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Thread: Shortage of .22 caliber ammo....why???

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    Shortage of .22 caliber ammo....why???

    Someone...anyone! Tell me why .22 cal ammo is so hard to find and the price it through the friggin roof.

    I can get it from Mexico but it's crazy the cost.

    Someone explain it!!!

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    Well I'm your someone..So here goes:
    It all started way back when Obama wanted to rule the world and the only way he could do it was by eliminating all our weapons. But try as he might, it kept on backfiring on him and he never got any gun laws passed. So he thought one day while sleeping at the chair in the oval office, and it came to him. No not Bill Clintons Monica, but an idea to solve his gun issue in America. What was it? It was so simple and right before him but he never even thought about it till just about a year ago. If I can't eliminate those guns from those damn Republicans I'll go one better and eliminate the ammo. And so it was born a great idea out of the White House to slow down the production of ammunition to a crawl thereby making those Republicans so mad that they can't target practice nor even hunt, that maybe he thought they would just get so frustrated that they would just put those guns up and never use them again..
    The End
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    Walmart has em.
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    That is one caliber that I saw plenty of this weekend.

    Couldnt find any decent .223 .380 9mil or 40 I settled for for some range .380
    Plenty of long 22 and short here in vegas

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ78 View Post
    That is one caliber that I saw plenty of this weekend.

    Couldnt find any decent .223 .380 9mil or 40 I settled for for some range .380
    Plenty of long 22 and short here in vegas
    For $100-$120 a brick? It's nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Walmart has em.
    The last shipment the local WM recieved was sold out in a few hours. If you can buy them reasonable you can re-sell them for 70-100 online.

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    Obama and his administration def boosted the economy with all the gun banning talk.

    Yeah lunk, it's nutz what people are paying!

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    $115 for 250 rounds of winchester .380

    Yes it all has gone up. Price of copper, demand, shortage. DHS is buying up all of the hollow points hundreds of millions of rounds over the last year

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    Bushmasters were $1,200 at the show. I remember when they were $650. \

    I almost bought this 410 with a 30 round drum on it. Damn that thing was sick. $825 with 30 rd drum and 7 round mag

    I might go to the guys shop this weekend and buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ78 View Post
    $115 for 250 rounds of winchester .380

    Yes it all has gone up. Price of copper, demand, shortage. DHS is buying up all of the hollow points hundreds of millions of rounds over the last year
    Quote Originally Posted by JJ78 View Post
    Bushmasters were $1,200 at the show. I remember when they were $650. \

    I almost bought this 410 with a 30 round drum on it. Damn that thing was sick. $825 with 30 rd drum and 7 round mag

    I might go to the guys shop this weekend and buy it.
    I still don't see were this should have a dramatic effect on .22 rounds out of everything.

    By the way...AR rifles have come back down to near normal price in the last 2 weeks. Do NOT get taken.

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    People are buying it up for the coming Kardashian wars.

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    Well the one that was 1200 had a few extras. I did see a stock for $1000.

    There were a couple of M4's that were extra special @ 1750-2000. I almost pulled the trigger and bought one of these. They were full envolved with scopes, slings, lights, stocks.
    So pretty

    One dealer was really pressing me hard to buy a .223 handgun. Think AR but a handgun, no stock. Couldnt really see the point, other than fun to shoot $850

    But Lunk, it all has to do with .22 ammo, and all calibers. It just isnt available and when it is it is gone the same day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    For $100-$120 a brick? It's nuts
    wtf, its still only $20-28/brick here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ78 View Post
    Well the one that was 1200 had a few extras. I did see a stock for $1000.

    There were a couple of M4's that were extra special @ 1750-2000. I almost pulled the trigger and bought one of these. They were full envolved with scopes, slings, lights, stocks.
    So pretty

    One dealer was really pressing me hard to buy a .223 handgun. Think AR but a handgun, no stock. Couldnt really see the point, other than fun to shoot $850

    But Lunk, it all has to do with .22 ammo, and all calibers. It just isnt available and when it is it is gone the same day.
    I just went on a road trip the other night with a good friend who is one of the top gun retailers for this state. Last year he was the #3 sales for Sturm Ruger in the nation. He does pretty big numbers and is on the top ship to list for Davidson's. All of the major wholesalers have asked the manufactures what the deal is. Winchester, Remington..etc. Nobody has an answer. They all say they are manufacturing the same amount they always have....so where the fuk is it all going?

    By the way. Rock River M4 elites are back down around $800 if that gives you an idea of the screwing some guys are still trying to accomplish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knockout_Power View Post
    wtf, its still only $20-28/brick here...
    Dude...seriously if that stuff could be shipped to the US I could sell it for $70-$80 all day long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    ....so where the fuk is it all going?
    zombie training

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Dude...seriously if that stuff could be shipped to the US I could sell it for $70-$80 all day long!
    makes me wonder if I should keep the 5 bricks I have, might be collectibles one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knockout_Power View Post
    makes me wonder if I should keep the 5 bricks I have, might be collectibles one day.
    Send it to me..I'll triple the $ and send ya half. My buddy put's it on the web 1 box at a time and they bid on it like fukn sharks.

    I would buy a pallet if I could find em for 20-30 a brick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I just went on a road trip the other night with a good friend who is one of the top gun retailers for this state. Last year he was the #3 sales for Sturm Ruger in the nation. He does pretty big numbers and is on the top ship to list for Davidson's. All of the major wholesalers have asked the manufactures what the deal is. Winchester, Remington..etc. Nobody has an answer. They all say they are manufacturing the same amount they always have....so where the fuk is it all going?

    By the way. Rock River M4 elites are back down around $800 if that gives you an idea of the screwing some guys are still trying to accomplish
    I think you het the nail on the head in this post. Demand has gone way up but manufacturers are producing the SAME supply, therefore making more money via mark up which does not have the overhead like production. This is a common practice in business, drive revenue via increased rate rather than selling increased supply because more $ goes to bottom line. Demand is up due to gun control hype. That's my theory anyway.
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    cheaper than dirt has some 22 ammo 1 brick 500 round 80bucks there going fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank13 View Post
    cheaper than dirt has some 22 ammo 1 brick 500 round 80bucks there going fast
    Exactly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    I think you het the nail on the head in this post. Demand has gone way up but manufacturers are producing the SAME supply, therefore making more money via mark up which does not have the overhead like production. This is a common practice in business, drive revenue via increased rate rather than selling increased supply because more $ goes to bottom line. Demand is up due to gun control hype. That's my theory anyway.
    So where is the demand? Who is buying up .22 ammo?

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    Im just guessing here but my opinion is that a high percentage of gun owners have a .22 caliber. Its the most common gun out. Whether it was a starter gun, plinker due to cost of ammo, hand me down, kid gun, wife gun etc . So with gun control hype people go to stock up, and a lot of those people have a .22 that they buy for as well as whatever else they own and shoot. Also lots of new consumers In the market. I know a guy that teaches ccw classes, and he says the classes are very busy, and female to male ratio is way up respectively. So new consumers in the market as well as existing consumers sales being up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1 View Post
    Im just guessing here but my opinion is that a high percentage of gun owners have a .22 caliber. Its the most common gun out. Whether it was a starter gun, plinker due to cost of ammo, hand me down, kid gun, wife gun etc . So with gun control hype people go to stock up, and a lot of those people have a .22 that they buy for as well as whatever else they own and shoot. Also lots of new consumers In the market. I know a guy that teaches ccw classes, and he says the classes are very busy, and female to male ratio is way up respectively. So new consumers in the market as well as existing consumers sales being up.
    Bastards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Bastards!
    haha agreed!!

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    exactly .22 is the most common caliber weapon out there. They are inexpensive firearms to buy as well as the ammo, typically

    And to reiterate DHS and the common citizen is stocking up. Just like my other thread about gold and silver. Ammo is a great commodity to have. Everyone is always gonna need bullets.
    And are going to barter with them.
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    Who cares? Especially over a 22?

    What are you shooting and what's the importance? haha...

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    Ive been thinking about getting into reloading or finding someone local who does reloading and befriend them and buy form them. Probably better than doing it yourself now days. If you buy any quantities of powder or for any reason ever searched I'm sure you will be automatically put in the terrorist category.

    I have been saying for years Obama is not going to directly go after guns/ at first but instead go after the ammo. I have posted it here several times over the last 5 years as my theory.

    Quote Originally Posted by stpete View Post
    Who cares? Especially over a 22?

    What are you shooting and what's the importance? haha...
    More people are killed with .22 caliber than any other in the world since it's the most common.

    It's said it's good to have ammo especially .22 even if you dont own a gun because it's something you can still trade and will be of value if times ever get tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stpete View Post
    Who cares? Especially over a 22?

    What are you shooting and what's the importance? haha...
    Lunk's gotta get him some squirrel for breakfast, man! You ever hunt squirrel with a shotgun or 44?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LGM View Post
    Lunk's gotta get him some squirrel for breakfast, man! You ever hunt squirrel with a shotgun or 44?
    For squirrel either use a BB gun or a sling shot. Why waste a .22? I like my little dart blow gun also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Someone...anyone! Tell me why .22 cal ammo is so hard to find and the price it through the friggin roof. Someone explain it!!!
    The shortage is caused because of panic buying and hoarding.

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    I haven't been able to get 9mm since January. Every time I go to by they are out of stock, unless I want HP or talons. Not for target practice at $25/box.

    I like the do it yourself reloads concept. Obama is an asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    I haven't been able to get 9mm since January. Every time I go to by they are out of stock, unless I want HP or talons. Not for target practice at $25/box.

    I like the do it yourself reloads concept. Obama is an asshole.
    Went to Cabellas before Christmas and bought the wife 500 rounds for her .380 and myself 500 rounds for my Glock 23, .40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    I like the do it yourself reloads concept.
    I agree. We have been reloading since I was a kid. It’s a good way to save money when you can’t buy rounds in bulk.

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    Dey tuk our guns!!! But in all seriousness, I'm keeping all the bricks of .22 and 40s that I've got. Only thing around me that there's plenty of is shotgun shells. Obama is the #1 gun salesman this year. As Lo as he says we can't have it more people will buy them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerspawn

    The shortage is caused because of panic buying and hoarding.
    I bought all the ammo. All my fault!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    I bought all the ammo. All my fault!
    boy i am glad i am friends with you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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