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.
I’m hanging on to what I have until this crap is over with.
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.
$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.
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
Highway robbery! Cheaper Than Dirt had 500 round bricks for the bargain price of only $89.95 the other day.
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.
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.
Texas Independence Day May Soon Also Be Called Tax-Free Gun Purchase Day
Filed by REP Jeff Leach of Plano
“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.
This is anecdotal...heard it from a guy at a benchrest shoot weekend before last.
At a gunshow in Circleville OH Jan 26-27 he reported that Homeland Security came in Friday evening before the show started and bought all of the ammo from all vendors. Supposedly they spent $80k to buy every round in the place.
Does anyone know how to confirm this?
I just found 2 100 round boxes of Mini Mag 22 ammo in my house, that kind of made me happy, they must be decades old but they should be alright.
I have one of these: http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Benjamin_Trail_NP_Nitro_Piston_air_rifle_combo/2049 (click on the .22 specs.) I can get 500rds of 22cal pellets for $8, hollow point. If I want the Devastators it’s the same price but you only get 175.
I have more than enough ammo for any firefight I am likely to survive.