Maybe some relief on 22 ammo price/availability?

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BlkHawk73

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Interesting how so many mentions of "Walmart has..." still appear on the various firearm forums after the same forums not so long ago were filled with "Boycott Walmart" posts.
 

Mobuck

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I see several internet sellers advertising 22lr @ 8 cents per but you have to pay atrocious shipping unless buying 1/2 pallet(exaggeration).
 

NikA

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My local Walmart has the about same, although with the 8% local sales tax the price was still too high to retain my interest. Left it for someone else in greater need.
 
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Thanks, hpman - Dean Weingarten's articles ar Ammoland are generally worth reading!

FWIW, my local Walmart has had some .22LR (mostly Winchester & CCI) available for reasonable prices, off & on since last year. They also have tended to have a few boxes of .350 Legend (9x43mm) ammo on the shelf - guess it's still new enough that there's not as much demand for it, as there is for more traditional calibers.
 

akmania

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I’m buying 22 LR ammo where I can find it cheapest.Which is Wal mart at the moment. Is hard to beat there prices on the Federal 325 packs. I hadn’t seen any Federal 550 packs since this round of BS started. I don’t see many deals online anymore for 22’s . So so deals on 7.62x 39 and steel case 223.9mm seems to be slowly dropping. Just wish Walmart still sold 9mm and 223 , 7.62x39🤬🤬
 

Snake Pleskin

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I can buy .22lr all day long for $4.50 to $5.00 a box (50). In todays world that is not bad. I wouldn't hold my breath thinking it will return to $2-3 bucks a box!
 

Joe Chartreuse

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I’m buying 22 LR ammo where I can find it cheapest.Which is Wal mart at the moment. Is hard to beat there prices on the Federal 325 packs. I hadn’t seen any Federal 550 packs since this round of BS started. I don’t see many deals online anymore for 22’s . So so deals on 7.62x 39 and steel case 223.9mm seems to be slowly dropping. Just wish Walmart still sold 9mm and 223 , 7.62x39🤬🤬
Most of my favorite firearms are .22 LR, and despite all I hear I have never had any problem finding ammo. The last time I bought some- about a month ago- I paid around 7.5 cents per. The stores may gauge a bit- like charging double in one case- so now I just go to ammoseek on line ( I don't know if links are allowed here,). Multiple sources, multiple brands and types, plenty available, fast shipping.
 

Snake Pleskin

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Most of my favorite firearms are .22 LR, and despite all I hear I have never had any problem finding ammo. The last time I bought some- about a month ago- I paid around 7.5 cents per. The stores may gauge a bit- like charging double in one case- so now I just go to ammoseek on line ( I don't know if links are allowed here,). Multiple sources, multiple brands and types, plenty available, fast shipping.
I also am a fan of the .22lr, but i have not seen any ammo at 7.5 cents period. I have been to Walmart, Academy and both CCI & Federal sites and the very best is $4.50 per box or 09. cents a rd.
 

Joe Chartreuse

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I also am a fan of the .22lr, but i have not seen any ammo at 7.5 cents period. I have been to Walmart, Academy and both CCI & Federal sites and the very best is $4.50 per box or 09. cents a rd.
That's why I go to the site mentioned rather than brand sites. They are in competition on Ammoseek ( this just happens to be the site I know. I'm sure there are other competitive sites) where I paid 3.75 for 50 round boxes of CCI Blazers. The worst beating I took was at a brick and mortar. 9.50 for a 100 rounds of Browning sub-sonics.
 

jimd441

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.22 ammo supplies seems to have returned to both local (Central N.C.) and online sources. Prices have come down a good bit but aren't near pre-pandemic levels.

The problem I have with buying ammo at Walmart is that in order to do so, you have to go to Walmart :)

Jim
 

Snake Pleskin

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.22 ammo supplies seems to have returned to both local (Central N.C.) and online sources. Prices have come down a good bit but aren't near pre-pandemic levels.

The problem I have with buying ammo at Walmart is that in order to do so, you have to go to Walmart :)

Jim
LOL, very true!
 

Mauser9

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Willing to stop at the dreaded Walmart myself to check out CCI 22 mag ammo. Was paying $11 per 50 or $20 for the milk jug with 100 I think. LGS usually charges $18 per 50 if they have it.
 

Mobuck

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"Was paying $11 per 50 or $20 for the milk jug with 100 I think. LGS usually charges $18 per 50 if they have it."
22LR is all over the internet @ 8cents per round and free shipping if you spend enough-maybe even skip the sales tax.
 

Mobuck

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Truthfully, I haven't bought much 22 rimfire ammo in the previous 3 years. I did buy some Aguila sub-sonic 2 years back. On a work trip 150 miles from home, I walked into a Farm Supply store to stretch my legs and on the front shelf was a sign "CLOSEOUT $1.99/box-LIMIT 8 boxes" above an entire shelf full of AGUILA sub-sonic round nose. Quick as the 'ENERGIZER BUNNY', I grabbed a cart. When I came back through town 3 hours later, I stopped again and checked to find the shelf BARE-not surprising.
Viewing the events related to Y2K, I began stocking up on what I considered 'necessities'-rimfire ammo, reloading supplies, guns and parts. These have been some very worthwhile expenditures. We're shooting 20 year old 22lr w/o much concern over current price/availability.
 

Boxhead

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I bought a couple of bricks of CCI SV for $36 a pop at my LGS a few days ago. They also had bricks of Aguila Super Extra for $24.50 each.
 

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