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Old 02-19-2013, 7:06 AM
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I have a Walther 22LR TPH. I was looking for some ammo recently only to find the 22 ammo sold out aven at a local gunshow recently. One small gunstore near where I live has the ammo but restricts how much you can buy at one time.
Is the reason because AR's are made into 22? Of course those are on the maybe hit list with Dianne Feintsein. Is that the reason? I assume so, but I may be wrong.
Please correct me if I am wrong. thanx to all who reply.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:12 AM
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why is everything SOLD OUT!!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:14 AM
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You aren't looking hard enough. I have bought 15k rounds in the past month.
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You aren't looking hard enough. I have bought 15k rounds in the past month.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:15 AM
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1) Prices on everything else went nuts, so people starting stocking up on .22

2) This makes prices on .22 go up. Marketplace has a seller asking $70 for a 525 bulk pack, seriously!?

3) Supply and demand.

4) There are still deals out there, but you have to be FAST. Four boxes of Federal 325 lk coming to my house today for about $15 each.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:16 AM
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Maybe the 22 uppers for ARs, maybe the ammo companies stealing employees and equipment to run more 223. Maybe a nefarious "maintenance shutdown" to artificially drive up prices like the gas companies do. Whatever the cause, it's damn annoying.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:18 AM
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.22lr isn't sold out. Bulk pack .22lr and the stuff that runs 3-8 cents a round is hard to find because it's cheap so people bought it up right away. The expensive match stuff like Eley team/match/tenex/etc. isn't hard to find at all. Bulk pack .22lr still pops up on occasion if you keep an eye out for it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:34 AM
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2 reasons
1. Every year around Christmas time .22LR sells out due to new rifles bought as gifts for young teens.
2. Due to the panic buying frenzy companies are slow to restock the Christmas flood.
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Old 02-19-2013, 7:46 AM
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.22lr is the most popular round world-wide.
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...pay attention like the rest of us do and you'll find yourself with about 2000-3000 rounds in just one month.

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I've been shooting a lot more .22 because it was getting too hard to shoot my .45 (and then my 9mm) and replace the ammo.
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Because it is cheap cheap cheap, to shoot(at least before the craziness).
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You aren't looking hard enough. I have bought 15k rounds in the past month.
Dude. I'm reporting you to the police. CLEARLY you're about to go on a ramage with all that ammo!
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Old 02-19-2013, 9:05 AM
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i am gonna go with cause its a popular round, like others have said i have managed to find about 2K .308 and a lot of .45 acp just by being persistent.
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Old 02-19-2013, 9:22 AM
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I have a 525 I just bought at walmart today. I heard ALL 22lr makers will stop making ammo and their all going out of business. Its got to be true! I heard it from the walmart clerk myself!

Anyways, I'll sell it you for only 525 dollars. Best price in on the net!

but seriously,
Look around, you'll find em. I havent bought 22lr since 2006....I think I still have about 10-15 bulk packs...Not for sale though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:20 AM
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Cause some people are just plain douche bags.
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just about every gun mfg. makes a 22cal type of gun be it rifle or hand gun or both.. very popular caliber


BUT...


ammo mfg. ... don't make all that much money making a 22cal rd as oppose to let say 223/556 9mm or 45
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You aren't looking hard enough. I have bought 15k rounds in the past month.
Would you sell some 22lr? Im in Ventura also, PM me if you will.
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I heard that CCI produces a 2.5 billion 22LR per year
If you do the math and divide that by 1800 Wal-Marts in the US
(Yes I know that not all Wal-Marts sell ammo, but just hang in there)

It breaks down to 7.25 bricks/WalMart/day. 7 bricks a day per Wal-Mart store! And we have excluded Big 5, Dicks, Cabelas, Bass Pro and your favorite local gun store from this. If we assume similar production numbers for Remington, Federal and Winchester, the availability really doesn't improve that much-- call it 29 bricks per day total for those Wal-Marts or whichever way you want to divide it up.
And you know we have folks out there ready to swoop on whatever pops up.
We took an awful lot for granted before this panic hit.
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Old 02-19-2013, 9:04 PM
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Ha, ha! Yeah, I never get the anti argument about having a "stockpile" of ammo? All of the mass shootings within memory utilized a few hundred rounds maximum and most with far fewer. Nobody can carry more than a few hundred rounds on their body so what does it matter if someone has 500 or 5 million rounds in their stash?

Even using idiotic anti logic, I don't get it.

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Old 02-19-2013, 9:09 PM
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All of the ammo I have bought in the past few months have been in quantities of 2k or more, a lot of the dealers have had it in 5k quantities as well. You do have to be ready to pounce, it sells out in a matter minutes.
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At the Ventura gun show I bought it for $3 a box, now I pay $5-6 a box for it at big5/shooting ranges. I bought the two last boxes of .22 at the range I went to yesterday.
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A friend's Dad's boss told me that ammo is hard to find because of the brewing civil war between the parties of Socialist Invalid Whiners and the Capitalist Hoarding Swine. I'm neutral, so I wouldn't know.
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It's all gone due to PANIC!, poor people.......
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It isn't.

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1) Prices on everything else went nuts, so people starting stocking up on .22

2) This makes prices on .22 go up. Marketplace has a seller asking $70 for a 525 bulk pack, seriously!?
Right, I guess the ones for $40 are a real bargain
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Right, I guess the ones for $40 are a real bargain
No the pre-panic price of $25 to $30 was much nicer. No way will my 100 boxes last through the day at $40 each. I probably should have made them $50.
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My 22 is a bolt action single shot, so I only buy one round at a time.
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Stopped by my local LGS, he has 10K of stuff on order and distributor can only fill 900.00, rest is on backorder. Not sure who his main distributor is. Place is stripped of all semi-auto pistols, unless you want some old use .25's. Stripped of all revolvers, even quality consignments.
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Yap 22lr are hard to find.. People are hoarding it.. I can't wait till this thing is over..
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...and it's hard to reload.
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Cause I bought it all.
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I traded a box of CCI minimags to shoot five rounds of .460 S&W Magnum. We both walked away from that one happy.

When the paper blows back at ten yards from the muzzle blast, that's kind of fun.
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...pay attention like the rest of us do and you'll find yourself with about 2000-3000 rounds in just one month.

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And one gentleman here has been buying and selling for Calgunners...

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I receive my Walther TPH a few months ago and already have over 500rds.!
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It just struck me that after the coming collapse, bullets will be the new currency (you can't eat or shoot gold). Figure that a .22LR will be like a nickel; a 9mm the new dime, a .45ACP like a quarter, and so on up through .223 then .308.

So, a few thousand rounds of anything is like money in the bank.

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It just struck me that after the coming collapse, bullets will be the new currency (you can't eat or shoot gold). Figure that a .22LR will be like a nickel; a 9mm the new dime, a .45ACP like a quarter, and so on up through .223 then .308.

So, a few thousand rounds of anything is like money in the bank.

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