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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.
I read “One Second After” a good while back...and so am well stocked.
I have about 7k of 22LR as I bought a brick every time I passed by. Wish I had more.
Lot of price gouging now going on. Folks are buy to resell at a big mark up.
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.
I may get him a decent air rifle, birthday coming up next month.
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%?
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)
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 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).
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!
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.
“This isnt a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.”
“...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?
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.
I don't really need enough to make the fee reasonable.
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....
I can’t picture myself just walking up and surrendering my gun to anyone, it just isn’t going to happen.
I just wish I had more handgun ammo.
Heh, heh, heh.
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.
bb’s and pellets are a lot cheaper and the airguns are better now.
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.
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.
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.
With a good scope a decent .22 will reach out pretty good.
basically, they should raise their prices for the time being
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.
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.
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.
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.
I haven’t spoken to my wife in over three months. We’re not fighting, I just don’t like to interrupt.
32 years is the answer to your next question.
Our small gun shop had some .22 long lifle, but it is $6/ box of 50.
Er, that should have gone to gorush. Maybe the wife has a point.
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.
Just looked at my receipt from wally world and it was 1250 rnds of .22 LF FOR 55.00.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Boycott online auction sites, gunbroker.com, etc.
Buy your ammo only at reasonable prices.
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.
Excellent book and fun to read, lots of action and survival stuff.
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.
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