If you don't know my story, check the new member introductions. After a long absence from the sport, I bought myself a 10/22 after Christmas. As a late Christmas present, my son-in-law gave me a 525 box of Federal from his stash. I soon became acquainted with the new sport of .22 lr hunting. I developed a circuit and even chatted up the clerks to learn the delivery schedule. After a couple months of diligence, I've managed to acquire a little over 1500 rounds. As a hedge and moving on in shooting, I purchased an XDM in 9mm. I now mostly shoot the XDM weekly and take the 10/22 out about every other week and put 100 rounds through it. So simple quick math says I currently have a little over 7 months supply. Enough to be considering getting a .22 handgun next to work on marksmanship and have something for the grandkids to shoot when they get old enough. The problem? Deciding when I have "enough." While not being as diligent, I still hit my circuit. When I buy 9mm, I never fail to ask if they have any .22 under the counter (you'd be surprised how often they do when the spot on the shelf is empty). I even got twitchy when I saw the thread last week about Fred's in Newberg having some. I didn't realize Fred's there carried ammo so another addition to the circuit. Paying everything from $2.99 a box for Thunderbolt (love that stuff) to $19.99 a 50 box for some English Dijon Hand-rubbed Match grade, only once has priced stopped me from buying. I've only bought retail but will admit to being tempted by ads on arms list and was twitchy when I saw thunderbolt for sale at the Albany gun show for $20 a box! I guess the long diatribe above is a confession and has me wondering if my own behavior is typical and the reason the .22 lr "shortage" continues. If so, it might be self-perpetual unless we can overcome the hoarding mentality and decide "I have enough."