It is always good to have. I am still finding 22LR 100 for $8 which is high. That is $40 for 500 or $44 for 550. That is high priced. I use to get them for $23.95 for a 550 box of 22LR. But what I have found is the price of $50 for 500 is still about the same price of some of the air guns.