Where to buy cheap .22 LR bulk ammo?


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G.A.Pster
June 8, 2008, 02:39 AM
I want to stock up on some cheap .22 long rifle ammunition for plinking.
Is there anywhere that sells it for cheap in bulk (like 3000+ rounds)? Iíve searched but havenít been able to find it offered in bulk anywhere.
Thanks.

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Sheldon
June 8, 2008, 03:14 AM
Walmart.

Kind of Blued
June 8, 2008, 03:26 AM
Wal-Mart carries 550 round Federal boxes for pretty good prices last I checked.

Don't feel weird about buying 5-10 boxes at a time. People here do it all the time. :)

goon
June 8, 2008, 03:51 AM
Try a local gun store. At least one of the local stores offers a 10% discount if you buy a case or more at a time.

Walmart is also one of my sources for ammo.

gunman42782
June 8, 2008, 04:38 AM
Wally-World is by far the cheapest place for bulk .22 ammo. It aint as cheap as it was a year or so ago, but still very cheap compared to centerfire ammo. I think I gave $11 or $12 for 550 Federals last time. Not that long ago it was $8.99! But, like I said, it sure has not gone up like centerfire has.

cdrt
June 8, 2008, 08:29 AM
If you'e eligible, try www.odcmp.com for bulk (case lots) of .22 ammo.

.cheese.
June 8, 2008, 11:18 AM
I've got to imagine there is some place to buy a case of bulk pack .22lr (Federal or Remington, or whatever) and get it cheaper than Walmart.

What about this:

http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php?pName=5000rds-22lr-centurion-high-velocity-40gr-solid-point-ammo&cName=22-long-rifle-ammo

5,000 rounds for $175

What is Federal bulk pack going for these days at Walmart? 550 rounds for? I haven't bought any .22lr in a while as I stocked up over a year ago.

jnyork
June 8, 2008, 12:23 PM
Talk to the sporting goods manager at Wallyworld, the manager not the pinhead teenager behind the counter, and he/she will order you how many ever cases of ammo you want, at the same price.

jhansman
June 8, 2008, 12:29 PM
At my local Wallyworld, most of the bulk .22LR is 36gr (Federal, Winchester, Rem); the only 40gr I could find was a 325rd box of Federal's Automatch, which at $14 and change is no bargain.

Rachen
June 8, 2008, 01:11 PM
One word

Cabelas

Adenn1
June 8, 2008, 02:01 PM
Walmart Federal boxes of 550 are going here for $11.87. I have purchased six boxes so far...hope to get at least six more soon.

I figured prices will just continue to go up.

.cheese.
June 8, 2008, 02:25 PM
oh ok. So they haven't shot up in price too much then. It still seems like a better deal to just get Federal bulk pack at Walmart if that's the price elsewhere too.

welldoya
June 8, 2008, 02:27 PM
I buy the Federal Champion 510 (blue box) at WalMart for $1.28 per box of 50 so about $12.80 per brick. It's a 40 grain bullet. That ammo to go is no bargain.

cortez kid
June 8, 2008, 02:46 PM
Walmart sellthey're 550 Federal for approx $12 +tax. Rounds out to be about $110 for 5000 rnds before the govt'scut. Closest I've seen local for any of MY dealers is $19 for 500rnds.
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scrat
June 8, 2008, 03:40 PM
+ 100 on walmart

CRITGIT
June 8, 2008, 05:00 PM
Unfortunately the answer is Walmart!
It was 8.96 last year..now it's 11.87! That's a 22ish% increase overnight!:eek:

CRITGIT

TallPine
June 8, 2008, 05:12 PM
Walmart.

When they ask you if it is for rifle or handgun, open the box and say "this one is for rifle, that one is for handgun, this one is for rifle ..." :D

Bazooka Joe71
June 8, 2008, 05:35 PM
Another vote for Wal-Mart Federal bulk. It is by far my favorite .22lr...Probably because it is the only (bulk) .22 ammo that that works in all of my .22's.

And it is the most accurate(for me at least).

When they ask you if it is for rifle or handgun, open the box and say "this one is for rifle, that one is for handgun, this one is for rifle ..."

LOL, that's a good one. I usually say, "hmm, well what is today again?"

DaveBeal
June 8, 2008, 05:39 PM
It's hard to beat WalMart for $13 bricks of Federal 550, but I find that $16 bricks of CCI Blazer from Sportman's Warehouse are much more reliable in my Buckmark pistol, and they give a 5% discount on cases.

Prometheus
June 8, 2008, 06:03 PM
Wally-World is by far the cheapest place for bulk .22 ammo. It aint as cheap as it was a year or so ago, but still very cheap compared to centerfire ammo. I think I gave $11 or $12 for 550 Federals last time. Not that long ago it was $8.99! But, like I said, it sure has not gone up like centerfire has.

8.99 to 11.98 (current price at walmart for federal) is an increase of 33.5%. Of course you're 8.99 starting price is a bit high, 2.5 years ago it was 7.97 a box is an increase of 51%.

Same time period 10.98 for 9mm WWB to todays 16.88 is an increase of 53%.

.22lr certainly HAS gone up "like center fire has".

Ammo costs across the board are up about the same percentage. With reloading costs up an even higher percentage.

At this point the only thing I buy from walmart is .22lr. Places like Cabelas, Dicks, Academy and Gander have the same or cheaper prices on most of the ammo when it goes on sale. I'm not a walmart fan.

Warty
June 8, 2008, 07:49 PM
outdoormarksman.com is where I buy my bulk .22 LR ammo

XD-40 Shooter
June 8, 2008, 07:56 PM
I buy Federal Bulk 550 packs from Wal-Mart, they are reliable and accurate in my Ruger 22/45.

woof
June 8, 2008, 08:00 PM
11.87 for 550 bulk hp vs 1.28 for 50 510s at Walmart here. I think the 510 is worth the diff. The other alternative is Fed 714 at Dicks for 19.99/500 but with the $10 coupon online that's 15 per and better std vel ammo.

husbandofaromanian
June 8, 2008, 09:14 PM
My favorite is Federal 714 at Dick's for $19.99 a brick. This stuff is 40-grain subsonic is quite accurate in my Contender G2.

CRITGIT
June 8, 2008, 10:45 PM
The cheapest Fed Bulk Ammo has been in the past 12 years or so at the wallyworld's here is 8.96. Prior to the last jump of some 3.00 I loaded upat the 8.96 price. I wish all my investments paid off like that one!

CRITGIT

mekender
June 9, 2008, 07:15 PM
Same time period 10.98 for 9mm WWB to todays 16.88 is an increase of 53%.

i would buy em out every payday if it were that cheap... its $18.52 a pack now

308win
June 9, 2008, 07:30 PM
When they ask you if it is for rifle or handgun..."
I tell them I want the cheaper one. That usually stumps 'em for a bit. I keep thinking one of these days they will actually give me a register slip - or not.

Plink
June 9, 2008, 07:34 PM
I have to second all the Walmart suggestions. I haven't found rimfire ammo cheaper anywhere else, even in cases, and not even from the wholesalers that I do business with.

raveneap
June 9, 2008, 11:31 PM
I have to go along with Walmart. Had good luck with the Federal, not so good with the Remington Golden.

Adenn1
June 10, 2008, 07:30 AM
Picked up four more boxes of Federal at Wallyworld last night. I am close to two stores...one is being converted to a Super Walmart...so lots of construction for the new food section. They cleared out the ammo and sent in back to the warehouse till the sporting good area is moved...which one guy told me may be a "few weeks."

So I now have to go to the other store which has little ammo left. I hope to get some more money today and buy what they have of the remaining Federal .22 and the WWB in 9mm.

I hope to secure about 10,000 rounds of .22's...is this crazy? I figure stock up now as the price will probably go up a few bucks this summer.

cavman
September 21, 2008, 12:12 PM
My favorite is Federal 714 at Dick's for $19.99 a brick.

.22
In July it was the same for me. But, yesterday in the Fairfax, VA Dick's they wanted $25/brick !!


.45
The Dick's UMC ammo was better then Walmart tho'. Walmart Remington UMC .45 was $81/250 yesterday, and Fairfax was $14.98 per 50 on Sale.
( ~$1.20 per 50 cheaper.)

tjgdjn
November 5, 2008, 09:11 PM
I just went to Wally World and bought a 500 box of Federal 510 and it cost me 14.70.

cobra2411
November 5, 2008, 11:04 PM
I paid 13.87 or something for the 550 Federal packs.

porscheboy
December 14, 2008, 09:46 PM
Cabelas. Federal Premium .22 hollow point 525 rounds for 16 bucks.

22-rimfire
December 14, 2008, 11:58 PM
I buy the Federal Champion 510 (blue box) at WalMart for $1.28 per box of 50 so about $12.80 per brick

Not anymore. It is either $1.47 or $1.77 per box of 50 depending on which walmart you go to.

Walmart is still the best place to buy bulk 22 ammo as far as I'm concerned. If you buy online, buy in case lots (5,000 rounds). Still cheaper at Walmart for the regular stuff.

Blazer ammo is not bad at about $20 per brick (500 rounds). Walmart doesn't sell it however.

Davek1977
December 15, 2008, 02:56 AM
One word

Cabelas

Not around here...South Dakota has 2 Cabelas, and neither one can come remotely close to matching Walmart's price. In fact, Walmart had Federal bulk 550 packs for 11.47, but a bulk back of 500 Federals was over 16 bucks at cabelas. Around here, WEalmart beats Cabelas on ALL ammo (at least ammo Wally world carries, anyway)

eventer289
December 15, 2008, 03:17 PM
I paid $12 for 550 rounds of federal at Walmart a year ago. Now they are $15 a brick at the same walmart.

damien
December 15, 2008, 06:00 PM
I second the guy who said Cabelas.

The one in Hoffman Estates has Federal Premium .22 hollow point 525 round bulk packs for $14.99. I have bought 12 of them so far.

Average Joe
December 15, 2008, 08:34 PM
Walmart, live better

Harve Curry
December 15, 2008, 08:47 PM
I've been from Albuquerque to Las Cruces, 5 Walmarts, 2 Sportsmans Warehouses, three gun shops.
Sorry to report only Walmarts have a selection of 22lr and the best prices on any of it. Hard to find much subsonic/standard velocity. The S.W. and gunshops have very little quanitity or variety, and higher prices.

Deltaboy
December 15, 2008, 08:49 PM
Wal _mart

KillBoxAlpha
December 15, 2008, 09:23 PM
Same time period 10.98 for 9mm WWB to todays 16.88 is an increase of 53%.


Last time I bought ammo (month ago) WWB 9mm was still 10.98 here in Alabama.

chrissmallwood
December 16, 2008, 05:34 PM
My walmart has Federal bulk packs for about $13.48. Thier Winchester Expert bulk packs are &12.98. First time Ive seen them sell the Winchester for les than the Federal.

cobra 22
January 30, 2009, 08:45 PM
14.47 last night at Wal Mart...About that "handgun or rifle" thing...Y'all may already know this, but I asked one night why they asked that question and the cashier snagged a manager who was walking by and the mgr said that when you indicate "handgun" the security camera snaps your picture.

I've noticed at our Wal Mart that the men almost never ask, and the women almost always ask...I suspect that the men just punch the "rifle" key and forget it.

Harve Curry
January 30, 2009, 08:54 PM
Walmarts in New Mexico are sold out since before Christmas.
The Federal bulk pack of 550rnd are $13.47, and the Federal 510 is $1.47 per 50 round box.
How come the price discrepancy, and availabilty across the country??
This Walmart will not let me special order 22's.

mgkdrgn
January 30, 2009, 08:58 PM
I've been from Albuquerque to Las Cruces, 5 Walmarts, 2 Sportsmans Warehouses, three gun shops.


for a minute that almost sound like the old:
"I've been from Maine to Spain, from Austin to Boston. I've been to 3 carnivals, 2 circuses ..." :evil:

c5_nc
January 30, 2009, 09:52 PM
$1.47/50 and $13.47/525 is standard Walmart price around here. You can not special order 22lr ammo from walmart, they are alloted as much as they can from warehouse, it usually lasts less than a day on the shelf. I was told current dealer cost on the cases of bulk work out to $11 a box wholesale, so don't think you are going to find it cheaper elsewhere unless your a dealer.

skoro
January 30, 2009, 10:02 PM
At my local Wallyworld, most of the bulk .22LR is 36gr (Federal, Winchester, Rem); the only 40gr I could find was a 325rd box of Federal's Automatch, which at $14 and change is no bargain.

Not low cost, but that Federal Automatch is really good ammo, though. My pickiest .22s approve of it. And they must be female, because they're damn hard to please. ;)

ThrottleJockey
January 31, 2009, 12:16 AM
"I have to go along with Walmart. Had good luck with the Federal, not so good with the Remington Golden."

I've gotta say wallyworld too, even though I'm inherently against their practices. Also agree %100 about the remington crap. BTW, what ever happened to the 1000, 1500, 2500 round "milk" cartons I used to buy? I tried some of that BlazerBrass .40S&W people keep talking about, that stuff is pure garbage. The only use I can find for it is maybe if you are trying to build up a supply of brass for reloading....It is not crimped and fails to burn completely, lots of black soot on spent casings, poor ejection....

mm1ut1
January 31, 2009, 06:54 AM
CMP is the way to go. Might be a bit more expensive, but it goes bang when you pull the trigger and there are no problems with feeding. Accuracy is good enough. Before you order a ton of ammo make sure your firearm shoots it because some 22s are very picky on what they like. just my 2 cents

gerhardt54
April 20, 2009, 07:28 PM
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=388288

JohnBT
April 20, 2009, 08:32 PM
That's funny, it shows a case in stock, but the brick shows 5/4 availability. Odd.

500 rds. .22LR 40 - gr. SP Ammo
Product: WX2-126576
You must be 21 years of age to purchase this item.
Expected availability: May 4, 2009. ***

JohnBT
April 20, 2009, 08:41 PM
I always forget things while I'm typing. Sport is made in Mexico. Here's a post from last year quoting Eley. John


This year ELEY has re launched its product range, which features a rationalized product choice.

In the new product range the low end product has been branded Target which will feature a yellow label in the US market only, Worldwide this product will be branded as Sport in a green label.

Target is manufactured in England with the high quality production systems ELEY is renowned for.

The ELEY Sport product you mentioned is still available, this is the green/purple label and is made in Mexico. This is a cheaper lower quality product than the yellow Target cartridge.

I hope this email answers you questions, thank you for contacting ELEY.

SquirrelNuts
April 20, 2009, 10:43 PM
When they ask what kind of gun it is for, I always say, "machinegun."

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