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Old 01-26-2013, 20:16   #1
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where is all the .22 LR ammo?

my google-Fu is weak and i cant find any. Looking for good quality something like CCI mini for my new pistol break in. THANKS!
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:27   #2
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I was at a Gun show in NC today. 22lr was selling like gold.
100 rd box of cci mini mag selling for $20. One dealer was asking $70 for a box of Fed 550 that Walmart sells for $20.

Now is not the time to be buying 22lr.
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:33   #3
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There are two types of shooters right now; There are those who stocked up over time on ammo when it was in low demand and readily plentiful. These people are referred to as "prepared".

The second group are those who didn't recognize that our leftist President was biding his time just waiting for the right political moment to unleash his anti-gun agenda. These same people assumed guns and ammo would always be available at their local gun store or Walmart and didn't set any back for a rainy day. These people are referred to as "unprepared."

So, to answer your question, .22 ammo manufacturers can't make it fast enough to keep pace of the buying frenzie of the unprepared people. The prepared people already have their ammo.
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:50   #4
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I get that now isnt the right time to buy .22 but i never had a .22 before. Is anyone online selling any at a not so crazy price?
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:55   #5
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Well

I am what u would call prepared, but i am still buying when I find it at decent price.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:07   #6
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I am what u would call prepared, but i am still buying when I find it at decent price.
That's the right attitude and as another poster said, if the craziness continues which I doubt, I'll stop shooting when I reach a certain number.

Not likely to happen in my case. I bought quite a bit prior to the Obozo's reelection but wondered if I shouldn't have purchased even more. Don
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:10   #7
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I get that now isnt the right time to buy .22 but i never had a .22 before. Is anyone online selling any at a not so crazy price?
cheaperthandirt.com still has some Eley. Never shot it
before so I haven't a clue as to it's quality. It's expensive
though.
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Old 01-27-2013, 19:20   #8
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cheaperthandirt.com still has some Eley. Never shot it
before so I haven't a clue as to it's quality. It's expensive
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Yeah, probably expensive because Cheaper Than Dirt is selling it!
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Old 01-26-2013, 20:51   #9
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There are two types of shooters right now; There are those who stocked up over time on ammo when it was in low demand and readily plentiful. These people are referred to as "prepared".

The second group are those who didn't recognize that our leftist President was biding his time just waiting for the right political moment to unleash his anti-gun agenda. These same people assumed guns and ammo would always be available at their local gun store or Walmart and didn't set any back for a rainy day. These people are referred to as "unprepared."

So, to answer your question, .22 ammo manufacturers can't make it fast enough to keep pace of the buying frenzie of the unprepared people. The prepared people already have their ammo.
You got that correct. Right now it's hard enough to replace what you shoot up each range session.

But there is a certain stock level I will not go below, even if I have to quit shooting that caliber for awhile. Hint the number is in the thousands for each common caliber.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:51   #10
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There are two types of shooters right now; There are those who stocked up over time on ammo when it was in low demand and readily plentiful. These people are referred to as "prepared".

The second group are those who didn't recognize that our leftist President was biding his time just waiting for the right political moment to unleash his anti-gun agenda. These same people assumed guns and ammo would always be available at their local gun store or Walmart and didn't set any back for a rainy day. These people are referred to as "unprepared."

So, to answer your question, .22 ammo manufacturers can't make it fast enough to keep pace of the buying frenzie of the unprepared people. The prepared people already have their ammo.
I shoot 22 A LOT-I got a screaming deal on CCI blazer a few years ago so I stocked up-I'm sittin pretty for a while
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02   #11
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There are two types of shooters right now; There are those who stocked up over time on ammo when it was in low demand and readily plentiful. These people are referred to as "prepared".

The second group are those who didn't recognize that our leftist President was biding his time just waiting for the right political moment to unleash his anti-gun agenda. These same people assumed guns and ammo would always be available at their local gun store or Walmart and didn't set any back for a rainy day. These people are referred to as "unprepared."

So, to answer your question, .22 ammo manufacturers can't make it fast enough to keep pace of the buying frenzie of the unprepared people. The prepared people already have their ammo.
a couple years ago I bought a 5000 round case of Centurion for 160 dollars. I probably have about 8000 rounds total of 22 right now.

it's all about being prepared :-)


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Old 01-26-2013, 21:03   #12
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I was at Academy today and, aside from the usual ammo shortage, every single box of shotgun ammo was sold out...slugs, buckshot, birdshot, target...everything. The random hunting calibers were even getting thinned out. Simply amazing.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:55   #13
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Right now, 22lr is not a cheap plinking caliber anymore. I have a decent stock of it, but I really don't like shooting as much right now with the constant panic buying.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:06   #14
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These people are referred to as "unprepared."
Since the last (klinton) gun and ammo shortage a bunch of us shooters have been trying to convince shooters to stock up at least a years worth of ammo and/or start reloading.

I guarantee that when ammo becomes available again most shooters will still not stock up.


The ones I feel sorry for are like the two ladies I'm currently teaching to shoot. They didn't have time to prepare.
One just bought a AR a couple days before the bottom fell out, so she didn't have time to get any .223 ammo.

Both ladies can't find 22LR anywhere, so today I'll give them a couple thousand rounds of 22 and some hundreds of rounds of .223 and .380 reloads.

BUT, I told them, since recently I tore both my shoulders I can't run the loading press (or shoot) they will have to learn to reload their own .223 and .380.

They are looking forward to it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:30   #15
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Since the last (klinton) gun and ammo shortage a bunch of us shooters have been trying to convince shooters to stock up at least a years worth of ammo and/or start reloading.

I guarantee that when ammo becomes available again most shooters will still not stock up.
As usual I agree with M2. I love the people who throw around the label of hoarder.
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I do have real sympathy though for someone who may not have been very knowledgeable about things like the panic buying after Obummer's first election and buys their first gun or whatever and now can't find ammo to shoot in it. Don
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just picked up a box of CCI 500 rds for $35. LGS had plenty more.
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just picked up a box of CCI 500 rds for $35. LGS had plenty more.
I would of bought a few more than. I've been preparing since 2004, but ammo is a consumable for anyone who actually shoots regularly.
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just picked up a box of CCI 500 rds for $35. LGS had plenty more.
That's a ripoff but sometimes you have no other options. Don
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I do have real sympathy though for someone who may not have been very knowledgeable about things like the panic buying after Obummer's first election and buys their first gun or whatever and now can't find ammo to shoot in it. Don
I saw somewhere that the number of Democrats who own guns has gone up 33% since 2009 and that was before this latest gun panic. Between all these new inexperienced shooters and higher ammo prices, I'll be trying to steer clear of ranges for a few months.
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I saw somewhere that the number of Democrats who own guns has gone up 33% since 2009 and that was before this latest gun panic. Between all these new inexperienced shooters and higher ammo prices, I'll be trying to steer clear of ranges for a few months.
Man, I work at a range a few times a month, and the last day I worked was the first since all this crap has gone down and I was literally scared to be on the line. We had to have 3 guys out there helping people who had no clue what they were doing.
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try ammoseek.com to search the web for the best price
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... So, I suppose the days of 'a penny apiece' are gone ? ...






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I was at Wal-Mart yesterday getting groceries and wandered by the gun counter and yup, out of .22LR and snake shot was the only thing that could be had in that caliber. Not a big deal since I've been stocking up since the King Willie days but replacing what I shoot is getting harder to do. I still remember the ex complaining about all the cans of ammo, lead ingots, reloading supplies and cans of empty brass of how it was heavy to move when we would PCS, took up so much space and how it was "money just sitting there" and what not. Damn glad I managed to ditch the b*t*h and keep my guns and shooting supplies!
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You are telling your age.


Like going in the little corner grocery store and buying ten 22Longs.
The store owner would sell you part of a box because only the rich kids could afford to buy a whole box of 22LR.
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