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Old 11-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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My favorite .22LR ammo is FEDERAL CHAMPION.
I can usually find the 525 bulk box for $20-$25, but every store is sold out... Even online. They say backordered, anywhere from Feb 2013 to April 2013. I did find it at a couple places, but they wanted $15 or more for shipping.
What in the world is going on?!?!?!?!
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There doesn't seem to be any real run on ammo going on right now. Don't know why you're having trouble.
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Not much .22 ammo here at discount stores.
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My LGS has several bricks of Federal Champion 525 Value Pack .22LR on the counter for $19.95
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No shortage here - of Federal or anything else.
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Can always find .22 in this town. Whether is be Fed,CCI,Win,etc
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cabelas and gander mountain had 2lr (bulk )in stock as of yesterday.gander mountain has free shipping They just add a 5.00 charge to ship ammo . Cabelas was running free ship over 99.00.


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I'm noticing a shortage in my part of Texas...
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Dicks said they have not been able to get a shipment of CCI ammo any way shape or form?





Maybe NATO is going .22 long rifle, just look how much each soldier could carry. 5000 rounds.
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Dicks said they have not been able to get a shipment of CCI ammo any way shape or form?
Dick's where? Dick's here has it.
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Talk building of a big "ammo tax" in the range of five cents a bullet. Anyone hear any of this scuttlebutt?
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I have no problem finding federal ammo, then again I live in MN I guess I am blessed
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Talk building of a big "ammo tax" in the range of five cents a bullet. Anyone hear any of this scuttlebutt?
A screwball in Chicago wanted a tax on ammo; she got slapped down.
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I usually get it AR Walmart. The get it a couple times a week but you have to get there at 7am as people are waiting to pick it up. I'm down to 4,000 rounds. Don't like getting that low...
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There was a run on .223 after the election, and the Christmas shoppers are buying up some of it. I've got to where I mail order all my ammo.
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Walmart in Newnan Ga is low all 22 Cal as well.
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Wal-Mart here is almost out of .22 as well. I was going to start stocking up, but all they has was two small boxes of winchester. No federal, or cci at all. They said they usually have more than they can keep on the shelves, but the last week it has been going like crazy.
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I couldn't find bulk 22lr ANYWHERE in SoCal up until today. I tried 5 Walmarts which are normally loaded with 22... all the bulk was gone, only had the small packs of specialty 22, of course they were fully stocked in centerfire.... I finally found some at Turner's when I went to pick up my 15-22. They had the Fed 525 for $17 so I picked up 2 to last me until my order comes in. All I have to say is ***? I finally get a 22 and there's no ammo. I'm trying to resist my inner hoarder and not exacerbate the problem others are creating by buying crate loads that will take me years to shoot. But after watching a couple people demolish the entire shipment...

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Another self induced shortage,it to will pass.
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The CCI 1600 rd boxes are gone everywhere I've checked - 4 wal-marts and online.
Cabelas has 1400 rd boxes for about the same price, though.
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Cabela's: Federal® Champion® .22L Ammo - Per 525

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Cabela's: Federal Bulk .22 Long Rifle Ammunition with Dry-Storage Box
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Was at my local Cabela's today and they had Federal and every other breed of .22LR in abundance! I was after .45 ACP and 9mm for my pistols but also got a box CCI Tactical because it was on sale. They even had ammo cans of 2100 rounds of Federal (?) stacked up. You must just be hitting a "dead spot" like cell phones do sometimes.
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There doesn't seem to be any real run on ammo going on right now. Don't know why you're having trouble.
Same here. Plenty of ammo,esp. 22LR
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Talk building of a big "ammo tax" in the range of five cents a bullet. Anyone hear any of this scuttlebutt?
Pure Scuttlebutt. Rumors are a dime a dozen with everything going on. Buy now and stack it high.
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The CCI 1600 rd boxes are gone everywhere I've checked - 4 wal-marts and online.
Cabelas has 1400 rd boxes for about the same price, though.
I saw 7 of those cases yesterday at my wally world kind of hiding, I am thinking of getting 1 or 2. for $98 and a ammo box thats a pretty good deal on CCI.
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Muaha. I just bought 20 boxes from walmart. Depleted their stock. I was waiting 3 weeks for it to come in.
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I no longer work @ Wally so I can't see ahead of time when they come in anymore. When I did I only bought like 3 bricks at a time.
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Let's everybody panic and buy every round we can get our hands on!
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For the last 2 months here in my heck of the woods all 3 of the walmarts here haven't any 22lr...!!! The only store that has any is Dunhams CCI Blazer at 22$ And 55$ for the Winchester M22, CCI Mini Mag for 8$
But I'm not ready to pay that for it yet
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My Wal Mart has been out of Federal bulk 22LR and 9MM Federal 100 box for over 2 weeks. The person working there said he had no idea when they would get some in. Looks like to me that they are trying to withhold ammo from us. Not sure the who is, but beleive it's happening.
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Plenty of it down here in SE AZ. I've got a CZ 452 bolt action with a ten round magazine. Takes a while to shoot up 100 rounds, plus I'm a leftie and have to reach over to operate the bolt. I'm happy with my 500 round stash.

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My local Wal-Mart has been out of 22LR since at least mid-October(when I started looking for it).

I'm taking a first-time shooter to the range next week, and want to start him out with 22s before we move to centerfire. I'm down to about 75 in my last Federal bulk pack, so finally broke down and bought a couple of the Remington 100 boxes(which are in stock).
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Try the tractor supply type stores. I walked into a "Rural King"
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LGS here in Central PA just had CCI Blazer at $149.00 per case of 5,250 rounds and it was stacked to the ceiling. Plenty of Federal there as well.
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Bought a couple boxes of CCI tactical at Wally World tonight. They had plenty of .22 in all brands.
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I cannot find the Federal at Wal-Mart but I was in Gander Mountain today and they had 4 shelves full. It was on sale for $19.99. I had some problems at Gander Mountain on Black Friday so the store manager sold me two boxes of the Federal Champion 525 rounds for $9.99 each.
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Nothing but full shelves at the Cabella's near me. Not just 22, but everything.
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I gave up on local. Dicks by me doesn't even carry fishing or hunting **** anymore. I guess the yuppies are more into playing with their balls and fitness sports... WM is a joke all around here.... Got a bunch of ammo from PSA last month.
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The CCI 1600 rd boxes are gone everywhere I've checked - 4 wal-marts and online.
Cabelas has 1400 rd boxes for about the same price, though.
I found 2000 qty ammo boxes of Win M-22 at Dick's SG for $109. I got the last 1600 qty box of CCI-MM at my local WM last week.
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Its getting to be slim pickings in my area. I am shifting my ammo shopping to online, much less of a headache. PSA has free shipping over $50 right now I think.
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Might be a Wal-Mart thing here in Charles Town (then Charles Town is a mini store and usualy doesn't have S*** for anything) and Martinsberg .22 is slim pickens since they last had the CCI 1600 pack. Just went buy both on Friday.
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Muaha. I just bought 20 boxes from walmart. Depleted their stock. I was waiting 3 weeks for it to come in.
OIC...you are the reason why no one else can get any? Just kidding.
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People are hoarding the 22lr because its cheaper than buying up the centerfire. Plus anyone can still put meat on the table with a 22cal.

For the best average mail order prices go to; gun-deals.com - User-Submitted Gun & Ammunition Deals and click on ammo-deals then on 22lr. The average prices on 5,000rds of 22lr was about $199 at ontime. I went with the CCI blazer 22lr ammo mainly because some of the other 22cal ammo has misfires.

I've seen the shoppers at wally world buying up bricks of 22lr as many as they could carry. When they had it in stock.
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Ammo follows the same principal as gasoline following rumors of a refinery fire - the Chicken Little Principal of "The sky is falling"!!!
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I'm still working on my 2008 pre-election stash. I hate to think of the sticker shock I'll get when I have to buy again.
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Local Harahan, LA WalMart had no .22's also.

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It would be nice if, when you folks say xxx company is out, that you'd say WHERE. Otherwise, the information is pretty much useless.
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ALL the 22lr is gone from the shelves at my local WalMarts..I have 6 within a 25 mile radius here in Houston....and when I say ALL, I mean ALL...I made the rounds yesterday to the 6, and the cupboards were bare....NO 22lr ammo available, and when I asked, they said, "When it shows up, we put it on the shelves, but we don't know when it will show up"
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Everyone keeps saying WalMart is out - have you folks tried your local gun stores? WM isn't the only ammo retailer in the world.
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