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Old February 27, 2014, 07:36 AM   #101
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After so many notices from Midway about .22 LR being in stock, but being out of stock when I checked, I was finally fast enough and scored on Blazer RN. 5K for $195 being delivered Thursday. Now I can sit back, rest easy, and wait for things to catch back up. I hope anyway, as I am supplying myself, my wife, and two children, plus have given a couple of bulk boxes away to friends, and may do so again before things get better.
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Old February 27, 2014, 09:00 AM   #102
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With the number of alerts I've been getting lately, I'm thinking maybe the 22 situation is getting a little better. Now if I could only find some HP38 (or W231, Ramshot Zip or AA #2)
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Old February 27, 2014, 09:55 AM   #103
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After so many notices from Midway about .22 LR being in stock, but being out of stock when I checked, I was finally fast enough and scored on Blazer RN. 5K for $195 being delivered Thursday. Now I can sit back, rest easy, and wait for things to catch back up. I hope anyway, as I am supplying myself, my wife, and two children, plus have given a couple of bulk boxes away to friends, and may do so again before things get better.
I haven't been successful on a single round from Midway YET and I bet I have tried 1,000 times, literally. I think I got an alert yesterday while I was sitting at my desk and it was gone.
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Old February 27, 2014, 12:06 PM   #104
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How do you all get so much 22 ammo and do you just get lucky in finding Walmart 22 ammo?
I haven't seen any in walmart for ages, but I don't go out of my way to search for it there. The 2000 rounds I have bought represent four bricks that I purchased in three online orders. The purchases were all limited to one per order, but I was able to catch two different brands in stock at the same time on one occasion. This represents three actual orders out of possibly 100 or more "in stock notifications" from the vendors, which are normally gone before I can log onto their sites.

I was able to piggyback them with other ammo purchases (9mm, .357 and .45) to defray the high shipping cost for ammo. If I had to order just the one brick at a time, the shipping would have pushed me over my spending limit in most cases.
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Old March 1, 2014, 06:57 AM   #105
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What's the deal with .22LR STIIIIIIILLLL?!

What the crap? This is beyond redic. Are they even making it anymore? I use the Walmart app to see when it's in stock but I've heard reports all over the country that the app doesn't work at times. I've seen .22 OOOOONNNNCCCEEE in 14 months.
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Old March 1, 2014, 07:08 AM   #106
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It's there...just depends if you want to pay the price.

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Old March 1, 2014, 07:21 AM   #107
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Yeah, I meant in the stores where it ain't gobbled up in 15 min. I mean I held my tongue for the first 8 months but this is beyond rediculous.
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Old March 1, 2014, 07:39 AM   #108
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Give it up already. This is well beyond beating a dead horse. Supply and demand.
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Old March 1, 2014, 07:52 AM   #109
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it will still be a while but one day youll walk into walmart and see all you want
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Old March 1, 2014, 07:57 AM   #110
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Forget Walmart, go to your LGS. Mine always has 22s, and you usually have a choice of brands.
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Old March 1, 2014, 08:06 AM   #111
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Old March 2, 2014, 02:09 PM   #112
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.22 ammo has not increased significantly in wholesale cost. It shouldn't exceed $23-$25 retail per brick. Anything above that is all greed. On a more pleasant note, I saw a gouger--er vendor-- patching up several boxes of .22lr at the last show. It seems someone wasn't too fond of gougery--er selling at market ($65 per box)--and slashed the lower portions of his Walmart bought and repriced .550 packs so that when you picked them up the contents fell out. At least 1,500 bullets were on the table and floor. I suggested Walmart may offer him a refund on his inventory, chuckled, and walked away. Wouldn't it suck if everyone accidentally dropped an overpriced brick or two, spilled a few K on the floor, or dumped a Pepsi on the overpriced inventory? Yeah, that would suck for the gougers.
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Old March 2, 2014, 02:12 PM   #113
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The Big Thread of .22lr Availability

Instead of several parallel threads on how hard .22lr is to find or how much was found or ...
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Old March 2, 2014, 02:15 PM   #114
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.22lr MEGATHREAD

Got it?

Want it?

Can't find it?

Think aliens are controlling production or hoarding?
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Old March 2, 2014, 02:29 PM   #115
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Think aliens are controlling production or hoarding?
Hadn't really considered that possibility, maybe the History Channel could provide answers. Thought alien technology would have advanced beyond rimfire....to perhaps centerfire.
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Old March 2, 2014, 05:00 PM   #116
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Hadn't really considered that possibility, maybe the History Channel could provide answers. Thought alien technology would have advanced beyond rimfire....to perhaps centerfire.
Or ".22 Long Blaster Death Ray"!

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Old March 2, 2014, 05:37 PM   #117
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.22 ammo has not increased significantly in wholesale cost. It shouldn't exceed $23-$25 retail per brick. Anything above that is all greed. On a more pleasant note, I saw a gouger--er vendor-- patching up several boxes of .22lr at the last show. It seems someone wasn't too fond of gougery--er selling at market ($65 per box)--and slashed the lower portions of his Walmart bought and repriced .550 packs so that when you picked them up the contents fell out. At least 1,500 bullets were on the table and floor. I suggested Walmart may offer him a refund on his inventory, chuckled, and walked away. Wouldn't it suck if everyone accidentally dropped an overpriced brick or two, spilled a few K on the floor, or dumped a Pepsi on the overpriced inventory? Yeah, that would suck for the gougers.

May I ask how old are you?

I am not going to buy or sell 22 ammo for anything over what WalMart prices it at, but I am not 12 years old and have grown past the stage of destroying other peoples property because I am jealous. Very immature actions.

maybe someone with out a car decides to take a knife or key to the side of your car. Would you recommend that?
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Old March 2, 2014, 05:41 PM   #118
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So apparently the Chupacabra, Bigfoot, Nessie and aliens are now hoarding 22 ammo. I was actually watching one of those ridiculous shows last night. Something about the goat man of Fort Worth? Every time I see one of those shows it just further proves to me that none of these things actually exist.

The good thing about 22 threads is you don't generally have to read about "I roll my own" like you do on threads about centerfire ammo. Of course there is always a reloader that can make .38 for $.04 per round because they bought components in 1937.

I have more bulk 22 ammo now than I did in 2012. Virtually all of that came from Cabela's. What I need now is a decent quantity of quality ammo for my finicky 22s.
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Old March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM   #119
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My local problem is we have some retired guys who religiously line up 2-3 hours at the Gun counter at Wal-Mart and buys it up them true to resale it on Swap Shop or the local Quarterly Gun Shows.
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Old March 3, 2014, 02:23 AM   #120
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I am not going to buy or sell 22 ammo for anything over what WalMart prices it at, but I am not 12 years old and have grown past the stage of destroying other peoples property because I am jealous. Very immature actions.
What gave you the impression the subject who damaged the boxes was jealous or immature? Since none of the other .22 vendors suffered cut boxes, I'd venture to say it wasn't jealousy or immaturity. I don't blame them for taking it to the gouger. I never entered the stage of destroying anyone's property (I didn't even realize that was a stage of life), but I am glad you no longer engage in such activity. Your parents must be quite proud!

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Sure...how, does that relate to overpriced ammunition?

Delta boy, make friends with a store employee. I get a call when .22 and 9mm comes in normally.

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Old March 3, 2014, 09:21 AM   #121
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ROOTER it does no good the Store restocks Monday and Thursday, the line is formed by 5 am and the counter opens at 7am . 20 minutes later they are out.
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Old March 3, 2014, 10:55 AM   #122
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It does when your ammo never makes it to the shelves. The skabs never get the chance to buy it. Like I said, make a friend at the store.
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Old March 3, 2014, 09:50 PM   #123
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Sure.

What gave you the impression the subject who damaged the boxes was jealous or immature? Since none of the other .22 vendors suffered cut boxes, I'd venture to say it wasn't jealousy or immaturity. I don't blame them for taking it to the gouger. .
just to clarify you do not think cutting boxes of ammunition, that is not yours, is not immature?

Also you suggested intentionally dropping and spilling soda on someone else property because you don't like what they are doing with it, and you do not think that is immature.

With all du respect you are wrong and I would be astonished if your parents were proud of you. What you recommended is the act of a spoiled child.

BTW you never answered my question about your age
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Old March 3, 2014, 10:02 PM   #124
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Immature idiots enjoy the destruction of others property... as far as gougers- what is unobtainium worth? Even for a dealer to sell at old prices is stupid from a business point... say ya needed to sell 100 bricks a month to cover costs but now ya can only get 10 bricks to even sell? Ya still have the same overhead costs etc even though most of your inventories are non existent etc? Of course paying a STUPID TAX sucks but if ya did not buy it and stack in when available it is no ones fault but yer own. If a guy sell at a higher price than "normal" or what you want to pay there is no guarantee that he will be able to replace his stock- what is that risk worth?

Personally I just don't buy if I see prices higher than I want to spend... if they can't sell they will sit on it or someone needing it will pay the stupid tax... or likely go without...
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Old March 4, 2014, 12:56 AM   #125
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Since Nov. 2012, I have not seen ANY .22LR ammo in either of the two WalFart (mis-spelled deliberately) in the Belleville area. This is despite showing up at different times and days and hearing from one or two employees saying that they have seen "some" and others saying they hadn't seen any in months.

Late last year, I got some bulk .22LR (don't remember which - 525/550/555) two different times at Curt Smith's Outdoors in Belleville. Price was more than I wanted to pay ($29.99) but I needed some for plinking for both me and my mother. (She pops varmits on her property.) However , they haven't had any since. What is interesting however, is that their supply of .17 and .22 Mag has been growing. Prices aren't that good but the quantities are improving.

When I was in today, they had at least 20 boxes of .17 and 10 of the .22 Mag. As I wasn't interested in those, I failed to look at the prices. What got me was that, in talking to the clerks, they said that .22LR may not be readily available for maybe a year.

Sorry to bring bad news but I refuse to pay (for now) over $0.06/round for .22LR ammo!!
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