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22 LONG RIFLE
ME | MAY 09.2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER

I've been on Midway's notification list for 22LR. Got an email time stamped 7:07, caught it by 7:30 and they were already sold out again.

I don't know how much they sold in 23 minutes but it was all they had.

Now they aren't even keeping the list.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 22lr; ammo; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I read “One Second After” a good while back...and so am well stocked.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 4:46:25 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have about 7k of 22LR as I bought a brick every time I passed by. Wish I had more.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Lot of price gouging now going on. Folks are buy to resell at a big mark up.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I've got bricks of it that I use for book-ends. I got a good deal years ago. That's just plinking ammo. I did find another box of the CCI mini-mags today while going through a drawer I never go through.

Apparently, at one point, I just bought a box of the CCI, used a magazine load out of it, and lost the box somewhere in the house.

I think that's 500 rounds of the CCI I've found in the last 6 months.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:53:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: driftdiver
I've got some too but grandson wants to shoot. I hate to keep telling him no. I never let myself run completely out, I just absolutely won't.

I may get him a decent air rifle, birthday coming up next month.

6 posted on 05/09/2013 4:54:22 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have found that the smaller gun shops in my area are quite accommodating. They take names and tell you in advance when their shipments are coming in.

The bigger stores (Cabelas, Bass Pro and Gander Mountain) just chuckle. But the little mom& pop stores seem willing to take care of the little guy.

Of course, in return, I’m spending a few bucks more for that new Taurus “pocket gun” for the wife, but if they take care of me, what’s another 10%?


7 posted on 05/09/2013 4:55:37 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I’ve been buying shotgun shells like that. So far their supplies aren’t limited but that may change. I wish I had thought of getting .22 when it was $7 for a brick of 50 and the shelves were full. I never appreciated it and even let the guns just collect dust. Now that it is sparse, I wish I had some more (I probably have only 500 rounds of .22)


8 posted on 05/09/2013 4:55:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah, its tough right now. Hopefully this nonsense comes to an end soon. If it does end I’ll never let myself get low again.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 4:55:43 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My local Cabela’s gets .22LR in boxes of 100 and bricks of 300+ from time to time. Like, at least once a week. Limit one per customer.

They’re also pretty good about keeping stocked with fairly large amounts of .223/5.56. Today there was a very large display of just one brand of 5.56, and the shelves had significant quantities of other brands.

Some of the larger calibers are branded “Herters”; they’re made in Russia with non-reloadable cases, I think under contract from Remington. A few brass-cased Herters .30 Carbine were there, priced somewhat higher than the non-reloadables. Limit 5 boxes per customer on the larger calibers.

And another thing: Cabelas isn’t gouging on price. The 100 rds of .22LR I bought last week were priced ten cents more than a box of the same brand I bought 3-4 years ago. The difference was I was limited to one box: IIRC, that older box was part of a much larger purchase (less than ten boxes).


10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:58:03 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I've been getting bricks of .22 Longs at Walmart. I have a pretty good supply now.

They bring all the ammo out every morning at 7 A.M. and some days I score but most days I don't.

Find out when your Walmart brings out the ammo and get in line :)

Weekdays seem to be easier!

11 posted on 05/09/2013 4:58:37 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: driftdiver

I’ve got about 6K and really wish I had bought more. I wish there were some sort of market where one could trade one caliber for another.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 5:00:00 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“This isn’t a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”

Amen!


13 posted on 05/09/2013 5:00:25 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: JRandomFreeper

“...and lost the box somewhere in the house.”

Your memory seems to have blank spots - do you, perchance, have another wife in the house somewhere whom you forgot?


14 posted on 05/09/2013 5:00:38 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: driftdiver
Yeah, its tough right now. Hopefully this nonsense comes to an end soon. If it does end I’ll never let myself get low again.

My guess: the shortage will last until early next summer. By that point (if we manage to avoid something really ugly), people will have enough stored to feel comfortable, and prices will drop to a little above where they were a year ago. I'm not buying any .22 or .223 until that happens. I have enough of both, and I'd rather a thousand people had 200 rounds each than ten people had 20,000 rounds each. If things get ugly, the more decent Americans who are armed, the better. Also, the more patriotic parents there are who can teach their kids to shoot, the better. I'm not going to get in their way just to have a larger stockpile.

15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:01:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: america-rules; All
I'm looking for Pyrodex RS or ffg black now too, with the stupid Hazmat fees mailorder is out of the question.

I don't really need enough to make the fee reasonable.

16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:03:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: driftdiver

I made it a habit to toss a 500 round carton or two into my cart every time I was at Cabelas. I’ve got a little over 10k. If I’d seen this coming....


17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:05:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I can’t picture myself just walking up and surrendering my gun to anyone, it just isn’t going to happen.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:06:06 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Lurker

I just wish I had more handgun ammo.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 5:06:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Marcella; JRandomFreeper

Heh, heh, heh.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 5:09:45 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Marcella
do you, perchance, have another wife in the house somewhere whom you forgot?

I can't have. All of this week's socks are right here near the desk where I dropped them.

I think I'll go take a nap now.

/johnny

21 posted on 05/09/2013 5:10:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

bb’s and pellets are a lot cheaper and the airguns are better now.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 5:15:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
This past weekend, I helped a friend of mine move a bunch of stuff he'd inherited from his dad out of storage and into his new house.

While we were sorting through the boxes we found a couple bricks of .22LR and a couple boxes of 30-06, .357 Magnum, and .45 ACP down inside a box of tools. My friend gave them to me for safekeeping. My house is the rendezvous point for our group, should anything happen, and by pre-positioning the ammo there he is saving about twenty pounds worth of weight that he'd have to carry fifteen miles.

I wish we could find more hidden treasures like that.

23 posted on 05/09/2013 5:16:05 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
The 22LR is highly underrated. Its usually dismissed as a training or plinking round. The depiction of the use of 22LR in “One Second After” I believe is accurate.

One of the tools the Chechens used against the Russians in the first battle of Grozny was 22LR using a improvised silencer. Being as engagement distances in built up areas average about 55 yds the 22LR performed more than adequately.

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/20120830.aspx
http://www.hickokfamilygenealogy.com/Lethality_of_the_22_LR.html

24 posted on 05/09/2013 5:16:18 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I think Poterfield’s people are pulling a scam on customers. I got an email notification on American Eagle 147gr 9mm stamped 2:20AM. I happened to be on the computer at 2:30 and it was supposedly out of stock in that ten minute interval. I don’t believe them, so I’ve blocked their darned email crap as spam now.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 5:20:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Polynikes

With a good scope a decent .22 will reach out pretty good.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 5:25:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

basically, they should raise their prices for the time being


27 posted on 05/09/2013 5:25:51 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Lurker
I’ve got a little over 10k. If I’d seen this coming....

I've got exactly 10,009 rounds of .22lr and I'm not shooting anytime soon. I knew something bad was up around Nov. 2008. That's all I could afford or I would have bought more. My stock of other calibers is what kept me broke for a while.
28 posted on 05/09/2013 5:36:02 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; SWAMPSNIPER
I've got enough ammo for all the regular type firearms I have and that covers several different types of firearms.

However, I live in town, and wanted something that made little noise but would take down small animals. I got a Walther PPQ pellet/BB handgun. It doesn't have the blowback feature which means it is quiet and doesn't kick. I didn't want noise in the city telling people I was firing any kind of gun. Blowback capability costs more ($40 more maybe) but that was not the reason for getting the non-blowback. I didn't want noise.

The cheapest price I found was Walmart so I ordered it from them. Imagine that, buy a gun on the internet plus “bullets” and no one cares. As soon as Senator Schumer finds out pellets kill animals, these guns and pellets will be outlawed.

I have numerous tins of hollow point pellets for it and extra magazines (if you can call those little round things magazines).

Those pellets are lead - your hands will be totally black from that stuff, so I wear one-use medical gloves to work with the pellets loading them into the magazines. I load a bunch at one time so I don't have to keep messing with that black lead.

I also got a pellet “pouch” to put the pellets in rather than keeping them in a tin where they fall out easily on the floor, etc.. I don't want my Yorkie to eat lead pellets as the lead would kill her.

29 posted on 05/09/2013 5:36:08 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: driftdiver

The rounds are starting to show back up. AK ammo is everywhere, even Wolf 308 NATO is showing up, yet still quite hard to find reasonably in brass, 9mm is coming down as well as 45 ACP. But 22lr is still hard to find at reasonable prices. In a pinch, you can still find pretty good deals on gunbroker, no matter how many here want to bash it.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 5:38:00 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Last week I stopped at my local gunshop, a place that has been open and thriving for more than 40 years. I asked about .22LR and was told that they hadn’t seen any for 12 weeks. They have had orders standing with three suppliers for more time than that. So I asked how odd was this in their experience. The guy that had been at this store since it’s opening told me he had never seen anything like this. No 9mm, no .40 cal., no .223, nothing in .30cal. and next to nothing in 12 ga. We talked about how the DHS was buying up everything and was that the cause? He had no opinion, but the stories of people buying up hand truck loads of ammo wasn’t happening where he could see it. The conversation went on to .22 LR and he said his sources told him that the FBI had been issued .22 automatics and he opined that that was where all the .22 was going.

This is a guy I have dealt with since ‘76 and I have never seen him as a tinfoil type fellow. His parting words were to be very, very careful with this government.

YMMV


31 posted on 05/09/2013 5:49:12 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: gorush
I read “One Second After” a good while back...and so am well stocked.

As did I and so am I. The wife thought I was crazy when she saw me loading up on 22LR rounds. Now, she sees the OldPossum as not quite so dumb. Dumb still, though, alas.

32 posted on 05/09/2013 5:53:01 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

I haven’t spoken to my wife in over three months. We’re not fighting, I just don’t like to interrupt.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 5:54:53 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: OldPossum

32 years is the answer to your next question.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 5:55:59 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: shibumi

Our small gun shop had some .22 long lifle, but it is $6/ box of 50.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 6:14:12 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

Yep.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 6:17:10 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Er, that should have gone to gorush. Maybe the wife has a point.


37 posted on 05/09/2013 6:17:54 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m paying 44.00 per 100 rnd boxes of American Eagle .223 brass, just thankful I can get it anytime and believe me I have plenty. Bought 1000 rnds .22 LR a month ago from Walmart for 55.00.


38 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: heshtesh

Just looked at my receipt from wally world and it was 1250 rnds of .22 LF FOR 55.00.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 6:34:01 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I did find another box of the CCI mini-mags today while going through a drawer I never go through.

I recently came across two misplaced and differently designed, 100 round boxes of CCI mini mag long rifle in my house, clearly from different purchases in the past, the one with a price tag still on it read $4.20, so I guess it must not be very old.

40 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Better hang on to what you have. And well, that’s probably the end of tourism for hunting and firearms sports for a few years. And to think that this time, VIP CO constituents and their politicians started it.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:34 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The Gander Mountain in Lake Mary has been getting some .22LR in. They have had a bunch of Federal Ultra Match at $25/box (ouch!). As of last Friday they still had that, no surprise at that price. Then they got in some Remington/Eley match grade and target grade. Target grade was $12/box, Match grade was $30/box (double ouch!). The target grade was gone last Friday, no surprise. Still had match Eley in stock.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 6:59:58 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: OldPossum

I recommend that friends read the book “One Second After” and emphasize to read the foreword. In almost every case, I notice an immediate difference and am asked for advice or what action I have taken. I think the book is so well written to reflect a really possible situation and the actions of real people that people can immediately identify with it.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 7:03:42 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

PS. I have a couple of Henry magnum 22 rifles which I really like (accurate and effective at 100 -200 yards) but they can also fire regular 22 LR. My wife not only prodded me to buy more ammo when it was cheap, but in many cases just bought it and brought it home (she read “One Second After”.


44 posted on 05/09/2013 7:08:33 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
It was snapped up by people who hope to sell it online or at gun shows at huge profits.

Boycott online auction sites, gunbroker.com, etc.

Buy your ammo only at reasonable prices.

45 posted on 05/09/2013 7:16:20 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Keep an eye on this thread: OFFICIAL (IN STOCK) 22LR AMMO THREAD. Best time to score is early AM. I've been able to get 4 bricks various brands in the past 2 weeks, usually Cabelas, Midway, and Natchez.
46 posted on 05/09/2013 7:27:35 PM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Was on e-mail notification to get an extended mag for my Sig. Now, no more e-mail notification on that either. This whole thing is a total crock. Stupid government.


47 posted on 05/09/2013 7:28:31 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Excellent book and fun to read, lots of action and survival stuff.


48 posted on 05/09/2013 7:29:25 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I got a Gamo Whisper that came with an integral supressor, light, and laser. I sighted in and was amazed at how it performed at night with the light and laser.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 7:36:04 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: driftdiver
"I just wish I had more handgun ammo."

What are you looking for?

50 posted on 05/09/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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