Kind of like $4/gal gas. You adjust but you drive (shoot) less. The Aguila ammo is very good in my experience. The 40 grain SubSonic (NOT the SSS / Sniper Supsonic 60gr) used to be a real bargain - $13/brick and would shoot almost as well as the $30/brick match ammo. I think the last Aquila Subsonic ammo I saw in a store was well north of $80 a brick. I'm well into my last bricks of the Subsonic and Match 22lr ammo. I doubt I'll buy more. The Bulk ammo shoots pretty well in my 22's though my target scores are a little lower... The Grouse don't know the difference though... Thanks for the 22/45 advice. Great little pistols. Back on topic... I sold my Marlin 1897 Cowboy. Just wasn't getting a lot of use. I'll miss it but in this economy it's hard to have multiples of rifles. The 39CL will now be my full time silhouette match gun and be with me when I'm Grouse Hunting. I will miss the 1897 Cowboy in the 200 meter long range rimfire matches though... Packed around nicely for a 24" barreled rifle.