I had to go to Walmart to get some oil so I strolled by the man section & asked if they had any .22 cartridges. they said no but the new Academy sports behind the Kroger in Dogwood had opened Friday & they had some. sweet! about a mile away so I motored on down. wasted trip. they had a pile of maybe 1500 rnds in 50 rnd boxes, federal "long" clerk said ( I doubt he knows a .22 long from a 300 h&h magnum) and then he says "$20 a box, 50 rnds". "do what?" he repeats. "no thanks" I said. he asks if I was sure I didn't want them, I told him they were priced too high. my '60s math tells me that's $.40 a rnd! he said that "everybody been buying them so they must not be too high". I saw a craigslist add for 3000 @ $.16 a rnd the other day & let that pass. am I living in the twilight zone or what? I paid $13.47 for 50 rnds .22 wmr at walmart in Kosciusko two weeks ago.