Bummer. I checked out the ammo selection at Walmart the other night just to see... they were out of 223 but still had 22LR in stock. In fact, 223 was all that was empty (that I took note of anyway).
After 2008, I had a lot of trouble finding 22LR for about a year. I traded for some at one point, privately. I learned my lesson and I have some on hand for a few years.
Wanted: 50 Beowulf Brass, .500 cal bullets
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