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Midway has .22 ammo on sale for $21.50 for a box of 325.Best price I've seen.I miss the old days when we could get a box of 500 for$7.50.
Sadly those "Old Days" prices will not be seen again.  I had been ordering from a few less-gouging online sources during the rimfire scarcity, paid more than I really thought 'fair', but it is a seller's market.  Stocks are just reaching the box stores and LGS shops again.  I have plenty now (over 10K of various rimfire calibers/types), so am not currently looking.  Online deals are still out there, if you search.
I used to be a real rimfire enthusiast, but during the years-long scarcity I branched into BP/Cap&Ball and air guns, to help fill the gap.  I have paid more for a couple air rifles than I have for most mass-market .22LR rifles!  But it allows me to shoot indoors (being single really helps here!) during bad weather days and without freaking the neighbors.  But I do still dearly love my rimfires!  I just ration my shooting now.  No more burning throug a 500-pack in a weekend!  Wink
IIRC $25 is about what I was quoted for the 325 or 333 boxes in the 4 corners area when it is available. It's insane that it costs almost as much if not more to shoot 22lr than centerfire reloads but that's the way it is and will stay I guess. I am betting prices will go up again as the election nears and will likely not return to this ~7c/rd price

I was able to trade some 20ga birdshot I had laying around for enough 22 to justify pulling my r597 out of long term(disassembled) storage. Good deal for both parties.
I have 1000 or so 22 rounds.I just stopped shooting them when the shortage peaked.I have a Marlin 22 mag that is the most accurate rimfire I have ever had.But hell,I can reload and shoot my 243 for less than wmr.If I could find any at all.
(04-17-2016, 06:52 PM)minimotos95 Wrote: [ -> ]IIRC $25 is about what I was quoted for the 325 or 333 boxes in the 4 corners area when it is available. It's insane that it costs almost as much if not more to shoot 22lr than centerfire reloads but that's the way it is and will stay I guess. I am betting prices will go up again as the election nears and will likely not return to this ~7c/rd price

What centerfire cartridge can you reload for close to or less than 8¢ each?

 -- Spiff
None.But I can reload 243 or smaller for less than the $.30 per round WMR sells for.
my buddy and I was just having this conversation this weekend. it's a shame that rimfire is so expensive. there is no reason for it that we could figure. manufacturers should have been able to overcome any shortages rather quickly. so why has this shortage been going on for so long? highdesertranger
(04-17-2016, 08:18 PM)Spaceman Spiff Wrote: [ -> ]What centerfire cartridge can you reload for close to or less than 8¢ each?

 -- Spiff

I have personally loaded 38 special with commercially produced wadcuttets for 8c/rd recently. If you cast your own, use whatever primers are cheap and light plinking powder charges most handgun cartridges smaller than the 45acp can be fed for under 10c a round.
(04-17-2016, 08:18 PM)Spaceman Spiff Wrote: [ -> ]What centerfire cartridge can you reload for close to or less than 8¢ each?

 -- Spiff

In my case, that would be my 7.62X38R rounds for my Nagant revolver.  At least once the brass is on it's second loading and after.  The brass being the most expensive upfront cost.  So, reformed .32-20 brass, cast lead bullets I cast myself from scrap lead, and a leetle dab of powder and cheap Wolf primers.  Great little plinking and fun shooting load.  And the old Nagant is a great conversation starter at the range too.
I do ave a small stash of .22WMR and .17HMR ammo, but hardly shoot them anymore.  I'll likely sell those guns eventually.  Really need to cull out the .22LR guns too.  Too many in the herd to keep feeding.   Wink
If another .22LR shortage happens, I'll break down and see if the .22LR reloading kit works as advertised.  Could be fun to play with, just for giggles.
(04-18-2016, 01:55 AM)minimotos95 Wrote: [ -> ]I have personally loaded 38 special with commercially produced wadcuttets for 8c/rd recently. If you cast your own, use whatever primers are cheap and light plinking powder charges most handgun cartridges smaller than the 45acp can be fed for under 10c a round.

Do you shoot a pistol?  If so, do you have to reduce the strength of the recoil spring to cycle the action?

(04-18-2016, 06:44 AM)LeeRevell Wrote: [ -> ]In my case, that would be my 7.62X38R rounds for my Nagant revolver.  At least once the brass is on it's second loading and after.  The brass being the most expensive upfront cost.  So, reformed .32-20 brass, cast lead bullets I cast myself from scrap lead, and a leetle dab of powder and cheap Wolf primers.  

Would you two guys be so kind as to identify the powders and loads you use?

I currently shoot 70 rounds of .45 acp (1911) and 30 rounds of .44 mag a week (revolver) and it gets expensive:  costs ~$0.20 a shot for a light load in the .44.  I use a .22 conversion for the 1911 and CCI .22LR at ~$0.10 each.

Thanks much.

 -- Spiff
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