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Buy it now price for .22

What price point do you feel compelled to buy .22 ammo? For me it's around .4/round. I don't need any, but when I see it under .5/round I usually pick some up. I think it's a left over reaction from the 2013 shortage and not wanting to be caught short again. I don't hoard anything else (including toilet paper) but for some reason I keep way more .22 than I will probably ever use.

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Old May 18th, 2020, 08:44 AM #2
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I only ever bulk buy 22 when I intend to shoot it. 223 is what I jump on if it's about 5 or 6 cents bellow market value. With that in mind, I don't think penny pinching on 22 will get you anywhere, it'll probably cost you more money to sit there and think about it then it would to just go buy it...

Unless you plan on reselling it.
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...or using it for barter...you know, on that rainy day some folks think will be coming sooner than later.
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4 cents is a good price. I tend to buy when I see it a reasonable price. I shoot .22 more than anything else for target practice/recreation and after the Sandyhook drought, I will never let my reserve run low again. I realize that the tap can get turned off at any moment, and who knows how long the next one might last.
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If you're looking for inexpensive insurance that you can shoot SOMETHING, even in the worst of times? Be it for portability, for shooting or hunting, or for bartering, or even to provide perhaps "just enough" defensive capability, until you can perhaps get your hands on something you may deem better once the situation is defined? Hard to beat .22LR.

Not terribly expensive even now to keep a good stock on hand. I was paying 3.4 cents per round for Aguila Super Extra HV copper for the last year or so before the pandemic. Love the ammo as it surprised me with its performance. Loved it even more so at that price.
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$.04 was my price point for .22lr as well. I would often pick up a box of Federal 555 at WalMart when they had it at $17 per box.

I have two rifles that I try to feed Eley or Wolf Match because those rifles will shoot well out to 150 yards with consistent ammunition. The Federal bulk packs work well in everything else. CCI quiets are very nice for varmint work in one of my bolt rifles. No louder than most springer air rifles, IMO.
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If I saw it for 4cpr online, I’d get it

In person, I’d maybe buy decent 22 @ 5 cpr
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I would buy it at 29 cents per box of 50, if I were that young again!
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Depends on what I'm shooting it in. If I want more accuracy, I'll shoot CCI from my rifle. I shoot most anything from pistols unless the particular gun is finicky.
CCI is more expensive though.
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When it comes to .22lr ammo you can buy the c**p stuff at $.04/rd or the good stuff at $.07/rd or the really good stuff at $.15/rd. Its all up to you. I buy lots of the middle group since I shoot competition. I buy the cheap junk for practice and I run thru that like water. I never buy Remington .22 ammo, even for Remington firearms and even for practice in my good guns. Not worth the extra cleaning I need to do.
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