22LR Ammo gone?


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mesinge2
March 24, 2009, 08:14 PM
I was going plinking yesterday so I stopped by a local gun store to pick up some ammo. The owner is a friend of mine, but tends to exagerate. He said that he is almost out of 22 ammo and he doesn't see any comming in the near future. He said that almost everyone is out. I checked two other stores and they were both out. Is there a shortage on 22's. He made it sound like the country is out of it forever. I told you he exagerates, that's why I am asking.

Also, I have had trouble procuring 9mm and 454 ammo as well. Is this all due to Politics?

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Gunfighter123
March 24, 2009, 09:17 PM
He IS EXAGERATING --- here in northern Illinois --- there is NO SHORTAGE of .22 or 9mm.

My local Farm & Fleet has .22rf for $16 a brick.

mesinge2
March 24, 2009, 09:23 PM
Thanks. He only sold me 100 rounds, and refused to sell me a 500rd box of CCI. I'll try to order some from Midway or Sportman's guide.

Thanks again.

Big Daddy Grim
March 24, 2009, 09:25 PM
I picked up a few 550 federal boxes at local Cal store they had tons.

cslinger
March 24, 2009, 09:25 PM
Technically he is not completely wrong. Due to the current political climate and the panic that has ensued in regards to potential guns bans, ammo bans, ammo taxes, the coming apocalypse, 2012, economic turndowns, Microsoft Windows 7 and the very real possibility of cats and dogs living together....mass hysteria, ammo has been a bit scarce.

You should be able to find ammo but it may not be quite as easy as normal due to abnormally high demand right now.

Chris

scythefwd
March 24, 2009, 09:48 PM
I could go get 1k + rounds of cci tonight, well tomorrow since the local big box store closed for the day. I have yet to find a place that didn't have some .22lr... on the other hand.. 33$ for some freaking wadcutters???

mesinge2
March 24, 2009, 09:56 PM
"33$ for some freaking wadcutters???" I know my 44's are running between $38 to $50 a box depending on brand. For example, Corbon 260gr. BCHP are running $48 for a box of 20.

22-rimfire
March 24, 2009, 11:32 PM
I am expecting an increase in the price of 22 ammo at Walmart when they start getting more in regionally where supply out paces demand.

There is 22 ammo around. Sometimes you have to look for it. I picked up some target grade 22 this past weekend and had a shipment arrive today as well. But Walmart still does not have any of the cheaper stuff.

scythefwd
March 24, 2009, 11:39 PM
messinge2,
I am talking .38 wadcutters. I expect 35 a box for SD ammo, but not plinking ammo.

ArchAngelCD
March 25, 2009, 12:32 AM
Here in Northern PA .22LR ammo is just about the only ammo you can find easily.

WalMart has some Winchester Xpert HV 500 round bulk box ammo (silver box, high velocity) for $12.95. It's a special NRA box.

moxie
March 25, 2009, 07:42 AM
Check out Natchez Shooters Supply. Lots of good deals on 22LR:
http://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?contentID=ammoGroup&ammoGroup=4&ammoSize=196&type=0

mainmech48
March 25, 2009, 10:28 AM
We have what is generally conceded to be the "World's Worst Wal Mart" in our town, but they've got bulk and boxed .22 RF in several flavors and WW 9x19 in 50 and 100 rd. packs to boot. I bought three 525 rd. boxes of Federals the other day for $13.95/ea.

ArmedBear
March 25, 2009, 10:33 AM
He IS EXAGERATING

Gunfighter123 is SPELING.

Anyway, here in SW Idaho, Wal-Mart is out, Big 5 is out, Sportsman's Warehouse is out, Cabela's has had some but is getting cleaned out.

...unless you want snake loads. Plenty of those still around.

No exaggeration.

I shoot in .22 matches, so I need to keep a stock on hand. Therefore, I notice.

007BondJamesBond007
March 25, 2009, 10:39 AM
People are hording ammo. We are over do for a Zombie Attack!!!!

ArmedBear
March 25, 2009, 11:01 AM
Springtime is also a factor. Saw a guy and his kid leaving Cabela's with arms FULL of boxes of Mini-Mags.:)

America's not dead yet.

PzGren
March 25, 2009, 11:42 AM
Never seen the local Walmarts out of .22, 9mm, .38 etc. like this before.

ArmedBear
March 25, 2009, 11:45 AM
You know, all those people who bought guns recently are headed out to try them at the range. That's my guess.:)

It's not like the Army uses up all the .22LR.

huntsman
March 25, 2009, 12:27 PM
My local gunshop guy says the .22LR is soon to be hard to find. Why? Because shooters want to shoot and handgun ammo is either too expensive or impossible to find so the mass movement to .22cal.

Phydeaux642
March 25, 2009, 02:23 PM
Was
22LR Ammo gone?


Ammo gone!

There, I fixed it for you.:neener:

ArmedBear
March 25, 2009, 02:26 PM
A thought...

The first big ammo maker that CLUES IN to this change in demand can CLEAN UP by selling damn near all the .22LR in the US for at least a few months.

I'm surprised one didn't already do this earlier.

rondog
March 25, 2009, 02:35 PM
A thought...

The first big ammo maker that CLUES IN to this change in demand can CLEAN UP by selling damn near all the .22LR in the US for at least a few months.

I'm surprised one didn't already do this earlier.

ALL of them are ALREADY cleaning up! They're selling everything they make, as fast as they can make it!

JWJacobVT
March 25, 2009, 02:37 PM
Well I do know CMP ammo went up in price. yesterday morning I was looking at greek 3006 for $67 for 240 rds. When I went at dinner to finally order it, it was $86 for the same.

Gunfighter123
March 25, 2009, 02:37 PM
Gunfighter123 is SPELING.


Some know how to spell and some know how to shoot --- me ?? I'm a shootur and not a spellar !!!

klcmschlesinger
March 25, 2009, 03:53 PM
Cabelas near St. Louis has tons of 22LR. Not the best price, but $20-25 a brick of 500. Better than none at $13 a brick.

Dustin0
March 25, 2009, 04:03 PM
I cant find 45 ACP but I have 2000 rounds of 22LR from wally world. I think it people buying what they can get there hands on. Becuase it so short right now when I find ammo I buy it.

vikz
March 25, 2009, 06:02 PM
the only thing i can get here is remington red box 400/box and the are 15/box..But i just bought a CCI 44mag for $22/box of 50..

Geno
March 25, 2009, 06:10 PM
Gunfighter123 said:

Some know how to spell and some know how to shoot --- me ?? I'm a shootur and not a spellar !!!

Eye sea watt eu me'n. Doughn't no watts up with pee-pull leight-leigh.

Jino :D

P. Plainsman
March 25, 2009, 06:17 PM
Plenty of .22 LR at Cabela's last weekend. Bulk packs; CCI Mini-Mags; etc.

In my recent experience it's also fairly easy to find .22 LR online.

9mm, however -- now that is tough.

.357MagTaurus
March 25, 2009, 07:21 PM
Just bought a brick of 22LR last Saturday. That left the dealer with (3 ) 50 round boxes. He was saying that He could not believe the demand for 22 ammo.

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