Nothing near normal in South Carolina either. Just paid, ('cause they had 'em in stock for a split second), $1.50 each for .223 at Academy Sports. Now that was hollow points, I'm sure that makes a BIG difference. The good and bad of Academy Sports is that they (good) had them in stock but (bad) limit was one box per person per day. My wife and I both bought a box.Nothing's anywhere near normal here in Ohio.