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#7513064 - 03/05/13 10:28 AM Why isn't 22lr available?
ConradCA Offline
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I have found almost all centerfire pistol and rifle cartridges, just almost no 22lr. I really don't understand why 22lr is the hardest cartridge to find. Could it be that the manufacturers are using the resources that were making 22lr to make other ammo that has higher profitability?


Edited by ConradCA (03/05/13 10:28 AM)
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#7513126 - 03/05/13 12:15 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: ConradCA]
TomT Offline
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Registered: 05/03/02
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Loc: USA
IMHO, a combination of factors.

With all the insane leftist gun grabbing agenda, people are stocking up. Here in NY, IF this so called "SAFE" act sticks, we are going to get a NICs background check every time we want to buy a box of .22's. F-that! I don't blame anyone that buys a lifetimes worth.

There are many that are buying large quantities to flip for a profit, and while some have problems with that, I just consider it Capitalism. If the price is ridiculous, don't buy it! Let them be stuck with it.

You can't, well some might be able to, reload rim fire ammo, so that's a 3rd reason.

I was at my local gun shop this past weekend as a friend was picking up a Henry 22 lever for his teenage son, and I was surprised how well stocked the store was. I've avoided gun shops since Sandy Hook, as I figured (mostly from reading here) that they would be crowded/stripped bare. That wasn't the case, but the owner did tell me he had one customer that offered to buy "all your ammo". The owner said the guy offered around $40k, but the owner said no. Didn't ask more questions. I just grabbed 4 x 50 round boxes of Remington Thunderbolt 22lr, a box of 1000 Remington small pistol primers (he had plenty of primers but little powder).

Hopefully this insanity will pass, but the Libretards are certainly trying to disarm the regular folks. -TomT

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#7513225 - 03/05/13 01:15 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: TomT]
Boococky Offline
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Registered: 02/14/12
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Loc: NW MISSISSIPPI
-More .22s than any other caliber around

-Can't reload .22s

-Trying to make a profit

-In most places(not including places like Tom just mentioned) people are stupid and act like .22 will never be available again

-its usually the cheapest ammo and therefore the easiest to stock up on

Thats a few reasons, but who really knows? IMHO, it will be fall, maybe even Christmas, before we see ammo back available like it was before. Notice I said available, who knows if prices will ever come back
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#7513241 - 03/05/13 01:20 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: Boococky]
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It's the doomsday preppers I tell ya.

Buying up alla the plinkins..... Crazy sumbishes.
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#7513246 - 03/05/13 01:21 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: ConradCA]
Mannlicher Offline
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Loc: N. Central Florida, and Miami
A cousin in Virginia called me the other day, and said he has been totally out of .22 LR for several months. He can't find any, at any price.
I sent him two 525 count boxes of Remington HP to hold him over until things get better.
F Dicks in Jax had 100 count boxs of Winchester .22 LR priced at 11.95 a box. Ridiculous.
There seems to be not a single.22 cartridge available for sale in my town, or in any of the towns around me.
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#7513283 - 03/05/13 01:33 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: Boococky]
tndrbstr Offline
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Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 2353
Loc: E TN,..yep, thats right!
Originally Posted By: Boococky
-More .22s than any other caliber around

-Can't reload .22s

-Trying to make a profit

-In most places(not including places like Tom just mentioned) people are stupid and act like .22 will never be available again

-its usually the cheapest ammo and therefore the easiest to stock up on

Thats a few reasons, but who really knows? IMHO, it will be fall, maybe even Christmas, before we see ammo back available like it was before. Notice I said available, who knows if prices will ever come back


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These are some of the biggest reasons I'd think too. More .22 rf guns out there than anything else. Plus they are ~realtively~ cheap and folks can buy em up without breaking the bank. I have yet to buy any ammo during this panic driven fiasco....

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#7513301 - 03/05/13 01:39 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: tndrbstr]
scenarshooter Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 3749
Loc: Montana......NE Corner..
I saw a case of Federal .22 LR(5250 rounds), sell on Gun Broker yesterday for $955. In December I paid $170 for the same case. It's insane....
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#7513339 - 03/05/13 01:50 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: scenarshooter]
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 13558
Loc: MN. - flyover socialism
I saw a Federal case of 3250 sell for $400 when it was priced at $148 thru a well known catalog company.
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#7513345 - 03/05/13 01:51 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: scenarshooter]
wageslave Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 14448
Loc: Idaho
Wow.
At some point, it temps me to become a GB gouger.
I could build a nice rifle. grin
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#7513372 - 03/05/13 01:59 PM Re: Why isn't 22lr available? [Re: Mannlicher]
Raeford Offline
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Registered: 01/04/12
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Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns.
My main supplier of all things hunting/shooting has 100ct boxes at $13 on his shelves. Yesterday my son went by and saw them and asked the owner[family friend] who promptly pulled a brick of Blazer out from under the counter.
$50

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