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Posted: 11/29/2014 12:30:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:32:20 PM EDT
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Heh, awesome.

How many rounds in the box?

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:32:35 PM EDT
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50 to 99 cent boxes of 50 wasn't out of the ordinary 15-20 years ago.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:33:14 PM EDT
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444?

:)
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:33:54 PM EDT
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I used to buy .79 boxes of 50 at the local Hart's store in the early 80's. And I wasn't even 18. Nobody batted an eye.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:35:02 PM EDT
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If that is a brick, that's cheap.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:35:11 PM EDT
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Lowest I remember paying as a kid was a 1.02 after tax for a box of 100.

Have seen that brand though. Shot a bit of it here and there and think my grandpa still has a couple boxes of it in his gun cabinet.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:35:11 PM EDT
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How many in the box?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:35:14 PM EDT
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Pics of friend?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:36:13 PM EDT
[#10]
Thunderbolts and Fed lightning went for 99 cents/50 as late as about 2000 or so as I recall.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:37:44 PM EDT
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By brick, do you mean 500 rounds?

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:38:08 PM EDT
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Boxed for Western Auto I bet.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:38:41 PM EDT
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Thunderbolts and Fed lightning went for 99 cents/50 as late as about 2000 or so as I recall.
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Just asked my Dad, he said he remembers buying Remington CBees and Thunderbolts for 50 cents per 50.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:39:00 PM EDT
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I use to buy Federal bricks for $3.99 back in the day but not that low for a brick, guessing 1950's or 1960's.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:41:39 PM EDT
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Never heard of Western ammo?





Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:42:57 PM EDT
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Boxed for Western Auto I bet.
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How much?

 





Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:44:26 PM EDT
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Big question is will OP shoot collector ammo or trade off for plinking ammo so as to double or triple his stash?





Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:44:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:45:39 PM EDT
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Friend of mine found this in her grandfather's stash of ammo... Full brick, never opened.

I never even heard of Western ammo. I assume since it is Super X it is now the Winchester brand.


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I've still got 4 boxes...but I paid about $14 per brick.  

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:49:30 PM EDT
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50 to 99 cent boxes of 50 wasn't out of the ordinary 15-20 years ago.

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When I was first getting into shooting this is what I remember, too.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:52:33 PM EDT
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Boxed for Western Auto I bet.
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Yep, Western Auto would be Revelation brand.  

Western Brand=Olin=Winchester.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:54:07 PM EDT
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I had 7.99 on an old brick of Thunderbolts. You win.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:58:08 PM EDT
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At one point Winchester went under and was purchased by Olin Western Cartridge Company.  They have sold under the brands western and winchester.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 12:59:48 PM EDT
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I had 7.99 on an old brick of Thunderbolts. You win.
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My first .22 ammo was bricks of Thunderbolts, 2 for $7.99. And that was in the mid '90s at Sam's Club. I still have a couple bricks of Blazers I bought for $7.99 a brick around 2001. I have old boxes of various .22s with price stickers of around 35 cents.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:03:04 PM EDT
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By brick, do you mean 500 rounds?

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A brick used to be a carton of 10 50ct boxes, so yes 500 rounds.

At least that's how I always heard it referred to growing up.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:05:15 PM EDT
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Somewhere in my boxes of stuff, I have some old Remingtons marked $.99.  I was a kid working in a hardware store, though, and we got everything for store cost. So I probably paid about 60 cents a box, lol.
But that was 30 years ago.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:34:37 PM EDT
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How many in the box?
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Have you never seen a brick?  500

 



I have shot tons of Super X or Winchester Western
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:37:12 PM EDT
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Boxed for Western Auto I bet.
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No

 



Winchester Western Super X. I think it started inthe 30s to counter Remington target ammo.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:38:05 PM EDT
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I got bricks for 4.99   at Value House then renamed Service Merchandise ,  they had a great gun department
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:41:09 PM EDT
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Isn't anyone here for enough to remember "Winchester - Western"?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:42:02 PM EDT
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Friend of mine found this in her grandfather's stash of ammo... Full brick, never opened.

I never even heard of Western ammo. I assume since it is Super X it is now the Winchester brand.


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that color scheme and layout were used in the 80s....

I have a couple bricks of 'longs' like it....

good sale price at 20 cents a box for 500.....usual was around 30 cents if I recall correctly....


Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:44:32 PM EDT
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I remember getting boxes of 50 rounds for @.50-.75 cents at woolworths back in the mid 1980's


Me and my brother burned through a shitload of .22 back then
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:48:34 PM EDT
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I'd bet it was actually $1.34 per 50 rnd box. I used to buy .22 for under a dollar for 50 rnds, and the 100 round plastic slide lid boxes was about $1.50. Shorts and longs were really cheap.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:49:49 PM EDT
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In 1979 Eley Tenex was $33 per brick. Now $220.

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 1:54:01 PM EDT
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Google, it's a motherfucker.













Western Cartridge Company acquired the Winchester Repeating Arms Company after Winchester went into receivership in 1931.  

 
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:39:47 PM EDT
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50 to 99 cent boxes of 50 wasn't out of the ordinary 15-20 years ago.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:45:01 PM EDT
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Boxed for Western Auto I bet.
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I'll take that bet for $1,000,000



 
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:45:40 PM EDT
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Friend of mine found this in her grandfather's stash of ammo... Full brick, never opened.

I never even heard of Western ammo. I assume since it is Super X it is now the Winchester brand.


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 Western was Winchester's Ammunition division for a long time..then it went to Winchester-Western
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:47:58 PM EDT
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Never heard of Western?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:50:16 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 2:50:55 PM EDT
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13 cents per box of 50? I doubt it was ever that cheap.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 3:02:56 PM EDT
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Not everyone's over 40 (I am and remember).  If you were born in 1995 you'd be hard pressed to ever see a "Western" labeled box outside of this kind of scenario.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 4:29:06 PM EDT
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Does anyone even WCC???




WCC=Western Cartridge Company
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 4:33:36 PM EDT
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The good old days of $9.99 bricks of .22 Winchester Western Wildcat ammo.  

That's about the lowest I can remember buying it at.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 4:43:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 4:51:08 PM EDT
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I remember when that ammo was 39 cent's, i always bought federal when on sale for 19 cents.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:00:32 PM EDT
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When I was a kid in the 80's we could buy single .22lr rounds for like 2 or 3 cents a piece from the owner of the local hardware store. We grew up in a poor town and we were dirt poor kids.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:03:25 PM EDT
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I have shot thousands of rounds of under $5 a brick .22 ammo. I am old
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:04:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:04:53 PM EDT
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$8.99 per brick was "full price".

Heck, not too long ago Walmart had Federal 550 bulk packs for $8.88.
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