Keith's has 22lr if you really must have!

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  1. circlepranch

    circlepranch
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    Stopped in today and was surprised to see so much 22lr on the shelfs, several favors of CCI, Thunderbolt , ect. I asked price and I understood why it was still there , $32 for brick of Thunderbolt . With the 4th coming and if you really wanted to shoot with the kids it's there.
     
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  2. nwo

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    I have given up on .22 LR.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    It's generally $55 a brick here with the proud defense/statement "click on that ad up above, it's $55 with no shipping".
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

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    I just bought 200 rounds of Thunderbolt for under $8 at Bi-Mart. $32 is high, but it is still better than the $40 and up some people are asking for on this forum.
     
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  5. PDXSparky

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    And thunderbolt is a poor excuse for .22LR.
     
  6. Certaindeaf

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    Then take your precious dollars and lippyness elsewhere.
    I remember from long ago, some Filipino .22lr that'd only bang about half the time, even when struck with a sledge.
     
  7. jluck

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    It's a bit better than years past.


    I wondered if manufacturers/suppliers were going to start releasing .22 before or after the first of July. We should see quite the influx soon I'm guessing.
     
  8. CHLChris

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    There will come a day, in this decade, perhaps, when demand will finally be satisfied and there will be so much overproduction of 22 that we'll see some of the old prices. And that's when I might actually begin to shoot 22 again. Until then, just plan on spending 10-cents a round and you can find 22 ammo pretty easily.

    On that day, the thousands of people who have hoarded 100K+ rounds in their basements will actually have to begin to sell at a couple cents a round. I suppose that's when I'll buy my own 100K rounds! :)
     
  9. Certaindeaf

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    Yea but that stuff'll be a crap shoot.. who knows how the guy stored it and how old it is. .22 isn't known for reliability, especially if stored improperly and or it's old.
    I gather that Federal offers .22 in nitrogen packs now though..

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  10. CHLChris

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    I have never seen Fresh Fire in the wild. They were introduced right before the ammo run. Occasionally you can see one online for $60 :eek:
     
  11. The Heretic

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    I have bricks that are over a decade old and I have had no problems with them.

    Most are Remington gold, but I have some others including Thunderbolt.

    I have centerfire ammo that is over 50 years old. Some of it was stored poorly and has corrosion - it will get the bullets pulled and powder poured in the garden, but any of it that is in good shape will get shot.
     
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    I've got an ammo can 1/2 full of assorted 22 including Thunderbolt that was stored in a hot/cold attic for 18-19 yrs. Been shooting it for the last few months and it's gone bang every time. Surprised the crap outta me. I can't say that for some of the recent offerings.
     
  13. Certaindeaf

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    Hot/cold attics are generally dry.. quite dry.
    I know about things and how to store them properly.. an ammo can with dessicant in a dry place.. but was saying that one doesn't know how it was stored if buying second hand save the sellers word/assurance.
     
  14. jluck

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    I have some .22 from early 80's, Still shoots great.
     
  15. CHLChris

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    Wow!! I sure wish we knew the price they originally paid...
     
  16. PDXSparky

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    Those were the good old days. About the quality of thunderbolt, it isn't that bad really, it's more that my 10/22 doesn't like it and my M11-22 doesn't like lead bullets of any brand. It would probably be fine in my Savage bolt
     
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  17. GrpCapMandrake

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    Saw a Unicorn today. 525 Round Value Pack Federal .22LR for $21 and some change, with tax. That Unicorn is now sitting here on my desk as I marvel at it and think of the not too distant past when such sightings were nothing to write home about. :)
     
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  18. coctailer

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    I picked up a few boxes myself.
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