Why is there a run on 22 ammo


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Droid noob
January 17, 2013, 03:42 PM
It's not in jeopardy...... Is it a price thing? I can't find 22 on the shelves anywhere.

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morcey2
January 17, 2013, 03:44 PM
My guess? Other ammo is getting really hard to find, so get some 22 for plinking and practice.

MaterDei
January 17, 2013, 03:45 PM
It's not in jeopardy
I'm not trying to be snarky but my response to this is...prove it.

JFtheGR8
January 17, 2013, 03:45 PM
I think people are picking it up as a periphery or impulse buy while they are purchasing their 5.56, 9mm, 45acp, etc...


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rgwalt
January 17, 2013, 03:53 PM
I almost bought a bucket of it the other day just because it was there, but in short supply. Then I remembered that I didn't need .22 and stopped myself. It is easy to get caught in the hoopla. I

Droid noob
January 17, 2013, 03:54 PM
I'm not trying to be snarky but my response to this is...prove it.

I can't. I think it's reasonable to say 22 is okay for the foreseeable future. Jmo

Droid noob
January 17, 2013, 03:57 PM
I think people are picking it up as a periphery or impulse buy while they are purchasing their 5.56, 9mm, 45acp, etc...


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That's sounds about right. After all, no matter what I'm there to buy, a box of 22 always comes home with me lol.

CLP
January 17, 2013, 03:58 PM
didn't think I'd ever see 22LR going for >$15 per box of 50.

Bubbles
January 17, 2013, 03:58 PM
People are purchasing and storing up other calibers "just in case", but they still want to go out and shoot. That drives up the demand for .22 ammo.

Onward Allusion
January 17, 2013, 03:59 PM
They will only come after the lowly 22LR after they have everything else. No worries about 22LR ammo for the foreseeable future... In fact, it'll probably become more popular and production will ramp up if an AWB goes into effect.

c4v3man
January 17, 2013, 04:04 PM
Everything other than .22's is either expensive (overpriced according to supply/demand deniers) or scarce. So .22 is the next logical caliber that EVERYONE owns... Thus the scarcity.

Sauer Grapes
January 17, 2013, 04:05 PM
I very pleased with my new Ruger MK III I picked up last week. That's the good news.
Now all I need is ammo...lol. :uhoh::eek:

I stopped by a local wally world today, the shelves were bare. Funny, in 2009 everybody was having trouble finding .380 ammo. That was the only thing left in the ammo cabinet. About 10 boxes. Well, and a couple boxes of .357 mag.

gossamer
January 17, 2013, 04:10 PM
I very pleased with my new Ruger MK III I picked up last week. That's the good news.
Now all I need is ammo...lol. :uhoh::eek:

I stopped by a local wally world today, the shelves were bare. Funny, in 2009 everybody was having trouble finding .380 ammo. That was the only thing left in the ammo cabinet. About 10 boxes. Well, and a couple boxes of .357 mag.
Your Wally had 357 mag?! Lucky. We have a few 380, few 38spl (thankfully) and a very few 45ACP. All of these were ball. Those will be gone by the weekend, the lady told me.

What I can't figure out is the complete outage of .308 I've seen everywhere.

Teachu2
January 17, 2013, 04:10 PM
As cost of centerfire has shot up, many are shooting more rimfire for practice and recreation.

I just got 3750 rounds of Mini-mag delivered yesterday. Very hard to come by in 100rd boxes, but the 375rd bulk packs can still be had. Buying ten got me free shipping.

c4v3man
January 17, 2013, 04:14 PM
One of our local pistol clubs started doing .22 2-gun matches just this year. Probably going to get more common as prices continue to rise.

radar1972
January 17, 2013, 04:23 PM
I have no way of proving it, but I suspect this latest round of sky-rocketing gun sales includes a lot of first time buyers and that a lot of them are buying .22's (like my son-in-law). Thus, even more demand for .22LR.

Gordon_Freeman
January 17, 2013, 04:41 PM
.22 was also hard to find back in 2009. I will expect this to happen every time a Democrat gets elected president from now on.

Yo Mama
January 17, 2013, 04:47 PM
I also feel it's due to a concern that tax will be added at some point soon to each round. .22 tends to be sold in larger count boxes, so they are buying to avoid paying 29 bucks for the same box that's 15 now.

brnmw
January 17, 2013, 04:48 PM
Don't know but I wish people would not hoard stuff they don't need to hoard... I was trying to prepare for an upcoming trip and we were going to do some fun camp side target shooting with .22 lr's and now I am trying everything to get my hands on some but everyone is either "OUT" or only allowing 2 boxes per person it's crazy! I expected 5.56X45mm, 5.45X39mm, 7.62X39mm for sure, but .22 LR.... "REALLY!" :cuss:

Teachu2
January 17, 2013, 04:53 PM
Don't know but I wish people would not hoard stuff they don't need to hoard... I was trying to prepare for an upcoming trip and we were going to do some fun camp side target shooting with .22 lr's and now I am trying everything to get my hands on some but everyone is either "OUT" or only allowing 2 boxes per person it's crazy! I expected 5.56X45mm, 5.45X39mm, 7.62X39mm for sure, but .22 LR.... "REALLY!" :cuss:
That can't be true, you're in TEXAS!!! I thought even Starbucks sold ammo in Texas!

Browning
January 17, 2013, 04:54 PM
Because everybody has a .22 and they want to plink since they're hanging onto their center fire ammo.

Walkalong
January 17, 2013, 05:01 PM
People have millions of .22 guns, it is relatively cheap as ammo goes, a lot can be put in a small space.....and folks are scared they won't be able to get it as the supply sells out for the time being. I back ordered a case of my favorite .22 bulk ammo a day or two after the presidents big announcement. I was getting low.

Shooting .22 Lr has becoming increasingly popular over the last 4 years as other ammo has gone up in price. Some folks have been buying .22 guns and others have been dusting theirs off and shooting them more.

brnmw
January 17, 2013, 05:10 PM
That can't be true, you're in TEXAS!!! I thought even Starbucks sold ammo in Texas!

Sorry to burst your bubble but it has been a pain and oh, do I wish every coffee shop in Texas sold ammo. (Buy a Latte, get a box of 20 .22 LR's while you wait!)

Funny thing is I really doubt I spelled Latte right... I don't even really know what a Latte or whatever is? :o

nathan
January 17, 2013, 05:12 PM
All i can say, Good luck finding .22 LR ammo. You d be lucky to find one in 50 rd box within 50 miles of where you are right now. If you find one, expect to pay a little more.

Ryanxia
January 17, 2013, 05:19 PM
Plus the limited supply of 'real' ammo is contributed by the government purchasing millions of rounds for God knows what.

While I think they're preparing for something, I don't believe it's motivated by trying to keep ammo out of our hands, but wouldn't it be fitting? Take away the ammo, the guns aren't very useful are they?

c.latrans
January 17, 2013, 05:19 PM
All of the reasons listed above. I am better than 50 years old, and have shot more .22 ammo in the last 4 years than in the previous 15 combined. Having a ball doing it too, especially with the 7 year old grand son in tow. It is to the point that I pay him for little chores with a hand full of bulk pack. He for one, is not in the mood to "hoard" as he shoots it up as fast as he can talk me into taking him. Gonna get expensive to have him around before many more years pass......but you should see the list of chores I am compiling!. The "little" things in life are still the most fun.

Droid noob
January 17, 2013, 05:45 PM
Other than 223,556,7.62,9,22, I haven't been seeing any consistency in ammo shortages. Some stores have lots of 40. Some have no 40, but lots of 38 or 357. The only thing I've seen on the shelves consistently is 380 and 45.

Ole Coot
January 17, 2013, 06:17 PM
Don't knock the 22. That little 40grn in the right spot works just like the big boys. No shortage here but in a "hit the hills" situation you can carry more of it. It's deadly in the right spot, probably my favorite round around the house. I carry either a 40 or 45 but the 10/22 & MKII will be take with me first.

nathan
January 17, 2013, 07:19 PM
Those .40 grainers are no slouch. You hit the right spot, it penetrates pretty good. I could just not imagine if someone gets hit in the head, it will be a through and through .

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