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First time in 2+ years I've been able to get 1000 rounds at once locally.

500 (10x50rd boxes) CCI standard velocity
500 (5x100rd boxes) CCI mini mag 36 gr HP

$85.85

I have 5000 rounds to store and now will simply replace what I shoot.

Good way to end 2014.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Matt
 

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A shop in Tacoma,wa. has cases of .22 and no limit on 500 bricks, it`s coming back........OR was always there and someone wanted to triple there profits so just let it trickle out
 

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Will we ever know the "true" story behind this ammo fiasco? I just don't believe any of the explanations I have heard so far. What do y'all think?
 

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I think:

1. The price of the raw materials of 22LR went up in general, $0.06-08 /round is the new price for the bulk or common ammo most of us shoot
2. The manufacturers were putting as much of it out as fast they could
3. The distributors were getting huge orders for ammo from the big guys and metered the amount of 22LR they could get
4. The distributors would not fulfill regualr 22LR orders to the independent LGS unless they took huge quantities of other calibers
5. Not many LGS can outlay big money and add overhead to get a few cases of 22LR when they have to take a few pallets of $1/round stuff to get what everyone who walks in their door wants
6. The big stores decided to limit purchases to X boxes /day, this gets people in the door everyday for ammo and in general increased other sales or got the buyer adding stuff to their cart to get free shipping
7. Because people couldn't walk into the LGS to get what they needed for the range trip, they bought what they could find when they could find it, whether they needed it or not, that helped sustain the inflated market price
8. Angle shooters recognized the panic, took the time to buy their X boxes /day retail and tried to double or triple their money at gun shows, gunbroker, armslist etc., because of panic buyers validating their efforts
9. Some folks read a book like "One Second After" and think 22LR will be the barter currency in coming post-apocalyptic world and now have 20k-50k rounds of 22LR in their basements.
10. Since the latest control ideas failed, others think ammo will be attacked and banned or taxed out of existence, so they have to get it now or they never will be able to again
11. Something ridiculous like 75% of the 22LR ammo purchased since 2012 will never be shot
 

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I have plenty of 22lr but I like to replace what I shhot I have 3 22lrs less than 3 years old with no more than 50 rounds fired.

Marlin 60 never been fired
S&W M&P 15-22 50 rounds
Ruger MarkIII 22/45 50rounds

I Love it :D
 

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I shoot about 1500-2000 rounds of 9mm/year out of a Beretta 92FS.

I shoot about 4000-5000 rounds of 22LR/year out of 8 Marlin rifles, a Remington 33, a Ruger Single Six and a Ruger 22/45

I shoot less than 100 rounds/year total of .38Spl, .357Mag, .225Win, .30-06, .30-30, 12ga and 20 ga combined.
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a Dick's Sporting Goods about a mile away...

Struck up a good rapport with the two clerks and now have the daily limit put aside for me for when I show up...usually twice a week.

Stockpile is growing...:D
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a Dick's Sporting Goods about a mile away...

Struck up a good rapport with the two clerks and now have the daily limit put aside for me for when I show up...usually twice a week.

Stockpile is growing...:D
Cool, you got ammo guys. It always good to have a guy for stuff.
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a Dick's Sporting Goods about a mile away...

Struck up a good rapport with the two clerks and now have the daily limit put aside for me for when I show up...usually twice a week.

Stockpile is growing...:D
I think this is why Wally's never has any 22lr whenever I check. The favorite customers are being taken care of.
 

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I think this is why Wally's never has any 22lr whenever I check. The favorite customers are being taken care of.
I agree Im almost certain of this happening These as*holes are the reason there is a problem
 

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I quit paper punching unless I need to sight in or shoot a few to keep my eye. Other than that, my 3-4thousand rds of 22, 2-3000 rds of 45acp and 9mm, 1000 3030, 308 and 7.62x54r will do me for a long time and I have another 1000-1500 components to reload each and everything. I went to my favorite gun guy and he is still up and running even though he is health-wise, literally riding off into the sunset. He is still getting powder and some bullets. Primers are expensive but I have good sources for everything elsewhere.

Just to be clear, I haven't bought any ammo for about a year. Last purchase of 22lr was at Walmart about 10 months ago and before that, Gander had a sale on CCI Mini Mag 1000 round limit on 100 packs. I bought 500 rounds. I didn't need any more than that. I shoot up about 6 targets when I shoot my 22s; 5 shot groups usually, sometimes 10 just for the heck of it.

I don't like the idea of hoarding but I can see if someone wants to make sure of his stock of ammo is adequate to supply him through tough times. It is the jerkwads who buy all they can and sell it for 2-3 times (or more) than what they paid for it, depriving others of their fair share.

Anyway, Alfred and I have this No Worry thing goin on. I don't know about him but it is up to me to conserve my ammo so I do not run out, and also leave some on the shelf for the next guy when I finally find a good enough price to justify a purchase. Besides, if I run too low on 22s I can always use my 30-30.:eek:
 

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Y'all favor, Hombre! He just needs a hat like yours! Ha!
 

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Went back today.

CCI everywhere... limit 500 rounds mix and match. Dozens of boxes of everything.

Bricks of Quiet-22 (960) $32
300 round boxes of AR Tactical (0956) $24
300 round boxes of Choot 'Em Mini-Mag (0962) $24
100 round boxes of Mini-Mag HP (0031) $9
100 round boxes of Green Tag (0033) $17
50 round boxes of Stinger (0050) $8
50 round boxes of Velocitor (0047) $5.50
50 round boxes of Quiet-22 Segmented HP (0970) $3.50
50 round boxes of Pistol Mach (0051) $8
20 round boxes of Shotshell (0039) $don't remember

They also had 50 round boxes of Norma-Tac $5.50 and 325 boxes of Federal AutoMatch $16.

Not a single round of Standard Velocity (0032)
 

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Wal-Mart just put out some large quantities this past weekend. I just bought a couple of bricks of 333 rounds Winchester 36 grain $17 each. I would have bought more but I was on a quest for 35 Remington ammo for the new/old 336 that I'm getting by my best new friend SWO1. Yea-Ha!:D
 
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