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Old 02-20-2013, 17:40   #51
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After hearing about the supposed shortage of .22 ammo, I decided to to check out the local ranch store. When I asked the manager if he had any, he just laughed at me. So I asked when he might be getting more. He says " September". I thought he was joking so I smiled. He said " no joke, we should get ammo in time for hunting season" I was stunned.


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Old 02-24-2013, 14:58   #52
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Idiots and panickers--like some of the posters on this thread, who've said they're buying up everything possible--are the ones to blame. Sure, the idiots in Washington, D.C. are partly to blame, but also are the people who buy every last round available. And stockpiling thousands upon thousands of rounds NOW? And .22 LR? What, do you think .22 LR is gonna be outlawed? You're out of your minds, and the 10% of y'all doing it are the reason the other 90% of us can't find or afford enough of anything to even fill a magazine.
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Old 02-24-2013, 15:11   #53
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I was at a Walmart yesterday in a small town in SC. Just for kicks I went and checked the ammo counter. Empty of course. I talked to the guy at the counter and asked him about the ammo shortage. He said he had three cases of 22 the day before. He said ammo lasts no longer than 20 mins once it hits the shelf.
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Old 02-24-2013, 15:55   #54
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There isnt the abundant supply there was before I will 100% vouch for that..BUT at least here in North Central PA I can still get it just about anywhere including the LGS(various brands but the best deal was Remington "golden bullets"),WalMart(where I just picked up 2 325 packs for 550 total rounds of Winchester match ammo...and left more on the shelf BTW) and even Gander Mountain had the big bulk(expensive) plastic ammo can type deals last time I was there. Not as much and not as much Variety but still can find it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:06   #55
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Idiots and panickers--like some of the posters on this thread, who've said they're buying up everything possible--are the ones to blame. Sure, the idiots in Washington, D.C. are partly to blame, but also are the people who buy every last round available. And stockpiling thousands upon thousands of rounds NOW? And .22 LR? What, do you think .22 LR is gonna be outlawed? You're out of your minds, and the 10% of y'all doing it are the reason the other 90% of us can't find or afford enough of anything to even fill a magazine.
I can't help chuckling at the commentary by those who did not see... nay.... refused to see this coming. The reason we bought a crapload of .22LR (among other calibers) had nothing to do with expecting a ban.

Over the last several years, I have regularly bought ammo (that I did not immediately "need") like many "dollar cost average" their investments.

It's a commodity that I will eventually use. It's a commodity that which I expected a shortage. I also expected prices to go up.

"Buy it cheap and stack it deep" is another way of saying "hedging against price increases and shortages in the future." It's just SMART.

Turns out that those of us who saw this coming were not "paranoid" as we were often characterized only a few years ago. We were RIGHT! And, now those that didn't prepare are pissed. And, just as the anti-liberty people want to find someTHING to blame for atrocious crimes, those without ammo want to blame someONE for their situation.

I only wish I had bought more. But, I'm good-to-go for now... and for quite some time.

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Old 02-24-2013, 17:19   #56
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Idiots and panickers--like some of the posters on this thread, who've said they're buying up everything possible--are the ones to blame. Sure, the idiots in Washington, D.C. are partly to blame, but also are the people who buy every last round available. And stockpiling thousands upon thousands of rounds NOW? And .22 LR? What, do you think .22 LR is gonna be outlawed? You're out of your minds, and the 10% of y'all doing it are the reason the other 90% of us can't find or afford enough of anything to even fill a magazine.


Some people were smart enough to see this coming, but evidently, you were not. The fact that ammo shortages surprise you is astonishing. Nobody stocked up on .22 LR because it might be outlawed, they knew it would become scarce and that prices would skyrocket. You may think somebody is an "idiot" for having been prepared, but they're not the ones complaining that they don't have any ammo. You were free to plan ahead as well and buy when supplies were plentiful, but you chose not to. Blaming those who did is ridiculous.
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Old 02-24-2013, 19:07   #57
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Ive been away from shooting the past few years. I just recently started getting back into it big time. Im actually curious what is causing this run on 22 ammo. Why did some people see this coming? I honestly just dont get it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 20:06   #58
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Ive been away from shooting the past few years. I just recently started getting back into it big time. Im actually curious what is causing this run on 22 ammo. Why did some people see this coming? I honestly just dont get it.
The "run" on .22LR is a natural extension of the "run" on the other calibers. Because of the current environment, centerfire calibers have gotten scarce and expensive. Many of us would still like to enjoy range time without depleting our now much more expensive centerfire ammo. So, we default to the .22LR. So, now we have a run on that.

Why did we see this coming??? Are you familiar with our current President and his acolytes? Were you not aware of their LONG-HELD agenda as it pertains to guns and the 2A? They haven't been bashful about it. Accordingly, we haven't been dismissive of it. And, we acted on it preemptively. It's rather simple and logical.
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I would say that anyone who is surprised by the current run on ammo must have been born after 2009.


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:52   #60
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I think the mass panic is largely due to people being to paranoid. After all the rhetoric I don't see any major gun legislation happening. People are hoarding ammo out of fear. I was working at a gun shop when the Brady bill was passed. It was similar to this back then. The black helicopters are coming,our guns will be confiscated. It never happened. In my opinion this shortage of ammo is due mainly to an irrational knee jerk reaction by consumers.
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I think this is going to go on for a long, long time.

People will need to be convinced that ammo will be readily available again before this will panic buying will stop.

And how can they be convinced if they keep buying????
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I think this is going to go on for a long, long time.

People will need to be convinced that ammo will be readily available again before this will panic buying will stop.

And how can they be convinced if they keep buying????
My thoughts exactly. People have artificially created this problem. The gun supply will probably get better first due to the cost involved. The fear with ammo is like a contagious disease.
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I think the mass panic is largely due to people being to paranoid. After all the rhetoric I don't see any major gun legislation happening. People are hoarding ammo out of fear. I was working at a gun shop when the Brady bill was passed. It was similar to this back then. The black helicopters are coming,our guns will be confiscated. It never happened. In my opinion this shortage of ammo is due mainly to an irrational knee jerk reaction by consumers.
Knee jerk reaction? Hmmm... I've been buying extra ammo for about 5 years now. Right now... I'm not buying ANY. Knee jerk? Paranoid? Really?
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I think the mass panic is largely due to people being to paranoid. After all the rhetoric I don't see any major gun legislation happening. People are hoarding ammo out of fear. I was working at a gun shop when the Brady bill was passed. It was similar to this back then. The black helicopters are coming,our guns will be confiscated. It never happened. In my opinion this shortage of ammo is due mainly to an irrational knee jerk reaction by consumers.
I don't see any mass panic; there haven't been any "ammo riots" or gun shops burned or looted.

The various loose definitions of "paranoia", as used in an informal manner, usually include words like irrationality, delusion, and unreasonable fear.

After a person has seen and lived through a similar situation, as many of us did around 2007/2008, the term paranoia really doesn't apply.

- It's not an irrational concern that you may run out of ammo, if you depend on factory ammo and you've run out during similar situations in the past.

- If you check the usual sources for ammo twice a week for a couple of months, and don't find any 9mm ammo, you aren't delusional; there is very little ammo moving, and it rarely sits around on the shelves/websites due to quick purchases as soon as it appears.

- Once you haven't been able to buy ammo for several months, it is not an unreasonable fear that this situation could go continue for a much longer period of time.


In fact, I could make a much stronger case for folks who HAVEN'T stocked-up being irrational and delusional. They seem to irrationally believe that something that happened once could never happen again, and even if it did, it wouldn't last as long (or longer) than it did last time. They delude themselves into believing that just because a large selection of ammo has USUALLY been available at their local stores and online, that it would ALWAYS be available at one or both of these sources, despite previous shortages and the fact that NOTHING had changed since the last problem.

Finally, when a person learns from their (or other folks') previous mistakes, and takes action to prevent a recurrence from affecting their target-shooting lifestyle or a personal defense situation, this is not "hoarding"; it is prudent planning for the future. The term "hoarding" however, is useful for identifying those who were not prudent in their planning, or suffered from poor timing.

This could be much worse; what if it wasn't ammo we were talking about? How much toilet paper do you have on-hand in your house right now? How long would it last you/your family? The same just-in-time supply system is used to produce, distribute, stock and sell TP.
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Well put, DJNiner.

Well... except the part that now has me freakin' out about TP!

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Well put, DJNiner.

Well... except the part that now has me freakin' out about TP!
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I checked cableas.com today and I almost jumped out of my chair when I saw a picture of Federal bulk packs...but it was only available in stores - not on line.
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The week prior to the Newton shootings I could walk into any LGS and buy any AR-15 I wanted. Any Glock and the ammo to go with it. Within days of the shooting the shelves were empty as we all know. That's the definition of knee jerk panic. All driven by fear. The fear is like a wildfire that spreads out of control.
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I checked cableas.com today and I almost jumped out of my chair when I saw a picture of Federal bulk packs...but it was only available in stores - not on line.

I just did the same exact thing. I was like , clicked on the link, then I was like .
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The week prior to the Newton shootings I could walk into any LGS and buy any AR-15 I wanted. Any Glock and the ammo to go with it. Within days of the shooting the shelves were empty as we all know. That's the definition of knee jerk panic. All driven by fear. The fear is like a wildfire that spreads out of control.
Well, I stood in a couple of local shops as they sold ARs hand-over-fist, and what I heard wasn't panic or fear. It was more along the lines of:

"I was going to get one of these next month/next year/eventually, guess I better get it now before prices go up."

"Dang .GOV might say next month I can't have one, so I'm gonna buy TWO today! One for me, and one for my son..."

Multiply by several thousand, and next thing you know, there isn't any more ARs in the racks. I'm not saying NO ONE was buying out of fear, but if so, it was more like fear that the Feds might pass another law like the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban (which also included magazine restrictions), which again, is more along the lines of "learning from the past" and "prudent planning" than "OMG! I gotta get Xxxxxx RIGHT NOW!!!"

There were also some speculators, hoping to buy low and sell high, flipping the guns for profit at a later date. I hope those guys somehow get caught holding the bag...
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People were buying because they thought the shootings would initiate major gun legislation. I couldn't find a parking spot at the gunshop on my first trip after the shooting. Every LGS here was the same. Everbody was afraid they wouldn't be able to buy those guns anymore. This wave of hysteria is far worse than when Clinton passed the assault weapon ban.
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This could be much worse; what if it wasn't ammo we were talking about? How much toilet paper do you have on-hand in your house right now? How long would it last you/your family? The same just-in-time supply system is used to produce, distribute, stock and sell TP.
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Well put, DJNiner.

Well... except the part that now has me freakin' out about TP!
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...r-shortage-50m

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A decent thread to watch for .22lr.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-w...hread-121.html
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Just received e mail add for a supposed sale on ammunition. What it turned out to be as far as I was concerned was a Smoking Bad Deal. 325 rounds of Federal 36 gr. lr junk in a peanut can,for get this 79.99. This was from a very recognizable national distributor,PASS. SJ 40
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