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Where the Heck is the CCI 22LR Ammo?!!!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by James1300, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Made in Lewiston, ID. CCI 22LR is a great round for my guns.
    But, long before Christmas EVERYONE Is out of stock!!
    What's going on?
     
  2. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Have you been living under a rock?:bluelaugh: .22lr has been hard to find for over a year now!
     
  3. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    WHY?
     
  4. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    -Lots of new gun owners buying ammo
    -kids got shot at school, Obama talked, people got scared
    -everyone sees everyone else buying all of it and they in turn want to but all of it
    -You can sell it for more than you bought it for (some people like to make money this way)
     
  5. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    22lr ammo is not hard to find.
    even cci mini mag can be purchased by the pallet load.
    What is hard to find, is the will to pay the prices.
    "gunbroker"
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Based on some of the prices I have seen for .22 I can reload .38 special for about the same price - and I have the components on hand. Something has to 'give' soon or the hoarders/scalpers will run out of space, those who have bought at the scalper's prices will quit doing so, the scalpers will finally quit buying, production will slow and there will be a gridlock - unless this is already the case.
     
  7. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like plinking .22 the same as the next guy, but one of the (historic) merits was it's cheap price point.. Today, if you can find other calibers cheaper why not just shoot that while waiting for the prices to lower?
     
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  8. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    But almost all the popular size's are on the shelf.
     
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Watch gander mountain. They run CCI Mini Mags on sale occasionally.
     
  10. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    but they weren't a few months ago
    The places with the most in stock seem to have the higher prices. When people stop buying at the artificially inflated prices there will be more available at a reasonable price. Until then I will ride it out and stop by BiMart twice a week and see if they have any bricks of 22 available I refuse to pay more than #30 a brick so some price gouger can make more money.
     
  11. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    Ive been hearing this for the last year now...I dont think its the case anymore.....
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I really think you are right & I liken it to the high prices for gas. Sure, if everyone quit buying gas the price would go down, but how can you stop everyone from buying it long enough to get the prices to fall?
     
  13. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Thanks for the tip
     
  14. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    My BiMart guy tells me that every day the same guys show up when they open and buy up all 22lr
    Not sure about the "hoarders" but there are sure enough Gougers out there
     
  15. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    My closest Bi-Mart is 40 miles away. I'd make the trip if I could buy in Volume.

    On the other hand. We have a store here in the TriCities called "Ranch and Home". A.K.A 'Ranch and Robbery'. After calling 10 stores, they where the ONLY buisness that had CCI 22LR at 50 rounds for $4.99. With a limit of one box per customer per day! No wonder they had 6 box's in stock.

    Off
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's just the worlds way of telling you to be the rainbow.. and to eat Lucky Charms.
     
  17. digitalstephen

    digitalstephen Portland Member

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    Im kind of a Hoarder I have about 5000 rounds of CCI and about 15,000 in reg 22. but I got all this before the crazy stuff happened.
     
  18. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    So, are ya bragging? What's your point?
     
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  19. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Its right here at my office. Come get it.

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  20. Papa Jon

    Papa Jon outer N.E. Portland Member

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    I think that makes you a "Prepper"
     
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