The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 24, 2021, 08:49 AM   #1
chris downs
Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2005
Location: MO
Posts: 92
Cheap Ammo

Check the picture. When was .22 ammo 96 cents a box?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg WIN_20210224_07_42_36_Pro.jpg (260.7 KB, 108 views)
chris downs is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 10:16 AM   #2
thegatman
Member
 
Join Date: January 25, 2015
Posts: 50
A long time ago. Probably when you could buy it at your local hardware store.
thegatman is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 10:44 AM   #3
Shadow9mm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 21, 2012
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,426
I remember buying 550rnd bulk bricks of Federal 22LR for 19.99 at walmart.... I miss those days. Used to run a 550rnd brick of 22lr through my 10/22 every weekend......
__________________
I don't believe in "range fodder" that is why I reload.
Shadow9mm is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 12:15 PM   #4
ballardw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 836
Peel of that price tag and see if the one on top is higher or lower than the one under it.

I've got a 10 box brick of Remington for $9 that I bought in 2007.
__________________
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
All data is flawed, some just less so.
ballardw is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 01:48 PM   #5
chris downs
Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2005
Location: MO
Posts: 92
Underneath the sticker was $1.46 so it was a nice sale!
chris downs is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 02:26 PM   #6
SIGSHR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 13, 2005
Posts: 4,571
Rummaging through my closet I found a brick of Remington's marked $9.99.
SIGSHR is offline  
Old February 24, 2021, 02:39 PM   #7
peterg7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 20, 2017
Posts: 311
About 2004-2006, daughter was in college then and bought me thunderbolts at 99cents per box for Xmas gift.

Sold the last of it recently for $5.00 a box.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
peterg7 is offline  
Old March 1, 2021, 10:29 AM   #8
7.62 man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 30, 2009
Location: Cyber-world USA
Posts: 185
I used to buy the Remington Golden Boy 525 round box at my local hardware store for $6.99 but I can't get it anymore because that store closed.
So as the last panic when the .22s price went through the roof I bought up a bunch of rounds that no one wanted the price of these was at the time less than the .22s per round. I bought most of this 5.45x39 ammo for less than $0.09 cents per round.
Each spam can has 1080 rounds in it & each case has two spam cans, so that's 17,280 rounds not including the 750 rounds in the cardboard box on top.
Total cost I paid was about $1555.20 what the stack is worth at todays prices, $17,280.00 or more since these can not be imported anymore, probably worth more.


7.62 man is offline  
Old March 3, 2021, 08:44 AM   #9
BCR1
Member
 
Join Date: January 25, 2021
Posts: 24
I remember when cans were under $100 each and I bought several. I have 5-6 cans stashed back for use in my 74SF. They are as high as $450 or more on some sale sights.

Bill
IMG_0513.JPG
BCR1 is offline  
Old March 3, 2021, 10:15 AM   #10
TOU
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 22, 2006
Location: Top of Utah!
Posts: 102
I used to goto the gun shows in Fort Worth in the late 90's & buy 1x commercial reloads for $100/1000...9mm, 40 S&W or 5.56...& I could chose FMJ or SP's. I was buying 1440 rnd cases of the good Russian 7.62x39 HP's for $100. At the same time, until the mid 2000's I could buy Federal bulk packs of 22 HP's of 525 rnds for $8.88 at Wal-Mart. Dang I wished I would have bought & stored a warehouse full...but I didn't.

Last night I found a brick off CCI SPP primers that a friend gave me that his father had. They had a date hand written on them of January 1986...price tag said $7.69. Days gone by...never to be repeated.
__________________
TOU

ZBROJOVKA BRNO
TOU is offline  
Old March 6, 2021, 08:37 AM   #11
shafter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 23, 2009
Posts: 1,529
Federal bulk packs were about $12 or so about a decade ago.
shafter is offline  
Old April 12, 2021, 06:19 PM   #12
rmantoo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 15, 2013
Posts: 13
I'm 53, and as a kid, from about 6 years old until 12 (so 35-40 years or so ago) a box of .22 long rifle was about $1.35-$1.50 each, or a brick was $5.

My Grandpa, born in 1889, said that when he was a kid a brick of 22 long was 25 cents.
rmantoo is offline  
Old April 12, 2021, 06:40 PM   #13
FITASC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 6, 2014
Posts: 5,810
Quote:
I remember buying 550rnd bulk bricks of Federal 22LR for 19.99 at walmart.... I miss those days. Used to run a 550rnd brick of 22lr through my 10/22 every weekend......
Back in the 90s, I could buy bricks of 500 for $8...........at one gun show I bought 2 cases of Remington .22; 6250 rounds per case at $95 OTD
__________________
"I believe that people have a right to decide their own destinies; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only so long as) individual citizens give it a 'temporary license to exist'—in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy, you own the government—it doesn't own you."- Frank Zappa
FITASC is offline  
Old April 13, 2021, 03:31 PM   #14
44 AMP
Staff
 
Join Date: March 11, 2006
Location: Upper US
Posts: 23,270
During the 80s and 90s Bi-Mart monthly coupon books always had .22s, Remington Golden Bullet or Vipers limit 2 bricks at coupon price which was $7.99 going up to $9.99 by the later 90s.

In addition to my shooting supply I bought a couple bricks each month anticipating the time my kids would start eating their way through my ammo stash. Turns out they didn't get it all and I still have around 10,000 left.

BTW, 5,000 rounds in 50 rnd boxes fits just perfect in a USGI .50 cal ammo can!
__________________
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
44 AMP is offline  
Old April 13, 2021, 05:13 PM   #15
ballardw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 836
Quote:
Originally Posted by 44 AMP View Post
BTW, 5,000 rounds in 50 rnd boxes fits just perfect in a USGI .50 cal ammo can!
Yeh, but try carrying it very far!

I have enough problems with .30 cal ammo cans not even full of .22LR.
__________________
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
All data is flawed, some just less so.
ballardw is offline  
Old April 14, 2021, 09:08 AM   #16
Joe-ker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2016
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by SIGSHR View Post
Rummaging through my closet I found a brick of Remington's marked $9.99.
I still have a few CCI blazer bricks I bought for under 10$ probably 15 yrs ago.
__________________
From my cold dead hands.....
Joe-ker is offline  
Old April 14, 2021, 11:44 AM   #17
Geezerbiker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 20, 2011
Location: Willamina, OR
Posts: 1,554
I have some American Eagle .22 ammo that I got on sale for $2 a brick of 400 rounds but to be fair that was a killer deal at the time...

I have a 16 pound keg of Red Dot (mostly used up now) that's labeled $56. That had to be a long time ago...

Tony
Geezerbiker is offline  
Old April 14, 2021, 12:48 PM   #18
lordvader
Member
 
Join Date: September 30, 2015
Posts: 79
I remember buying it for 0.89 cents a box of 50 back in the day.
lordvader is offline  
Old April 17, 2021, 10:40 AM   #19
langenc
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 19, 2007
Location: Montmorency Co, MI
Posts: 1,496
Back about 2002 the bulk Dynapoints were 9.87 or so at WM. I have a couple that grandkids will get when they arrive this summer.

I stocked up and told the clerk I had to take scout troop to the range for merit badges, 10 scouts-so many rounds and oh yes two trips so how many boxes do I need.
He sold me several to cover the trips. I guess I over estimated pr some scouts didnt show.
langenc is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2020 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Page generated in 0.13133 seconds with 11 queries