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Old 02-06-2013, 03:42   #1
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.22 Ammo price

Trip to the range Sunday. Range owner comes by and shows me a 550ct box of .22 ammo with a price tag of $69.95 on it. Wow.

Explains the lady a few benches down recently lost her husband, who it turns out I knew, and was feeling unsafe in her house with his death being publicized so she bought her son a .22 rifle for Christmas and was learning to shoot herself. She had to buy the ammo so they could get to the range to learn and so that her son could use his Christmas gift.

Thank goodness that gun store owner raised prices to meet market demand otherwise she wouldn't have been able to buy the ammo she needed when she needed it!

Still it was awfully pricey and i hate the thought of the kid having to scrimp ammo with his new rifle. I had about 1000 rds in my bag so I gave the range owner a 500 rd brick and told him to give her that so the kid can shoot more.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:18   #2
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:43   #3
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Trip to the range Sunday. she bought her son a .22 rifle for Christmas and was learning to shoot herself.

Interesting choice of words there
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:02   #4
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I remember the days when they were a penny apiece ...

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Thank goodness that gun store owner raised prices to meet market demand otherwise she wouldn't have been able to buy the ammo she needed when she needed it!

Still it was awfully pricey and i hate the thought of the kid having to scrimp ammo with his new rifle. I had about 1000 rds in my bag so I gave the range owner a 500 rd brick and told him to give her that so the kid can shoot more.



I got $69.95 the range owner did the right thing, and SOLD her your brick of ammo.
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I got $69.95 the range owner did the right thing, and SOLD her your brick of ammo.
Oh ... you're so cynical .....




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Old 02-06-2013, 06:13   #7
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WoW, I just bought 550 rounds of Remington hp from Wal-mart for $22. they had plenty on the shelf.

That was nice you helping her out. Good on you. Keep in touch and take the boy to the range with you since his dad is not there to take him.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:16   #8
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Maybe those who can't buy what they need will soon wake up and start asking some serious questions to their so called Representatives.
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Meh, these people, the nation in general, has had at least 15 years of pending threats to disarm them and to eventually take everything but starting with our weapons. First the 2nd Amendment, then the 4th, then the 1st no doubt....its the European model

Never was the threat louder nor more ignored as when the current communist in chief was elected for the first time....and still no one did anything. The nation as a whole was and remains more interested in the Kardashkians and other dumb crap.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:29   #10
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I went to a LGS to pick up some 22LR and saw the same thing, $69.99 for a 525 round brick. I told them that they liked their ammo much better than I did and will not look to purchase from them. Dang shame, they had a great selection of holsters and accessories in stock. Went to another LGS and they had some "tactical" 22LR for $23 per 325 round brick. That stuff is always little more expensive than the remington or winchester ammo so that wasn't price gouging per se. He did limit each person to just one box though to allow more people to be able to buy the ammo. That, to me, was more reasonable than jacking the prices.

Thankfully, I have some ammo already stored away and should okay for a while.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:37   #11
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OMG....

That means that my 10 bricks of bulk ammo is worth
$699.50
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:42   #12
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That seems a bit high to me for .22 ammunition even given the current situation but I admit I know little about economics. Nice of you to give her some.
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I agree with Bruce. Even in current conditions $70 is crazy.
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OMG....

That means that my 10 bricks of bulk ammo is worth
$699.50
So the cases of WW T-22 I paid $100 for are worth $700? I knew shooting would be cheap when I retire....not so for others.
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I'm a little sad that I can't plink with my 39a....but I have a couple hundred rounds for it.

The next time I find more on the shelf at walmart, I will stock back up and resume plinking.

I got the last 100 pack of WWB 9mm yesterday at wally world for $24.95.

That was a relief, since I shot up a hundred rounds or so last sunday and am almost down to my defense stock.

It is what it is.

I'll pick up what I can, when I can....and I will just shoot what I have enough of.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:11   #16
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A few days ago the LGS got a Federal 550 (Wal Mart) bulk pack in as part of a gun trade.
I suspect the store manager didn't have $10 invested in the ammo.
The same day he sold it for $50.
My opinion of the store manager took a nose dive.
Making a good profit is one thing. Screwing people is something else.


The next day I gave a couple ladies, that I'm helping with their shooting, four 525 Federal 22 LR bulk packs, about 200 rounds of .223, 200 rounds of .32 acp, 200 rounds of 38 Special, 20 rounds of 38 Hornady Critical Defense ammo, and a nice S&W J Frame 38 and several hundred FMJ 9mm.
The total charge was $0.00.

It seemed like the right thing to do.



Good for you certifiedfunds.
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Old 02-06-2013, 17:52   #17
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About 1/2 that here got 650 rounds Winchester match ammo $28(Walmart..left more on the shelf) LGS had Remington Golden Bullets(several) at $28 aslo. geesh even their Match type ammo Eley and good stuff was cheaper then $65 lol was like 40 or 50 something(cant remember i dont shoot it lol)

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OMG....

That means that my 10 bricks of bulk ammo is worth
$699.50
Close. Over $500 on gunbroker for 10 bricks.
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Close. Over $500 on gunbroker for 10 bricks.
No way I'm gonna price gouge.......
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That was nice of you, cf.

I have a question though.... the last time I shot .22LR ammo from one of those 550 ct boxes, I fired maybe 40 rounds, and had at least 3 that didn't fire. Never before had I experienced a .22LR not firing. My question is has anyone else seen that kind of failure rate?

I don't remember right now if it was Federal or Remington ammo.

Maybe the woman should buy some CCI Mini-Mags for home defense...
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Maybe the woman should buy some CCI Mini-Mags for home defense...
CCI doesn't feed in my 39a.

Choose your poison, I guess.

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That was nice of you, cf.

I have a question though.... the last time I shot .22LR ammo from one of those 550 ct boxes, I fired maybe 40 rounds, and had at least 3 that didn't fire. Never before had I experienced a .22LR not firing. My question is has anyone else seen that kind of failure rate?

I don't remember right now if it was Federal or Remington ammo.

Maybe the woman should buy some CCI Mini-Mags for home defense...
Yes, the bulk boxes I see a higher failure to fire rate than with good ammo. Sometime I just turn the ammo and fire it again. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesnt: about 50/50 on that trick.
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First the 2nd Amendment, then the 4th, then the 1st no doubt....its the European model
Let me ask you a question.

If you are American drinking a 6 pack of beer and then go to the bathroom, and after you come out are American drinking another bottle of beer, what are you when you are in the bathroom?
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CCI doesn't feed in my 39a.

Choose your poison, I guess.

A lever action.

No problem with other ammo?

Maybe the mag tube isn't fully seated?
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One of our local gun stores also had 22lr at $69.00 for a box of 550.Its the only place in town i have been able to find any ammo.I'll just wait it out.
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