I havent bought any in almost a decade. Ive got a pile of 500 round bricks from back in the day. Some of them still have the price tags on them at $12.99 per.
I used to toss one or two in the cart every time I was at the sporting goods store. I toyed with the idea of getting a booth at a gun show and selling them at ridiculous prices.
But the only way I part with ammunition is by pulling the trigger.
The Remington brick in the picture has a sale price on it of $9.50. Less than 2 cents a round.
I was paying that price in 1965 at the local gas station, cash, no questions asked, per box of 50 rounds.
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!
I bought many 550 round bulk packs of Federal ammo at Walmart perhaps 15 years ago. At one point there was a "price rollback" to about $9. a box. But back then, 7.62 x 39 East German surplus was going for about 7-8 cents a round in bulk.
Got a 333 round box of Winchester at Walmart the other day for 5 cents a round.
Yep ..... won’t be caught short again in my lifetime......