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Old 12-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question Where the Heck is the CCI 22LR Ammo?

Made in Lewiston, ID. CCI 22LR is a great round for my guns.
But, long before Christmas EVERYONE Is out of stock!!
What's going on?
 
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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ammo is a popular gift, and we're still recovering from a panic -- and since it's the best .22 ammo, I'd imagine it will be the last to be reliably available.

don't panic.


(please don't panic)
 
Old 12-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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It's actually sort of bullshit. 22 ammo hasnt really been available for a year now but occasionally some stores like Cabelas will have it at crap prices.
 
Old 12-30-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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CCI is okay stuff, but not "the best".

.22lr has been hard to find for the last year or so. If you take a look at the Midway USA listings, CCI should be coming back in stock sometime in the spring or summer....ish.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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I've reliably found it at shooting ranges, Cabela's (obviously higher prices) and online.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 09:01 AM   #6
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I found some winchester 22 lr ammo, but it was subatomic. Not sure I understand the difference of subatomic ammo... Help?
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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I found some winchester 22 lr ammo, but it was subatomic. Not sure I understand the difference of subatomic ammo... Help?
Could it be 'sub-sonic', 750 feet per second?
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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CCI is okay stuff, but not "the best".

.22lr has been hard to find for the last year or so. If you take a look at the Midway USA listings, CCI should be coming back in stock sometime in the spring or summer....ish.
Thanks. But, I don't need 'the best' to go plinking. CCI runs my guns just fine. Without paying preimum prices. Kinda like running preimum instead of regular.

I just put 5,000 rounds on B/O with Midway. I'm still looking
 
Old 12-31-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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It's actually sort of bullshit. 22 ammo hasnt really been available for a year now but occasionally some stores like Cabelas will have it at crap prices.
Yes Sir! A local store here in the TriCities, 'Ranch and Home' has CCI 22lr.
50 rounds, $4.99 per box. Limit one box per customer per day.

My new nickname for this operation is, "Ranch and Robbery"!

I won't buy from them.
 
Old 01-01-2014, 11:27 AM   #10
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Cci .22lr

I know of several stores that occasionally have CCI and other brands of 22 lr.
One of my most reliable is Bi Mart which has a number of stores in both WA and OR. You're usually limited to 1 or 2 100rd cartons, but they only charge the familiar $6.75/100 for CCI mini-mags. I have one pistol that thrives on these, and buy them whenever I can. I also picked up some at Wal-Mart and Cabelas on occasion; but their prices have always been higher. Wally world was 5.98 for 50 rds of sub-sonic CCI. I always try to buy some before I go shooting. Sometimes it takes two or three purchases before I have enough for a shooting session. I have a backorder with Midway for 1000 rds of CCI and some Winchester. It's been on backorder for a month now however.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-02-2014, 02:06 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tip!
 
Old 01-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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You mean this stuff?? It's mine, all mine!!!!

HAHA! Just have a couple of boxes laying around.

 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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Nanner! Nanner! Hey! Your Mom's call'in ya!
 
Old 01-05-2014, 12:40 PM   #14
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Yes Sir! A local store here in the TriCities, 'Ranch and Home' has CCI 22lr.
50 rounds, $4.99 per box. Limit one box per customer per day.

My new nickname for this operation is, "Ranch and Robbery"!

I won't buy from them.
Another place I won't buy from 'Griggs Ace Hardware', Pasco.
I just called them and they have 50 round box's of CCI, selling for $4.79.
Or, any of the Griggs stores in the TriCities.

I usually get kissed before someone tries to screw me that hard.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 04:23 PM   #15
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Another place I won't buy from 'Griggs Ace Hardware', Pasco.
I just called them and they have 50 round box's of CCI, selling for $4.79.
Or, any of the Griggs stores in the TriCities.

I usually get kissed before someone tries to screw me that hard.
How do you know that their wholesale cost hasn't gone up dramatically with the shortage of .22 LR?

Griggs firearm prices are still some of the best in the state.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 06:55 PM   #16
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Another place I won't buy from 'Griggs Ace Hardware', Pasco.
I just called them and they have 50 round box's of CCI, selling for $4.79.
Or, any of the Griggs stores in the TriCities.

I usually get kissed before someone tries to screw me that hard.

That's a decent deal for CCI. What do you consider a fair price?
 
Old 01-06-2014, 01:28 AM   #17
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Depends on what type of cci they are
but 4$ aint bad unless its blazer

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:01 PM   #18
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That's a decent deal for CCI. What do you consider a fair price?
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Depends on what type of cci they are
but 4$ aint bad unless its blazer
Before Obama I was paying $6.00 per 100 CCI Mini-Mag 1235 fps
 
Old 01-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #19
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Talking Not CCI but.....

I did find a Bulk Pak 525 rounds brass plated hollow points for $25.99
Fred Meyer had one box. They will work for plinking at the 50' range
 
Old 01-24-2014, 05:54 PM   #20
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Talking Found Some!!

 
Old 02-26-2014, 03:23 PM   #21
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paid $39.95 for 5x100rd CCI mini-mags ($7.99ea)




paid $24.99ea for the CCI blazers


and for just general plinking ammo... picked these up at wally world just last weekend...



$23.97ea federal value pack

22LR ammo is tough to find in stock for a decent price, but it is doable
 
Old 02-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #22
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I still struggle to even understand the ongoing and seemingly never ending shortage of .22 ammo. The military and police don't use it, so it can't be that. The ammo manufacturers all say they're making it just as fast as they possibly can, yet there is still little to be found, and if so at crazy prices. So where is it all going?!?! Are people really just hording it all, prices be damned, just in case the zombies come tomorrow? I don't get it.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 05:14 PM   #23
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I still struggle to even understand the ongoing and seemingly never ending shortage of .22 ammo. The military and police don't use it, so it can't be that. The ammo manufacturers all say they're making it just as fast as they possibly can, yet there is still little to be found, and if so at crazy prices. So where is it all going?!?! Are people really just hording it all, prices be damned, just in case the zombies come tomorrow? I don't get it.
I know plenty of people who buy it when they see it, because they see it.

so...yup.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 06:42 PM   #24
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I buy it when I see it

I shoot it too though

buddy and I usually go through 550rounds in less than an hour of shooting.


probably only have a couple thousand rounds through my rifle now, but my pistol has had tens of thousands of rounds shot through it. wouldn't surprise me if it has had over 100k rounds through it now. I don't keep track... I just empty the boxes into my .50BMG ammo can, grab a hand full and load mags, unload mags down range, and repeat

it's already on its second slide now. damn slide broke in half and hit me in the shoulder one day.

gotta love lifetime warranty though! send it back to manufacturer, gets replaced no questions asked!

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Old 02-27-2014, 07:13 AM   #25
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It has been a long time since I've seen CCI anywhere. Have been able to keep a consistent supply over the last year of general plinking rounds just by being at the right place at the right time. Fisherman's had boxes bricks of federal hollows for $30 during the show and that is the highest I've ever paid in my life, but I did it anyways.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 05:58 PM   #26
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Just got an email from CCI yesterday. They say they are making the stuff. I haven't seen any CCI of any kind in over a year. The local shop owners/managers tell me they can't get it.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 09:54 PM   #27
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THERE IS NO SHORTAGE

There is an OVER DEMAND

People are buying everything that hits the shelf as it hits or even before.

CCI makes well over 4 million rounds a day in Lewiston...........
 
Old 03-01-2014, 11:16 AM   #28
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THERE IS NO SHORTAGE

There is an OVER DEMAND

People are buying everything that hits the shelf as it hits or even before.

CCI makes well over 4 million rounds a day in Lewiston...........
you don't understand what a shortage is, do you?

Economic shortage - definition of Economic shortage by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
 
Old 03-30-2014, 05:09 PM   #29
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cci >Is very hard to find!!! 2014.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:02 AM   #30
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Day by day I become more convinced there is no 'shortage', and this is all just smoke and mirrors so everyone in the food chain can continue to charge outrageous prices for ammo.

2008: Obama gets elected, everyone loses their fucking minds and buys everything gun-related in sight, shit gets scarce and prices go through the roof.... for a few months, then everything pretty much goes back to normal.

2012: Sandy Hook happens. Feinstein and crew have a field day, threaten all kinds of idiotic draconian gun control.... everyone buys everything gun-related in sight, prices go through the roof..... and stay there.

That was TWO FUCKING YEARS AGO. All the gun control legislation is dead & buried. The panic is over, has been for awhile. Yet STILL no ammo? Really? The ammo companies claim they're making as much as the can as fast as they can, yet haven't been able to catch up in TWO FUCKING YEARS?!?! Sorry but I just don't buy it.. literally and figuratively.

Just over two years ago, any ammo you wanted was on the shelves at normal prices. Yet now it's still near impossible to find FMJ ammo (the kind people buy the most by far) yet defensive ammo is everywhere and at normal prices.

I just cannot believe demand for ammo has gone up so much, and stayed at that level for so long. We already saw how many retailers behaved during the first go-around, buying everything in stock from place like Wal Mart that never raised prices so nobody got a chance to buy any, then turning around and gouging people at their stores, until Wal Mart put a stop to it.

So yeah, I say 'capitalism at it's finest' and it's conscious effort to gouge the public and there is no 'shortage' at all.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 06:13 PM   #31
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There have been 156,577,260 background checks since 1998. Over 19 million last year. Lots of new shooters every year. Our market is growing so supply is having trouble keeping up.
 
Old 04-01-2014, 01:15 PM   #32
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There have been 156,577,260 background checks since 1998. Over 19 million last year. Lots of new shooters every year. Our market is growing so supply is having trouble keeping up.
I know there are a lot more new shooters... but how many, really? I've seen other stats that would indicate gun sales are way up (duh) but the number of homes with guns in them has not, with the implication being that people that already owned guns are buying even more... I know I resemble that remark!

Anyhoo, my point is, are there really THAT many more shooters than just a couple years ago? I find that very hard to believe. A couple years ago, I could walk into any gun/sporting goods store and have a plethora of choices in brands, bullet weights, target/competition/whatever .22 rounds in little boxes, big bulk boxes, you name it. Now, nothing, zip, nada. So in just two years, the number of shooters (just .22 shooters here) has risen so exponentially that we've gone from 'plenty for everybody' to 'none for anybody' even though they are supposedly making it night and day, much as they can, fast as they can?

Again, I find that very, very hard to believe.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 05:37 PM   #33
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I live in a small town and the last cci I seen at the store was October 2013>April 2014 still no cci 22 mag or 22 long.
 
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