Regular readers will know that I’ve been monitoring the availability of .22 rimfire ammunition at Wal-Mart stores for some time. On Wednesday, I was surprised to discover four buckets of Golden Bullet .22 Long Rifles at the local Wal-Mart, with 1400 rounds each. They were on sale for $73.64 or 5.26 cents per round. What really caught my eye: the signs declaring a limit to retail customers of three boxes of .22 ammunition a day were nowhere to be seen.
The counter clerk told me the signs had been gone for about a week. I asked him if it was an individual store policy. He said the change that “had come down from corporate.” [TTAG contacted Wal-Mart for comment without success.]
Considerable .22 ammunition has been available at many dedicated gun store for months, but limits were still common, and prices relatively high, often 10 cents per round or more.
That’s changed. Looking at ammo sites that aggregate online ammo, they’ve nearly all removed .22 LR purchase limits. Four brands –Aguila, Browning, Federal, and Remington — are on sale in unlimited quantities for under five cents per round, not counting shipping.
Is there .22 LR available in your neck of the woods? Are there signs limiting the purchase of .22 LR? What is the price of .22 LR in your location?
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