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Old 07-07-2017, 07:53 PM
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Stopped in my local Sportsman's Warehouse today to pick up something and as always wandered through the ammo section.

Good heavens there was every kind of CCI .22lr they make on the shelves. Mini-Mags, Green Tag, Velocitors, Stingers, Standard Velocity, Shorts, Round Nose and hollow point. Lots of other brands also.

Unbelievable sight. CCI must have opened their warehouse!
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:55 PM
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I was at the same store last week and rimfire shelves were full and cases sitting on the floor.
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:10 PM
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Let'em sit
The price is to high
Our turn now
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:49 AM
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:51 AM
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Same here at my WalMart. 22lr by the pound!
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:05 AM
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The "drought" has gradually subsided around here over the last year. Shelves are stocked in just about every store. Variety is great. Buying limits have dried up. Prices have stabilized lower than they had been during the shortage.
So as with the end of any drought, it's a good time to fill your canteen .
I've laid in a 3 year supply of .22 lr while the supply is plentiful. I won't get caught thirsty again!
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:18 AM
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Same here at my WalMart. 22lr by the pound!
I was at walmart Sunday and actually saw a shelf full of CCI SV.

I didn't check the price, I have an embarrassing amount of CCI SV and subs for suppressor use that I bought back before the Connecticut thing.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:28 PM
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The new Academy store here has it stacked almost to the ceiling .
I don't want to hear any complaints a year from now (or 6 months, or 2 years or whenever the next run on ammo cleans the shelves bare ) because NOW is the time to buy it.. It's right in front of you now ..buy it .
It's certainly cheap enough ..they had like 400 round boxes for $ 20 .

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Old 07-14-2017, 10:42 AM
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There is 22 at every gun shop and big box store in my area that sells ammo.

But for some reason people keep bidding it to $0.10 a round at local auctions.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:09 AM
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Let'em sit
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Our turn now
Oh boy do I agree. I know we will never see 2 a round ever again but under 5 a round (hopefully 4 a round) is possible if we do our part.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:07 PM
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Local Walmart still has no .22 on shelves. Ubiquitous everywhere else.
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Old 07-14-2017, 02:57 PM
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Can't agree more! $35 for a brick of 500 Thunderbolts is ridiculous.I had trouble paying $20 for them when times where good.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:49 PM
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When they get stacked elbow deep in the store and the prices come down below $20.00 a brick/500 then I will buy some .
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:49 PM
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Went into my local Sportsman's Warehouse this afternoon and found they had a really good supply of .22 ammo. Most of it was CCI in just about any type you could think of. Prices were a bit high on some types like $11.99 for a box of 50 CCI shorts. No bricks available.

I wound up with several boxes of Stingers for $7.99 per 50 rounds. Haven't checked Cabelas in some time.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:16 PM
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.22 Rimfire ammo prices are the lowest we've seen in many years. I recently bought 6500 rounds of Federal Auto-Match for $345 or 5.31 cents per round; shipping to my door added less than a penny per round. When I was a senior in college in 1964, I shot a lot of .22 and was paying $5.00 per brick, or a penny per round. Adjusted for inflation, the current price is less than it was then (7.93 cents per round). The same is true for most centerfire ammo as well.

Does anyone here know the cost of producing, transporting, and marketing ammunition as well as profit margins for the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer? If not, you don't know what a "fair" price is for the product. You can wait and see if the price comes down further, but I'm happy to pay the current price and punch lots of holes in targets.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:56 PM
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I'll go $20 a box of 500, that's about 4 cents a round, any much more than that and I can reload .223 and shoot that. I will admit, I got some really great deals on 55 grain .223 bullets, primers and surplus military powder.I hate to tell you guys I'm under 8 cents a .223 round.
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If you can afford it, buy some. If you don't have a decent stock built up, build one. Some day, for some stupid reason, a shortage could happen again. You have been warned.....
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Local Walmart still has no .22 on shelves. Ubiquitous everywhere else.
Same thing here. Don't have a real good supply of other ammo.
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Same thing here. They don't have a real good supply of other ammo either.
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I bought very large quantities of .22 LR SV (various brands, mainly Peters and CCI) throughout the late 1960s in case lots at wholesale prices, for as I remember very close to 50 cents per box.

"Local Walmart still has no .22 on shelves. Ubiquitous everywhere else. "
The best deal I have seen for awhile was at a local Wal-Mart last week, Federal 550 round bulk pack box at $24.52 (including Texas sales tax) which is about 4.5 cents each. And they had a lot of it. Even though I don't need any, I did buy one box.

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Reminds of a friend who years ago said he would "never pay $20 grand for a car"....I told him "I hope you like riding the bus"
Yes , us old guys just hate it when we think we're being gouged . I was thinking, I bought my first brand new car , tax , title and license and drove off the dealers lot for $1,500.00
My first house in a nice subdivision was $17,000.00 ..... but I also need to remember at that time I was bringing home in pay $75.00 a week....I got a raise, worked hard and was soon bringing home $125.00. So it's all relative....the more you make , the more things cost.
Now I'm on a fixed income ...not making more, making less and long for the days of $1.00 for a 50 rnd. box.
When my Daddy tells his story of buying 22 ammo , the 50 rnd. box cost $0.50....he didn't have 50 cents for a box , so the store owner would open a box and sell 22,s for 1 cent each !
I did Like DWalt, and bought them cheap every on every sale and stashed them away . I still have plenty in the ammo locker .
But I will buy them when I have to and pay the price.... but I still reserve the right to grouse about it...because I'm old !
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During the great 22 shortage our local gun shop always had pallets of just about any kind of 22 ammo you would want. Never could figure that one out, but I wasn't telling too many people.
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Does anyone here know the cost of producing, transporting, and marketing ammunition as well as profit margins for the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer? If not, you don't know what a "fair" price is for the product.
Business 101: set price to balance margins and volume.

It has nothing to do with "fair."

It has nothing to do with cost.
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