If you plan on waiting until prices drop back to what they were pre-Sandy Hook -- I hope you're really good at holding your breath, 'cause it ain't gonna happen. Those prices aren't gouging. Those are the new normal.
$22/100 for .22lr? $1+ each for PMC .223? Small pistol primers at $52/1000? I agree that prices won't get all the way back down to pre- Sandy Hook levels, but even in my most-fevered nightmares, I really don't believe those are going to be the baseline prices from now on.