If you buy 22 by the case, (5000, ten bricks) you normally get a much better price. (If you belong to a gun club, or your child shoots in a jr, rifle club, you can often "piggy-back" on the club orders and get it close to 1/2 price)
I buy primers in sleeves of 5000. Powder in 8 lb caddies. Bullets in bulk pack of 2000. (again, wholesale through my gun club)
I never cut back on my shooting this past year, because I'm well stocked.
I have a good quantity of factory ammo on hand, but since i hand load, the factory ammo is held in reserve in case it's ever needed for serious social shooting.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost