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Question by Max Barker. Uploaded on January 17, 2013
Have you watched the news or read the paper?
Lance Armstrong took em all and gave them to Joe Biden.
I don't think anybody really knows why .22 is one of the calibers thats hard to find right now but my guess is that if there was a ban on the amount of ammo you can have then people are stocking up on .22 because you use more of it. For example, if a law was passed where you could have no more than 500 rounds of ammunition it makes more sense to stock up on .22 before said ban instead of something like .30-06.
People are scrambling to get as much as they can because they are afraid "someone" is going to ban them. They are the same way where I am.
It was the same four years ago. I learned then...wait until supplies and prices go back to normal and stock up. Have you been in a gun store lately...feels like black Friday!
It is like that everywhere... Even Walmart is not ordering any more ammo till all of this is settled. From what I have seen you may still be able to find the small boxes of 100 in a few places and the prices are not too bad, but the value packs of 500 are gone just about every where I go.
I've been to every gun shop in and around Athens, GA looking for .22lr ammo. The only .22lr ammo you can find here is the expensive match grade ammo and sub sonic ammo. Good enough for plinking, but I probably wouldn't hunt with it. You can find some on Gun Broker, but look to buy a case, and don't expect to get it for anything less than $400.
.22 lr is the most popular rifle. Whenever a threat is made to the 2nd amendment like right now, people go out and buy bulk. Can't blame them. I live in Dekalb county, i'm going out today to find 12 gauge ammo. I'll look for you and let you know.
Sorry, couldn't find anything but shorts.
Since AR knockoffs hit sales floors in small caliber sizes, there has been an increase in small caliber semi-auto arms/ammo sales. Mix that with the word "BAN" and you've got the perfect recipe for no availiblity and high prices...every AR and doomsdayer is racing to stockpile ammo. Same thing happened in 2009, I just hope the prices come down after they're back on the shelf... If you want to stockpile, plan ahead; help yourself and others by doing it over time, don't wait until you hear the word BAN.
I just came back from a visit to Valparaíso, Chile, and I could not believe how cheap and plentiful ammunition was. A stronger surprise was the fact that the community was full of Firearm enthusiasts. There where kids walking around with rusty old first generation Ruger Blackhawks and S&W 39-2's on cowboy styled hip holsters. They had a ton of old guns and new. I saw a ridiculous amount of Mini-14 ranch rifles and even a bunch of super fancy competition shotty's like Berettas remington overunders. The majority of guns I saw were really old but really pretty spanish semi-auto pistols. I found a guy at a booth selling hand loads and I could not believe the variety or THE PRICES. He was selling .22wmr 50 rounds a box for 350 pecos thats about 75¢ in U.S. dollars. He even had .454 casull for pennies. The sad thing was that a gallon of clean drinking water coaster more than a box of .357. I also noticed a big community of Ex-pats from the U.S. and it didn't take long to figure out why they where there. Beautiful women, cheap food, cheap beer, and seriously amazingly great people. They have rifle clubs and target competitions, community festivals. I couldn't believe how mellow it was. I may just have to follow the paths of those Ex-pats if it gets any crazier here in the states. Chile was like the Wild West, but only in appearance. There is a lot beautiful people ,happy and full of life and even better they love guns!! I thought I was dreaming, but it was real and I'm missing Valparaíso
More and more everyday.
Because Obama is a BACKSTABBING BF TRAITOR THAT'S WHY!
OBAMA IS THE ENEMY!
I usually have 1500 rounds here, good thing.
not selling ammo will not be buying hunting lencenses
in madisonville ky is selling 22 lr winchester wildcat 22 lr for 17.oo a box of fifety
Upsetting Update - Did some local research to find out why Bass Pro, Wal-Mart, Dicks, didn't have ammo...the answers were aggrivating to say the least. What's happening is we're all willing to pay too much for AMMO. When I asked folks at the local retail shops what happens when ammo arrives, they said "local Gun Shop owners and their employees are standing in line"...yes, your friendly local Gun Shop Owners. When I asked one of these owners, he said "yep, I just spent 250,000 dollars on retail ammo and am reselling it online and at the store".... So, as long as we are willing to pay 30.00 a box for 22lr, these folks will be first in line to clean off the retail shelfs so they can resell it to you. SPREAD THE WORD - DON'T PAY THESE PRICES, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR LOCAL GUN SHOPS ARE THE ONES STICKING IT TO YA...
Every arcane little branch of government that has an armed force buys millions of rounds of it for "practice." Yes, even .22lr. Most of it probably sits in warehouses. Engineered scarcity to drive up prices. We fall for it and buy everything that shows up driving up the price further.
My local gun store owner and shooting expert (Austin, TX) says that there is fear of an excise tax on ammo soon. That sounds rational, but to me unlikely.
Then there are the "enthusiasts" who are preparing for Armageddon. I spoke with one while at the gun store and he informed me that when the end times come he plans to get out of town with as many rounds as he can, to last for years foraging in the wild with his family. That's why he has stockpiled 10,000 rounds of 22 ammo. I wish him luck; think I would rather have a shotgun.
I'm switching to my pellet rifle for practice rounds until the panic buying is over.
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