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#7297988 - 01/11/13 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 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 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 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 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: NathanL]
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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 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 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: wdenike]
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Well it looks like I missed the boat on this one.
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#7298099 - 01/11/13 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 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 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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#7298140 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: wdenike]
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Originally Posted By: wdenike
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.
You're not wrong.. Almost anyone can carry 4-5 bricks of .22 in a backpack - and a .22 rifle or handgun can be very accurate, relatively quiet and still do serious damage..
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#7298149 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Redneck]
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I try to keep at least 2 or 3 thousand rounds on hand.
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#7298156 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Redneck]
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Originally Posted By: Redneck
Originally Posted By: wdenike
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.
You're not wrong.. Almost anyone can carry 4-5 bricks of .22 in a backpack - and a .22 rifle or handgun can be very accurate, relatively quiet and still do serious damage..


Thats also been a LARGE contention of mine about panic buying of say 10,000 rounds of 223... if it gets bad you'll probably need to move... if not, buying components can allow you to reload as needed, but how would you carry that much?

22 is one of your very best friends.

Truth be told if you had to move, you'd want some type of larger handgun and rifle and shotgun, but not that much ammo. A couple of 22 pistols and a take down rifle, and a good can for the above, you could get a lot of food etc.... quietly too.
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#7298162 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Redneck]
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Originally Posted By: Redneck
Originally Posted By: wdenike
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.
You're not wrong.. Almost anyone can carry 4-5 bricks of .22 in a backpack - and a .22 rifle or handgun can be very accurate, relatively quiet and still do serious damage..



wink wink wink And some of us are not of the spray and pray mentality!!!!
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#7298177 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: wdenike]
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you got that right , one shot one kill
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#7298203 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: bea175]
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.22LR = alot of bang for the buck........
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#7298221 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: atvalaska]
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Well lets just say that if 10 million shooters just buys two bricks of 22 LR, most stores would be out of stock in a few hours. its like if every car in America topped off the tank even day, there would be no gas to pump. People are buying ammo as fast as they can make it. And you are correct a 22 LR in a rifle or handgun is your best friend. You carry a lot of rounds vs 223 30-06 308 or 12 or 20 ga.
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#7298226 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: atvalaska]
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I carry one of my Colt Woodsman and 50 rounds of ammo quiet often when hunting and it can't be done comfortably with anything much bigger
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#7298236 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Dawn2Dusk]
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I always maintain several thousand rounds of .22 lr in case of shortages.
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#7298249 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: gmsemel]
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Let me take five other good men with accurate 22 rifles. And if the chit was ugly. In a very short period of time. We would be driving a tank. Enough said.

Take care, Willie
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#7298253 - 01/11/13 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?


I have over 30K stashed away, and am still buying. I am not the only one!!!
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#7298292 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: wdenike]
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Originally Posted By: wdenike
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


22lr was used by some deep recon type forces (SOG) in Nam. It was not the el cheap stuff, but 22LR none the less. A head shot at 25 yards was easy, effective, and simple to suppress. And as noted, it does not weigh much.

Don't as for a link to my info. Read this years ago in a real live book on the subject, way before Al Gore invented the interwebs.

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#7298294 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Mannlicher]
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I tend to buy a case a year. With small game, plinking and silhouette matches and practice that's about right with a couple bricks left over. I try and buy at the end of the season so next seasons case arrived in Oct.

I'm lucky that my Cooper and the CZ's all like the same round so I can buy just once.

With this buying I'll likely start looking in the summer vice the fall to see if I can find it.

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#7298303 - 01/11/13 Re: Can someone splain to me why the hell .22 rimfire ammo is also hard to find? [Re: Mannlicher]
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Really shows you the ignorance of Obama, Biden, Fienstien,and the likes. What ever happened to keeping one's big mouth shut and having people wonder whether you have any brains???

Take care, Willie
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