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We bought bricks of .22 for under $10. AND believe me, we bought many, many dozens of them. Over 25 years go, when a local store went out of business, I bought 15,000 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags at a ridiculous price and I'm still using them now. I used to buy 12-pound kegs of Red Dot for both shotgun and target loads for pistol at unthinkable low prices back then.
My FFL guy said that small pistol primers are going for $100 a thou, if available ---- we bought in at $10 a thou (many years ago) and the price stayed stable for several years at $10.
Whatever the reason the huge increase and the lack of supply has a lot of 'conspiracy theories' at least on my part.
Apparently when Remington (in New York State) went belly up, primers began to get scarce as they made a lot of ammo under their name at the time.
Maybe it's like with the start of the Covid Crisis and toilet paper was like gold and you couldn't find any.
Wearing my tinfoil hat, I believe it is a long planned plot to remove guns from society. Eliminate the 'ingredients' for reloading and eventually the supply of ammo will be non-existent.