is 9mm the new 22lr?

is 9mm the new 22lr?

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    is 9mm the new 22lr?

    9mm is my favorite cartridge, I have noticed the price has dropped alot in my area - I'm now watching 100 rounds packs sell for $22. Thats about the same price per round compared to premium CCI 22lr.
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    I picked up 50 9mm for $11.00. I believe you could be right.


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    Right before obama was elected THE FIRST TIME, I was buying brass cased 9mm for $6.00 a box (of 50), in bulk, online. Of course I looked for sale prices, and free shipping, or an ammo box thrown in for good measure, lol.

    For .22 LR, at about the same time, it was $12-$18 for a bulk pack of 500. Unless .22s were to vanish for good, I dont see them being replaced.

    Of course, if you have none of either ammo on hand, and find 9mm on the shelf, and no .22s, sure, you will shoot the 9mm.
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    Out here it's $26 a box pre tax. hope we follow trend and it drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdave View Post
    Out here it's $26 a box pre tax. hope we follow trend and it drops.
    If you are talking about the price for 9mm FMJ, man you need to shop elsewhere. Here, for tula its $11 a box, for some other stuff that is tula brass, but under the name of "PERFEKT", its $13 a box. For federal, and win white box, its $15 a box.
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    The Tula Brass Max in a can (100 rds) is about $23 here at Wally World.
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    I already had a ton of 9MM before obummer was elected the first time, so I bought 2000 rounds of Winchester Ranger T in 9MM. I also had a lot of Remington in 357Mag, and Cor-Bon in 9, 40 and 45. Had been buying over the years (1995-2008) components to reload with and am flush with all. Sorry so many did not read the smoke signals ahead of time. There is no ammo shortage at my place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    The Tula Brass Max in a can (100 rds) is about $23 here at Wally World.
    Its really strange how things vary aross the country. I have never once seen one of those at walmart. Middle TN, here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Its really strange how things vary aross the country. I have never once seen one of those at walmart. Middle TN, here.
    It's very strange, not 6 months ago, 9 mm was still rare
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    In my area, most LGS have 9mm running out the yeng-yang. Wally-world had the Remington UMC 500 pack for $89.95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbait51 View Post
    It's very strange, not 6 months ago, 9 mm was still rare
    124 gr. HST +P 9mm in 50 round boxes is still rare.
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    Comparing CCI mini-mags to TulaMaxx or Blazer is probably not a fair comparison. For bulk practice, I'm still finding Fed Automatch .22LR solids for ~.04/rd ($12.50 for a box of 325) somewhat regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Its really strange how things vary aross the country. I have never once seen one of those at walmart. Middle TN, here.
    I agree completely! I was in Nashville for a family wedding about 8 months ago and Walmart there had plenty of Winchester whitebox in 147 bonded HP and I have not seen it in this area at all.
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    I'm not convinced. I currently get 1400 rounds of bulk .22 for $70, which translates into $.05/rd. I can't find 9mm for under $.25/rd. Even when ammo flowed like milk and honey, I couldn't find 9mm for under $.20/rd.
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    I would love to see all ammo prices drop. About 10 years ago I could get a box of American Eagle fmj ammo under $10 a box. Now it's over $20 a box.

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