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i cant Waite till 22 ammo gets back down to around where it should be

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by nitestocker, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    im tired of these scalpers something is wrong here in Denmark:( just sayin there used to be 22 ammo in the isles now you cant find it
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Draw and dryfire your centerfire 100 times a day. You'll be way ahead of the game even if you had free wheelbarrows full of .22lr.
    Well I tried.. it sucks but what I said holds some truth
     
  3. fourwinds

    fourwinds Northwest Member

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    the truth is that 22lr is fun to plink with but beyond stupid for reliability.
    I a shtf senerio your screwed.
    Cheeper to just reload what ya already shoot in larger cals
     
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  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I can tinker up a 10/22 where with quality 22lr like CCI it will go bang 199/200. Modern 22lr isn't so bad reliability wise.

    If I could only have one caliber to budget for ammo and weapon wise it would be 22lr.
     
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  5. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Yep, 22lr is awful dirty as far as cartridges go. Keep it clean and it will purr.

    Almost cheaper to shoot .223 nowadays anyway! Plenty of that everywhere!
     
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  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    You might want to get yours checked if you are having that much of a problem with yours.
     
  7. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Seriously me either.
    Ill never take 22LR for granted again.

    Ive been itching to shoot my High Standard Victor!
     
  9. 19stang88

    19stang88 Gresham Member

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    This is why we can find 22 ammo. Because guys like this. Wtf are you going to need this much ammo for?
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  10. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How is 50,000 rounds so much? If you shoot a brick at a time that is just 100 outings. Shooting only twice a month you'll use it all up in a few years.
     
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  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Because YOUR needs are obviously not the same as mine, or many others.

    If you had 50k in .22 ammo right now then would you be feeling the pinch of the current situation? What I don't understand is how people live box of ammo to box of ammo. It is my ammo "savings account", just like money. I have put extra aside for times of need.

    Also how about inflation? I would rather buy ammo now (previously) at lower prices then they will be in 10, 20, 30, ect years from now. Also I have a job now so I can spend more on this kind of stuff before I find myself retired. Don't you wish you knew what you knew now? Go back about 7 years and buy bulk .308 that was under $0.20/rd, 7.62x39 for $0.06/rd, 9mm for under $0.10/rd, bricks of .22 for under $10, getting the idea? I was buying it, I only wish I had more money then to buy more............ but I spent as much as I could afford on it.
     
  12. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I have about $1,500 invested in 2 firearms that shoot .22LR. I currently have only 3,500 rnds of ammo for them. I'm kinda stuck not shooting them as I used to because I don't want them to turn into the "poorly designed club" that they will become if I cant afford to pay scalper prices for .22 For now I'll just plink with my AR. Even if I never shoot them again at least I can hand them down to my kids with ammo so that they can enjoy them before hanging everything on the wall!
     
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  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    My Browning Nomad is momad!
     
  14. 19stang88

    19stang88 Gresham Member

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    If that was true, why would you be hoarding 50k rds just to sell? I find that selfish. I live in southern California now, people here are selling a lot of 22, more than I have ever seen! I have a feeling soon the 22 scarce will end.
     
  15. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The ad you posted said the ammo belonged to his grandpa, who died. Was poor old grandpa a hoarder because he couldn't get to the range? Even if he was, it was his property.
     
  16. 19stang88

    19stang88 Gresham Member

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    You can either believe it or not. In my opinion, nobody needs to know that. You're trying to sell an item not win over somebody with sympathy. But ehh.. Hopefully things turn around and get better soon.
     
  17. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I'd just be overjoyed to find one box of .22LR of the damned shelf occasionally!!
     
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  18. shootnscoot

    shootnscoot Wa Well-Known Member

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    .22 prices will go the way of the $3000 no name AR, the $50 pmag, and the non-existent 5.56\223 supply did. Eventually it balances itself out, but damn..the fear contagion spreads just a little too easily in the firearm community if you ask me.
     
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