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Old 10-19-2013, 6:07 PM
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Default 22lr ammo prices dropping!!

Just in the last couple of days, I've seen some major price reductions here on CalGuns Market place for 22lr ammo! It's about freakin' time! I've seen private ammo offered at $30-35-40 a brick down from $50-55 or more. The supply and demand situation seems to be coming back on 22.
Of course, this has had no effect on me personally as I've always been prepared on 22 ammo inventory---but now a bunch of my friends can also shoot their 22s...
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Old 10-19-2013, 7:29 PM
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I paid $100 locally for 750 rounds of CCI Mini Mags. I think that comes out to .14 a round. Not the best deal but I dont think its terrible for CCI Mini Mags. I have gotten just regular .22LR ammo for like .06-.08 a round. Its not really the prices, its more of finding it in stock at places
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Old 10-19-2013, 7:57 PM
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...yep prices are getting better
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Scored 2x 500 round packs of CCI Standard Velocity for $39.99 per pack at Dicks yesterday. That's $.08/round which is roughly the same price I've been paying recently, but also the first time in weeks I've found any .22lr ammo.
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I really look forward to the .22 lr supply getting back to even close to normal. The more and more ammo that gets out there into peoples hands the less demand there is going to be and we'll see things cool off.

When its available cheap and easy again I am going to buy like 20 cases of bulk packs and just be freaking done with it!

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Unfortunately, prices probably won't be going all the way back down to where they were before the Sandy Hook incident.
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We have to hit saturation of the market some time, that's when the prices will fall all around. The last time this cycle occurred, I bought a case of Blazers for $159 delivered, and lots of it locally as there were sales at Turners and Big 5 every week. Will it go way down, who can say?
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Yeah, .22guy---I don't think that prices are gonna go back to pre-panic prices---do they ever? Still good to see market conditions starting to come back...
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I was able to pick up brick at Bass Pro yesterday for 23.00.
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We have to hit saturation of the market some time, that's when the prices will fall all around. The last time this cycle occurred, I bought a case of Blazers for $159 delivered, and lots of it locally as there were sales at Turners and Big 5 every week. Will it go way down, who can say?
Exactly, we are at saturation point with 5.56 ammo as the availability and prices are close to being back to normal. Most people have all they want/need/can afford, and the market is cooling off.

I think handgun calibers will follow, and then .22 lr.

I really hope there is not another Sandy Hook type panic scare that screws everything up again.
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Try using the Walmart app for your smartphone. I've been able to use it to score several Federal bricks for $24.
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Exactly, we are at saturation point with 5.56 ammo as the availability and prices are close to being back to normal. Most people have all they want/need/can afford, and the market is cooling off.

I think handgun calibers will follow, and then .22 lr.

I really hope there is not another Sandy Hook type panic scare that screws everything up again.
The gun-grabbers will use ANY shooting incident under their, "Never let a tragedy go to waste...", formula for their anti-gun agenda. Fortunately, the Navy Yard shooting deeply embarrassed blood hungry, liberal media when they magically tried to forge a shotgun and a couple of pistols into an AR15...
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I have seen ammo at LGS but the prices don't seem to be great. Hopefully that's to follow.
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I hope so, my stock of .22lr is under 10k
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Prices seem to be continuing to drop---be patient---let's see how low it will go...
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Once it get to .05-.06 cents a round, there's gonna be another run on it!
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Exactly, we are at saturation point with 5.56 ammo as the availability and prices are close to being back to normal. Most people have all they want/need/can afford, and the market is cooling off.

I think handgun calibers will follow, and then .22 lr.

I really hope there is not another Sandy Hook type panic scare that screws everything up again.
I do not mean to single you out but calguns members should stop saying things like that in a public forum. You jinx us all and now some asshat libtard WILL go and try to do something just to get his 15 minutes of fame and make us look bad and then all the ammo is bought up again...

We need to push for a SMARTER America. Maybe push the idea that if you want to kill the MOST people in the fastest time, then you need to shoot yourself first because you are the easiest, then when everyone else is gathering around your corpse, you can come back to life and shoot all the people you want...

I am sure someone will believe that if we push it hard enough. :\
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I recently sold some 22lr. Had 558 rounds in the classifieds for $35 or $30 with NRA card. Got 3 offers and took a week before someone said they'll take it. Ended up selling for $30. Sold 500 CCI mini mags for $45 that I got as part of a trade.
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gun stores are pack full of reloading powder, primers and various ammo now. still no 22lr yet.
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it is pure economics...supply and demand
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it is pure economics...supply and demand
Yes. My guess is that .22LR prices will end up at a lower price equilibrium than the past "normal" period. By all accounts ammo manufacturers have added capacity. Balancing that, though, is that there seems to be more shooters. Overall though, supply and demand, absent malevolent or incompetent Government meddling, will push prices to a much more reasonable level.
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Balancing that, though, is that there seems to be more shooters.
I would like to think that more legitimate shooters who participate in shooting sports, join the NRA, support the 2nd Amendment, ect are the main reason for the shortage of .22 lr ammo.

Unfortunately that is entirely not true. There are the hoarders(not that there is anything wrong with that, I am one of them), and then there are the scum bags that see this panic as a business opportunity and aggressively buy any .22 lr to resell for twice as much. People are still willing to pay twice as much for .22 lr so until they stop it'll keep going round and round.

Until most shooters get all the ammo they want the .22 lr panic is going to keep going. Some people are happy with 5,000 rounds, some want 10,000, some want 100,000. Either way crazy buying patterns are here to stay for a while.

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problem is trying to find it on the shelfs..
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I hope so, my stock of .22lr is under 10k
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22lr is the most basic of ammo to stock up on---this is not hoarding---this is being prepared for the next ammo panic. After all, if you have a decent stash of 22, you can still do a lot of shooting even if the supply of centerfire ammo is hard to get. Again, I say be patient folks, the supply of 22 is getting a lot better and the prices are going down...
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22 rim fires shouldn't cost more then 12 gauge someone is making a killing and laughing all the way to the Bank!
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last week i found some federal automatch at walmart in the middle of the day. They also had maybe 20-30 boxes of cci standard velocity in 50rd boxes. Maybe the 7am'ers finally gave up, or maybe they started stocking in the middle of the day. Either way I was jazzed.
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We have to hit saturation of the market some time, that's when the prices will fall all around. The last time this cycle occurred, I bought a case of Blazers for $159 delivered, and lots of it locally as there were sales at Turners and Big 5 every week. Will it go way down, who can say?
or folks will just run out of money.
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Still going down! I am starting to see some "almost" normal prices out there...
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I ordered a "Bucket-O-Bullets" (1400) from Midway for $59.99. It's on back order, but less than $.05/round. I got free shipping, but even if it was $20.00 for shipping, it would be less than $.06/round. Worth the wait since I have enough to hold me over until they get here.
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I don't need another middleman. Prices are already high enough. Thank you. Demand is constant whether gouger vs letting everyone else get theirs.
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It will continue to go down but we won't be seeing it at 2 or 3 cents IMHO. Gas prices rise, then fall but never to the low they previously were.
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It will continue to go down but we won't be seeing it at 2 or 3 cents IMHO. Gas prices rise, then fall but never to the low they previously were.
True, but I think we will be able to get bulk packs in the 4 to 5 cent range in the near future given there is not another panic.
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It will continue to go down but we won't be seeing it at 2 or 3 cents IMHO. Gas prices rise, then fall but never to the low they previously were.
I don't even remember the last time I saw 2 or 3 cents in a brick and mortar store after taxes. 4 cents maybe.
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It will continue to go down but we won't be seeing it at 2 or 3 cents IMHO. Gas prices rise, then fall but never to the low they previously were.
if i remember correctly, at the time (you are thinking early and mid 2000's?), $10 per box of 22lr (~2/3 cents/rd) was possible b/c prices for raw materials were about 1/2 of what they were before the price increase starting around 06/07. price increase was due to increased demand for raw materials world wide, esp in china, as they became more commercialized and interested in building infrastructure but didn't yet have the capability to produce/extract their own in huge amounts yet.
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