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#7471722 - 02/22/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: avagadro]
WITUfan Offline
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Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 190
There is still none to be had around here. I am stocked up and not really shopping, but I went in a local shop the other day just looking at guns in general and someone else at the counter was looking for .22 ammo. The guy at the store told him a couple of weeks ago they got 175,000 rounds of the CCI (mostly Blazer, I think). He said that amount usually lasts 4 to 6 months (I live in a small town). They limited purchases to one brick per customer and sold out in 3 days.

Things are still crazy around here.

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#7473682 - 02/22/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: VarmintGuy]
Talf Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 146
Loc: somewhere in Montana
Originally Posted By: VarmintGuy
Snowwolfe: There is NO 22 L.R. ammunition available in SW Montana - dittoes for the many shops and stores I have checked in the last month in Idaho and Washington states.
My friend needed some money last week and he took 12 bulk packs (525 rounds each) of Remington hollow-point ammo into our local pawn/sport shop put a price of $40.00 on each pack and it sold out in less than 8 hours of shop time (last 4 hours of one day and the first four hours of the next day!).
My friend admits to $24.00 profit on each pack and wishes he had asked for more money on each pack.
I have no trust in the Remington 525 bulk pack ammo anymore or I would have bought a carton or two from him for myself!
Other than that "short" appearance of the 22 Remington bulk packs I have seen NO 22 ammo in at least 20 stores I have been to, in three states, recently.
I think it is going to get a bit worse before it gets better!
And that is a shame.
Hold into the wind
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Should have travelled to SE Montana, specifically Hardin, Montana!
I gave up on the city I live in and took a chance and went for a drive hunting for .22lr
That's where i picked up this haul, I was so sick of seeing nothing I bought more than usual from one store just last weekend.
The funny thing is that i didn't even come close to cleaning them out, and they were still actually discounting for bulk purchases (over 500 rounds) and encouraging large sales.
Note: None of this is for sale, I can provide a name/details of the shop to those who might want to attempt a drive to get your own.


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#7480259 - 02/24/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: Talf]
HE112 Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 356
From all my visits to the local gun/ammo retailers in Austin, I have not seen any .22 RF for sale since December. I needed reloading powder for my rifles and went to McBrides Guns in Austin, TX yesterday. I remember from 2009 that the owner jacks up the prices, and he did not deviate this year either in regards to the cost.

I have been avoiding the gun shops the last few months due to the feeding frenzy and crowds, but I am seeing this sort of thing is calming down now.

He did have 4 boxes (50 rd boxes) of some kind of premium .22 Federal brand ammo for sale. Each was priced at "$24.99". I think that is the most money ever asked for .22 RF ammo. He did have my powder at regular prices, got a can. He had no primers, or bullets in .224 either. Handgun ammo was mostly .38 specials, out of the other stuff. No one seemed interested in the $24.99 rimfire ammo, which does show that there are limits to what people will pay.


Edited by HE112 (02/24/13)

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#7480525 - 02/24/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: HE112]
ruffcutt Offline
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Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 1841
Loc: SD
I too have basically avoided gun shops and gun shows since the incident in Dec. By coincidence I was making a regular telephone order for a few things the day of or the day after Sandy Hook, not realizing that the panic buying was kicking in. After taking my order, the nice lady said after a pause, "that's it?" Not in the normal way, but as if to say "that's ALL your getting?"
The floodgates were bursting as we spoke. I don't really NEED anything and could probably get by with what I have the rest of my shooting days. But that's not to say there aren't some different components I'd like to get.
Regular shipments are bought up as soon as they come in, and folks not finding what they want are now buying anything that's available, like shotgun shells and hunting centerfire ammo.
Whoever would have though America would run out of rimfire ammo? Most people are used to just buying what they need as they need it. As long as it's on the shelf why spend the money?
The federal bulk packs of 22 never recovered here after the panic buying of the first election, as they came in, they went out. Fortunately I didn't think like most.
How long will this last? It will all depend on how hard sub-zero decides to push his agenda. But I don't forsee things getting back to what you could call "normal" for a long time, at least until regime change in DC.
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#7493578 - 02/28/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: ruffcutt]
bangeye Offline
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Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 2264
Loc: KY
This sort of thing sort of galls my chaps and I cant help but wish bad things for the hoarders and speculators. There is no doubt that production will eventually catch up but like the last time when the price of a brick of shells went from around $12 to $18 I expect $30 will become the norm for the promo stuff and higher for the other stuff and everyone will be bit-hing about Obama when in reality we did it to ourselves


Edited by bangeye (02/28/13)

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#7498840 - 03/01/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: bangeye]
grovey Offline
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Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 1146
Loc: Pa
I found a fair amount this evening at a lil one man shop i visit now and then. Fed gold match, pmc match,rem gold,thunderbolt,cyclone,wildcat,win555 etc. He set a 2 box limit. I only bought 1 50rd box of pmc match. Paid 3 bucks for it, and .50 of that was a tip. I already have 5 flavors to try in my new to me 880sq. Hopefully it likes something cheap...

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#7548427 - 03/15/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: grovey]
Snowwolfe Offline
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Registered: 02/01/06
Posts: 1825
Loc: Soon to be Tennessee
Supplies getting any better in the lower 48?

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#7549174 - 03/15/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: Snowwolfe]
n8dawg6 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 2209
Originally Posted By: Snowwolfe
Supplies getting any better in the lower 48?


no, er body is still going ape schit about .22 ammo. I am finding reloading components to be somewhat easier to find, however.
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#7562327 - 03/19/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: GreatWaputi]
stumpman Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 761
Loc: NE, FL
Not in my area but online....I can't believe I paid $5.50 a box for target ammo last night. I bought 1000 rounds of it to shoot in my new CZ's. I have plenty of plinking ammo just wanted to try this so went for it.

If anyone is interestd here is a link.
http://www.killoughshootingsports.com/index.php/ammo/eley-target-22lr-ammunition.html

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#7563157 - 03/19/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: stumpman]
avagadro Offline
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Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 10722
Loc: Tri-Cities, Washington State
That's actually a good price for that ammo. ... My CZ loves it.
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#7566598 - 03/20/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: stumpman]
R_H_Clark Offline
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Registered: 12/09/11
Posts: 5434
Loc: NW Alabama
Originally Posted By: stumpman
Not in my area but online....I can't believe I paid $5.50 a box for target ammo last night. I bought 1000 rounds of it to shoot in my new CZ's. I have plenty of plinking ammo just wanted to try this so went for it.

If anyone is interestd here is a link.
http://www.killoughshootingsports.com/index.php/ammo/eley-target-22lr-ammunition.html


I picked up two bricks too.I have a new 453 on lawaway.

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#7568198 - 03/21/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: R_H_Clark]
rlott Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 677
Loc: S-E VA
bulkammo.com has it but you're going to pay for it and you have to keep checking the site multiple times throughout the day. Right before the panic I could walk into wally world & get a 325 round box of Federal Auto-Match for 14 bucks a box/4 cents a round. Last week I got 5K rounds of Centurion 40gr solid (Aguila) for $695/14 cents a round at bulkammo.com. This morning at about 8am the same ammo was $735. At 10am they were out of stock. At lunch they had 5 boxes & an hour later that was gone.
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#7569925 - 03/21/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: Snowwolfe]
Hotload Offline
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Registered: 03/01/05
Posts: 4540
Loc: Md
There is no 22LR around here. Guy at Basspro told me as soon as they put the ammo out hour later it is gone.
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#7569945 - 03/21/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: Adrenaline_Fish]
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Registered: 06/09/11
Posts: 632
I think folks are still in the "let me get all of it when I do see it because I don't want to end up in this sh&thole again" mode.

They know they should've been stacking it tall and deep a little at a time but often a long time ago.

They are still in catch up mode, not just buying for "today" but also for 10 years from now so that history does not repeat itself on their own personal economies.

The manufacturers thus are trying to keep up with not just normal supply but supply for the next 10 years - right now. I am conservatively guessing that they have to up production by a factor 10 because EVERYBODY will still be in catch-up-hoarding mode for at least the next year or so.

I have tens of thousands upon thousands stacked deep... smile

What about airgun pellets and primers? You stacked those too, right?

I CAN NOT have afforded my current stash at today's prices. The thing is that the price will always increase. THE PRICE NEVER DECREASES. Find the best deal you can find now, strap you cup on and hit danged BUY NOW button because you will definitely pay more tomorrow. It's gonna hurt. It will hurt more tomorrow.


Edited by alukban (03/21/13)

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#7570034 - 03/21/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: alukban]
PWN Offline
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Registered: 02/20/01
Posts: 401
Loc: USA
Dong's a local shop in Tulsa, OK I have shopped for years had .22 ammo today. Blazer 50 count boxes for...$9.99 a box. I thought it was a misprint. I don't need $10.00 a box bulk .22 ammo. They were selling it fast. I suppose in 10 years when I have shot up all my ammo and I can't find .22 I will wish I had paid that price. They are the only place I have seen .22 ammo in 2 months.

Perry

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#7574932 - 03/23/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: PWN]
rlott Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 677
Loc: S-E VA
alukban - Amen brother. I got caught with my pants down on 22, but I'm in fat city with everything else.
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#7575726 - 03/23/13 Re: Price and availability of .22 ammo in your area? [Re: rlott]
Les7603006 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2908
Loc: MN
Local cabelas has or had 100 rnd. CCI for $10
Just picked up a brick of Blaser 22 for $20 at Fleet Farm also picked up Federal 22 mag 50 for $12 along with Federal 223 for $10 per 20
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