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Apart from the 9mm I use in my Taurus (I go through about 50 rounds an hour when at the range), I go through an incredible quantity of 22LR when shooting. I can easily shoot 300 or more rounds of 22 an hour.

Thank goodness it's only $24 or less in bulk for a 500 round box of stuff like Remington Thunderbolt or it would bankrupt me if I was shooting that amount from an AR type rifle!!!!
 

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.22 is just plain fun. I tend to shoot quite a bit myself.:thumb:
 

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I was walking through Academy looking for something completely unrelated and I almost fell over when I walked by the end cap, they not only had a ton of 22 LR there, with no limits on purchase, but for the first time in close to 5 years I found some CCI Stingers ! I grabbed four boxes and if they have any more this week, I'll buy at least 4 more. My wife's Sig Mosquito loves the stuff and will fire it all day long.
 

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Both my Heritage RR and Moss 715T handle Thunderbolt no problem. The Academy near me and the Walmart both regularly carry it in stock. They are also less than a mile from each other and right on my way to work so I just compare online and run by and get whichever is cheapest.
 
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I pretty much stick to my 9mms when I go to the range and have all my mags loaded when i get there, ~300 rounds. All are empty when I leave +another 200 in most cases. worst case 500 rounds per hour.. If i bring one of the grand kids along I'll pack my 22s, but I only have mag capacity for about 100 rounds, and and a lot of time is spent loading mags. We probably only run through 250 rounds of 22 in an hour.
 

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I was walking through Academy looking for something completely unrelated and I almost fell over when I walked by the end cap, they not only had a ton of 22 LR there, with no limits on purchase, but for the first time in close to 5 years I found some CCI Stingers ! I grabbed four boxes and if they have any more this week, I'll buy at least 4 more. My wife's Sig Mosquito loves the stuff and will fire it all day long.
That's where I tend to buy my 500 round boxes of Thunderbolts. Even with tax added, it's no more expensive than adding shipping to most of the online vendors costs, unless I want to spend several hundred dollars at a time...

Meh. I'll need another ammo can (or two) if I do that. :)
 

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It is nothing for the kids and I to go through a brick of .22lr in a single range trip. The AR in .22lr has to 25 round magazines that get loaded before we even head out. That is half a brick right there. I'm just glad I can find it for under $20 before tax again. I am slowly rebuilding my stocks from the very long dry spell we saw down here.
 
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Funny, I go to the range for two or three hours and I don't go through more than 300 rounds. It's an outdoor range so sometimes there's a cease fire, sometimes not, depending on whether or not somebody else shows up. It's closer to two hours if I'm alone, more like three if there's a couple of other parties there.

You could always try shooting slower......just sayin'.....
 

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I can shoot 50-100 .22LRs when I go, it's good practice, training, and fun. Since I've settled on revolvers for .22LR to avoid feed issues, it's been much less frustrating. I still get a dud round every 1-2 boxes that needs a second or third primer strike, but even Thunderbolts are worthy to shoot.
 

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I think all of us enjoy shooting .22. It was for most of us the first caliber we shot other than air-rifles.
As a kid, I did a lot of rabbit hunting, a lot of anything that moves hunting, and until my mid 30's, spotlighting jack rabbits out in wheat fields.

Although in the term of our worst president ever, I was able to sell Mini-Mags at $0.28 per round at one point on gun broker, here we are back at $0.04 per round on bulk .22, and the Mini-mags have dropped to $.07 a round.

Considering at age 9 when I began buying .22 ammo, it was $0.01 per round, and today is back at $0.04 per round, .22 ammo has had the least amount of inflation of any consumer product most of us touch. A two-bedroom home that sold new for $7,000 in the mid fifties, will now bring over $100,000 in most markets, and more in some, less in others. Consider what a nicely equipped car sold for in the mid 50's and what the cost is today.

When I go to the range, (dang, it has been a long time) I usually shoot my centerfire first, and then finish up my range trip with .22 which becomes much more relaxing of a way to finish up at the range. Others may start out with .22 and and then go to centerfire.

I have recently completed a major rennovation to a home I sold, and am free from that property whch took a lot of my week end time for nearly 8 months, and finally have my weekends free, so I see a lot of range time in my future. And, I do have a pretty good surplus of .22 ammo that is beginning to show a little age, and does need to be shot before it spoils. Gardening is relaxing, shooting something, anything, is fun. :)
 
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It's nice to be able to find, shoot, and enjoy 22LR again. Hell, it wasn't too long ago (6 years ago i guess) that when it was no where to be found, I remember being shocked at seeing people willing pay/bid $80+ a brick when it came up for auction. I'm so glad those days are currently in the past. Hopefully they never return.
 
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.223 is as cheap as .22 mag and a heck of a lot easier to find. :D

I shoot .45ACP as cheap as .22 by reloading and casting my bullets. I load for .38, .357, .45ACP, .45 Colt, 9x19, 9x18, .380ACP, and a bunch of rifles.
 

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It's nice to be able to find, shoot, and enjoy 22LR again. Hell, it wasn't too long ago (6 years ago i guess) that when it was no where to be found, I remember being shocked at seeing people willing pay/bid $80+ a brick when it came up for auction. I'm so glad those days are currently in the past. Hopefully they never return.

^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

New shooters will never remember when you could get a brick of 350-500 rounds for $5-$8/brick; they will think it an old timers fantasy myth.
 

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I put off buying a Ruger for years. Then, at a gun show 15 years ago, I broke down and bought one. I wanted something accurate.



I never got into conversions of CF weapons. I coulda bought a .22LR conversion for my little Kel Tec P11, but I got a Ruger SR22 instead.
 
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It is nothing for the kids and I to go through a brick of .22lr in a single range trip. The AR in .22lr has to 25 round magazines that get loaded before we even head out. That is half a brick right there. I'm just glad I can find it for under $20 before tax again. I am slowly rebuilding my stocks from the very long dry spell we saw down here.
I can just imagine what your reserve is going to look like in a couple years after having gone through the long drought you had down there!
 

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Funny, I go to the range for two or three hours and I don't go through more than 300 rounds. It's an outdoor range so sometimes there's a cease fire, sometimes not, depending on whether or not somebody else shows up. It's closer to two hours if I'm alone, more like three if there's a couple of other parties there.

You could always try shooting slower......just sayin'.....
Whaaaaat!? :)

Actually that's one of the things I like most about my Savage bolt action .22. I feel like I shoot a bunch but it's not really a lot. It just slows things down in a good way.
 

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I bring a 500+ count box with me every time I go to the range. Sometimes I bring some back.

To be fair, I usually show up at 10 and leave at 4. I treat range trips like going to the local bar - I'm there to shoot, but also there to just hang out and chat and peoplewatch.
 
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