Midway's "Deal"on 22 and .223

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  1. oneounceload

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    Sure wasn't THAT long ago that I could get that type of .223 for $3.99/20 and the .22 for .99/box..............:eek:
     
  2. Mosin Bubba

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    "Buy a $100 baby-brick of 22, and we'll throw in a couple boxes of 223 ." Can't believe it.
     
  3. danez71

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    What... 20+ yrs ago?
     
  4. Davek1977

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    I've been shooting 30 years, and cannot remember prices THAT good, Oneounceload. I've never seen .22 HPs for a penny apiece, nor have I ever seen brass, JHP loads in 223 for .20 cents a pop. Yes, prices are inflated over what tnhey once were, but the prices you quoted haven't been current in decades.
     
  5. eastbank

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    the last time i bought .22,s at less than a dollar a box was about 10 years ago, rem thunderbolts 7.99 a brick on sale. eastbank.
     
  6. Davek1977

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    And those were FIFTY count boxes, not 100! ;)
     
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    Pretty sure I have never bought ammo from Midway. Quickly doesn't check records. Yep never bought ammo from Midway.
     
  8. browningguy

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    If you don't like todays prices just go back to 1966 and get some.
     
  9. eastbank

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    if i could go back to 1966 i would be getten some, but it would not be .22 shells .eastbank.
     
  10. Jackal

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    7 years ago I paid $15 for 500rd bricks of American Eagle .22lr. 10 years ago I purchased 1,000rds of American Eagle 50gr .223 HP's from Walmart for $115 otd. Yes, 10 years ago brass cased .223 could be had for around ten-fifteen cents ea.
     
  11. Davek1977

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    I wasn't buying .223 ten years ago, but I was buying .22 certainly...............and never at a penny a pop for HP's, even in bulk.
     
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    Id say that was the prevailing price for CCI minimags in central to western AZ and southern CA.... 30 yrs ago.

    Everything else copper plated was $12-$13 per 500.

    I can clearly remember scrounging for money during that era.
     
  13. Don McDowell

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    The 22's in the deal are some sort of hyper velocity stuff, the box says 1435 fps... Haven't shot any of it yet, but I got the double order delivered when they offered it a week or so back.
     
  14. JPDeacon

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    In the mid 50's you could get a box of 50 Super X 22lr for less than $.50 from the local hardware, if you wanted hollow points then the price jumped to $.60. I know because I saved my paper route money so I could do more shooting. Used hollow points for the squirrels and the regulars for cans and bottles. Ah the good ol days...of course if I made 10 bucks for the month, it was a good month.
     
  15. Dr.Rob

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    I shot up the last of my Remington UMC 223 marked $3.99 a box 3 years ago.
     
  16. mboylan

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    Yep. $2.79/100 for CCI Mini-Mags in 1981.
     
  17. Davek1977

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    About the time .22 ammo was getting scarce, I happened across minimags..early 80s production, for $13 a brick at a gun show. I'd have bought hem for novelty alone as I;;d never seen Minimags in 50 ct boxes....but at that price, it was a steal. Bought the only two he had. About the same time, I found about 10 boxes of Minimags at a local Kmart....priced at 4.79 each, which was great for that point in time. Bought all they had, and realized the deal was even a bit sweeter, as I'd gotten charged for 8 boxes but had purchased 10.
     
  18. Welding Rod

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    3.99 per 20 was the going rate for 223 when I lived in CO in the late 80s.

    22 LR was $10 a brick for about as long as I can remember... Early 80s to.... Fairly recently - maybe 15 years ago?
     
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    That is not cheap fmj ammo.
     
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    I remember back when I could get a gallon of gas for the price of a dozen .22's.
    Wish it was that way now....I could live with 10 cent .22's and $1.20 a gallon gas- heck yeah!
     
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    I'm smug in the fact that i bought enough 22lr for several lifetimes.
    I'm also concerned if the house catches on fire i won't be able to make it out of this county fast enough.
     
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    The last time I was able to get .22LR at my LGS, he was selling me bricks (real bricks of 500) for $23 each. That was about two years ago. Hindsight being what it is, I now wish I'd bought a couple dozen at that price.

    I'm still hopeful that the current trend of what everyone is calling "deals" will eventually pass, and we can get back to more reasonable prices and supplies again. Call me Pollyanna, I guess.
     
  23. Don McDowell

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    Metals market being what it is, the cost of brass and lead, we're not going to see penny a round 22's again.
     
  24. Abndoc

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    Just before this current ammo price madness, (5yrs or so) I could get Blazer .22 for $7.99 a brick of 500 on sale. Probably a loss leader for the store, but a smokin' deal. This was for CCI Blazer.

    I havn't seen any real quantities of .22 on the shelf out here in Ca for about 3 years. What little I have seen, I passed on because it was way overpriced. i have plenty of other stuff to shoot and my .22s are collecting dust. When (if) it becomes common again, I'll dust them off.
     
  25. nathan

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    Its going to get worse as time goes by. The value of the dollar is artificial and inflation creeps in . We are screwed!
     
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