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Posted on 11/02/2017 5:22:25 AM PDT by marktwain
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You get what you pay for. I only buy CCI Stingers.
About $30 for a box of 500 in Salt Lake. Not too good but at least it’s available now.
I have not seen a 3 box limit sign in three months.
Are they still up where you are at?
A Facebook friend found a flyer from a church in Tennessee that advertised that it would pay a dollar for every bullet people turned in. He was tempted to drive there from Georgia with a case of these but resisted the temptation.
He was tempted to drive there from Georgia with a case of these but resisted the temptation.
They probably had a limit. Interesting concept. I had not seen it before.
Instead of gun buyback it was bullet buyback.
West Houston Walmart. Checked-out their ammo supply yesterday and they still had the sign. Their ammo case was pretty much filled too.
I was in Dallas a couple of weeks ago, and in Yuma now. No 3-box limit signs.
Oddly, around Portland, Oregon we never had pricing issues when ammo did come in at places like Walmart or Bi-Mart. They limited supply and it was hard to come by but they never jacked up their prices.
The pawn shops, some gun shops, and vendors at the gun shows were the ones jacking up pricing on new 22lr, reselling the ammo from retail stores, or old personal inventory from before the shortage.
Patience paid off for me over the shortage time-frame, buying one or two boxes of 50 per week or two, the rare 100rnd CCI stick, and the occasional brick at normal pricing. I managed to buy thousands of rounds during that period in the $0.04/rd range, or less.
Pricing is still good, inventories improving, limits have been lifted here now and we are starting to see more variety (seemed like Federal and CCI were the only ones making 22lr ammo). The only thing that would say we’re back to normal is if the .22 starts being placed out on open shelving and not kept strictly behind the counter.
Federal and CCI are owned by the same company, Vista Outdoors.
They are the big players in the ammo market.
You also have Winchester and Remington, with Aguila (Mexico) aggressively looking to capture more of the U.S. market.
All the newbies from the Obozo era have finally gotten over the rush and now there is enough 22lr in the pipeline for prices to be forced down.
Have not been able to find any for the past 4 years in N Nevada except at gun shows. Gun show availability is only rumor—have not been to one.
Don’t be giving the Libs any ideas. Jerry Brown already has too many restrictive thoughts.
Do you want someone here to stop by Walmart and buy ammo for you?
Very few people buy those nasty bullet thingies. Only those who reload buy bullets.
Just got a box of 333 Winchester 36 grain hollow point .22 LR for $17.37 at Walmart in Midlothian, VA. 5.2 cents a round.
Call me paranoid, but if .22 rimfire ammo is unavailable then probably half of the rifles and pistols in the US are without ammo. Out of just about any such rifle with open sights, a .22 LR can pretty reliably and decisively hit a man at 150 yards or more.
On the positive side, owners of .22 LR firearms have spent the last 5 years stocking up on .22 ammunition.
Thanks for the confirmation on what I suspected in that CCI and Federal are part of the same parent company. That was certainly why we saw those two lines of products together during the shortage. It was just wierd that no other brands ever showed up during that time.
Now BiMart isn’t a big chain store like Walmart, so where did Winchester and Remington .22lr ammo get dustributed to during that time? Maybe they were producing it for the feds big orders?
Also saw a lot of Hornady Personal Defense products in centerfire and Blazer brass. I think Blazer is part if the Federal/CCI group, but Hornady?
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