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Old 01-14-2013, 11:35 AM
DuaneAdams DuaneAdams is offline
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Where's all the .22 ammo?




I've been to multiple Walmart locations in the last couple of days.Same thing at Midway and Brownells. What I'm seeing is pretty alarming. The typical rifle and pistol ammo stocks are low to none, with slow restock, but .22LR is GONE.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:50 AM
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+1 What the heck? And from talking to random people in Gander, some are just stockpiling it and reselling it at a gouging profit. What a jerk (insert stronger word here).
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:50 AM
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It's that bad now.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:07 PM
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I went to Walmart yesterday and they told me the .22 ammo sold out just as fast as .223. My local Walmart hasn't had .223 or .22lr for a month. It's frustrating because I just got a kimber conversion kit a couple of days ago.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:11 PM
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Here we go...
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:13 PM
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I just got on the Walmart email notidfication list for CCI and Winchester. (My Kimber .22 is really finicky.) As soon as I get the email, I'll run over there and buy my fill.

CCI Mini Mags usually run about $7-8 for 100 rds around here. I saw some in a shop locally the other day at $15+. I think we've officially eclipsed the madness that happened after the '08 election by a wide margin. Was it like this in 94?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:13 PM
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I go to the one a mile from my house every morning to check on 22 ammo.
The other day I was talking with the young lady that orders stock.

Walmart has put a 2 week hold on any more ammo orders. No inventory to cover existing stock orders.

Some will trickle in. But mostly the shelves will be empty.

I luckly walked in yesterday and found 1 box of Winchester 22lr, 1000 for $48.35.
Be prepaired to pay more even at Walmart..
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:14 PM
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yep, have a 19 county work radius, and stop in WallyWorlds (12 of them spread through the region) at lunch. No 22 ammo for last 4 weeks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:04 PM
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.22's started dwindling long before Sandy Hook. Just last summer bulk 22's used to sit on the end isle of the Wallyworld gun counter, but they disappeared 6 months or so go. I used to buy Blazer by the case from Palmetto State Armory, but they have mostly been out of bulk stock for several months(currently ONLY have CCI Segmented @ $12 a box of 50).

I don't know what's going on either. You would think the mfg's would have ramped up their production but it sure does not seem like it.

I never dreamed I would ever have to ration out .22's but it is here and it is now.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:34 PM
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:51 PM
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You know I've said for a long time that in a SHTF situation I could see .22lr cartridges being used as a form of currency just like coins.

Right now your paper dollars can't get much in the way of .22 ammo because it's not there. If you have it you can easily find people willing to trade fed notes for it, or even trade things of real value as well.

Just thinking out loud.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:59 PM
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+1 Here too. It's getting to be a mythical creature....

Although I have to say - every time I see a bulk box of 22 in the past 2 months I buy at least one bulk box, or the equivalent. I don't empty the shelf, but I know I'm contributing to the scarcity. My rat-hole is pretty small though. Think I've got maybe 4k now.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:40 PM
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It can't be reloaded and people are panic buying/hoarding. Once this POTUS was in office I bought some 22 every paycheck just one box or maybe two. Learned reloading and got a Dillon 550. Picked up brass for years and am sitting pretty good.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:42 PM
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I work at a Gander Mountain and we have been out of all the bulk .22 ammo for 3 or 4 weeks it seems.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:18 PM
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The supply of 22 ammo started to dry up at my 3 local Wal-Mart's right after the election. Before that it had been coming in weekly.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:30 PM
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Found four boxes of CCI "quiet"(subsonic) for $4.70, box of fifty. Bought 'em. Didn't realize they were subsonic 'till I got in my car. That'll be great when the new suppressor comes in!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:03 PM
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I bought 10000 rounds a month ago for right at 4 cents per shell shipped. It has since doubled. Sure glad I made the decision to buy when I did.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:13 PM
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I don't shoot 22LR all that much, But I've snapped up some locally and got a new GI ammo can and 1200 rounds from Cabelas in the narrow window it was available. I have just under 6000 rounds now. Seems like a lot, but I'm getting a Browning Buck Mark soon...
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:24 PM
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+1 What the heck? And from talking to random people in Gander, some are just stockpiling it and reselling it at a gouging profit. What a jerk (insert stronger word here).
"Gouging" doesn't exist.

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Old 01-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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Holy crap man in some cases I have seen the "cheap" .22lr running for 6-10 cents a round, I reload .45 for only 10 cents a round!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:44 PM
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Where's all the .22 ammo? .
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:54 PM
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Nothing even discussed about proposed gun control law or executive action touches on folks' shooting 10-rd .22 pistols, yet extra mags and ammo are already almost impossible to find.

I just lost interest in rimfire and stocked up on .223 and all my handgun ammo components, some time ago. Now that I've ordered a suppressor and acquired a nice Ruger 22/45 with threaded barrel, everything is just nuts. Makes no sense to me. Hell, having a community organizer as Prez never made any sense to me, either!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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wal mart here at remington thunderbolt for under 3 bucks a box. I bought 6 boxes just for the hell of it 300 rounds for about 14 bucks ain't bad. I may go back tonight and pick up the rest. Lead round nose. I have a brick of federal bulk 525 round box.

Hell I don't even OWN a 22LR gun YET. But I might as well stock up while its cheap and I have access to it.

I hate buying ammo when I wanna go shoot.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:32 PM
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Dicks Sporting Goods, love em or hate em, had a bunch of these in stock
today, 2000 rds for 109.99+tax. I've never used this stuff before but good
reports are out there on the web. Plastic Ammo box contains 4 boxes of 500.

Supposed to be accurate and feed well--We'll see.
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