I came into this community a little over a year ago after purchasing my first Shield in May of 2020, So the price of ammo has always been sort of high I guess compared to a few years ago. Anyway, My Grandson got a Ruger 10-22 and I am wondering if 10 cents a round is a decent price.
I think 10 cents a round for .22LR is a fair price these days.
Yes, it is.
You can find .22LR for $.09/rd at internet stores, but sometimes it may not be worthy if you add shipping to it.
I’ve been buying a lot of 22lr lately. $0.10 is great. I’ve been seeing it mostly around $0.13
That is a decent price. Be sure to also check your local Walmart. I have recently been finding .22lr ammo that has not been marked up in price. I have gotten Federal ammo for $18 for 333 rounds, and Remmington ammo for $24 for 525 rounds.
Disclaimer: I live in Alabama, and that is where I have been buying from. I also saw lots of it in a Walmart in Fort Worth when I was there for the USCCA Expo. I know that most Walmarts say they are not restocking ammo once it is gone, but that is what they said at both of my local stores but I see restocked ammo every week.
Ten cents is alright. It depends on what you’re buying, too. 10/22s can be stove pipe maniacs with certain types of .22 ammo. And running dirty ammo doesn’t help. For my 10/22, I only buy from the CCI website and usually only CCI minimags (no I’m not affiliated with CCI, I just like their .22 ammo). I usually check 1-2x/wk and a few times/month they’ll have boxes of 100 for around 12 bucks and depending on how much you buy, you can get free shipping. I usually get the max, which is 10 boxes, and I always have free shipping. I can run a thousand rounds through without issue. I quit buying bulk ammo. I shot some bulk Federal ammo during the shortage, but of about 2400 rds of, 75 were light rounds and 20-30 wouldn’t activate the rim fire on multiple strikes. But those were 800rds for 40 bucks, so I guess I can’t complain.
I’m seeing t’bolt at $58/500 from sgammo so .10 sounds good for these days. I’ve got probably 8-10 types of .22lr, and when I bought my 10k rounds of t’bolt, that was the cheapest of the types (.03 at the time)
I just spent $29.99 for 325 rounds of Federal through Palmetto earlier this week, about a month ago I got 500 rounds of Norma for around 70 at the local Rural King. Like @mattm said I also bought most of mine in bulk for next to nothing then.
I would go with the CCI for .12c/round that @Jesse45 recomended over the other options at .10c. I still have some leftover cheap options from the good old days of .03 to .05 per round but they just aren’t as reliable as the CCIs.
I was buying SK LONG RANGE FOR RIMFIRE PRECISION AT $78.00 for 500 rounds. Now it is about double that if you can find them anywhere!
Same here in Lexington, KY. $24 to $25 for 525 round box at WalMart on Nichols. And they keep restocking.
When I first got into shooting 14 or so years ago I had so many issues with Remington’s 9mm and 22 practice ammo that I haven’t touched the stuff in over a decade. Failures to feed, fire and/or eject on at least 1 out of 10 rounds for the .22s from different types, boxes, and lots. More dangerously on several occasions I had bullets that barely made it out of the barrel!!!
Seems that others are happy with it. Maybe their quality control has gotten better?
I don’t want to freak anyone out but I have 3 boxes of older Remington Viper 22 hyper velocity cartridges, Box of 500. Price: $16.25 or $.0325/rnd. No duds, so far, even after all these years. Ah-h-h, the good old days!
It is a decent price if your grandson’s 10/22 can digest it.
Fortunately 10/22s have a good reputation with all brands of ammo.
That’s like buying Bitcoin before the boom!