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Just wondering if you guys are paying 24.99 for a box of 50 of these calibers? I got my 17 and 22 mag about 4 years ago, my prices here in SoCal were 9.99 to 12.99 a box. Now I know those days are probably gone for good but 24.99? That is crazy. I don't mind spending 14 bucks a box or maybe 15 bucks a box on these calibers because I think they are fun. I am thinking for 24.99 a box I will just shoot up the 600 or so I have of each caliber over the next couple winters and sell the rifles or put them in the back of the safe. I have plenty of loading components for my bolt action 223's and 17 Hornet. What do you guys think?

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Been seeing Hornady 17hmr for 17 bucks a box at academy, think its 20 at bps. Had been seeing 22 mag at about 15 a box but I swore it was 25 at bps last week.

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Been seeing Hornady 17hmr for 17 bucks a box at academy, think its 20 at bps. Had been seeing 22 mag at about 15 a box but I swore it was 25 at bps last week.


CCI has both on their site right now to buy, 18 and 20 a box.


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My buddy said one of our local stores had 1 box of 17HMR for 19.99 the other day. Still kinda crazy to me.

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I passed on last years trip west to shoot prairie dogs for a few reasons. But the scarcity of powder to load the centerfires, & the price of 17's were a couple of them.

$25 a box for 17's wouldn't break me, but the line has to be drawn somewhere & I drew it. Not even gonna pay $20 a box, & will have to think it's not going below 15 ever again, to pay that.


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I don’t have a too much HMR ammo and located some for $15/50. Tempted to buy a brick or two

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Originally Posted by bmoney
Just wondering if you guys are paying 24.99 for a box of 50 of these calibers? I got my 17 and 22 mag about 4 years ago, my prices here in SoCal were 9.99 to 12.99 a box. Now I know those days are probably gone for good but 24.99? That is crazy. I don't mind spending 14 bucks a box or maybe 15 bucks a box on these calibers because I think they are fun. I am thinking for 24.99 a box I will just shoot up the 600 or so I have of each caliber over the next couple winters and sell the rifles or put them in the back of the safe. I have plenty of loading components for my bolt action 223's and 17 Hornet. What do you guys think?

Its stupid to pay that much for 17HMR ammo. I still see it for much less than that locally, but you have to be quick when you buy it. Prices will go back down, you just have to wait it out and shoot something else for the time being.. That's what I think...


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If I had a .17HMR (and I kinda wish I did) I would buy one, maybe two, boxes of ammo, sight it in with a few shots, and put the gun and the rest of the ammo away for a rainy day.

It's easy for me to say that I'll make up the difference by shooting my 8 or 10 .22 CF's with cast bullet loads. (I have literally a ton of lead, and a half dozen .22 caliber moulds, and enough powder stockpiled to last until the second coming.) But, like everybody else, I'm a slave to the awful primer situation - all that lead and powder is worthless without primers. My stash of sp, sr, lp, and lr primers is sufficient for a couple years of shooting at my current rate but that's not a comfy position if this "shortage" keeps going in perpetuity.

I guess the bulk of primer production is going into ammo production not handloader supply store shelves. Gotta have tons of 9mm, 10mm, and .223's for the magazine-dumping spray-and-pray crowds, dontcha know.

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Local Walmart has CCI 22WMR 40gr JHP Maxi-Mag for $14.73 per 50 rd box along with many boxes of 22LR (didn't notice the price on those). I predict that as production AND distribution catches up the prices will drop back to 'normal' but the 'new normal' will be higher than the dirt cheap prices of 3-4 years ago.


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I buy it daily,with a smile on my face,if only because I never learned to fhuqking linger(just set some on a shelf minutes ago,from Today's purchase). Hint.

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My 17M2 and 17HMR ammo is gathering dust when we moved from ground squirrel country to prairie dog country.
Now the 223 is king.........I was already mostly shooting ground squirrels with the 223 in the old days....unless the shooting got to be over 100 shots/hour, then switch to rimfire.


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Thanks for the replies.

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Bought 3 boxes of 22wmr for my single six. They were cci soft points. @ $17 a box I doubt I'll be buying more


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If you think that’s bad, try buying some 5.7x28. Bought a Ruger 5.7, thinking it’d be something. Next thing I know, it’s $50 per 50. All for essentially a “glorified 22 mag”.

Like you say, with 223 still at $12 per 20, and 9mm at $19 per 50 (not “great” prices, but not STUPID), it’s hard to justify. I can still get Fed automatch 22 for $21 per 325....

You want some REAL fun, try finding any FACTORY 22-250, these days..

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The 5.7 X 28 is more than a" glorified .22 mag".

It is a .22 Hornet RIMLESS.

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The 5.7 is hardly a fhuqking Hornet,as there is nearly 25% difference in case capacity and I "just happen" to shoot both(along with KHorn's). Not that I don't enjoy the Dumbfhuqktitude of you gals doing your best. Hint.

Have a Vudoo 17 Hummer enroute,which should arrive early in the week. I'll go buy some more ammo and check Mail,here in a bit. Hint................


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Just bought 3 boxes of Federal 22 mag 50 gr HPs for $14.59/box of 50 at the local farm store. They are my second most favored coyote load in the 22 mag and what I carry in the Single Six when out and about. They had 17 HMR at $17.99/ box but I still have plenty of that on the shelf.

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14.99 is doable. I reload everything with the exception of 22WMR and 17HMR (obviously). We plink with a lot of different stuff so a few boxes now and then of the rimfires isn't too big of a deal at 14 or 15 bucks a box.............but 24.99 is idiotic.

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seems like there are a lot of guys here that will use cost as an excuse not to shoot......

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My problem is every time I buy 17hmr ammo

I find stuff to shoot it with or at!!

Around here been kinda scarce. But when I find it under 20$ I buy multiple boxes. Over that it depends on how much I have on hand!

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