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10/22's scarce in your area??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Omaha-BeenGlockin, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    Went to store for some primers and powder yesterday---got to lookin around---a lot of empty holes in the rack that had a bunch and I mean a bunch of 10/22's the last time I was in there.

    Asked about what was in back---3--1 DLX and 2 blued/syn----I now have the 2 blued/syn on lay-a-way.

    Was told thier AR's and 10/22's were flying out the door---to their credit --no prices were raised---same as they were 6 months ago.

    What's it like where you are?
  2. rioalumni05

    rioalumni05 Well-Known Member

    i was in a local walmart that one in their ring of guns a few days ago ($197 i believe).. they are becoming hard to find used, i was lucky and stumbled upon one last week and grabbed it quick..
  3. cobra2411

    cobra2411 Well-Known Member

    What part of the United Socialist States of Amerika are you from?

    In the Philly area they're a little hard to come by, but not completely sold out. I haven't seen any used ones at the gun shows though...

    One guy by me has some late 80's/ early 90's ones, but he wants a mint for them. They're new / never fired, but they've been bouncing around the racks for 20 years and show considerable wear. He wants $282 for a basic non checkered standard 10/22. It's got many scratches in the bluing and lots of dings on the stock. The same gun new at another place was $207...
  4. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    In Omaha

    I put both of those NIB rifles on lay-a-way priced at $189 each.
  5. zombienerd

    zombienerd Well-Known Member

    In NH, our local gun store hasn't raised their price either, and hence, they are pretty much sold out of everything, the shelves are practically empty.

    I've found a few online sites with several in stock for the standard $300 MSRP, as well as several on gunbroker for anywhere between $150-400 depending on condition and options.


  6. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    why are they going after 10/22's?
  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    They must love those new plastic trigger guards :p
  8. zombienerd

    zombienerd Well-Known Member

    My guess is that they are the least expensive "worth a d@#$" semi auto rifle on the market? The ammo is cheap and expendable, and you can get very high capacity magazines.
  9. DukeNukem

    DukeNukem Well-Known Member

    I bet there are a lot of first-time rifle owners buying AR's, and they want something cheap and easy to go along with the AR.
  10. pgeleven

    pgeleven Well-Known Member

    i found an old 'Field & Stream' circa 1994 while in the VA waiting room, it had a K-Mart flier in it advertising $124 for a 10/22.
  11. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Well-Known Member

    I think I paid around $189 or so for my carbine from Wal-Mart a few years ago. Has been a great little rifle. All I've done to it is install a bolt buffer, a power custom hammer and an extended mag release. Slapped on a huge scope and it's been a blast to shoot, surprisingly accurate with the right ammo.
    Sorry, edited because I realized I forgot to answer the question. No problem finding 10/22's by me, my local shop has 4 or 5 of them on the rack in either black or camo, one with a bull barrel.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2008
  12. natopotato

    natopotato Member

    Finding a used one in Alaska has proven to be a challenge...
  13. japaneezy

    japaneezy Member

    the ruger 10/22 is like the honda civic of guns... i have one and i was so dumbfounded by the amount of parts available, that i decided to keep it stock... (for now... the bullpup stock looks kinda neat...) :)
  14. LKB3rd

    LKB3rd Well-Known Member

    I just bought one so I can use it to shoot cheaply. Lots of people are probably cutting back on expenses too. The one I bought was sitting on the rack at the shop for at least a month, and he still has a target model, and a bolt action one I believe.
  15. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I was at my favorite pushers, I mean dealers a couple of nights ago. They didn't seem to have any shortage of run of the mill 10/22's or anything else for that matter.

    I've developed a "sweet tooth" for 10/22's myself recently. I've got four now, and put another one on layaway that night. The ones I've got are all DSP types. The one I put on layaway is an oder SS carbine with a green laminate stock, that I understand was sold by Wal-Mart. Made in '95 by the S/N and Rugers website. It was in great shape but will need a good cleaning, and that's coming from a guy who thinks a 22 needs cleaning every Feb. 29th.

    The regular run of the mill ones were going for $189.00 IIRC. They had a half dozen or so "on the rack" and more in the back I'm sure.

    The next I want to look for is an "international" full length stock model.

    For me, it's just a fairly nice gun, I can afford to collect.
  16. TedP

    TedP Well-Known Member

    Luckily they are not very scarce here in Central Florida. I went to a local gun show this weekend and I saw quite a few new and used ones. Good thing, it was the only reason that I wanted to check out the show.

    I found pretty decent used one from around 1990. Completely stock. I did OK on the price but the dealer was only willing to come down $10 on the posted price. Oh well.

    I have not even fired it yet but I was curious. I took it apart, all the way down to the individual pieces of the trigger group. What a simple gun.

    I am hooked and I haven't fired one round.
  17. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    You and me both, brother! have you seen what they go for on gunbroker? 5-600 bucks is crazy, but if you want one I guess you pay the piper.
  18. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    That's why I say I'm "looking." :D
  19. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    Nope, plenty still on the shelf at Walmart.

    Couldn't find any Henry .22's though...
  20. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    not a one on the shelf at the local Wallys I've been to, but it doesn't strike me as unusual seeing that hunting season is full tilt here.
    at least I'm hopeing they will be restocked.

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