Fortunately I bought 22s in bricks many years back. I haven’t seen anything I would consider as reasonable. I use to buy it for S12.00 for 500 rds. It is a enormous rip off for 22s right now.
Personally I think buying a high quallity air gun in .177 or .22 is the way to go. Lots of pellets available, and they could be cast or swedged if they dissappear off the shelves. Additionally Gamo and others make guns with a silencer. That is a hugh advantage. Lots of air guns push over 1000 fps now.