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So I called over 20 local stores today, all of them are out of .22lr!!!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by apme123, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. apme123

    apme123 Beaverton OR New Member

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    Wow this is getting kind of crazy. I called a 3 Wall-marts, over 15 Bi-Marts and a couple of dicks sporting goods and big5's. Every single one of them was sold out of .22lr ammo. I can only imagine that in a not too distant future a 525 box of CCI Blazers in 22lr will cost $50 bucks or more. God help us!!
     
  2. Fishjeep

    Fishjeep Vancouver Washington Member

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    Fisherman's by washington square/toys r us has federal premium 50rnd packs.
     
  3. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Yeah bi mart down here In Eugene had federal 50 packs for 1.79 each. Didn't need any.
     
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  4. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    wow I shouldn't have sold my 3 boxes of remington golden bullets!!! 1575 rounds I don't have anymore :complain:
     
  5. apme123

    apme123 Beaverton OR New Member

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    I went to buy some 9mm at one of the bi-marts on western. There was a lady hoarding all of the 9mm, 40, and 38 special. I freaking got 1 50 round box for crying out loud. I get the feeling my cheap shooting days are over!
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Fred Meyer in Scappoose has several boxes of 500 .22lr from federal when I was there a few days ago as well as a good amount of other ammo. Who knows, may be all gone now. They even had one 30 round pmag. They still have most of their handguns as well. The AR's are gone of course since they pulled them off the shelf
     
  7. apme123

    apme123 Beaverton OR New Member

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    I never knew that Fred Meyer carried ammo, I'll have to stop by my local one and see if they carry it.
     
  8. dietrich

    dietrich Portland Active Member

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    Anyone know of any available 223/556 (I know its a long shot) in the area?
     
  9. Widerstand

    Widerstand Portland rebmeM roineS

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    Yeah tell me about it! I want to go plinking but I don't want to burn up the .22 I have if I can get more.
     
  10. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya, it is the same as last time there was a rush on ammo, 22lr goes fast because it is cheap and is a multi-purpose round.

    A trick I used at the time was to make an agreement with family memeber who were looking as well, to check when we were at the stores and see they had any, if they did we would call the others in the family and pick some up for them as well as ourselves, at that time a lot of stores only allowed 2 boxes per customer so it was a pain in the keister, to get any amount of ammo
     
  11. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Cabela's (online) has 22's in bulk available. Just ordered (and they have shipped) 2 of the 2,100 round w/ammo can specials -- product code IK-218025. These are Federal Champion 36gr HP's.
     
  12. apme123

    apme123 Beaverton OR New Member

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    Thank you very much, ordered 2100 rounds :)
     
  13. TheHumungus

    TheHumungus Portland Active Member

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    Was just in the Fred Meyer on Imbrie in Hillsboro and the clerk at the gun counter informed another customer there that all AR-15's were on backorder, and that the customer could order one if he wanted. Did not hear a price, though...
     
  14. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    bi mart in demascus had some two days ago..only sellin 5 boxes each customer.
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    4k rounds in my safe
    Somebody say there's an ammo shortage?
    No,that's just bricks of 22lr
     
  16. davef

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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    Hope it doesnt get so bad we have to start reloading 22.
     
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  17. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    I must have missed something. Why is 22 ammo in such demand?
     
  18. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    What no one told you??? :noway:
     
  19. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It appears that for all the other calibers that are hard to find, shooters are switching to .22 because it's available and cheap. Or at least it was...
     
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    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    double post