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#7297988 - 01/11/13 08:01 AM Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find?
Sakoluvr Offline
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I can understand why people are going crazy buying .223 loads, but .22LR stuff? What am I missing? Is there a bounty on squirrels?
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#7298011 - 01/11/13 08:07 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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The same reason dopers across the country buy up the cocaine when the news says that some Julio with a dashboard full gets busted at the boarder.
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#7298025 - 01/11/13 08:10 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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Originally Posted By: Sakoluvr
I can understand why people are going crazy buying .223 loads, but .22LR stuff? What am I missing? Is there a bounty on squirrels?


Do people not watch the news? Besides the normal idiots trying to pass another AWB you have other politicans out there saying we can pass laws to restrict the shipping of ammo, restrict the amount of ammo that can be bought at a given time, make background checks mandatory for ammo.

All this adds up. It may or may not happen but never underestimate the stupidity of congress.

A bill was introduced in CT yesterday that would ban posession of all firearms other than a single shot....
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#7298030 - 01/11/13 08:11 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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It can be used extensively for small game hunting without generating a lot of noise and is non reloadable. A lot of folks figure if they outlaw some guns that they can still use their .22's without getting caught due to the low noise signature.

This happened prior to Clinton's proposed ammo ban/tax and again when Obama came into office. Everyone worried that by executive order they were going to tax the hell out of ammo and so folks stockpiled the .22 ammo too. I'll admit to buying about 20 bricks back under Clinton. Still have most of it. Now I am just happy I did cause it was $10 a brick back then. Now, around here its $25 a brick for the cheap stuff.
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#7298033 - 01/11/13 08:12 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: NathanL]
rost495 Offline
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People afraid of their government as they should be.

FWIW anyone these days that doesn't buy 22 at least a box at a time is nuts. And keep a spare box handy. By box i mean case, of 5000. Buy 5000 for spare and then buy how many you shoot in a year and you'll be much better off.
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#7298060 - 01/11/13 08:16 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: NathanL]
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I hate to bust anybody's bubble. But there may come a time when the 22 long rifle is the best guerrilla weapon available. You think not? When was the last time that you tryed to pack around 3000 rounds of any other ammunition In your backpack.

Take care, Willie
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#7298093 - 01/11/13 08:26 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: wdenike]
Sakoluvr Offline
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Well it looks like I missed the boat on this one.
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#7298099 - 01/11/13 08:28 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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It's nuts around here... The great thing about having a odd ball chambering is that you might actually can find ammo now.

22lr
223 rem
12 ga shotgun

All gone!!!
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#7298110 - 01/11/13 08:30 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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People buy a chitton of it because they can. It's relatively cheap, and you can put a pallet of it on your credit card. Same with primers. Not many people need 10s of thousands of primers. But you can sure wipe out a dealer's shelf for a couple hundred bucks.

After the last debacle there were scum that would buy it by the truckload from stores here in town, then scalp it at the gunshows. Gopher season rolled around and try buying some .22s to take your kid out. Stores finally started limiting buyers to how many they could buy at a time, that helped out considerably.

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#7298129 - 01/11/13 08:36 AM Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: BillyGoatGruff]
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The Communist Squirrels and Rabbits are pushing to have the 22 stuff banned, so buy it while you can get it.
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