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Old December 6, 2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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Where is the 22 lr ammo ?@#$%

Every place I look is sold out! I have a new Savage and cant shoot it.
What is going on?
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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interesting, live in Lewiston ID, home to an ATK ammo plant so most of our stores are rolling in CCI, American Eagle and Federal 22lr all the time....prices are just as bad as everywhere else but they seem to be able to feed demand well enough here.
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Old December 6, 2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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Where are you looking?? All of these companies have .22LR in stock.

http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/rimfire-ammunition/22-lr
http://www.ammoman.com/c/24/22-long-rifle
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index.php/cPath/465_187
http://www.ammunitionstore.com/categ...2-lr-ammo.html
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Old December 6, 2012, 02:03 AM   #4
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Hey thank you John!
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Old December 6, 2012, 02:44 AM   #5
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I bought it.
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Old December 6, 2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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I think a lot of people are buying up .22s just to have a gun with the current rush to gun ownership and you also have Christmas coming up so I expect the .22 sales are pretty good this time of year for gifts (both guns and ammo); at least the second thought was how it worked in my house growing up. I expect .22LR ammo will be more available after the holidays.
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Old December 7, 2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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I buy a couple boxes every week or two depending on the prices. If I see any good deals I buy a case or two. Stock up when things calm down a bit. If ya keep it dry it will last for years and years so no reason not to have 10-20k rounds laying around.
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Old December 7, 2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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MAnufacturers are just getting ready for the price increase....
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Old December 7, 2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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The lgs here, in addition to Wal Mart, has plenty of .22lr ammunition. I don't doubt j270's dilemma but I have never encountered a time or place when .22 rimfire ammunition was sold out.
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Old December 7, 2012, 04:54 PM   #10
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No problems here

I buy 22lr whenever I see a good deal and usually can get my favorite (Federal bulk, either 525 or 550 count) but if not available then Remington, Winchester or CCI on the shelf. The one store that seems to have the lowest stock and choice is Dick's Sporting. No problems at Cabela's or Walmart or local gun shops.
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Old December 7, 2012, 05:21 PM   #11
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Reminder,

We can buy .22rf ammunition from CMP. Its worth a look.

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Old December 7, 2012, 07:36 PM   #12
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My toy store knows if he has a 1000 rounds in an unopened box when I walk in he won't when I walk out. I look in that corner when I walk in and if he has it he just puts it on the counter for me. I still can't get my inventory over 17,000 rounds, some durn fool keeps shooting it up.
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Old December 7, 2012, 07:56 PM   #13
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My usual supplier of Blaser was out of stock, but they had plenty of other bulk boxes of 22.
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Old December 8, 2012, 12:20 PM   #14
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I have a couple of thousand rounds from my own past and given to me.

I am giving some away to my nephew! I don't shoot it a lot anymore (I don't have a 22 I can shoot that well with the older eyes).

Funny, as I get older people give me ammo and booze. When I needed it I had to buy it. Now I can't use or handle much of it anymore and I have more than I need. Hmmmm
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Old December 8, 2012, 12:32 PM   #15
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no shortage noticed here. Reminds me my stash is getting a bit low and I need to watch for sales to pick up a few 000 more rds.
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Old December 8, 2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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I don't doubt j270's dilemma but I have never encountered a time or place when .22 rimfire ammunition was sold out.
Where were you in 2008?

There is plenty of 22LR in my garage. About 30,000 rounds.
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Old December 8, 2012, 02:56 PM   #17
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I just bought an ammo can with 1600 rounds of CCI mini-mags in it at Wal-Mart....for $104 out the door. That's a pretty good deal on premium 22 ammo.

My Ruger 22/45 is pretty picky about what it eats, lol. The CCI's have never given me a problem.
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Old December 8, 2012, 04:03 PM   #18
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Where were you in 2008?
Which month? I'm only recounting my experience(s). Can't speak for yours.
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Old December 8, 2012, 06:01 PM   #19
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Seems to be sufficient stock on the shelves in my part of Virginia. OP, hopefully you'll see some soon in your part of the woods!

Probably the best thing everyone can do is remain calm... buy a box or two if you see something you really want or need. Panic purchases are not necessary (IMO), and bragging about hoarding ammo does not increase one's "firearms cred" on TFL (as far as I know).
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Old December 8, 2012, 06:11 PM   #20
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Folks are just getting a bit more serious about arming themselves. Stuff is flying off shelves all over. It will even out after a bit.
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Old December 10, 2012, 08:59 PM   #21
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I work a few days a week at a gunshop. 22 ammo has been put on allocation by some distributors. The store owner I work for was only allowed 2500 rounds of 22 ammo this week. No reason was given to him as to why it's being rationed out to dealers. The big stores will always get theirs first as most of them get theirs factory direct
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Old December 10, 2012, 09:28 PM   #22
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We're up to our eyes in .22 LR around here in Indiana. Can't think of one single place that is out. (and doesn't have bucket loads)......30-30s on the other hand

For the life of me I can't figure out why a non legal cartridge has been completely out, in any weight since firearms season opened in a area that 30-30 lever guns are more common than a F150 COs were pretty busy.
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Old December 10, 2012, 09:33 PM   #23
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In October and then again in November I bought one of those 1600 round ammo cans of CCI Mini Mag .22LR from my local WaMart. $98 for 1600 seemed like a fair price. I went over the weekend to buy one more and they were gone, along with everything else. All there was left was a couple boxes of CB shorts. I hope it’s a Christmas rush and not another mad rush on ammo like a few years ago. At least I’ve got 3200 rounds. It will get me threw 2013 just fine.
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Old December 10, 2012, 10:55 PM   #24
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There is plenty of 22LR in my garage. About 30,000 rounds.
Unless your garage is climate controlled, there is about 30,000 rounds of .22LR deteriorating in it. Rimfire doesn't "keep" nearly as well as centerfire, and neither one keeps all that well if it's stored for long periods in either heat or cold.
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Old December 10, 2012, 11:06 PM   #25
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I used to buy two Federal Bulk-Packs at W-M every month or so. That meant I could shoot one and put one up.

They went up in price from about $15 to about $20 not long ago...and then disappeared. Haven't seen one in any of my local 3-4 W-Ms in the last 3-4 months (North TX, DFW area).

I see a box here and there at local gun shows, selling for from $23 to $35.
Guess I'll shoot up a bit of what I had put up over the last couple years.
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