Skip to comments.$200 For A Box of 22LR Ammo
Posted on 02/26/2013 6:18:42 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Have you tried to buy ammo in the past sixty days? The ability of find any handgun ammunition is almost impossible unless you are willing to pay as much as twice the normal price. Certain rifle calibers, such as .223 Remington and 308 Winchester are selling for a $1 to $2 a round.
A twenty round box of 223 Remington was selling for about $8 a box two months ago. Now some types of 223 Remington are selling for $35 a box of twenty. This is pure manmade panic buying. I have been writing for over five years about the volatility of ammo availability and price, now the chickens have come home to roost.
This is not a natural, disaster driven crisis that makes the public go out and desperately seek guns and ammo because the world is coming to an end. This is purely a politically driven Bravo Sierra (BS) manmade panic buying problem.
However what it is, is an excellent training tool for those who continue to sit on the fence of personal protection and support of the Constitution. The bad guys under the Klingon Cloaking Devise of elected politicians (primarily Democrats) are after your firearms and more importantly your Constitutional rights under the 2nd Amendment. You may believe it is someone elses job to do all the heavy lifting in protecting you from evil.
If weakness is the basis you want to build your life and the safety of your family on so be it, but how dare you expect someone else to risk their life to rush in and save you because you refused to prepare.
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I reload all my centerfire ammo. (Of course, not 22lr)
But even with reloading, the individual componemts are getting harder to find.
I have about 12,000 rounds of 22 that I enjoy for plinking. Hopefully that will last until all this blows over.
I guess I was smart to buy thousands of rounds of 22lr years ago as I prepared to fight two counter revolutions.
The ammo is out there, like the author says. (Local gun show had plenty). And it’s expensive. But I view it like cost-averaging a stock, I buy a bit every month. It’s not going to get cheaper anytime soon.
Just saw a vid of how CCI makes 22lr. It was pretty amazing.
I’m hanging on to what I have until this crap is over with.
An article a while back stated the situation starkly:
This is not a society stocking up on arms and ammo because they fear confiscation,
this is a society preparing for war.
I’ve been searching for CCI Stingers since late November, to no avail. It’s like they stopped making them. I’d like to know who is finding any and where.
That’s exactly the ammo I can’t find !
I paid $8.57/box of 100ea Min Mags Saturday. Purchase was rationed to one box per customer.
Ammo is the “Beanie Babies” of today and it may be that many of the people who specialized in buying Beanie Babies are involved in this too.
As far a cost goes for 22LR in an SHTF scenario, the cost of a box or a single round will be higher than even the author knows.
The main items in value during the SHTF will be food, ammo, medical supplies and sanitation supplies. A case of NeoSporin will be worth more than a skid of gold or silver.
Couple that with the government purchases of more than TWO BILLION rounds and you have manufacturers like Federal and Remington who cannot keep up or even come close.
Good thing for me, I have a Fleet Farm and Gander Mountain close by. I visit them both a couple times each week and I've had no problem replenishing. I just bought crap Remington Thunderbolt 22lr, 500 for $18. But, it's better than nothing and my Sig/GSG 1911-22 ate it just fine.
I often hear in news stories about the lunatics in mass shootings having "thousands of rounds of ammunition." BFD. I hope to have 10s of thousands as I head into 2014. When I'm sending 5000 downrange per year, 10000 is nice.
Speaking only for myself, that would be a cause for concern, OpSec-wise.
When the gun grabers loose their effort to take away guns, they WILL go after ammunition. I predict (I hope I’m wrong) that ammunition manufacture and sale to the general public will be OUTLAWED. You won’t need a gun if you can fire it.
When the gun grabers loose their effort to take away guns, they WILL go after ammunition. I predict (I hope I’m wrong) that ammunition manufacture and sale to the general public will be OUTLAWED. You won’t need a gun if you can’t fire it.
$200 a box?
That’s a far cry from when I was a kid back in the 60’s buying ammo for my Rem512. Seems I always bought shorts, cause they were cheaper than the long rifles. I think I was paying around 35 cents a box.
They will do it with required background checks and heavy taxes for each purchase. It will be done under the umbrella of oBama care, much like the heavy cigarette taxes.
Maybe we need “anti hoarding laws” for ammunition, you know punish anyone who has thought ahead and bought ammo ahead of time....
I am being sarcastic here
Agreed. But I wasn’t speaking of the reloading. That is wise. I was only concerned about the fact that more than a few people know about the reloading enterprise.
“Couple that with the government purchases of more than TWO BILLION rounds and you have manufacturers like Federal and Remington who cannot keep up or even come close.”
Government contracts represent less than 5% of Remington’s business per a letter from a week or so ago. Nearly all of their ammo production is going to civilians.
According to my sources the industry is producing and distributing 1 billion rounds per week. The government is small potatoes. Actually,the govenment is very small potatoes.
Highway robbery! Cheaper Than Dirt had 500 round bricks for the bargain price of only $89.95 the other day.
“Ive been searching for CCI Stingers since late November, to no avail. Its like they stopped making them. Id like to know who is finding any and where.”
Yep. I can find some .45 out there but no .22lr. Its crazy. I am almost to the point that I have more .45 than .22lr!
Interestingly, I've talked to very few people that are truly worried about ammo becoming unavailable due to changes in the law. People are buying up weapons and ammo because they are expecting an event that will require the items to be in their hands immediately, not available in 2-3 months. More ammo is being produced now than ever before in history. Where is it going? Not all to gougers, as that inventory is limited and they know they are in danger of losing big if they get caught holding it. Just as fast as the ammo is produced/imported, 60-70% of it is being packed away into the closets of red state Americans.
There are now millions of dispersed arsenals all over this country. Constitutionalists are practicing Swiss military tactics, and they don't even have to be instructed to do it.
Just think how good you will feel every time you buy a box; you'll know that you are supporting leftist "violence prevention programs."
It's coming like a freight train at full throttle.
Not much I can do when alot of people say “I know a guy”.
But if someone wants my ammo... if they can get through the gate... down the long driveway where two dogs lay... through another gate behind which resides an ornery bull... across the yard without waking up a heavily armed and trained wife... then come into my shop where I sit and reload packing a small cannon on my hip, then they can have it.
The Walmart near had six boxes of .22lr two weeks ago (bought 3, could have bought all 6). It was Federal 325-round boxes and not copper jacketed (not sure why it wasn't the normal 550-rounders they usually carry). It was just over $15/box with taxes. The 550-rounders, when they get them, are just over $20/box with tax. They haven't jacked their prices, yet.
They have boxes of .22-250, .22short, .22winmag, .25-06, .300 winmag, .300wsm, 7mm and 6mm stuff. There's no handgun ammo at all. All the centerfire stuff is over $1/round. They don't seem to be selling this stuff very fast, as it's always on the shelf.
Maybe it's time to invest in a new caliber.
Just doing what's natural when self preservation plus an awareness of history and first hand experience with human nature meets the obamanation.
As I said. You seem to be well set. =;^)
The utility of 22LR is vastly under-rated. A quality 22LR round fired from a rifle at 100 feet will penetrate a gel block 12-15 inches, and it tumbles as it goes through, leaving a horrible wound. More and more people are learning this regarding self-defense.
Even in Communist Massachusetts, people have had it with more gun-grabbing.
Most gun owners, especially those who own to protect their property, family and loved ones starting buying lots 'n lots of ammo the beginning of OBozo's 2nd year in office.
I'm comfortable...and more than 'just' safe in my current ammo and arms position.
OK, what’s the big deal with the 22lr shortage?
If you got your stash of military caliber rifle & pistol ammo, what’s the huge need for .22 rimfire, unless it’s to use for barter when SHTF? Real question.
I haven’t fired my Remington .22 rifle in years or my H&R revolver. Bigger fish to fry.
I found some within a few minutes. 50 for a little over $25. Do not go to the 1st site which pops up after a search. Genealogy has taught me how to search.
I agree, there is a large element preparing for war we cannot have trash running our government Federal, State or Local.
Texas Independence Day May Soon Also Be Called Tax-Free Gun Purchase Day
Filed by REP Jeff Leach of Plano
“This is not a society stocking up on arms and ammo because they fear confiscation, this is a society preparing for war.”
I agree. Here’s a couple of ads showing up in New York ‘Want Ad Digest’:
“Bushmaster 223, $3500; DPMS 223, $2700; Ruger Mini 30, $1200; Ruger Mini 14, $1200; Hi Point, 9mm, carbine, $800”
“Bushie - .223/5.56, Magpul triger guard, hogue grip, like new condition, $2850 Neg”
Only a fool would spend this much money for something that is destined to be banned very soon.
People are foolishly arming themselves for war against the 0bama government.
I think the rimfire ammo situation is caused by the vast number of people out there who own a .22 rifle - and nothing else.
CMP is taking orders for 5,000rd cases of Aguila 22lr for $250. Lead time is 120 days though.
I was not the one needing it, but thanks. I have had trouble finding ammo for mine but I finally found it by going to the upper pages. It seems that everyone goes to the lower pages and when those do not have what is needed, they just quit. Never give up. That is my motto when trying to find info.
I try to find suppliers that will take back orders and don’t jack up their prices. And I try to always have orders in the system well before I’m running low. My two Sons sure go thru the ammo. And now my Daughter wants to start shooting.
“Todays ammo crisis is not real, but there is no 22lr to be found and that is real.”
Not true, I bought a bulk brick of 525 rounds at Fin Feather and Fur in Ohio last weekend for $29.99. Though I had not seen any prior to that for quite some time.
Limit of one box per customer is in effect.
The gun culture is alive and well!!!
We don’t want to look at video of the ammo. We want the ammo!!!
I ran across some Federal Match grade on my lunch hour at my local gun/pawn establishment $7 for 50 rd. box.
I search for ammo every day and have a list in my favorites of every ammo seller on the web. I'm assuming you mean 22LR CCI Stingers. If you mean a different caliber than 22 LR, let me know. When I find some I'll send you a Freepmail. I'll send you a Freepmail now just to get you on my mail list.
You have to catch the ammo as soon as a company gets some and it's gone within one or two days. I managed to catch CheaperThanDirt when they got CCI 22 LR HP one day and ordered three boxes (there was a limit). By the next evening, they had none.
The main reasons are, it’s cheaper than the bigger rounds, it was easier to find than the bigger rounds, it’s a very effective round, and it’s good to stay current in handling, shooting, sighting, etc.