I went to a gun show this morning, just looking more than looking for anything in particular. I must have gone through some kind of time warp on trip to the show. Rim fire .22LR ammo was going for anywhere from $60-$80 per 500 rds. It hasn't been that long ago I paid less than $20 for the same ammount. This make the buck a round for .223 ammo almost seem like a bargain, that by the way was anywhere from $12-$20 per twenty rounds. The only thing I left with was a feeling that I wish I had bought more of it back when the price was $20 bucks or less.