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Old March 4, 2014, 07:58 PM   #126
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I finally caught some in stock and was able to buy some at normal prices from Midway last week. It's coming in, people are still just buying it like crazy. No telling how many billion rounds are back ordered.

When folks run out of money and shelf space, things will get back to normal.
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Old March 4, 2014, 09:29 PM   #127
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I finally caught some in stock and was able to buy some at normal prices from Midway last week. It's coming in, people are still just buying it like crazy. No telling how many billion rounds are back ordered.

When folks run out of money and shelf space, things will get back to normal.
If thats what you are waiting on then you are going to be waiting a very very long time and frankly I doubt it will end.
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Old March 4, 2014, 09:32 PM   #128
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When folks run out of money and shelf space, things will get back to normal.
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If thats what you are waiting on then you are going to be waiting a very very long time and frankly I doubt it will end.
That's right. When TSHTF, the world will end in a hail of .22 gunfire...

It will rain from the hills, too, because that will be what is in everyone's bug-out bag.





Meanwhile... joking aside...

I've been fortunate in that in both where I purchase my firearms and then where I practice, ammunition is sold. The fine counterstaff at both locations continually surprise me, when I least expect it, with a bulk box of .22LR. Although I don't have a metric asstonne of it, I do have several days' range use in store.


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Old March 5, 2014, 07:28 AM   #129
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If thats what you are waiting on then you are going to be waiting a very very long time and frankly I doubt it will end.
Nothing lasts forever, nothing. It will catch up.
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Old March 5, 2014, 07:30 AM   #130
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I am not even interested in any more Golden Bullets, Thunderbolts or WWB 22 as I have probably more than we will shoot in 2 years. Virtually all of it came from Cabela's and I consider these to be the lowest quality of all the 22 ammo. Good for ammo dumps and teaching folks to shoot.
I will still buy Blazer or any of the other CCI offerings as well as other "quality" ammo as I come across it.
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Old March 5, 2014, 08:12 AM   #131
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I live in NW Ohio and I have not seen any 22 at my local Walmart since January 2013. Same with 22mag. Which is why I no longer own any 22mag guns.
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Old March 5, 2014, 09:12 AM   #132
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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.
I said it would really suck. How is that suggestive again?

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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.
Coming from a reformed vandal, that really hurts.

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I am not even interested in any more Golden Bullets, Thunderbolts
The new Goldens are fine. I have about 15K of them and they have been reliable and accurate.
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Old March 5, 2014, 03:28 PM   #133
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Junk Gross .22 ammo

I have had no trouble shooting "junk" ammo in my High Standard Sentinels, or Marlin Model 60. They just eat 'em up. Some of my auto pistols are picky, and don't function as well as with better quality types, such as CCI, etc.
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Old March 6, 2014, 11:41 AM   #134
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I hope it turns out like the AR buying frenzy. Everyone thought they had to have one. Now they are selling for 500-600 dollars. When everything calms down what are the people who bought thousands of rounds that dont shoot it going to do with it? I hope the market gets flooded with the stuff.
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Old March 6, 2014, 11:58 AM   #135
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Midway

every time I go there I go to Warren Brothers.com don't make scene to me? Whats their web site? Thanks
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Old March 6, 2014, 12:21 PM   #136
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Here are some pics from the local Gander Mountain, taken on 2/25/14. They had got their ammo shipment in that morning - so had quite a bit (these pics were taken about 3 hours after they opened). The limit of 200 rds meant one could get 200 rds. of 22 LR and 200 rds of 22 WMR - not sure if they would let someone get 200 rounds of .22 short in addition to the other or not.








Then on Saturday (about 2 hours after they put the ammo out) the local Walmart had .22 LR (CCI minimag HP, 100 rd. packages). The walmart sporting goods guy said there were 7 people waiting for the .22 LR when they put it out at 0630, I was there about 800 and there were two boxes remaining. So .22 is coming to stores - but is still selling quick.

a side note - the 100 rd packs of minimags were .50 cents cheaper at walmart than at gander mountain.

As for Gander Mountain - I was in for some other stuff on Monday the 24th and asked if they had any 22 magnums. They told me no but we will get some in on Tuesday. I asked about 22LR and they said they didn't know when they would get more in. I arrive Tuesday (I have a family member looking for 22 WMR) and they also got in 22 LR and 22 Short (none of the .22 ammo in the pics I posted above were there the day before). So I'm not sure if they (the guys at Gander Mountain) truly didn't know that was in their ammo shipment coming in, or if they just don't tell people about it coming in so it would stay on the shelves longer? Either way I knew if I didn't take some pictures with my cell phone I'd have some people I know not believe me. Once I texted the pics to a family member - they said I wish it was like that where I live - the gander mountain there hasn't had .22 in months.
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Old March 6, 2014, 12:24 PM   #137
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For the question about Midway

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every time I go there I go to Warren Brothers.com don't make scene to me? Whats their web site? Thanks
it is www.midwayusa.com
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Old March 7, 2014, 08:30 PM   #138
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Here is an instant stockpile:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=396295065

It can be yours for just $9,000 depending on the bidding
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Old March 7, 2014, 09:09 PM   #139
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Here is an instant stockpile:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=396295065

It can be yours for just $9,000 depending on the bidding
MSRP for that is about $3000. Some people have more money than sense. Stack it deep when it is cheap and available. Don't buy in times like this unless you can get a decent deal.
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Old March 7, 2014, 09:12 PM   #140
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Do the math on the $11,447 for buy it now works up to .19/round or $95/brick!! Yea I can wait a long time before I buy at those prices.
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Old March 8, 2014, 12:21 AM   #141
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Can't resist bragging some on myself. The Chief and I planned to stake out a Dick's Sporting Goods this morning that we thought might be getting some 22 in. Since I had some free time to kill before the store opened at 9 I stepped into the Walmart just across the parking lot. Perfect place to kill a few minutes.

I was loitering around the sporting goods counter when the phone rang. After a number of rings an assistant manager picked up; I happened to overhear him say to the caller "I've got a case of 22 in the back I haven't put out yet."

When he hung up I told him he should just bring that case out and let me get started. I sent Chief a text to let him know some was coming out shortly. There was also another gentleman lurking around whose face lit up when he heard there might be 22 around. The stranger got his, I got mine and Chief got his, leaving one for box for the guy whose phone call had started all this. Thanks, whoever you are!

This particular Walmart only had the three box limit on 22. Everything else was unlimited.

Dick's didn't have any, but that was ok.
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Old March 8, 2014, 01:11 AM   #142
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GWP - at what price/quantity?
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Old March 8, 2014, 01:28 AM   #143
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$17 and some change for Winchester 333 boxes. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 cents/rnd.
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Old March 8, 2014, 10:40 AM   #144
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Yep, between Dick's the Friday before and yesterday, I did indeed pick up another 1,500 rounds of .22 LR that I did not currently need. Walmart had the 333 round Winchester packs and Dick's had the 555 round Winchester.

As for those who wouldn't take Remington if it were given to them, fine with me. That makes it easier for me to find.

Perchance you just MAY wish to reconsider your bias, however well earned it may have been at the time you developed it. I've bought well over 2,000 rounds of Remington over the past year to support my wife's and kid's new shooting habits and so far we haven't had a bit of problem with any of them.

Things change over time, for both good and bad...so it seems to me that, by my experience, the current quality of Remington .22 LR rimfire is perfectly acceptable for general use.

But hey...continue to snub your nose at it if you wish. More for Daddy is what I say!

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Old March 8, 2014, 11:26 AM   #145
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Old March 8, 2014, 11:54 AM   #146
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I feel like I won the lottery :)

I woke up early and called the local bass pro shop to see if they had any 22. Guy said yes and that they had bulk boxes. I got there an hour before opening and before doors opened there was a line of 20+ plus people. Doors opened and the guy second to me told me to look out for runners and started to slow jog. They had two packs of M-22 and several more smaller packs of 300 and less rounds. I was able to get one of the M-22 boxes. I also picked up 1000 CCI Primers for $41 OTD. I hopefully will be getting a 22 rifle within the next two weeks to teach my kid to shot. Really happy, I had to share my story.

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Old March 8, 2014, 02:15 PM   #147
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Good find. Sucks that you have to fight to find a box of ammo now. Never had this problem when Bush was in.
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Old March 8, 2014, 02:22 PM   #148
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Congratulations. I think it is easier to hit the lottery than finding .22 lr these days. This 'bubble or hiccup in the supply and demand' is approaching 15 months already.
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Old March 8, 2014, 02:35 PM   #149
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Old March 8, 2014, 04:04 PM   #150
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Excellent day, lgs had bricks on sale for $45.00ea out the door. Three bricks going to the range tomorrow.
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