You sure it's 500 round boxes? Gander Mountain has it 55 dollars for 1000 rounds, which comes to about 2.75 a box of 50. That's too much, in my opinion, but the last 22s I bought were less than a dollar.
Now, if that's 44 bucks for a box of a thousand, that's 2.20 a box, which is about normal price, these days. If it is, indeed, 44 for a box of 500, it's WAAAAAAAY too damn much money.
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