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Old 02-24-2013, 15:44   #1
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.22 Ammunition

Have you guys seen the prices .22 LR is going for?

17-21 cents a round! The same 550 round bricks we paid $15.00 for 6 months ago are selling for $100!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Ammunition/...x?Keywords=.22

I have maybe 3500-4000 round of it. Plus a bunch of short, shot, Super Colibris, etc. I thought about selling some of it but there is none here to replace it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 15:57   #2
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One auction for a single brick of Fed Champion .22LR is at $82.00 with 8 minutes left in the auction! Dang!!

Well, desperate times calls for desperate measures I guess.
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Old 02-24-2013, 15:59   #3
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Poor planning causes desperate measures.
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:00   #4
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The market has set the price, and I refuse to pay. More and more folks will feel the same way, and things will get back to some sort of "new normal."
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:13   #5
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The market has set the price, and I refuse to pay. More and more folks will feel the same way, and things will get back to some sort of "new normal."
WRONG Gas is $4.00 a gallon people have to drive so if you want to drive you are going to pay $4.00 a gallon If you want to shoot we are going to have to pay the price.

Everyone knows now the AR platform is responsible !!! you can now shoot 22L at a rapid bang bang bang is consuming LOTS of 22L ammo so the price is going up.... simple as that.
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:23   #6
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Gunbroker prices for .22lr have been my reference for how crazy things are. For instance, that was how I convinced my wife to help me scout for .22. I showed her the retail price tags for each caliber at the empty store shelves, then I showed her the prices on Gunbroker. She got it, and now I have another set of eyes on the lookout.
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:23   #7
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Poor planning causes desperate measures.
The LGS got a Federal 550 Wal Mart bulk pack in a trade.
The store manager sold the box for $50.
My opinion of the manager took a nose dive.

Three weeks ago I gave a couple lady shooters 4,200 rounds of 22LR, free.
Yesterday I gave them another 500-600 rounds of CCI 22LR and .223, 380 and 9mm.

Also in the last month I've given away something over a thousand rounds of .223, 38 Special, 32ACP, 380, and 9mm.


I hope people wise up when this shortage is over and they stock up a year or two's worth of ammo.
After all, a blind man could see this comming. It's not the first time.


I have little respect for people selling a $15 box of 22 ammo for $50 and less respect for a dumb ass that pays the ridiculous price.
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Old 02-24-2013, 16:24   #8
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WRONG Gas is $4.00 a gallon people have to drive so if you want to drive you are going to pay $4.00 a gallon If you want to shoot we are going to have to pay the price.

Everyone knows now the AR platform is responsible !!! you can now shoot 22L at a rapid bang bang bang is consuming LOTS of 22L ammo so the price is going up.... simple as that.
Wow.......you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

Blame the AR platform.

Yeah
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I have little respect for people selling a $15 box of 22 ammo for $50 and less respect for a dumb ass that pays the ridiculous price.



Couldn't have said it better
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I put up a few ammo cans worth 5 years ago at $15/box and just sold enough to fund my upcoming G-26 purchase.
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Old 02-24-2013, 17:03   #11
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My question is; How long is it going to be until .22 lr ammo is available again?
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I really should visit my LGS...i have like 150 rounds of .22 LR left, IF that.

A lot of it is selling out here too. I wonder if companies like CCI could ramp up production?
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Old 02-24-2013, 17:18   #13
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just got 3 bricks from my LGS 21 BUCKS each
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Yup I saw the 650 rounds from WalMart I got last week were $28 the Bricks at the LGS were $28-37($37 was cheaper match ammo of some sort like maybe Wolf or something) about $4 more than last year.
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My question is; How long is it going to be until .22 lr ammo is available again?
Now around here
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just got 3 bricks from my LGS 21 BUCKS each


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Old 02-24-2013, 17:51   #17
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WRONG Gas is $4.00 a gallon people have to drive so if you want to drive you are going to pay $4.00 a gallon If you want to shoot we are going to have to pay the price.

Everyone knows now the AR platform is responsible !!! you can now shoot 22L at a rapid bang bang bang is consuming LOTS of 22L ammo so the price is going up.... simple as that.
Looks like we need an "Ammo Guzzler Tax"
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Old 02-24-2013, 18:06   #18
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I can only imagine the amount of .22LR ammo being produced right now as ammo companies run production at full capacity. There is going to be tons of the stuff on the market latter this year IMO.

I think I have roughly 650 rounds of .22LR. I can wait this out by just not shooting any .22 I guess. Of course the longer people buy at those gouging (yep I said gouge, where is my economics lesson!!!) type prices the longer it will take for it to return back to normal supply levels.

Gladly I have not had to buy anything at inflated prices during this mess. I was even able to order some 6.8SPC ammo from SAA at MSRP. They still have some if anyone is looking
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I really should visit my LGS...i have like 150 rounds of .22 LR left, IF that.

A lot of it is selling out here too. I wonder if companies like CCI could ramp up production?
I would assume they are running at full capacity and don't want to invest in the capital to expand operations because they know this market bubble is going to burst.
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My question is; How long is it going to be until .22 lr ammo is available again?
.22LR has always been available. Its not like the ammo companies stopped or even slowed down production.

The reason you can't find any is that everyone but you is buying it as fast as it gets to the store.

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I have some boxes of .22 from the 60's and 70's, maybe 200-250 rounds. I'm going to put that up for auction.

The old ammo/box collectors and the .22 newbs can figure it out. I've been meaning to put them up for years, I guess the smart money says now.
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