Skip to comments.Vista Outdoor on .22 Ammo: Supply up, Demand Down, Price Down
Posted on 11/23/2017 9:11:33 AM PST by marktwain
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I shoot NRA style bullseye target in the summer league at my local gun club. I favor CCI 22 L.R. Standard Velocity and while a box of 50 is still pricey, it usually available at the local stores that carry ammo. The .22 drought seems to be over.
Do you find it a more
than CCI MINIMAG?
What do You shoot?
I’m trying to get something my
RUGER REVOLVER likes.
6 inch GP100.
Still can’t find CCI stingers.
Stingers here in SoCal.
What firearm do you use them in?
Local Wal-Mart actually had an ample supply last Wednesday. An unusual event. I restrained myself and only bought half of what they had.
Yep ..... won’t be caught short again in my lifetime......
Ill start getting nervous when Im down to 12,000 or so.
Prices will keep coming down......stock up while it is cheap. The idiocy of the Voting public will raise its head again. Ammo will last your lifetime and your children’s and their children’s if stored correctly.
Yes. Ammo stored in relative cool, dry place should last for a hundred years.
How low do you see the price going?
$30 and change for a 333-round box of Federal LRHP, at the local hardware store. The local farm supply shop has been running 9mm parabellum ball ammo for under $10 a box, but not .22-yet. I'm waiting to see after the first of the New Year to see if a sale on rimfire for all those Christmas presents comes next.
FYI, those stocking up may wish to make note of two interesting container facts: As older cardboard *brick* 500-round containers become old and crumbly due to the acid content in the cardboard, they can pretty neatly be replaced with 16-ounce [empty!] peanut butter jars, which hold 500 rounds so nicely they might have been designed for the task. Those who buy poly bagged or bucketful .22 ammo may also find this info helpful.
Also: if those 500-round bricks of .22 ammo are not crumbly and deteriorating, ten of them package nicely in a ex-military M2A1 *.50 caliber* ammo can. It helps if the ammo is broken down into the 50 round boxes; it's a bit tight, but 5000 rounds will indeed fit- if they're in the cardboard 50-round boxes.
A freind of mine has many thousands of rounds of .22 in sealed quart canning jars. They have been in them for 60 years, and seem to work fine.
He used them in a monumental rat hunt in 1957.
He should have saved them for a monumental rat hunt in the former District of Columbia swamp in 2018. Or thereabouts.
He has many thousands left...
I do not know how many thousands...
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