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I remember as a kid in the 60's and early 70's that when I was factoring ammunition expenditures into my meager budget I could count on .22's costing me approximately a penny a round. All I ever shot was .22 short hollow points and most of those were the Revolution store brand from Western Auto.

I have a separate ammo box here at the house now for .22 shorts and was going through my supply last night when I ran across this box. Those were the days... High end, brand name .22's for $.59 cents a box and on sale for $.39 cents!!!
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When I was a kid in the mid 1950s, .22 Shorts were 25 cents/box at the local Mom & Pop grocery store. But a box of .22 LR was 40 cents. Guess which I shot. When I was doing a lot of 50 foot indoor gallery shooting in the late 1960s, I was buying case lots of .22 LR standard velocity (usually Remington or CCI) for about 50 cents/box. How things have changed. Last week I managed to buy two 525 round bulk packs of Remington Golden Bullet for a little less than 5 cents per round. I wish there had been more. Roughly 5X the price in about 50 years. But the biggest part of that .22 price increase occurred during the years of the Obama administration. In the pre-Obama days of the mid-2000s, one could buy that same 525 round bulk pack of Remington GB for about $10+tax at Wal-Mart, around 2 cents per round.

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We would ride our bicycles around the neighborhood and pick up glass soft drink bottles , the grocer would give you a penny for every bottle , then pedal to the hardware store and get 1- 22 LR or 2 - 22 shorts for each penny. None of had enough money to buy a whole box , the store owner would open a box and sell us individual rounds. I always got shorts because it doubled my shooting .
Then we tied our 22 rifles to the bike and rode over to the local dump....our makeshift shooting range .
I miss those days , nobody called the police , no panic in the streets,
just some kids having good clean fun.
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Boy, oh Boy, does that price beat the pants off of the price that we paid
out here on the West coast, in that time era !!

Must be nice to live back there and have cheap ammo and gas
vs all the high taxes and "Add on's " that we have to put up with in the "Silly Valley".
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