Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Mar 19, 2017.
That was my situation also, and for the same reason. I'd buy on sale with the idea that it won't be cheaper in the future and it doesn't go bad despite my poor storage in garages, attics, and basements over decades.
I actually had enough to sell to others.
Well, there's solid proof that things are getting back to normal. We're gettin' picky! LOL! (just kidding!)
It's funny here in central Montana, many of the normal retailers have .22 rimfire regardless of the variety. However, Wally-World just opened a second store in Great Falls, the super-sized one, no .22 at either location. I suspect that for some reason that Wal-Mart has concluded that either they can't make enough money on it, or the imported store managers are not firearms friendly.
you can also be buried with the 22 RF like the Pharaohs were buried with their treasure . on forums I have seen pics of guys older then you with 6 ft high stacks of 22 RF
Please don't make your reply look like it's inclusive of your quoting me.
Lots of Mini-Mag and standard velocity available also, though they were looking for more money for the Mini-Mags.
I haven't checked with BassPro and Cabelas but they'll usually have stock as well in the local stores.
you are exactly right but I don't think it will happen
I have gone once and a while to 4 different wal marts for years and Big Foot is seen more then 22 RF. but there is always a couple of guys that say they have tons in their wal mart
The shelf tags change though so they must be getting some in, but not when I am there. The other day the tag read 325 round boxes of federal automatch for $17 something. No ammo, but that was the tag. Sort of encouraging. I like the automatch. Seems to work really well in my model 41.
It's not hoarding if your stuff is cool.
OR... if you hoard ammo & live in California. The flippers/scalpers might be sweating a bit. Starting next year ammo prices will rise (not certain how much) and we'll need a license to buy it or sell it. No more casual person to person sales. Right now I'm finding all the .22 I want on the internet. That will go away for us next year too.
Many shops have huge piles of it, but never for less than $40-50 a brick.
Sometimes you have to ask if they have any rather than scanning the glass case.
I go to walmart just about every week for groceries; sometimes twice. I have pretty much stopped even gawking at the ammo case. But I did buy some 22 Mag a couple of months ago at WM. Like to keep at least 1000 rounds of that available. I am waiting to see if they start getting the Federal Lightning in again. It was always my go to plinking/general purpose brand that I got used to. I like the 50 ct boxes. When it does come in, I suspect I won't like the price. I still have a good bit, so it really doesn't matter.
I consistently bought 5 to 10 boxes of the Lightning every trip to WM for years, That would be at least once a week. I shot it, but not fast enough. It piles up and during the shortage, I nearly stopped shooting 22LR. Kind of ridiculous in many ways....
The $40-$50 a brick price is pretty common at gunshops, but that usually isn't Remington Goldens either.
The copper plating is really rough but since it will just be used by my sons for plinking, I didn't see that I had anything to lose.
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