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.22 LR the new gold standard?
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Posted on 01/29/2013 4:44:13 PM PST by hadaclueonce

.22 LR ammo is on back order at all wholesellers. Who is buying it up?

Oil speculators?

Late to come to the party preppers?

The Feds?

Price on the secondary market has gone up 5 times here in Texas.


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KEYWORDS: 22lr; ammo; banglist
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1 posted on 01/29/2013 4:44:13 PM PST by hadaclueonce
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To: hadaclueonce

I was in Academy Friday. No .22 LRs to be seen.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 4:47:47 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: hadaclueonce

Isn’t the slower velocity better for more internal damage?
Don’t have to worry about an angry parole in the future.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 4:48:12 PM PST by Morris70
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To: hadaclueonce

Some Found out that the 22 LR could be really dangerous?


4 posted on 01/29/2013 4:50:37 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: hadaclueonce

I have a few bricks of the stuff. Who knew it would outperform my IRAs?


5 posted on 01/29/2013 4:52:01 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: hadaclueonce
This is Barrys plan to boost employment. HLS ordered 7000 Ar15s to help the economy. There is no reason to let any surplus build up on store shelves. /s)
6 posted on 01/29/2013 4:53:18 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: hadaclueonce
I is rich. Bricks and bricks of the stuff.

/johnny

7 posted on 01/29/2013 4:53:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hadaclueonce

Easily suppressed.


8 posted on 01/29/2013 4:54:19 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: Morris70

Proper placement is of paramount importance with the .22 It can be VERY deadly. High speed solids would get my vote.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 4:54:31 PM PST by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: hadaclueonce

Late to come to the party preppers.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 4:54:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: hadaclueonce

From what I’ve seen, people are buying anything and everything anticipating a ban or shortage; even if they don’t own a firearm for it.

I was considering buying a 45-70 revolver from a friend a short while back and when I checked the store for ammo, no one had any. They said they usually do but the boxes that sat there for years and years all flew off the shelf along with everything else.

You know there is panic buying when even odd sizes like that are gone.


11 posted on 01/29/2013 4:58:46 PM PST by mnehring
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To: elpinta
So is the .45 ACP -- in fact, the .45 may be easier to suppress as the [standard-loaded] round very rarely exceeds the speed of sound as-is.
12 posted on 01/29/2013 4:59:32 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: hadaclueonce

Buy the new Ruger 10/22 takedown. Put your name on a list since they go out the minute they come in. Buy .22 when you can find it.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 4:59:32 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: hadaclueonce

I’ve got 5250 rounds on order. I don’t expect to see it until March, hopefully.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 4:59:45 PM PST by hdbc (FUBO)
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To: muir_redwoods

This is what I’m sayin’!

Im thinking about cashing out a 401k and doing some much more sound investing myself.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: hadaclueonce

Gold Standard?

Have you tried to buy some rifle brass?

You can find .243, .270 and a few others. But try to find .223, 30-30, .308, 30-06 and most common calibers and you draw a blank.

Surely, the idiots in DC can see the effect. Shelves are bare of cartridges for those calibers too.

This has been going on since November and is getting worse.

Caution is in order, I feel Obozo would love to provoke a reason to do even worse than he is.

FUBO!


16 posted on 01/29/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: hadaclueonce

Maybe reloaders are hoarding all the brass /sarc>


17 posted on 01/29/2013 5:00:49 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: mnehring
You know there is panic buying when even odd sizes like that are gone.

I've had no problem finding 7.5 Swiss and 9x18. I don't have much that shoots it, but I can shoot what I do have until the barrels melt.

I sadly only have one .22LR, and it's a breakdown survival rifle. I want to buy a 10/22 or something of the like, but they're hard to come by.

18 posted on 01/29/2013 5:01:10 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: hadaclueonce
Can't believe people are out of .22.
Still have some from when Remington sold them in the
500 per *milk carton* containers when West Brothers Discount went out of business.
19 posted on 01/29/2013 5:02:43 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Agreed, and the best, smoothest, best performing handgun I ever shot was a ‘tuned’ .45, it was awesome.

I do think that ammo prices have kept the .22 LR as one of the most popular for those on tight $$ that want to practice.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 5:04:52 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: hadaclueonce

People are going to .22 for cheapest target practice. Only now it’s not so cheap.


21 posted on 01/29/2013 5:05:21 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long does America have?)
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To: mnehring
You know there is panic buying when even odd sizes like that are gone.

I'm even having trouble finding .38 S&W (not .38 Special) for my 1890s revolver.

22 posted on 01/29/2013 5:05:21 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: rarestia

I’ve owned some pretty “outside the mainstream” calibers over the years, but in the last 5-10, I’ve tried to pare things down for some degree of standardization. Right now, about the most “exotic” chambering I need to feed is 10mm, which has always leaned toward the expensive side, but thus far, where I’m at, can still be found on some store shelves.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hadaclueonce

I saw the crunch coming. Bought 15,000 rounds.

Crazy isn’t it ?


24 posted on 01/29/2013 5:07:39 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: hadaclueonce

Anyone come across a high-cap mag for a 10/22 that actually works?


25 posted on 01/29/2013 5:08:40 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Texas Fossil

I was just delivered 30 lbs. of .357, .40, and .45. It even included Gold Dot.

I was stunned that the order went through.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 5:10:11 PM PST by rickyc
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To: hadaclueonce
I am claiming to be the 22 lr rifle, accessories, and ammo expert. Why? Because I have spent three months researching every gun company and ammo company I could find on the net every day, looking for a Ruger 22 lr and 22 lr hollow point bullets. While doing that, I would also see there are no 22 lr rifle made by any company for sale. I watched Rugers go, before the crunch hit, for $150, and by the time I found a Ruger 22 rifle, the price was $260 and I bought it. I just saw that same rifle today for $370.

During these months, I've managed to get a Hot Lips 25 cartridge magazine for it and now those are gone. I found I could order a Ruger made one from the company website and I have done that and waiting for it to get here. Those are going for $100-150 now from individuals on auction, but the Ruger company price was in the $30s.

I just today found where I could get CCI hollow points for it, coming to that company next week and I'm not telling where that is until I get mine ordered and I hope I'm fast enough to get them before they're gone and they are not expensive for a package of 375.

If any of you have done more to find them and their accessories and ammo than I have, I'll give my expert title to you.

27 posted on 01/29/2013 5:11:52 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: elpinta
I do think that ammo prices have kept the .22 LR as one of the most popular for those on tight $$ that want to practice.

That's probably very true.

Agreed, and the best, smoothest, best performing handgun I ever shot was a ‘tuned’ .45, it was awesome.

I believe it.
Here's a vid of the De Lisle silent carbine being fired off.

28 posted on 01/29/2013 5:12:46 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Part of the “plan”? Gun control through ammo shortage? High price IS a form of rationing. Is the Obama (mis)administration buying up ammo in LARGE quanities? Dry up the “fuel” (ammo), and you get defacto “gun control”.


29 posted on 01/29/2013 5:15:08 PM PST by FiddlePig
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To: Texas Fossil

I have 1180 rounds of .223 reloadable brass case 55 gr FMJ
that I need to sell. FOB Bothell WA.


30 posted on 01/29/2013 5:15:22 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: mnehring
6 years ago, A 70 round bandolier of 1946 head stamped Turkish 8mm Mauser was $3.

Now it is $70 IF you can find it.


31 posted on 01/29/2013 5:16:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: hadaclueonce
I made a lucky hit on an internet website a few nights ago, bought 5 boxes of 375 count CCI Mini Mags ... I had my order confirmed and by the time I typed a text to my buddies ... they were sold out again.

Craziest thing I have ever seen.

32 posted on 01/29/2013 5:16:41 PM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: OneWingedShark

That thing sounds like a pellet gun!


33 posted on 01/29/2013 5:17:03 PM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Great question. I was told it’s the ammo that causes the jamming.


34 posted on 01/29/2013 5:17:03 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long does America have?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

yup, i’ve got 2 25 rd. butler. work great.


35 posted on 01/29/2013 5:18:02 PM PST by Current Occupant (`)
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To: FiddlePig
Is the Obama (mis)administration buying up ammo in LARGE quantities?

I think there may be something to that. All of the reported orders lately have been overblown in their size, it isn't that much more than what was ordered for these departments during the Bush administration. What is different is ordering five year contracts at one time versus year by year like under President Bush. There was already a primer component shortage as recently as 2009 so a sudden five year government order can really strain an already strained system.

36 posted on 01/29/2013 5:18:51 PM PST by mnehring
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To: VeniVidiVici; Marcella

Like I told Marcella awhile back... IF you can get them now, Rugers own made in the USA BX-25 25 shot magazine is the only one I have found that works flawlessly. Good Luck finding one!


37 posted on 01/29/2013 5:19:29 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: VeniVidiVici

Butler Creek with metal lips.


38 posted on 01/29/2013 5:21:59 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: hadaclueonce

It’s your governments creating an artificial shortage by fiat demands to end a public health hazard.

A good many Americans disagree with their dishonesty and are buying anything and everything in the event these toads achieve their Devil Worshipin, Satanic Inspired, Kommunistuh aims.

He’ll, I’ve got .22’s ot the yin yang and I don’t really shoot .22 much.


39 posted on 01/29/2013 5:22:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RitchieAprile

I don’t shoot .223 but it is the least available cartridge in Texas. It has all seemed to vanish and the price is high.

Should be easy to unload what you have.


40 posted on 01/29/2013 5:23:06 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: hadaclueonce

When the TG&Y in Dodge City, Kansas closed, they cleared everything out starting at 10% off everything. I had seen these type closeouts before and didn’t expect any really good deals so didn’t stop in.

When it got down to 70% off, I decided to go in just to see if anything of any value was left. There wasn’t any except I was shocked to see a pile of .22 LR Remington High Speed in the case.

I have no idea what happened but suspect some employee had hid some in back and waited until the deal was too good to pass up and brought it out. It is also possible that some manager found it and brought it out. Anyway there it was.

I got out my credit card and bought 650 boxes for a little over $200. Back then the retail price on them was 99 cents.

That worked out to 32,500 rounds of .22 LR ammo. I have since added at least that much more so I must have around 60,000 rounds minus the few hundred I have fired since then.

I have a good supply of 9mm, 6.5 Swedish Mauser (most of it is Lapua Match), and 12 gauge. I have adequate supply of 20 gauge, .45 auto (right now I don’t even have a .45 gun).

I am under supplied in 8mm Mauser, 7.65 Tokarev, .380. and .40 S&W.

I have a good supply of several pistol and revolver rounds and no longer have a gun to fire it.

I will probably try to sell some of the .22 if demand keeps up.


41 posted on 01/29/2013 5:24:30 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Anyone come across a high-cap mag for a 10/22 that actually works?”

Nope.


42 posted on 01/29/2013 5:25:05 PM PST by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Caution is in order, I feel Obozo would love to provoke a reason to do even worse than he is”.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/130129

Long article, but way too scary to ignore.


43 posted on 01/29/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama's America.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
I just checked bulk prices on gunbroker.com. Holey Moley !!

I have never seen prices like this.

44 posted on 01/29/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Caution is in order, I feel Obozo would love to provoke a reason to do even worse than he is”.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/130129

Long article, but way too scary to ignore.


45 posted on 01/29/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama's America.)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Caution is in order, I feel Obozo would love to provoke a reason to do even worse than he is”.

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/130129

Long article, but way too scary to ignore.


46 posted on 01/29/2013 5:26:01 PM PST by matthew fuller (The ultimate horror flick- 2016 Obama's America.)
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To: Terry Mross

“People are going to .22 for cheapest target practice. Only now it’s not so cheap.”

Not really. I find every day the cartridges for target shooting at reasonable prices, it’s the hollow points that are totally out until a company gets some and then it’s out faster than a lightning strike.


47 posted on 01/29/2013 5:27:52 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Anyone come across a high-cap mag for a 10/22 that actually works?

Yes, absolutely. Ruger finally came out with their own 25 round magazine, the BX-25 that works PERFECTLY. Outperforms Butler Creek or Promag by a mile.

The one great advantage the Ruger BX-25 has over any other high cap 10/22 magazine is that you can actually take it apart and clean it.

Before the recent craziness, they were selling for under $30. Sadly, like everything else these days, they're unobtainable.


48 posted on 01/29/2013 5:29:29 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: yarddog

Last week I just got my Swedish Mauser back from my brother who claimed it was his for the longest time. It is a family heirloom that I want to give to my son. He told me to come and get it because the cartridges cost $100 per box. I went to Fleet Farm and picked up two boxes for $36.00. It was my first deer hunting rifle.


49 posted on 01/29/2013 5:31:40 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Marcella

Before all this started I had been buying a Box or two of the CCI Mini Mags at Academy for about $24 for a box of of 375. A week or so ago they were on the Cabelas site for $49 a box. I’m glad That I’m not empty handed, but I sure wish I had a few more boxes. Good luck.

OTOH, I went to a local gun shop that had lots of all kinds of ammo behind the counter. .45, 9mm, .380, .223, .308, and .22 lr. Then I noticed the signs: “Ammo sales ONLY with purchase of a firearm,” and “No bulk .22 lr sales.”


50 posted on 01/29/2013 5:34:52 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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