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Cant believe 22lr could make me so happy!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Scout67, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Scout67

    Scout67 Milwaukie Member

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    I managed to get lucky and find 500rnds of 22lr today. It made the rest of my day great!:yes: It just seems wrong that finding some 22 ammo should be able to influence my mood, but it does! Yay me!:woot:
     
  2. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Well pleasw share where!
     
  3. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Congrats! I know the feeling. I got lucky a couple weeks ago with CCI tactical and yesterday with bulk federal. I could have got some today but I tried to do my part this time and leave it for those willing to wait in the half mile line.
     
  4. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I stop by 2 Bi-Marts near me and also another shop every weekend. I actually have canceled several shoots due to the lack of available rounds. I have about 2500 in my personal stash and they stay there until they can be replaced.
     
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  5. The Burgh

    The Burgh WA Member

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    Finding it IS a happy event!

    For me, it also made me appreciate every shoot more; more relaxation, more focus, more attention to technique, more willing to engage the fellow-shooter next to me in conversation, more careful thinking about the resulting shot, more careful preparation for the next shot, etc..

    Actually, it puts me in mind of the fun my parents had in the 1950s and 1960s without all the "fun" stuff I have today!
     
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  6. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Good news! I'm hoping these random reports of ammo surfacing in stores will continue and become so common that the panic purchase lines will abate soon. Maybe I'm just jealous that I haven't retired yet and can't grab my thermos and go join 'em.
     
  7. mydearas

    mydearas Seattle, Wa Member

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    Same thing happened to me yesterday, walked into local gun shop and saw a 525rd box of Remington hollow point 36 grain sitting on the counter by itself with some other pistol ammo. Thought I was dreaming, havent seen that in 6 weeks or so. Picked it up, think I said "my precious" and few times in my head, then made a comment to the guy behind the counter, he stated I got lucky, they just set that up there because the guy they were holding it for didnt show up. Immediately bragged to all my fellow shooters and and my poor GF had to hear about it for the next hour. It is pretty funny having .22lr make your day! :)
     
  8. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I feel lucky every time I get with a 22 also...... oh wait .22 ammo not 22 year old female..... my bad
     
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  10. redhippie

    redhippie People's republic of PDX Active Member

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    I found some CCI Tactical last weekend and was happy to pay the $25 a box, until I realized it was only 320 rounds. This is my first time with the Tactical. How is it different from other 22 LR?

    Cheers
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    After the panic, I found some "Swamp People" .22 rounds real cheap. Turns out they were just CCI Mini Mags re-marketed under that TV promo name. Great find.
     
  12. CascadeSam

    CascadeSam Portland Oregon Active Member

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    Your post made me smile. Good for you. :thumbup:
     
  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Designed for 15-22 type rifles. I got a bunch of this recently too. Actual results vary.


    I also found a few bricks of this recently too. I'd like to get a bunch more....
     
  14. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There was a bunch at the Kalispell gun show a couple weeks ago, but at panic prices: $50 a brick for the cheapie stuff, $70 for quality.
     
  15. Mandodoc

    Mandodoc Battle Ground, WA Member

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    LOL
     
  16. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    I know the feeling! Scored 300 rounds of WWB .45 ACP at the Albany Walmart today, absolutely made my day!
     
  17. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Walked into wallyworld today and noticed a bunch of guys hanging out at the ammo counter - figured I would see what came in on the truck (.22 please, .22 please, .22 please)... 30 min later they wheeled out a case of Tula .40, a case of Tula 9mm, then the better stuff came out... 3 cases of 9mm bulk pack, 3 cases of 230 gr .45 bulk pack and 3 cases of .45 hp in boxes of 50. Picked up my limit of 3 boxes and finished picking up the other stuff I was there to grab. Went back by on the way out and the crowd was gone - they still had a box of Tula 9mm, 2 boxes of .40, a bulk pack of 45 and 5 or 6 boxes of the .45 hp. - Think that is the fist time I've seen a shipment of ammo come in that wasn't wiped out in less than 20 min since January.
     
  18. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    I am saving whatever I have should I need it for social work. Usually I use .22 for practice, but now I'm SO glad I bought my HW77K back in the early pleistocene. So far the panic doesn't seem to have impacted airgun ammo.
     
  19. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    Its good to have ammo....22lr still hard to find. Hopefully things will calm down. A lot of peoplle are buying it up and just selling for profit.
     
  20. BVEntertainment

    BVEntertainment Seattle New Member

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    22lr is an underrated caliber.