22 LR Ammo availability???

Posted by: Seafire

22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/29/09 01:09 AM

I haven't seen any 22 LR ammo on the shelves locally for quite a while...

I was in a local BiMart and they ended up getting ONE box of some Remington ammo, that contained 400 rounds and was selling for $16.50..

five guys were there when they put that ONE box on the shelf, and when I left the gun counter with my 4 box maximum of primers...these guys were almost ready to start a fist fight for that one box.....

Is this nuts or what??
Posted by: passport

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/29/09 04:19 AM

There hard to come by but in my area most of the gun shops have some sort of 22 ammo, there getting all the money form them but they have them.
Posted by: mud_bogger

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/29/09 09:47 AM

Seafire.

Was at blackbird a lil while back and they had a bunch of bricks of American Eagle 22lr.

Seems like they wanted $30 for each brick. Phuck 'em they can keep them for that price.
Posted by: Chinook

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/29/09 11:10 AM

Around here (California North Bay Area and Sacramento area) the .22 availability situation seems to be loosening up a bit. I've seen some LRs (CCI Mini mags and Federal Champion) in stores for reasonable prices, but sporadically available, only one or two brands, and not much of it. I have not seen any price gouging at any of the stores I regularly visit. Target ammo is available-- but prices for those are as high as they have ever been (higher actually). I've also seen some .22 shorts.

I was in Cabelas in Reno the other day and noted to one store employee that they had many .22 rifles and handguns on sale for which they had no ammo. As far as I could tell, there was no .22 ammo of any kind in that store.

Let's stop cutting each other's throats with this hoarding nonsense so we can all get on with our hobby.
Posted by: ba_50

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/29/09 01:35 PM

A friend got word from somebody that works at Federal they are 3 months behind. I ordered Federal Gold Medal ammo 2-3 months ago. Hope it shows up soon. Midsouth doesn't seem to be getting much.

They must be catching up since our WalMart has Rem/Win/Fed bulk .22's and some centerfire. Just not the 510's.
Posted by: dustoffer

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/30/09 12:01 PM

Our local WM had Winchester, Remington, and CCI ammo on the shelf, plus Federal bulk packs and AutoMatch. Most I've seen in the store in 6-8 months.
Posted by: Seafire

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/31/09 09:58 AM

I know that at Boy Scout Summer Camp, my son worked on the rifle range...

Federal donated 22,000 rounds in a couple of big boxes marked factory seconds...

what I couldn't do with 22,000 rounds once a year...
Posted by: Calif. Hunter

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/31/09 02:58 PM

The local sporting goods chain had Winchester Wildcat for about $22 a brick, I think. I passed, for now.
Posted by: mud_bogger

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 08/31/09 06:04 PM

walmart in eagle point had some of the federal 325rnd packs as of yesterday. Seemed kinda steep ut not as bad as blackbird.

Oh Big-R got a pretty good shipment of powder. No '335 though frown
Posted by: Chinook

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/01/09 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Calif. Hunter
The local sporting goods chain had Winchester Wildcat for about $22 a brick, I think. I passed, for now.


Of all the cheap stuff, I like the Winchester Wildcat ammo the least. It doesn't perform well in my rifles and seems dirty to boot. Accuracy is well behind the bulk Federal and Remingtons that I've used recently.

But, regardless, I have several boxes that I am rapidly shooting up-- I'll take what I can get at this point.
Posted by: 1minute

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/01/09 09:23 AM

I see some off brand and expensive target stuff on the shelves, but absolutley no mainstream brands. Probably going to be some real panics for hunters that put things off to the last minute this fall.
Posted by: MattO

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/01/09 10:51 AM

I was at WM over lunch to get some 20 guage for dove hunting this afternoon. My habit lately is to check for 22lr anytime I'm there. They some stuff, but none of the 500+/- round bulk packs that most of us were lookng for. The sgelves definitely have more on them now than 2-3 months ago.

On the other hand, I was at a local shop in South Dakota a few weeks ago and they had 8-10 500-round boxes of Winchester (not sure which load, but it was a white box). I bought one for $20 and single sleeve of Winchester small rifle primers for $4 (felt like I hit the lottery seeing those).
Posted by: tzone

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/01/09 08:13 PM

They seem to be showing up here with more regularity, but the at the price they're asking...they can keep 'em.

I bought 4 bricks over the winter, at no more than $16 a piece. That will last me quite a while.
Posted by: Bongos

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/02/09 06:28 PM

Guess I feel pretty lucky getting my Golden Bullets at $10 a box for 4 boxes at a gun show 16 months ago
Posted by: Daveh

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 05:04 AM

The one local WM I frequent has been out of Fed bulk packs for months but yesterday they had about 10 boxes of the 325's but at $11.97 each. I coughed up and bought 6 anyway. It shoots fine in my two Rugers. 10 shots into 1.5" at 60 yds.

Did I get ripped, comparatively speaking??
Posted by: Paul39

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 07:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Daveh

Did I get ripped, comparatively speaking??

It's in the eye of the beholder, but some of the oddball package quantities make it hard to judge the value.

It's not just ammo. These days lots of companies are getting real cute with their packaging and pricing, to keep the consumer off balance. You just about have to carry a calculator around while shopping.

Paul
Posted by: true

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Daveh
The one local WM I frequent has been out of Fed bulk packs for months but yesterday they had about 10 boxes of the 325's but at $11.97 each. I coughed up and bought 6 anyway. It shoots fine in my two Rugers. 10 shots into 1.5" at 60 yds.

Did I get ripped, comparatively speaking??


You didn't get ripped - that's a great price for the Automatch stuff.

I got 6 bricks of it for $15/brick last week from a walmart. That walmart had everything jacked up in price, though. First time I'd seen Federal in stock in months...my local Walmart tends to only have the silver Win bulk packs (at least the times I've lucked out).
Posted by: Mannlicher

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 12:58 PM

I was in the habit if buying a brick a month for years. Over in one of the ammo safes, there is an obscene amount of Winchester, Federal, Remington and CCI .22 LR.

Still, if I see some at Wally World or Gander Mountain, Bass Pro or Dicks, I buy more. smile
Posted by: Seafire

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 02:02 PM

a local gunshop has them available at $45.00 for 500 rounds...

price gougers won't get my business, past,present or future..

that alone has stopped me doing further business with them...
Posted by: avagadro

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Daveh
The one local WM I frequent has been out of Fed bulk packs for months but yesterday they had about 10 boxes of the 325's but at $11.97 each. I coughed up and bought 6 anyway. It shoots fine in my two Rugers. 10 shots into 1.5" at 60 yds.

Did I get ripped, comparatively speaking??


I don't think so .... I've a bit of 325 auto match ... decent stuff.

Check-out the prices at SW when they have 22 ammo, you'll see you did just fine!! smile
Posted by: Brett_Mc

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/15/09 07:51 PM

I was in Gander Mountain the other day and they had 25+ boxes of bulk (400-500 rounds) .22 rimfire ammo. That was the first time I had saw .22 ammo in I don't know how long.

FWIW

Brett (Mac)
Posted by: Daveh

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/16/09 05:12 AM

BTW I mistyped. This was the 375 bulk pack. Not sure if it says Auto Match, don't think so. I was in a hurry and knew it was the same packaging as the 550 pack which shoot fine in my stuff.
Posted by: Burleyboy

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/17/09 10:56 AM

Our walmart got in some 333 round packs of winchester 36g hollow points at $10 a pack. I picked up a few cases. I'm not sure if they're any good or not but at this point I'll take what I can get.

Bb
Posted by: Daveh

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/17/09 04:41 PM

10-4 BB. I hope this WM keeps getting the Federal stuff cause it shoots well enough for me. I ain't looking for BR groups from my 77/22. It will keep 10 shots in 1.25" or so and that works.

It isn't the "auto match" just 36gr plated HP.

Dave
Posted by: avagadro

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/17/09 04:54 PM

Dave ... which Wally's?? not that I'm too concerned, I back over 10k for lr ammo
Posted by: true

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/18/09 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Burleyboy
Our walmart got in some 333 round packs of winchester 36g hollow points at $10 a pack. I picked up a few cases. I'm not sure if they're any good or not but at this point I'll take what I can get.

Bb


When I got my 6 boxes of AutoMatch, the guy I was with got 4 boxes of the Winny and 2 boxes of the AutoMatch.

Well, that 333 stuff kept on getting stuck in the chambers of my CZs and would FTF out of his marlin 60. AutoMatch worked fine in his 60. I have some of the Winchester 555 boxes, and my stuff was working good, so it looks like a bad batch hit Las Vegas...
Posted by: duckear

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/22/09 12:58 PM

I am seeing more and more at WalMart. But the price is up too.

Glad I was buying at 9.97 per 550rds of Federal. It is almost $16 per 550 rds now.
Posted by: TXRam

Re: 22 LR Ammo availability??? - 09/22/09 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Burleyboy
Our walmart got in some 333 round packs of winchester 36g hollow points at $10 a pack. I picked up a few cases. I'm not sure if they're any good or not but at this point I'll take what I can get.

Bb


I recently tested all of the bheap bulk pack ammo I have found - Rem Golden Bullet, Win 555/333 (36g hp, 1280fps), Win Xpert and Win Xpert HV. The Win 555/333 did the best in my Marlin M7000 (short, heavy bbl) - 0.8-1.0" at 50yds. All the rest was 1.2-1.6" at 50yds. My Win M52 reproduction pretty much always test the ammo the same.

I was shooting Winchester Dynapoints for bulk ammo - still have about a thousand. They were pretty consistently around 3/4" at 50yds - looks like the Win 555/333 bulk stuff may shoot pretty much the same.