This is kinda ... a fuck you to hoarders... When the monkey boy was in there was the 'great ammo drought' every conspiracy asshole and prepper... bought every round they could and mostly 22 lr. $40-$50 a brick of 500 and even more.. no idea how much ammo some bought.. maybe a grand worth..
I handload for centerfire.. I do not shoot a lot of 22 lr.. have not since I was a kid. I have maybe a few 22 lr handguns and a rifle or two.. rarely get shot.. at the height of the drought I had maybe a thousand 22 lr of various makes? couple days worth for serious 22 shooters.
So looking at 22 lr ammo costs.. It seems like a 500 round box is in the $20 range or cheaper depending on brand now. I will pick up a brick now and then but...