Grafs Has .22 LR ammo


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hotajax
May 4, 2013, 12:07 PM
50 bucks for 500 rds. As of 1205 Eastern Daylight time. A free public service announcement.

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Bruno2
May 4, 2013, 12:23 PM
When I was a kid (25yrs ago) a brick of 22lr was $8.99 and it was good ammo too. I have never seen the likes of duds that I saw in Remington golden buckets. $50 a brick seems a little high to me. JMHO, but I guess its available.:uhoh:

KTXdm9
May 4, 2013, 12:24 PM
Not that bad in today's environment.

Thermactor
May 4, 2013, 12:34 PM
About the price of milsurp 5.45x39.

hotajax
May 4, 2013, 12:35 PM
Yeah, a guy can tell you he can sell it to you for a low price. But if he doesn't have it, call me back and let me know how much you paid as a kid, OK?

nathan
May 4, 2013, 01:44 PM
Ammo shortage is here to stay for 2013. We are already five months post Sandy Hook and its not over yet. So yes, it s not gonna end until the Antis stop their attacks.

hotajax
May 4, 2013, 02:14 PM
Dick Morris reported this past week that part of the ammo shortage is that the US Govt is buying up available supplies.

Walkalong
May 4, 2013, 02:39 PM
They can keep it.

rainbowbob
May 4, 2013, 03:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I ordered two. Yeah, I hate the prices too...but I have to have something for my grandson to put through the M&P 15-.22

firesky101
May 4, 2013, 03:54 PM
This surprised me as I have not really seen grafs doing the price hikes of other retailers, so I checked it out. This is SK ammo, not federal, remington, or winchester. Also the price is $45 and if I remember correctly grafs has flat $5 shipping so that price of $50 is shipped. For SK $50 shipped is not really that far out of line for 500 rounds.

MedWheeler
May 4, 2013, 04:41 PM
Is this stuff any good? As in, will it run in a semi-auto? I've never hear dof it, but I'm tempted. I do own one revolver in .22 I could shoot it in.

firesky101
May 4, 2013, 04:46 PM
I believe it is loaded by Lapua, and is generally considered to be quite consistent. I don't see any reason it would not function in autoloaders.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 4, 2013, 05:45 PM
I ordered some too. I shot it a few years ago and it ran really well.

Highland Ranger
May 4, 2013, 05:48 PM
Half the price of the green tag I bought from Natchez last week. But probably not in same class.

Bruno2
May 4, 2013, 07:56 PM
looks like they have already sold out of the 500/ct cans. They still have 50/ct boxes though.

Snowdog
May 4, 2013, 08:05 PM
10 cents a round for .22LR, ouch.

Unless I absolutely had to shoot .22LR right now, I would freakin' wait until it drops to at least half that (and it will).

There are plenty of folks with buyer's remorse having spent $7 or $8 for a box of what sold for $1.49 a year ago. I'm quite certain that most who jump on this "deal" will be counted among them unless they can forever convince themselves that the immediate need for this ammunition was dire enough to justify the price. Good luck with that.

.22LR is still being made. It will continue to be made and imported. Supply will increase as demand wanes. This stuff will sell for less than $20 once again in the not-too-distant future.

Besides, paying these prices for ammunition only continues to maintain a demand that justifies the inflated prices.

The sky is not falling.

hotajax
May 4, 2013, 08:30 PM
Nobody said the sky was falling, those are your words. I only put it up there so that those who wanted to buy it, could.

A quote from you: ".22LR is still being made". Really? You think all the ammo guys quit making it? When it's $2, go buy some. Call me to prove me wrong, OK?

You don't have to buy it, you don't have to read my posts. In fact, please don't. You missed my whole point. I put this post up for one reason: So that those who want the ammo can buy it. I don't have a dog in this fight, and nothing in my life will change whether you like the price or not. Hot Ajax Out

PGT
May 4, 2013, 08:31 PM
its not overly priced for better quality ammo. I've got the Lapua version of it and paid about the same.

Snowdog
May 4, 2013, 08:46 PM
Nobody said the sky was falling, those are your words. I only put it up there so that those who wanted to buy it, could.

A quote from you: ".22LR is still being made". Really? You think all the ammo guys quit making it? When it's $2, go buy some. Call me to prove me wrong, OK?

You don't have to buy it, you don't have to read my posts. In fact, please don't. You missed my whole point. I put this post up for one reason: So that those who want the ammo can buy it. I don't have a dog in this fight, and I don't much give a rat's behind whether you like the price or not. Hot Ajax Out

Don't take my comments personally, they weren't necessarily directed at anyone in particular.
I didn't say the ammo you linked to was unfairly priced considering today's insanely panicked market. However, the environment which we are fostering by gobbling up ammunition at greatly inflated prices is my concern.

I can only hope the profits that are being made by ammunition companies that cannot make their products fast enough to sate our sudden voracious appetite trickles to the lobbies that defend our rights.

No, .22LR cannot be found for $2/currently. But it will in time. When demand wanes, all the sooner.
If no one bought a box of .22LR for $5 today because it was priced too high, it wouldn't be priced at $5 tomorrow.

JTHunter
May 5, 2013, 12:03 AM
At the ECA gunshow in Belleville, IL today, prices ranged fro $47 to $75 for .22LR.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 5, 2013, 10:43 AM
The Lapua/SK has always cost a little more. I actually thought these were close to normal prices. It shoots good (been a few years). I have a very picky .22 that will not even reliably eat Federal (non bulk), it chewed through the SK/Lapua no problem. It's favorite is still the CCI Mini-Mags though.

I took this ammo as a good sign. That maybe prices will be cheap again and ammo available. Midway USA also had Federal Gold Target (bricks) the other day for $37. That isn't horrible for their "gold" series. I normally buy the $19.99 blue boxes for most of my plinking though.

lcambre
May 5, 2013, 11:36 AM
I've used quite a bit of the SK pistol match ammunition for bullseye matches. The combination of accuracy and reliability has been worth the money to me. Their ammo is definitely not the same as bulk .22.

buck460XVR
May 5, 2013, 11:46 AM
Dick Morris reported this past week that part of the ammo shortage is that the US Govt is buying up available supplies.

This is something that ammo companies themselves have proved to be nuttin' but BS. WE are the shortage.....especially when it comes to .22LR. At a 40th Anniversary party for a friend yesterday he told me the day before he saw Farm and Fleet finally had bulk pacs of .22LR on the shelves so he bought two. He got home and realized he hadn't shot two bulk pacs worth of .22LR ammo up in the past 20 years and that he too, was part of the problem.

JohnBT
May 5, 2013, 12:03 PM
SK rimfire is made in Germany on the same lines as Wolf Match Target and Match Extra. It's part of the Nammo Group. I think it means, or used to mean Nordic Ammo Group.

www.nammo.com/Business-Units/Small-Caliber-Ammunition

They have a missile division, too.

Potatohead
May 5, 2013, 12:04 PM
10 cents a round for .22LR, ouch.

Unless I absolutely had to shoot .22LR right now, I would freakin' wait until it drops to at least half that (and it will).

There are plenty of folks with buyer's remorse having spent $7 or $8 for a box of what sold for $1.49 a year ago. I'm quite certain that most who jump on this "deal" will be counted among them unless they can forever convince themselves that the immediate need for this ammunition was dire enough to justify the price. Good luck with that.

.22LR is still being made. It will continue to be made and imported. Supply will increase as demand wanes. This stuff will sell for less than $20 once again in the not-too-distant future.

Besides, paying these prices for ammunition only continues to maintain a demand that justifies the inflated prices.

The sky is not falling.
U sure about that?

Potatohead
May 5, 2013, 12:09 PM
Their sure are alot of ammo snobs around. " im not paying that price" Well you will if you wanna shoot. It aint 1984 anymore

Orkan
May 5, 2013, 12:14 PM
Lucky for you, you can buy at any price you like colonel.

Isn't freedom grand?

Meanwhile us "snobs" can tell when there is artificially inflated prices caused by political turmoil... and will simply wait until it settles before we buy.

JUST LIKE WE DID THE LAST TWO TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED.

CatManDo
May 5, 2013, 12:17 PM
I just ordered a 1000 ct bulk pack of Winchester 40gr for $40 and free shipping through my shooting club which deals with Graf and Sons. Graf delivers our supplies for free and at dealer discount prices. Might take a couple of months to fill the order, but I have 5 bricks left so I can wait.

JohnBT
May 5, 2013, 01:08 PM
"This stuff will sell for less than $20 once again"

Wolf Match Target and the corresponding grade of SK was selling for $34.95 a brick by early 2007. I happen to recall the date because that's when I moved my parents to The Home and I was checking out the gun stores in a new town.

That was more than double what it had been in 2004 and it never came back down.

John

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 5, 2013, 01:25 PM
This really isn't price gouging. This stuff was around this price a few years ago. Lapua/SK like to charge for their products. I also do not put this in the same category as CCI Blazer or Federal Bulk.

While I agree that soon,very soon, you will see .22lr at better prices, this isn't the bricks of Wildcat .22's that I used to get at Rose's department store(southern store from years ago) for $5.99 a brick either...

whetrock
May 5, 2013, 01:37 PM
I'm no rimfire ammo wiz, but a book, that I've been reading on rimfire ammo, states that Lapua, is grand ammo, and worth a premium, in general over the cheap (I.E. Blazers, Golden Bullets), bulk pack stuff, it's expensive, but it's always been that way to my knowledge. Lapua brass, is expensive as well, but quality. I've still got a good bit of rimfire ammo, but am cutting back just a hair, on my shooting, to a couple of times a week, I'm resisting ammo resellers at all costs, and am not going to contribute to the shortage, by standing in line and buying everything in sight, when it comes off the pallets. We are sort of our own worst enemy here.

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