22LR, at $0.44/round

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vito

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I was at MC Sports today, and just thought I would see if they had any 22LR ammo (I don't think they have had any at this store in several years but I thought I could just ask). Much to my surprise the clerk said that did, indeed, have 22LR. I asked the price and he said $21.99 for a box of 50! Now maybe this is some high quality competition grade ammo, but I cannot imagine that I would ever consider spending that much for 22's. $0.10 a round, yes, but not $0.44.
 

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Was it Ely Tenex or something of the kind?

If not, someone has put the price for a brick of 500 on a box of 50.
 
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Yeah that is some pricey ammo. Both Dicks and Cabelas around here are flush with .22. The white box of Federal Match is $21 for a box of 333 rounds. I've gone through quite a few boxes this summer with very few FTF's.
 

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Remember that some folks will happily spend thousands of dollars on "just a .22" just as some will spend thousands their AR. The difference is those 22's will shoot and not just be done for a look. They're shooting multiple shots into one little hole. You're paying for the finer quality control and consistency with the GOOD ammo. Look at the Weatherby and Kynoch ammo prices at $8-20 per shot. It's all relative.
 

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I have a box of Federal Ultra March in my safe that has a sticker price of $21.99 that I bought a couple years ago. Federal UM has always been pricey.
 

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As long as I can reload .38 special for 50 cents a round, I won't buy .22lr for 44 cents. It just doesn't make sense.
 

Mtneer

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Pal Val said:
As long as I can reload .38 special for 50 cents a round, I won't buy .22lr for 44 cents. It just doesn't make sense.


"reload .38 special for 50 cents a round"? Did you add an extra zero after "5" Pal Val? Even using my own cast bullets, I'm not sure I can reload .38 special for a 5 cents a round, but I can sure reload it for less than "50" cents a round. "50" cents a round is $25.00 for a box of 50. You can buy a lot of good, .38 Special factory ammo for less than that.
 

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I must've got lucky at Wal-Mart the other day, as they had the crap Remington 525 pack for $28. Works just fine in 10/22s.
 

toroflow

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sliclee said:
Hang.on.to.your.hats.I.remember.paying.5.cants.a.box.of.50/when.I.was.a.kid.there.was.a.choice..22short.or.22long.Lee

Were they blackpowder loads?! HAHA, sorry, I just HAD TO! :D
 

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sliclee, I think I need to send you $5 towards a new keyboard :mrgreen:

I'm running low on .22's but havn't looked at retail in awhile. I might go 6¢ per round for bulk, more for quality.
 

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You sort of need to state what the ammunition is for the price to have any relevance. MC Sports in Rockford Illinois is currently selling Federal Premium Ultra-Match for 21.99 per box of 50. Brownells is currently selling at $17.99 per box so not all that out of line. My office is basically directly across the street from the store Vito referenced.

Pierow
 

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