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Federalist 08-15-2009 2:57 PM

Where Is All The .22lr Bulk Ammo Going?
OK, I know its the cheapest ammo and the most popular caliber around. But supply seems to be catching up to demand for most other ammo, and most other ammo seems to be more available lately. But not .22lr (especially in bulk packs). Seriously, does anyone have any idea why? Or is it merely that it is the cheapest stuff to hoard, and people are continuing to hoard the stuff?

Blue 08-15-2009 3:09 PM

hoarders and gougers.

mean72nova 08-15-2009 3:16 PM

sorry for buying it all, but it was cheap..:43:

Gnzrme 08-15-2009 4:30 PM

you know...I saw something on some shooting show that profiled CCI...They make 4 MILLION, yes MILLION rounds per day....with all that ammo, surely it has to go somewhere...I think somebody is trying to limit our access to ammo....."now where did I put my tin hat"


JayDeeSacramento 08-15-2009 8:37 PM

Out the front of my GSG.

I buy a lot of ammo when I find it cheap but I definitely don't hoard it. It all get's shot.

Rem222 08-15-2009 9:49 PM

I have had a "rain check" at my local Big 5 for months now. Heck the print is starting to fade on it.

Revoman 08-15-2009 9:53 PM

It has to be hoarders.........I see no new faces at the local range that I go to every Saturday......well I may see one new face a month.

I figure that if they were actually shooting all of this ammo that no one can find, then I would see many new faces.

Therefore, I deduce that it must be simple hoarding.

Sabot 08-15-2009 10:04 PM

"Where Is All The .22lr Bulk Ammo Going? "

In my garage. :p

gigante 08-15-2009 10:27 PM

I guess it depends on where you are. Got a call from a friend of mine tonight. He lives in Colorado Springs. He's been buying me some bulk paks as his Walmart has some some of the time. He's in Socorro, New Mexico tonight. He says the Walmart there has all the .22 bulk paks you want. $16/500rds. Road trip anyone?

Eroland7 08-15-2009 10:30 PM

I was able to score a couple thousand rounds last month (4 boxes) and I considered myself lucky. I was just about bone dry... Sportsmans warehouse in Lincoln.

GW 08-16-2009 12:55 AM

Of course its being hoarded.

It's the only common/popular ammo that you can't reload for yourself

God Bless The Mauser 08-16-2009 1:00 AM

Don't mean to thread jack but I think the quality has suffered with the bulk stuff. Last time I had a bunch of misfires and the rifle jammed every few rounds. This was with Remington bulk.

trashman 08-16-2009 8:37 AM


Originally Posted by God Bless The Mauser (Post 2928173)
Don't mean to thread jack but I think the quality has suffered with the bulk stuff. Last time I had a bunch of misfires and the rifle jammed every few rounds. This was with Remington bulk.

Likely the same thing we saw with some of the EBR manufacturers as they struggled to keep up with demand during the pre-ammo-EBR-panic -- QC has slipped.


Sunwolf 08-16-2009 9:16 AM

Remington has always had problems.Way before bulk packs.Back in the day Winchester Superx would fly off the shelves and Remington didn`t sell.Then CCI came along and changed the dynamic.

DirtRacer151 08-16-2009 8:03 PM

i used to buy one brick at a time and leave the rest for people who needed it. Now since all you greedy bass-turds started hogging it i wipe out walmart every time i see it in stock :43:

Sabot 08-16-2009 9:06 PM

Just got back from Wal-Mart. They had 4 boxes of Federal 375 ct., I bought 2 and left 2 for someone else. :thumbsup:

fw10ring 08-16-2009 9:11 PM

Just picked up 6 boxes of Golden Bullet from Walmart yesterday. 3,300 rounds for $100 out the door. I also shoot it every chance I get.

bohoki 08-16-2009 10:05 PM

my theory is the closets of the friends of the gun counter guy

gucci pilot 08-16-2009 10:10 PM

Man, I'm shooting the crap out of it. You guys want some?

I kid, I kid. I paid 40 bucks for a box at the Reno gun show.

nick 08-16-2009 10:16 PM

If you're in Santa Maria, Walmart there has .22 Federal bulk packs (375 rnd ones) at $11.smth. There were about 40-50 left when I left it.

tallic68 08-20-2009 2:12 PM

walmart in hemet has 36 550 ct 22 lr boxes as of 200 this afternoon.

tallic68 08-20-2009 2:16 PM

they also had about 40 boxes rem 223 i think 55 grain

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