When I was in my 20s, I could get a brick (500 rounds), 3 gallons of gas, and a case of beer for a $10 bill. It always made for a fun Friday night!
When was that?
.22 ammo prices were at about 2 cents a round for a long time. (mid 60’s to the 1990’s).
I was too young to be buying .22 ammo in the 50’s. Inflation shot up post WWII and continued right on through the Carter era. Then the inflation slowed for a while.
I can recall buying bulk packs at a little less than 2 cents a round well into the 1990’s, on sale.