Today I found myself at Cabellas. It was a convenient central point to meet a guy to sell an item
I don't need anymore. I took the opportunity to restock my 9mm ball range ammo. I looked around. Lots of everything but I don't need everything. I decided to grab some .22lr. They had Blazer bulk pack at 500/$27 but most were $36/500. I just grabbed a couple of the 100 round CCI Mini Mag plastic boxes. At this point I don't shoot much .22lr so it's just for the stash. Back when there was a big difference in price between the cheap stuff and the good stuff, which CCI Mini Mags are was 2x it made some sense to get the cheap stuff. These days it's negligible so I might as well have the good stuff put back.
I think the 8-9 cent range is the new normal for .22 ammo. It's probably never getting much cheaper. It used to be cheaper and thankfully I got a reasonable amount but I know some folks didn't. It is currently widely available. Stock up or be sorry later. $10 a week would be a box of 100 CCI Mini Mags and over a year you would put back over 5k. Remember, lots of friends and family have .22's and maybe a partial box of ammo. Also they are the perfect survivalist small change.