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Offline armymars

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2014, 09:48:01 AM »
My local gun shop has Super X for 15 dollars a 100. This is about 50 cents less per 50 then when they had boxes of 50. Maybe things are grtting better.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2014, 12:28:49 PM »
It is back in stock at local gunshops here.  Mostly cci blazer at 8 cents a round and remington thunderbolt at 9.  At gun show yesterday there was no 22 on any of the tables whereas last show there were bricks at $50 to $60.  I am not sure how to intepret this.  Maybe the gun show dealers figure they cant get that price now that the local shops have a supply?  Or maybe there own supplies were finally depleted?

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2014, 12:39:41 PM »
Bass Pro shop ,I got a brick of federal auto match...obviously miss priced at $23.95 ...what a deal.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 06:15:51 AM »
Interview, industry insider gives the scoop on .22 shortage:
http://gunssavelives.net/gun-industry/video-gun-industry-insider-gives-us-the-real-story-on-22lr-availability-during-interview/

About 11 minutes.  No world-rocking insights, but the guy gives plausible economic reasons for what's going on.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2014, 02:32:52 AM »
I get people asking for it in the store all the time. Usually they just nod their heads if I don't have any, but occassionally I get people who get a little irate and ask "why does NO ONE have any .22?!" And I lower my voice a little and say " if I happened to have some hidden in back, how much would you want?" They invariably say "as much as I can get!" or "all of it!" To which I reply "thats why there is no .22 anywhere. There is about 55 million other people out there who feel the same way"

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2014, 08:33:48 AM »
My local Wal-marts ammo case was slam full of ammo. Everything except 22 was in there.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2014, 09:28:23 AM »
My local Wal-marts ammo case was slam full of ammo. Everything except 22 was in there.
same here

3 varieties of 9mm,  tons of .223 and no purchase limits on anything except .22 lr.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2014, 06:33:36 PM »
Wal-Mart just got in a huge shipment of .22lr, or at least in my area. I live minutes from Home Office, so i'll preface this all by saying that we get a lot that others apparently don't.

The clerk at the desk said they got 600+ individual boxes. They were black box CCI, $7.47/100,  nothing special but it's the first time i've seen it outside of the 6am deliveries. At a different local store, they reportedly got 20 cases. Anyone else seen this?

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2014, 09:29:55 PM »
Local Wal-Mart here (Austin, TX) had the same stuff - CCI Standard Velocity lead round nose.  They had quite a bit of it yesterday.  The rumor I heard was that this ammo was for a special promotion for Black Friday (hence the non-standard CCI packaging), but they either changed their mind, or decided they had enough stockpiled for BF that they'd release some early.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 09:35:11 PM by Skunkeye »

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2014, 08:58:17 PM »
For the first time in years my local walmart has everything except 22. It has got to come back sometime. The prices are about 30% higher than they were several years back when they had ammo, but something is better than nothing. I highly considered selling my 22 ammo with prices so high.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2014, 09:35:22 PM »
I'm hearing a lot of talk about the fact that we may see prices go back up and inventory go back down on both ammo and firearms due to the fact that many became complacent over the last scare and weren't buying as much in recent months.  Now that we have the Ebola scare people are buying again.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2014, 09:47:53 PM »
Now that we have the Ebola scare people are buying again.

What's the best caliber for self-defense against hemorrhagic fever viruses?   ;)

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2014, 10:16:56 PM »
That's what I was thinking, I am not sure more ammo really helps with this kind of thing?

How in the hell does 22 ammo protect against ebola?

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2014, 11:48:47 PM »
If sales really are up recently compared to the previous few months, I would think it might coincide more with hunting season(s) than the ebola scare.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2014, 05:22:29 AM »
And really, the last thing you want someone with Ebola doing is bleeding everywhere from a gunshot wound.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2014, 08:37:48 AM »
That's what I was thinking, I am not sure more ammo really helps with this kind of thing?

How in the hell does 22 ammo protect against ebola?

Don't kill the messenger.  I believe their reason for associating Ebola to increases is the simple fact that it is a trigger mechanism to prepare for end of days.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2014, 09:13:58 AM »
I had three boxes of 50 in my hands last night at Dick's until I realized they were $13 each.   Yup, $.26 a round!   I handed them back.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2014, 12:10:02 PM »
Don't kill the messenger.  I believe their reason for associating Ebola to increases is the simple fact that it is a trigger mechanism to prepare for end of days.

You never know, I mentioned this to a friend, and she said it might just be that if it gets bad people expect looting and such, some elemenets will use anything as an excuse to loot..... you loot, we shoot type of thing.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2014, 01:40:10 PM »
Yesterday Walmart had 10 or so boxes of 50.  Just under $5 for hollowpoint hypersonic.  I don't even remember the name brand. 

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2014, 01:47:15 PM »
What's the best caliber for self-defense against hemorrhagic fever viruses?   ;)

Glaser safety slugs. Small entry wound. No exit wound. Keeps all the nasties bottled up.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2014, 03:09:44 PM »
I come across boxes of CCI (100) mini mags for around $11.  Still a little high.  Jack is always talking about the declining purchasing power of our fiat currency, which I agree with, so maybe this is as cheap as we will ever get.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2014, 05:05:55 PM »
I love my 177 pcps. I haven't looked back

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2014, 05:09:49 PM »
Natchez had realy good prices on .22 ammo still today,    CCI 22LR Standard Velocity 50 Rounds/Box   In Stock       $3.91, yesterday they also had quiet rounds, which is now out. nothing in stock local

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2014, 05:12:53 PM »
this past week Dicks has had .22LR for reasonable prices.   American Eagle 50 rd boxes limit of three per day, and it has been $2.49 per box.  CCI's were just slightly higher.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2014, 06:08:34 PM »
this past week Dicks has had .22LR for reasonable prices.   American Eagle 50 rd boxes limit of three per day, and it has been $2.49 per box.  CCI's were just slightly higher.

There is no way local here to find any in a STORE, so glad that some is coming back to mail-order at a decent price

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2014, 06:20:16 PM »
There is no way local here to find any in a STORE, so glad that some is coming back to mail-order at a decent price

Yup,  maybe we are finally turning the corner.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2014, 08:19:59 PM »
I come across boxes of CCI (100) mini mags for around $11.  Still a little high.  Jack is always talking about the declining purchasing power of our fiat currency, which I agree with, so maybe this is as cheap as we will ever get.

I don't know where you live, but Cabela's here (TX) usually has the Mini-mags for $9/box at least once a week or so, and Wal-Mart occasionally has them for $7-$8/box, so there's plenty of room to come down from that $11 price.

Around here, the supply is far from what it was two years ago, but it's common enough to see .22LR on the shelf that I end up leaving it there more often than I buy it.  That was certainly not true a year, or even six months, ago.  Prices have mostly come down to within spitting distance of pre-panic prices, maybe 10-15% higher (which I suspect is more or less the "new normal").

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2015, 08:43:17 PM »
So I was going to buy a brick of .22 from bulkammo.com. when I went to the website on Sunday they had bricks of 36gr for $67 so I waited. When I went back on today they were out of bricks. So I went to the local non-chain store they had CCI 300 rounds 40gr copper plated for $26. Which is about $43.33 for a brick. There was no limit so I bought five boxes. The guy kind of looked at me funny but pulled them off of the shelf and gave them to me. I just smiled and said thank you.

The guy in front of me was buying .223 for which there was a limit of 5 boxes and he was saying he was waiting for the government to ban all ammo. I think people are going a little overboard. Kind of like milk before a snow storm.

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2015, 05:54:31 AM »
you guys must all live near the distributors, i still haven't seen any .22 ammo in several years around here for under .20 cent a round...

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Re: Price of .22's
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2015, 06:28:04 AM »
I got a great deal from MidwayUSA the other day.   $114 all in, I got 1000 rounds of .22LR  (M-22 Winchester) and 3x50 rounds of Winchester 9mm.   1150 rounds all together.   Just the 3 boxes of 9mm would be about $66 from Midway.   That puts the .22LR at just about .05 cents a round.

I just happened to get an email offer, and immediately jumped on it.   It was that easy.   It was here a few days later.