Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#7896890 - 07/14/13 Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason?  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
mtnsnake Offline
Campfire Guide
mtnsnake  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
Front Range Central Rockies, C...
I sent an Email to CCI and they assured me they were cranking the 22 ammo out 24/7 as fast as they could. But they are still hard to find.

Last edited by mtnsnake; 07/14/13.
300 BP
#7896901 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: mtnsnake]  
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 16,809
chlinstructor Online content
Campfire Kahuna
chlinstructor  Online Content
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 16,809
TX
Every body else is still buying up every box on the shelf, so they can resell for triple the normal price! This [bleep] ain't ever gonna end at the rate it's going now. mad

Last edited by chlinstructor; 07/14/13.

"Allways speak the truth and you will never have to remember what you said before..." unknown
Texans, "We say Grace, We Say Mam, If You Don't Like it, We Don't Give a Damn!"
#7896904 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: mtnsnake]  
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,037
Kodiakisland Offline
Campfire Guide
Kodiakisland  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 4,037
AK..CO..MO..CO..EU..AR..next??...
The real reason? As opposed to which fake reasons?


Don't just be a survivor, be a competitor.
#7896905 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: mtnsnake]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
milespatton Online content
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Online Content
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
Arkansas
Local Walmart usually gets .22 ammo in three times a week. Not much at a time but usually some. The same people are standing there snapping it up. You have to get there early and stand around if you want some. This Walmart is not open 24 hours a day but from six am until midnight. They put the ammo out a around seven thirty, so you have to be there first and wait an hour and a half to even find out if they have any. I went seven times before I got any. Three times they got a case of federal bulk which is ten boxes, and three people got three boxes (limit per person) and one person got one box. It was gone before it got my turn and all paid out of the same billfold. The next three times I was first in line and they got no .22 shells and the funny thing, those people were not there. I did go on the seventh time real early and stood around and they had some .22 shells. They were supposed to have 3 boxes of Remington bulk according to the invoice but there were only two on the ammo cart. I got both boxes. The ones getting the ammo were there and got nothing that day but somebody at Walmart is calling them I think so they know when to show up. I only got bullets because I got up early and waited a long time to be first in line. Being hard headed pays off some times. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#7896997 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 13,852
gophergunner Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
gophergunner  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 13,852
North Central U.S.
Originally Posted by milespatton
Local Walmart usually gets .22 ammo in three times a week. Not much at a time but usually some. The same people are standing there snapping it up. You have to get there early and stand around if you want some. This Walmart is not open 24 hours a day but from six am until midnight. They put the ammo out a around seven thirty, so you have to be there first and wait an hour and a half to even find out if they have any. I went seven times before I got any. Three times they got a case of federal bulk which is ten boxes, and three people got three boxes (limit per person) and one person got one box. It was gone before it got my turn and all paid out of the same billfold. The next three times I was first in line and they got no .22 shells and the funny thing, those people were not there. I did go on the seventh time real early and stood around and they had some .22 shells. They were supposed to have 3 boxes of Remington bulk according to the invoice but there were only two on the ammo cart. I got both boxes. The ones getting the ammo were there and got nothing that day but somebody at Walmart is calling them I think so they know when to show up. I only got bullets because I got up early and waited a long time to be first in line. Being hard headed pays off some times. miles
If they're being called regarding ammo arrivals, it's against company policy. If people call and ask if ammo's coming in, associates are permitted to answer that question, but no one should be making calls to tell folks ammo's coming in. At our store, the stockers don't have time for that any ways. I really think these buyers have just learned how to work the system. All I can tell you is make the calls, get there early, and be the first one in line. Sucks, but that's how the game is being played. The same thing happens at the local Gander Mountain, Fleet Farm, and Dicks stores too. I have developed a good relationship with my local private owned gun shop, and about 4 times out of 5 when I go in there, I can get some .22 ammo. He's about a buck a box more that the big guys, but I don't wait in line for an hour, and I don't mind an extra buck to help support a small business man. But then again, I'm just buying it to shoot it, not triple the price and sell it on line or at a gun show.

Last edited by gophergunner; 07/14/13.
#7897006 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 12,852
ringworm Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
ringworm  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 12,852
Southern States
Its simple.
more guns too feed.
People are buying 22's in record numbers so they can still shoot. Its expensive and hard to find but it's a lot cheaper than centerfire.


"If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
#7897009 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: gophergunner]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 39,000
Rock Chuck Online content
Campfire Oracle
Rock Chuck  Online Content
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 39,000
Filer, ID
It might be against company policy, but who's going to stop an employee from sending a text while he's sitting on the pot during a bathroom break?


The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
#7897025 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Rock Chuck]  
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 27,007
Seafire Offline
Campfire Oracle
Seafire  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 27,007
Southern Oregon USA
how long is it going to be before some of these types find themselves getting physically abused by someone in the parking lot..

#7897026 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Rock Chuck]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
milespatton Online content
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Online Content
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
Arkansas
I thought that it was interesting that they did not show up on the days that there was no ammo. They get the ammo in at night but do not put it out until after the day crew arrives. If you want some, you better be there when the day crew is showing up for work or you will be too late. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#7897041 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 18,914
DakotaDeer Offline
Campfire Kahuna
DakotaDeer  Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 18,914
When people get as much stocked up as they think they want (probably a lifetime supply), then things will go back to normal. Just be patient. Don't overpay. When the basements are full and the wives start complaining, you'll get your supply.

#7897057 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: DakotaDeer]  
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,345
gunswizard Offline
Campfire Tracker
gunswizard  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,345
The answer to the question is simple. G-R-E-E-D and selfishness!

#7897073 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: gunswizard]  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
mtnsnake Offline
Campfire Guide
mtnsnake  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
Front Range Central Rockies, C...
I am not going to pay the prices on gun broker, arms-list, or cheaper than dirt. I have enough I can wait. I am just wondering when it will be back on the shelves.

#7897096 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: mtnsnake]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,948
ruffcutt Offline
Campfire Ranger
ruffcutt  Offline
Campfire Ranger

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,948
SD
What will really help is for folks not to buy at inflated prices, let the scalpers sit on them. If you're going to pay high prices, save it for quality ammo, like Eley, from a dealer.


"Trust your gut and never forget that you can't depend on anyone"
#7897131 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: ruffcutt]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,555
Plinker Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Plinker  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,555
You guys aren't very good detectives. There is a WalMart iPhone app that will scan the bar code on a box of ammo. The app will show you what stores near you have the ammo. It links directly to WalMart inventory computers in the local store.

No one at WM is "telling" anyone about ammo.

#7897143 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Plinker]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
milespatton Online content
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Online Content
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
Arkansas
Quote
There is a WalMart iPhone app that will scan the bar code on a box of ammo.


I don't have, nor do I know anything about an iPhone. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#7897164 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 12,493
tjm10025 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
tjm10025  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 12,493

Ask a neighbor kid to help you.

#7897321 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Plinker]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 39,000
Rock Chuck Online content
Campfire Oracle
Rock Chuck  Online Content
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 39,000
Filer, ID
Originally Posted by Plinker
You guys aren't very good detectives. There is a WalMart iPhone app that will scan the bar code on a box of ammo. The app will show you what stores near you have the ammo. It links directly to WalMart inventory computers in the local store.

No one at WM is "telling" anyone about ammo.
1st they have to put the stuff into inventory in the computer. At what point does that happen?


The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
#7897470 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Rock Chuck]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,953
P_Weed Offline
Campfire Outfitter
P_Weed  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,953
Dakota Territory
Honest hardworking hoarders have nothing to do with it -

It's all a one-world government conspiracy.

#7897506 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: Rock Chuck]  
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,099
6mm250 Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
6mm250  Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,099
new bern n.c. on the edge of t...
Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
Originally Posted by Plinker
You guys aren't very good detectives. There is a WalMart iPhone app that will scan the bar code on a box of ammo. The app will show you what stores near you have the ammo. It links directly to WalMart inventory computers in the local store.

No one at WM is "telling" anyone about ammo.
1st they have to put the stuff into inventory in the computer. At what point does that happen?


Wal Mart could , if they wanted to , do something to help this situation. Instead of putting ammo out at regularly scheduled times lock it up in the back with only the store manager having a key. The manager could let it out at random times. This would at least help to stymie the resellers.



Mike



Always talk to the old guys , they know stuff.

Jerry Miculek
#7897526 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: 6mm250]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 33,345
byc Offline
Campfire Oracle
byc  Offline
Campfire Oracle

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 33,345
VA 2 SC
I saw $100 a brick at the last local show. Nobody was buying but that was day one.


Proud to be a true Sandlapper!!

Go Nats!!!!


#7897542 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 9,430
VarmintGuy Offline
Campfire Outfitter
VarmintGuy  Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 9,430
SW Montana
Milespatton: You are close in your phone call conspiracy theory but not quite exact!
I think it goes more often like this - I have several friends (22 ammo shoppers!) who call various Wal-Mart employees and ascertain if and when shipments of 22 ammo are coming in.
I also disagree with the OP that CCI is cranking out 22 ammo 24/7.
I think that ammunition manufacturers and distributors are making their profits the easy way by not shipping the ammo they do produce as far as in decades past and they are concentrating on making centerfire ammo as opposed to rimfire ammo.
And certain government entities are buying outlandish amounts of centerfire - for who knows why?
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

#7897569 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: byc]  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
mtnsnake Offline
Campfire Guide
mtnsnake  Offline
Campfire Guide

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,309
Front Range Central Rockies, C...
They are right about the Walmart app. I just installed it and it works great.

#7897572 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: VarmintGuy]  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
milespatton Online content
Campfire Kahuna
milespatton  Online Content
Campfire Kahuna

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,970
Arkansas
Quote
I have several friends (22 ammo shoppers!) who call various Wal-Mart employees and ascertain if and when shipments of 22 ammo are coming in.


The ammo comes in, three days a week which is known to everybody. It arrives at night but they do not put it out until the day manager comes on duty. She does not know whether there are .22 in the ammo shipment or not until she goes and looks. If you wait until then, you are too late and too far back in line to get anything. Yet the ones buying most of the ammo did not show up when there are no .22 shells in the shipment. miles


Look out for number 1, don't step in number 2.
#7897612 - 07/14/13 Re: Why is 22 lr hp ammo so hard to find? Anyone know the real reason? [Re: milespatton]  
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 6,669
tedthorn Offline
Campfire Tracker
tedthorn  Offline
Campfire Tracker

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 6,669
South East Missouri
I got 12 bricks this year and had to wait at my local Walmart for many evenings for many hours so when it did show up and I had drew a high number I have no guilt or remorse for stocking up.......btw our local WM has a "take a number system" to avoid pushing and fighting

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

AIH 160 1
Who's Online Now
354 registered members (17_wizzer, 1234, 10gaugemag, 163bc, 1899sav, 117LBS, 29 invisible), 973 guests, and 470 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
AIH 160 3









Copyright © 2000-2017 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.090s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 1.1093 MB (Peak: 1.4304 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-06-28 12:22:36 UTC