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Old 01-18-2015, 04:27 AM   #1
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Another .22lr shortage!?!

So over the last year I've been able, on a pretty regular basis, purchase .22lr ammo. Now, in January 2015, I can't find any within a 200 mile radius of Portland, OR. What the heck? Anyone know where I might find some? Also, is this another shortage and if so, what contributed to it this time?
 
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:16 PM   #2
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another?

you mean still?
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:20 PM   #3
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Wut?
 
Old 01-19-2015, 08:46 AM   #4
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If people would quit hoarding this stuff, it wouldn't be an issue.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #5
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Here's how I see this problem stopping:

Right now, people are buying because they never see any, so when they do, they buy as much as they can--emptying the shelves for the next guy so he never sees any, so he buys it as much as he can too. I think there are honestly very few people shooting as much as they buy. And most of them are preppers.


Ok, so here's what we do. Get all those fucking prepper shows to start recommending, instead of cheap, easy to carry, rimfire, get them to start recommending the oddball calibers. People will kill you and steal your .22lr. The idea being that your ammo won't be worth stealing if someone can't shoot it.

I see this as a win-win, as the .22, now being stealable, will be undesireable, and the rest of the people who actually play with guns will have access to cheap .22, and better selection of the other calibers they shoot!




Me? I don't shoot all that much, and I just bought a bow (thanks RK!), so my ammo supply isn't really in any danger.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 09:22 AM   #6
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My Dad keeps finding bricks of .22LR in his stash and giving it to me since he lives in the city and never goes shooting. I think I've got 1000 rounds or so of CCI and American Eagle. Haven't had to buy any in years. I don't understand why it keeps selling out...other than plinking or varmint shooting it really has no purpose.

9MM, .40, .45 and the hunting rifles rounds like 30-06 and .270, etc should be the ones being hoarded, IMO, if you are a prepper.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 09:27 AM   #7
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I agree.

But have you ever watched the prepper shows?
 
Old 01-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #8
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I agree.

But have you ever watched the prepper shows?
I have. Not sure what to think of them. For some of them, I think it's a "legitimate" excuse for their hoarding.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 10:00 AM   #9
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If you don't mind ordering on line I get a lot of ammo from www.luckygunner.com they tell you price per round and deliver pretty fast.

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:52 AM   #10
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9MM, .40, .45 and the hunting rifles rounds like 30-06 and .270, etc should be the ones being hoarded, IMO, if you are a prepper.


Unless padowan, your stragegy is to horde a round noone else seems to want..

I could see .22lr as a strong "Post-whatever scenario" as a great choice..

Main drawbacks :
No reloading (practically)
Lower bullistics performance

Main advantages :
Size (both for carrying and storing)
Noise (pretty easy to keep food on the table.. and stay quiet)
 
Old 01-19-2015, 11:09 AM   #11
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Unless padowan, your stragegy is to horde a round noone else seems to want..

I could see .22lr as a strong "Post-whatever scenario" as a great choice..

Main drawbacks :
No reloading (practically)
Lower bullistics performance

Main advantages :
Size (both for carrying and storing)
Noise (pretty easy to keep food on the table.. and stay quiet)
The crack of even a .22LR carries for quite a long ways. Your best bet is nothing powered by gunpowder.

.22-.30 caliber air rifles are where it's at if you want to be quiet. There are several break barrel versions that don't require an external air tank that are plenty sufficient for bringing down game.

Preppers need to re-think what they are hoarding. Plus, there is no gunpowder to go bad from moisture or other conditions.

Pellets are super cheap too.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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The crack of even a .22LR carries for quite a long ways. Your best bet is nothing powered by gunpowder.
no one except me and the possum heard the 2 shots I fired yesterday...
 
Old 01-20-2015, 09:10 AM   #13
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Yeah. I don't get the whole prepper thing and I could think of other calibers that might be more versatile in an apocalyptic situation. However, I do compete with the .22lr pistol and I can go through around 400 rounds a week when I am practicing. Thanks for the heads up about the luckgunner. That was WAY helpful.
 
Old 01-20-2015, 09:32 AM   #14
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Talking with friends around the country this is happening everywhere.
It is "Hit or Miss" How about 17HMR? They are getting harder to find.
Rimfire Ammo in general is harder and harder to find.

Something has got to give...............
 
Old 01-20-2015, 10:10 AM   #15
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I don't know what the latest estimates for number of firearms in circulation in the US is, but I'd bet half or more of them are 22lr.

And Midway seems to have a fair amount of 22 in stock. I haven't seen any in a Wal-Mart in a while, but Cabelas had some.
 
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PNW Sportsmen Show will 9,000,000 rounds of .22LR

Yes, there are limits and other rules apply, but the Million Dollar Ammo Sale will be a major attraction at this year's show. Hope you can join us.

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/thesportsho...92180341017791

Million Dollar Ammo Sale | The Sport Shows | Washington | Pacific Northwest | Central Oregon | thesportshows.com
 
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Yes, there are limits and other rules apply, but the Million Dollar Ammo Sale will be a major attraction at this year's show. Hope you can join us.

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/thesportsho...92180341017791

Million Dollar Ammo Sale | The Sport Shows | Washington | Pacific Northwest | Central Oregon | thesportshows.com
Are you a site sponsor or just spamming fucknut?
 
Old 01-29-2015, 08:47 PM   #18
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Sounds like a stampede ready to happen. OH my 22lr lets run to get some!
 
Old 01-30-2015, 11:09 AM   #19
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Are you a site sponsor or just spamming fucknut?
Simply passing along factual information the readers of this board may find useful.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 11:12 AM   #20
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Why can't people just ever admit they're advertising?

It's like the guys that read our No Soliciting sign at work and come in anyway. When asked if they read the sign they say "I'm not soliciting, just wanna see if I can sell you this service or product."
 
Old 01-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #21
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I am still going back to the original question, and the first comment:

Another? I wish I had noticed when the first one stopped so I could have resupplied. I'm starting to run low after a few years of only sparse shooting.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 08:47 AM   #22
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Its nuts that you can not find it except the internet. I found last week a 1500 round bucket of 22lr but the cost was 53 cent a round. I remember when it was 12 cents a round or less.
 
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