buying bricks of .22 lr for $10.00. I was over the moon last year when I found Armscor .22 lr for $15.00 a brick. No, its not the best but it's better than Thunderbolt!

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    Back in the mid eighties, I discovered .22 Remington long rifle on sale at the local Coast to Coast store. I don't remember the per box price, but it was so good that I bought two cases of it.

    My joy was short lived though. Upon firing it in my trusty 'ol Remington 514, not ONE would extract! After a detailed examination, I found that the cartridge brass was so darn thin that the pressure would cause a "bulge" in the rim at the extractor groove. As a result, the extractor hook simply rode over the case rim instead of grabbing it.

    Years later I ended up handing it out to the kids for the local ground squirrel hunt. Never had any complaints either!

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    Early 70's Woolworths would have 22 ammo for $3.75 on sale with a super sale of $1.98 with a limit of two bricks. I would make my sister, aunt and my mom goes so to $15.84 I would get 4,000 rounds of 22. That would last me two weeks to a month.
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    I could buy .22LR at Harvey's Hardware in town for (IIRC) $.57 a box but I could save two cents if I rode my bike over to the next town and get them at Western Auto store, did it many times.
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    For our high school rifle team practice we'd buy NRA sponsored 22LR's for a quarter a box. Today, I'm not sure if I'd rather have the 90% silver quarters or the boxes of 22's.
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    When I was a kid in Dallas, .22 LR was 39 cents a box, and you could buy them at Cabell’s Minit Market (like 7-11).
    "Experience is a series of non-fatal mistakes"


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