Most of the LGSs I've visited in the last few months have been selling .223 at $1 or more per round! That is a little crazy. 500 .22LR for $50, not bad around here right now. I am looking forward to prices coming down, but I don't have huge supplies of ammunition. Before these shortages, I always thought I had enough, but I learned the hard way that I didn't. So if I want to shoot, I have to pay This has really added up too, I've paid better than a quarter a round for .22LR -- sure, it was the good competition stuff but it was the only thing on the shelf when bulk would do. For me, the timing was just bad, my kids were finally coming of an age where I was comfortable with them being around firearms, and then all of this political crap happened.