22 Ammo

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

  1. fishiker

    fishiker

    Nov 5, 2006
  2. link2derek

    link2derek

    Oct 8, 2010
    Interesting article. I would add the fact that you can't reload rim-fire rounds (and, therefor you have to buy it) as another contributing factor.

    In any case, Ruger Single Six and Single Ten convertibles are my favorites:

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  3. Cavalry_Scout

    Cavalry_Scout

    565
    Jun 8, 2010
    Here we are nearly a year later, .22 is still scarce and highly inflated in most places. Still holding to this position?
     
  4. liamstrain

    liamstrain

    Jan 16, 2013
    One year (or even 5) is not long term - from a business planning standpoint. If you can get through a high demand period without major re-investment, that's pure profit.
     
  5. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Yes, I still agree with that position.

    Since this latest "great shortage" I've bought ~10,000 .22LR cartridges (since January 2013). In January 2013 I probably had ~15,000 .22LR cartridges on-hand. With what I've since bought and after selling some and my son and I shooting thousands I still have about 10,000 .22LR cartridges on-hand, maybe more.

    As of about 5 minutes ago I checked a couple of my gun bots, and there are places with .22LR available, non-match and match ammo.; however, .22LR prices across the manufacturers were scheduled (before December 2012) to increase in January 2013 and 2014 so don't expect to ever again find .22LR available at 2012 prices unless you are buying what was already expensive match ammunition.
     
  6. Cavalry_Scout

    Cavalry_Scout

    565
    Jun 8, 2010
    All I'm seeing are prices inflated 2-300%
     
  7. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    I'd suggest you look harder or spend that money on match ammo.

    Last August I bought these 6250 cartridges (125 50-rnd boxes) of Czech Sellier& Bellot 40 grain Eley primed standard velocity target ammunition. Between 9 and 10 cents a cartridge IIRC.

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  8. Cavalry_Scout

    Cavalry_Scout

    565
    Jun 8, 2010
    And that would be a roughly 200% increase.
     
  9. A Justice

    A Justice

    763
    Oct 29, 2013
    The first post in this thread was complaining about spending 40$ on a 500rd Federal value pack (blue box). I bought a 550rd Value pack of Federal Friday from an LGS for 50$ (36 gr copper plated hollow point), and the next 5 people that came into the shop tried to buy them from me. The prices aren't going to go down much if any, so people just need to get used to it. The price of liquid primer has went up, and the secondary market + hoarding is driving demand.
     
  10. JB in SC

    JB in SC

    May 19, 2001
    It's not getting better anytime in the near future. It wouldn't surprise me in the least that some folks are getting intel from big box employees on ammo shipments. Most astute hunters/shooters saw this coming years ago and stocked up.

    Profiteers are driving this now.
     
  11. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    You don't have to buy it. Your choice entirely. Me, I'm still shooting 5,000-10,000 cartridges a year and having a blast.
     
  12. Marten

    Marten

    27
    Dec 30, 2013
    Geez! And I thought we had it bad on this side of the Pond...
     
  13. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    $0.10 per cartridge is not bad for match ammunition.
     
  14. Cavalry_Scout

    Cavalry_Scout

    565
    Jun 8, 2010
    I am bit buying it, I'm still shooting ammo I bought years ago, but that is not the point of this discussion, nor is they The argument you made just a few posts back.
     
  15. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Buy a pallet when you find it then. Prices will never return to yesteryear's prices. I know a man with a pallet in his garage. ~250,000 CCI standard velocity. He bought it when I was buying a brick of the same ammo for about 20 bucks. He'll never buy .22LR cartridges again. Shoots every week. When he dies his kids and grandkids will divvy up his rifles and his ammo and they'll not but .22LR cartridges for years.
     
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  16. Marten

    Marten

    27
    Dec 30, 2013
    No, not at all! I was referring to the difficulty in obtaining rimfire ammo. I am not aware of any shortages on our side, but then I do have about 15 000 Federal lightnings stocked as well as 5 000 rounds of various match grade ammo, so haven't bothered purchasing in a while.
    Also, if you do not have "Dedicated" status on our side, you are limited to a maximum of 100 rounds per calibre anyway. A very small proportion of Gunowners have been granted "Dedicated" status.
     
  17. cchu518

    cchu518 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Lmao that's pimp. No way in hell I'd do that but I appreciate that guy's sensibilities.
     
  18. liamstrain

    liamstrain

    Jan 16, 2013
    ... I wasn't paying attention - the letter I linked was already provided at the top of this page. Apologies.
     
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  19. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    Sucks that this is still going on. I haven't checked the local stores for a while since I was gifted a bit. Oh well, a 500 ct tin of .22 pellets can still be had for the price of a burger.
     
  20. DB731

    DB731

    Feb 10, 2013
    Crap, I still have couple of boxes I bought 20+ years ago...just collecting dust.
     

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