22 Ammo

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by the lone gunman, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Bai Lang

    Bai Lang

    Jul 31, 2009
    The moronic hoplophobes in govnment' in the last six years- sold more private guns and ammo- than any time before in the history of the country.

    Most sporting goods stores do have long lines waiting on ammo restock days. Some for hours before the stores open! Damn!
  2. ashtxsniper


    Oct 28, 2006
    Codger 64 you have about 5k rounds. I believe I have about 25K last time I checked. Hell I got 2k of 22 just in my car.
  3. gregery s

    gregery s

    Mar 20, 2009
    Time for a trip across the border! No ammo shortage here, (at least not in Ontario).

    This morning I purchased 10 bricks (5,000 rds) of Winchester 22LR for $17.00 / brick and 1,400 rds of Remington
    22LR HV-HP for $19.00 per brick. The sporting goods store employee said he had tens of thousands of rounds in stock.

    You can never have too much .22 ammo in reserve...

  4. mbjannusch


    Apr 1, 2010
    What kind of car did you say that was;)
  5. Hairlesstwinkie


    Feb 4, 2013
    Lucky! Last time I saw .22s was at my local gunshow and they wanted $9 for a box of 50. I'm glad that I shoot my grandpa's Savage model 24 overunder more than my Marlin Model 60. Semi's just burn way too many shots. My box of 555 is running pretty low...
  6. JohnnyMayhem


    Aug 6, 2006
    I found out by mistake (after clearing out a farming store) that there is a difference between .22 long and .22 long rifle.

    So now I have 500 rounds of CCI long. It doesn't work all too well with semi autos. I guess that means it's just one more reason to snatch up a revolver, or old school .22 pump action. (well of course to go with my vintage shooting gallery targets)
  7. ashtxsniper


    Oct 28, 2006
    Its a Police Intercepter, come and get em if you think you can :)
  8. Brad9660


    Nov 26, 2012
    Man, I had no idea that Federal 555 packs were going for $39.99. That's double what they normally go for where I live. I knew all ammo was hard to find but I stock up when i see a good price and have not purchased any ammo for a long while. I shoot competitively with a Ruger MKIII set up for conventional pistol( commonly called bullseye) and I last bought CCI Standard Velocity at Champions Choice, for $245 for 5000 rounds. I bought 15,000 rounds and have about 10,000 left. My supply should hold me over for about another year and a half.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    22 ammo is still in short supply and often expensive at gunshops as they don't want to sell all they have right now. Got to have some for the customers to look at and say.... darn.... expensive. But there is always somebody that just has to have some NOW. :D

    I have plenty for the time being. If the shortage lasts for a couple years, I might be in trouble. But then again... probably not. I don't know how much I have. I misplace the stuff all the time. I made it a practice to buy at least 500 rounds during every walmart visit and that was about once a week on average. But I haven't bought any in months. I don't have many bulk packs, maybe 5,000 rounds total perhaps. I quit counting.

    I like the CCI standard velocity and have a pretty good supply of that; couple of cases.

    I wonder if the canoe rental places would be interested in trading a bulk pack for a day on the river in their canoe? Sounds like a pretty good deal for them to me.
  10. Half Cut Skele

    Half Cut Skele

    Jul 29, 2012
    I got tired of not being able to shoot my 10/22 cause of this ammo b/s so it got sold. Bought a 12g and couldn't be happier. Still have like 100 .22lr rounds though.
  11. whetrock


    Nov 13, 2010
    22 ammo is as rare as hen's teeth here, unless you're wanting to pay outlandish prices.

    My Browning Buckmark, is my most used, and favored rimfire pistol. Very practical, and reliable, only have taken one animal with it, a beaver. It's a plinker for me, most of the time, or a woods bumming, companion. It's sporting more holster wear nowadays.
  12. Chris Pierce

    Chris Pierce

    Nov 15, 2006
    WhetRock. That is a fine looking pistol. I've got an old stainless ruger MKII with custom walnut stocks. And, I have to say, yours puts mine to shame. Maybe I'll have to dust off the old 22 and have some fun with this nice weather we've been having.
  13. whetrock


    Nov 13, 2010
    Chris, my other favorite is this Mk2 10 incher. I'm not loyal to Browning, or any brand for that matter, like some people are, and enjoy this one a great deal as well. It's a scary accurate pistol, that'll shoot way better than the Buckmark, it's just not as practical to carry, I feel that the accuracy is attributed to the much longer sight radius, anybody can shot this pistol well, it's grand. I've still got a decent cache of 22, but have slacked off my shooting to about 2-3 days a week. Haven't shot this one in a while though, need to change that. MkIIs are great shooters, I keep my eyes peeled for them, and will probably wind up getting a Mark 3.

  14. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    It's a pity that .22 ammo has become so hard to find in so many places, and is subsequently ridiculously expensive. After all, I am sure that many of us got into .22s in part because they were so inexpensive to shoot. So much for the best laid plans...
  15. JohnnyMayhem


    Aug 6, 2006
    Whetrock what a cool looking Mk2! I just have one of those old tapered barrel Ruger Standards that were built in '79. (still fun to ring the gong at 100 yards)
  16. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Fifty cents a box. I sold coke bottles at a nickle apiece when I was a kid to buy a box.
  17. trevytrev


    May 4, 2010
    The one ammo that I thought I would Never see a shortage of is .22. Even through the last ammo run when Obama was elected in '08 I don't remember seeing this kind of scrambling for this round, it's crazy! I had about 2500 rounds(four boxes) of .22 when Sandyhook happened. I decided to buy the S&W MP15-22 while I still had the chance and decided that I should buy some extra .22 ammo since you can burn through it with that firearm. Went to Cableas online and ordered two cans of 2100 rounds for a little under $100 each, not long after they were out and the run was on. It's the best thing I've done in a long time:D Wish I had bought more at this point... Nice Rugers, I have the satin nickle MarkIII with bull barrel, it's a dream to shoot.
  18. 555


    Feb 5, 2007
    And if you were lucky, you'd find a bottle worth a dime.
  19. xICEMANx

    xICEMANx Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    I've got about 5k on hand. Stocked up on 223 and 9mm before the shortage. Sucky thing is I haven't been shooting since January because there is no ammo to be found
  20. the lone gunman

    the lone gunman

    May 29, 2008
    Some great 22 pics posted. Still no 22 ammo to be found around here. Shotgun shells (12ga) are plentiful so I stocked up on field loads anyway.

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