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    22LR @ Walmart

    Walking through Walmart yesterday I saw 100 round boxes of Remington Golden Bullet ammo just sitting on top of the gun counter. Now I don't frequent Walmart often, it's the Walmartians don't ya know, when I noticed them @ $7.97ea, as I recall. It's the first time in years I've seen them on the counter where you could grab a box or 10 and take them to the register. There was at least 50 boxes out and this was about 2pm.
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    That's good news for the rest of us. Seems like the supply is building back up to pre-BHO days!!
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    It sure is coming back a lot slower than I ever thought it would. For a while there I was seeing it more, and cheaper, but now hardly at all.

    I need to qualify that a little. Cabela's has a shelf full of .22lr, but it's all too rich for my blood.

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    I just bought a 500 round brick of Winchester for about $26 at our Walmart. First I have seen in Wally World in 8 or 9 years.
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    I have not seen it at Walmart in 3yrs...but, I wouldn't buy it anyway...I ain't paying even $26 for it.

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    $26.00 for a "brick"? Ouch. I think the last brick I bought was $12.00, and I thought that was highway robbery as I had paid $8.00 for the previous brick.

    Obviously I didn't shoot a lot of .22 before His Imperial Executiveness's reign drove the prices to astronomical levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in North Texas View Post
    $26.00 for a "brick"? Ouch. I think the last brick I bought was $12.00, and I thought that was highway robbery as I had paid $8.00 for the previous brick.

    Obviously I didn't shoot a lot of .22 before His Imperial Executiveness's reign drove the prices to astronomical levels.
    That's $6 above the previous normal price. I see people mentioning prices below $15 all the time. It hasn't been that price in well over a decade. $20 was the norm before it disappeared. Not the greatest price. But when you have children that shoot cases of it that price is tolerable.

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    The going price for 22LR all over the US is 5.6 to 6.2 cents per round
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    Yeah and gas used to be $.99 when that brick was $6 or $8 but inflation moves on....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderwolf View Post
    Yeah and gas used to be $.99 when that brick was $6 or $8 but inflation moves on....
    +1 on this. I can remember paying 49 cents for a 50 round box of cheap Federal promotional loads. In 1978. And they were on sale. I figure at least a nickel a shot will be the going rate for .22 ammo for a while.

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    Just saw one of those 1400 count pails of 22`s go on an on line auction for just over $100, a drop from those days when it would have gotten near or above $150.Robert

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    I purchased 2 "525" bricks at a show a few weeks back for $30 each, I didn't really need them but I picked them up anyways because even though I've switched to .38 spl for my plinking caliber I still have .22's and who knows what next week could bring with shortages and scares
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    I bought a little over 12K rounds of federal at 5.6 cents a shot just a couple weeks ago.
    My daughter is getting into handgun shooting and thought I should stock up.
    This should last her until she switches to centerfire.

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    I shoot cast boolits in my 22 Hornet cheaper than I can buy 22 LR's

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    I could be wrong, but it seems to me that 22LR was $10.00 a brick from about 1980 until about 2008.

    I was happy to pay $20.00 for a brick of CCI Blazer from 2010-2012, and I'd gladly pay that price again. In the meantime, I'll keep casting for @ 5 cents a round in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308Jeff View Post
    I could be wrong, but it seems to me that 22LR was $10.00 a brick from about 1980 until about 2008.

    I was happy to pay $20.00 for a brick of CCI Blazer from 2010-2012, and I'd gladly pay that price again. In the meantime, I'll keep casting for @ 5 cents a round in mind.
    Not sure what it was way back in the 80's but I remember dad and I getting bricks for $7-$8 each in the late 90's......sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    The going price for 22LR all over the US is 5.6 to 6.2 cents per round
    where? I haven't seen it below 8 cents in years and there is still none in my Walmart.

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    The last time I seen 22lr in walmart was about over 3 weeks ago. now the last I seen they are all gone. They where about $26 but did not need them. I past on them. If the price drop more then I will see about getting them. I use them mainly on my trap line and do not look for the high price ones. Regular target ones work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon813gt View Post
    It hasn't been that price in well over a decade. $20 was the norm before it disappeared. Not the greatest price. But when you have children that shoot cases of it that price is tolerable.
    Most of that decade I didn't see any
    Actually the only 22 I saw on the shelves during Obama's entire tenure was 80 bucks for a brick of subsonic and that was...oh 6 years in. Before that I remember seeing it for 12 bucks. I think you're right though 20-26 is the new normal, last I paid for was 10 bucks for a hundred so I'll still be happy.
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    I remember back in '70's it was about the same price to shoot my .357 with cast at little over a penny each... primer was $10/1,000, and powder was cheap, lead was just laying around so I figured a tad over penny per round..... about the same price as .22 LR at the time at little over penny/round. Well, it's about same price now - primers at $40/1,000, powder costs a bit more and lead has to be purchased most times so I figure it's 6 or 7 cents per round for my .357 cast bullet reloads..... about the same as 22LR. Inflation affects everything.

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