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is .22LR in Stock Anywhere?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wcoats, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. wcoats

    wcoats Member

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    Anyone know where I can find .22 LR in stock so I can go have some fun at the range?
     
  2. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I saw some shorts today at my local gs. Walmart still has some too. Only lr I have seen is rat shot.
     
  3. BCCL

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    If you live near a Rural King store check there, I found over 1000 rounds of CCI mini-mag in one Thursday. (I didn't buy it all) :)
     
  4. VAPOPO

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    Not untill these damn hoarders quit stockpiling for the apocolypse. Give it up already.
     
  5. heeler

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    Shorts...Great idea.
    Since my old bolt action Marlin model 25 handles all three variations of 22 I guess picking up a few boxes would be a good thing to do as I have lots of LR.
     
  6. colorado_handgunner

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    Picked up 200 Remington Target at Walmart yesterday. First I have seen in a long time. It was all they had.
     
  7. wcoats

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    yeah, I hate that all the ammo is being bought up to be horded and sit around. I'm just trying to get some to go to the range and actually enjoy my fire arms
     
  8. Skylerbone

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    That's a bit presumptuous. Shall I proffer that if you found 400 rounds in stock and only intended to shoot 50 rounds this week that you would buy it all? Would you then be a hoarder or just a guy who is planning on future range time?

    There are a lot of rimfires out there and the .22 is the cheapest to shoot. As other calibers became unavailable or incurred a doubling in price, it was only natural that pressure would be put on the cheapest, most popular ammo available. So perhaps other shooters aren't hoarding but rather shooting their .22s instead of their centerfires...just like you.

    For my part I haven't purchased a box of loaded ammo (with the exception of rimfire) in years. I also gave away a bulk box of .22lr to a fellow shooter who was a bit short sighted with his supply.
     
  9. carbine85

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    I usually shoot Eley or Wolf Match so I have to order it. It might be worth the money to just pay the shipping and save gas money driving around trying to find it.
     
  10. Inebriated

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    Local places all have it, as does Gander, Bass Pro, Dick's, Academy, and even a Wal Mart. It's not the greatest ammo... mostly Remington... but it's there.

    Luckily, I don't have to buy any of it...
     
  11. ole farmerbuck

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    I gave a 525 rnd box to a friend yesterday. I paid 15.50 for it a couple of months ago and today its bringing 60.00. (or more) I warned him of the shortage coming but he didnt believe me, he does now!
     
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    I think he means $600.00
     
  14. ole farmerbuck

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    yea I meant 60.00/500.
     
  15. Fishbed77

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    All I can find anywhere is ratshot.

    Seriously, people, why the panic hoarding of .22lR? This is crazy.
     
  16. sixgunner455

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    None on the shelf here. Some in the stash under my kitchen table, though ...

    I wouldn't call myself a hoarder, but ever since the last presidential election, I've made a habit of buying a brick or box of .22 whenever I was at the store, just whatever I could afford. A lot of it got shot up, a lot got experimented with, but a bunch more just got stuck in my shooting box 'cause I was buying it faster than I was shooting it.

    Now, it's starting to get used. I like to shoot, not just own my guns. I haven't overpaid for any ammo yet, and hope I don't have to. I guess I am a hoarder, or a prepper, or whatever. What I am not, is a panic buyer.
     
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    There is no 22LR around Memphis. I haven't seen any at a single store, either small LGS or big box store. I have missed a steel challenge and will miss the next one because of the hoarders and preppers. I can't wait until the AWB bill gets tossed. Then all of these folks that hoarded will start panic selling to pay bills.
     
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    Most places in central IL. are out of lr as well. I picked up 1500 a couple weeks back because I happened to be in the shop as they opened a new case.

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  19. JVaughn

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    Most LGS in NE TN have it in stock, not too bad price-wise, a little inflated. Walmart gets in a few here and there, nothing regular.
     
  20. Recon Ron

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    Find out when your LGS has their truck day and show up. Big 5 (my store in socal) gets it every Monday and by 30 minutes past opening we've sold over 10000 rounds of .22lr alone. Usually out of stock 2 hours past opening.
     
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    I surely hope that forum members are keeping a mental note of the retail/on-line companies that are charging unethically high prices for near-commodity products. It surely is their right to do so, but the economy tends to ebb and flow and when it comes time that there is plenty of supply out there (and it will happen; many never thought there would be a housing oversupply such as there is, on average, these days) I will happily direct my funds to those who had a long-view during this recently skewed market.
    I wonder if we could 'pin' a thread where we can post sites that are charging say, 2x, 3x or more than retail on shooter-related products (e.g. ammo, guns, optics). Say the date, the product, the vendor, their current price, and the historic (or suggested retail price). It would be a pleasure to consult such a listing when times change.
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  22. Skylerbone

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    Problem is, distributors are charging more as are manufacturers. Pointing the finger at retailers may in some cases out unscrupulous sellers but in others may punish shops seeking replacement cost. For example, one LGS has USGI 30-round AR magazines available at $45 ea. and a number of ARs as well. All of those items however are consigned so the price reflects the attitude of their owners rather than his prices. He was forced to increase the price of primers from $33/1000 to $42/1000 to reflect his new cost. Retailers like Walmart are implementing ammo limits which some feel are unfair but others see them as a means of preventing hoarding by design. The number of WTS postings by individuals offering $40 or $50 PMAGS and the like indicate that any retailer offering pre-hysteria prices will simply be offering a large amount of stock to entrepreneurs looking to gouge. I would gladly support a list of retailers who withdrew firearms sales and quietly returned to market later.
     
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    People who plan ahead and set aside ammo will always have something to shoot during times like this. It isn't getting any cheaper and it may not always be as available.

    That being said I can usually find 22 ammo in my area. I just don't enjoy paying $30/500 for bricks. Fortunatey I found some bricks of CCI the other day for 20 bucks.
     
  25. Fishbed77

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    Amen!!!
     
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