Sunday, April 24, 2016
More .22 at Dallas WalMart, 5 Cents a Round
I took my grandson to WalMart today to grab some groceries and to check the ammunition display. They still had 50 round boxes of .22 ammunition, but this time it was 24 boxes of Federal Lightning, at a bit less than 5 cents a round. That is better than we have generally been seeing for the last five years, but still well above historical levels. For whatever reason, this particular WalMart has consistently had .22 ammunition available on the shelf for the past few months.
Five cents a round is below what is showing on the ammoseek.com website, which gives a good indication of what ammunition can be had for online. The lowest that they are showing is .22 Remington at six cents a round. The drift has been generally downward for a few months; but it has been slower than I anticipated.
Maybe there is a pent-up demand for .22 ammunition at lower prices, that will stretch out and flatten the demand curve, keeping production at full capacity while the prices drop.
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