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Old 01-02-2016, 7:27 AM
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Please forgive me in advance if this topic has been covered before.

I went looking for some 22lr ammo locally yesterday. I visited a few stores and each had no stock.

I found a local store with around 10 boxes in stock(50 per box). Normal price was $15.99 and the boxes were on sale for $11.99. The sales man said good luck finding it anywhere else, which I found to be true in my limited experience.

I reluctantly purchased 4 boxes and left the store feeling like I made a big mistake.

Is this the current state of 22lr ammo?
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Unless you bought fancy target grade tactipro ammo, you were ripped off.
7-10 cents a round is reasonable.
I recently bought 500 rds of CCI Minimags for 8 cents per round.

There are some threads here when people find deals.
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It can be had for .10 or less per round (which just kills me! ) if you're diligent and quick.

Check out the ammomfor sale and see if someone near you has some for sale.

Or

Keep you eye on http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rimfire/22lr/ or one of the other pricing sites. And then wait for a free shipping deal from the Internet retailer.

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Where the heck have you been. Right now is the best it's been in a couple years.

Yeah, you got jacked. But, it's totally avoidable. Stop in at walmart from time to time. Check cabelas, gander, etc. Watch the ammo holies thread. Without trying I've bought plenty of 22lr over the past year.

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I saw much the same pricing in the Visalia/Fresno/Reedley area when I was visiting through Christmas. I have never nor will I ever pay that much for .22 rimfire. I think the last 555 round Winchester bulk box I bought last month was around 28 dollars at Walmart. Keep shopping it is out there and can be bought for a reasonable price.
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It can be had for .10 or less per round (which just kills me! )

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Bass pro has it in stock.


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Thanks guys, I figured I was ripped.

Walmart was my first stop, but I will keep checking back. I just wanted to grab a few boxes incase it was really that bad. I will be checking around online as well.

FYI. The store that had it in Stock at that price was Ace Hardware. Sales manager said they were likely not going to be getting anymore because the manufacturers are starting to only service the big stores(Walmart, bps, cabelas).
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Gander mountain has the 500 packs every few weeks for $29 plus $5 to ship. Just check them every day. They also have 300 pack of CCI for $30. Just blow it off **** happens and keep an eye out.
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Gander mountain has the 500 packs every few weeks for $29 plus $5 to ship. Just check them every day. They also have 300 pack of CCI for $30. Just blow it off **** happens and keep an eye out.

Thanks for the info. Will be checking GM.

I already chalked it up.
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The ammo you bought is by far superior to the ammo that you can buy at Walmart or big 5.
Match grade ammo is what you bought and you pay for quality.
If you just want plinking ammo for shooting soda cans the sources already mentioned will have it.
Wideners has CCI Green Tag right now for 14 cents a round and it to is superior to everything mentioned.
Eley Tenex and Lapua both make ammo that sells for twice or triple what you payed for the Norma.http://www.natchezss.com/lapua-x-act...mo-50-box.html. this stuff is 60 cents a shot.
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Just left and they had four 50 round boxes for stupid money. Luckily I had a gift card from xmas and bought a bunch of .380,9,.40, and .45 for free essentially.
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OP said,

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Normal price was $15.99
Not "Norma" price was $15.99. OP never mentioned what brand he got screwed on.
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Next time check the ammo classifieds here. It can be found for under $0.10 per round including shipping fairly easily.

I was just at a store selling 50 rd boxes for $19.99...$0.40 per round. Obviously didn't buy any.
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The ammo you bought is by far superior to the ammo that you can buy at Walmart or big 5.
Match grade ammo is what you bought and you pay for quality.
While I agree with your general observation about match ammo vs. plinking ammo - How do you know what he bought? I don't see a brand mentioned in the OP.
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Just watch Ammoseek http://ammoseek.com/ammo/22lr .

You can get Federal 325 packs for $20.99 - limit 2, (That's 6.5 cents plus shipping.)
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I am only 30 and I remember 9.99 .22 lr bricks.. Just remember, its not the ammo that is expensive, its just that our money is now @$&*ing worthless..
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Not "Norma" price was $15.99. OP never mentioned what brand he got screwed on.
It was Remington.

I returned it.

Located three 500 round boxes of Federal. 160 out the door.
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Much better
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It was Remington.

I returned it.

Located three 500 round boxes of Federal. 160 out the door.
Wow, they let you return ammo? That's unheard of.
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Wow, they let you return ammo? That's unheard of.
Yeah, I didn't say no ammo returns on the receipt.

I do believe it was rem-eley cps, but I do not have the receipt in front of me.
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Martin b. Retting today $5.95 per 50 for remington 22 lr ammo.
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Martin b. Retting today $5.95 per 50 for remington 22 lr ammo.
Twelve cents a pop.......................more robbery
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The Remington-Eley is way better ammo than anything mentioned here and thus the price.
Eley is the number one 22 LR ammo in the world of accuracy.
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Thanks guys, I figured I was ripped.

Walmart was my first stop, but I will keep checking back. I just wanted to grab a few boxes incase it was really that bad. I will be checking around online as well.

FYI. The store that had it in Stock at that price was Ace Hardware. Sales manager said they were likely not going to be getting anymore because the manufacturers are starting to only service the big stores(Walmart, bps, cabelas).
Dude just get a 9mm, OR, stop in at the Walmart in Rancho Cucamonga off the 15/ Foothill. Last time I was there they had 2500 rds. I only bought 2 100 rd packs for $7.99. I did not really want to buy any but I thought, WHY NOT... This store has had it in the last two times I have been there. I aint saying that they ALWAYS have it in, but they had it in the middle of the day and nobody was lined up looking for it.
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The ammo you bought is by far superior to the ammo that you can buy at Walmart or big 5.
Match grade ammo is what you bought and you pay for quality.
If you just want plinking ammo for shooting soda cans the sources already mentioned will have it.
Wideners has CCI Green Tag right now for 14 cents a round and it to is superior to everything mentioned.
Eley Tenex and Lapua both make ammo that sells for twice or triple what you payed for the Norma.http://www.natchezss.com/lapua-x-act...mo-50-box.html. this stuff is 60 cents a shot.
I bought 300 CCI minimag at walmart just yesterday for 28.00. So, that is crap ammo?
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These are the exact ammo I purchased and subsequently returned.

www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/remington-eley-22-competition-club-40-grain-lrn-50-rounds?a=85530

So maybe it was not a bad deal after all? Either way I am happier having the 1500 rounds for plinking.
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I bought 300 CCI minimag at walmart just yesterday for 28.00. So, that is crap ammo?
CCI Mini Mags are high quality ammo.
Anyone that thinks different just has more money than sense.
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These are the exact ammo I purchased and subsequently returned.

www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/remington-eley-22-competition-club-40-grain-lrn-50-rounds?a=85530

So maybe it was not a bad deal after all? Either way I am happier having the 1500 rounds for plinking.
I woul happier to.
The Eley CLub is good ammo if all you do it set at a bench and want to punch a small hole in paper.
Still $12 a box of 50 is high
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CCI Mini Mags are high quality ammo.
Anyone that thinks different just has more money than sense.
Here is a picture showing some of the 20,000 rounds of ammo I tested earlier this year.
Federal Winchester Remington Aguila Wolf RWS and Eley.
There are 6 varieties of CCI in the picture and the green tag ammo near the front shoots decent.
The Federal Gold Medal Match Federal Match Eley Tenex Eley Match and RWS all shoot substantially better.
I don't think I have much money I think I do a lot of testing and know what works in a variety of guns.
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Keep your eyes open for Bullseye in Riverside too. They get in .22 as well as ammo bros but when Bullseye has their 4th of july sales or ANY of their events, they roll out about 100k+ rds of various .22lr.
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