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Where to buy cheap .22 LR bulk ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by G.A.Pster, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. G.A.Pster

    G.A.Pster New Member

    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)? I’ve searched but haven’t been able to find it offered in bulk anywhere.
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon New Member

  3. Kind of Blued

    Kind of Blued New Member

    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. :)
  4. goon

    goon New Member

    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.
  5. gunman42782

    gunman42782 New Member

    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.
  6. cdrt

    cdrt New Member

    If you'e eligible, try www.odcmp.com for bulk (case lots) of .22 ammo.
  7. .cheese.

    .cheese. New Member

    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:


    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.
  8. jnyork

    jnyork New Member

    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.
  9. jhansman

    jhansman New Member

    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.
  10. Rachen

    Rachen member

    One word

  11. Adenn1

    Adenn1 New Member

    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.
  12. .cheese.

    .cheese. New Member

    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.
  13. welldoya

    welldoya Member

    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.
  14. cortez kid

    cortez kid New Member

    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.
  15. scrat

    scrat New Member

    + 100 on walmart

    CRITGIT member

    Unfortunately the answer is Walmart!
    It was 8.96 last year..now it's 11.87! That's a 22ish% increase overnight!:eek:

  17. TallPine

    TallPine New Member


    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
  18. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 New Member

    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).

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

    DaveBeal New Member

    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.
  20. Prometheus

    Prometheus New Member

    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.

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