You don’t want to run out of ammo. But that’s what could happen to M855 ammo if the BATF’s announced plan to reclassify 223/5.56 (M855) takes hold. There’s nothing like a government planned ban to clear the shelves.
You may recall how hard it was to buy .22LR caliber ammo just a few years ago. Today, supplies are still tight but I’ve been able get a few bricks here and there. Last week I paid around $.08 per round but with shipping it was bumped up to $0.09. I know you can do better than that if you know where to look.
The key for .22LR is to buy local. Try and visit your gun shop on a regular basis and ask them to email you when it’s available. That’s the best way to guarantee you’re getting the best price. Don’t wait for a government ban to clear the shelves on a most valuable commodity.