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westie10019

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.22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« on: November 25, 2012, 01:36:53 PM »
Has anyone tried to buy .22 ammo lately? Sportsman's is empty of .22 and so is the Great Wall of Chinamart? Any idea's

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 01:45:32 PM »
The SAR show this coming weekend will probably have a bunch.  The last Crossroads show in Mesa had a bunch.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 03:14:15 PM »
Sportsmans had a ton of it just before the black Friday sale.
I am sure they will get some more in.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 03:19:35 PM »
Gee... maybe I should try selling some of the 20+ year old Winchester Super X .22lr ammo that I've got (which doesn't cycle well through several of my pistols)?

Hmm.... Wonder what kind of mark up I could get on Backpage??  :rotfl
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 03:25:48 PM »
All distributors seem to have plenty at this point.  Agreeing it must just be a black Friday thing.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 04:31:35 PM »
One thing I have noticed with .22 LR is that CCI Mini Mags seem to come and go with availability.

Buy it cheap and stack it deep.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 05:17:05 PM »
I was just at Walmart last night at Country Club/Baseline in mesa. They had plenty of .22 ammunition.
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 06:00:10 PM »
Buy it cheap and stack it deep.

Amen to that!  I've got close to 3000 rounds of CCI Mini mag's and CCI Tacticals in storage... gotta have something to plink with when I run out of 223!
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 07:10:37 PM »
I see this all the time at chinamart (love that by the way). CCI minimags are always cleared out. The last time they got a 1600 bulk box in, I picked it up. Haven't seen one in since then. That was a couple of months ago. The spot on the shelf for the 50's is empty 75% of the time. I've been told that they don't order ammo. They only get what the manufacturer sends them. Don't know why this would affect stock of such a popular round but apparently at my mart.....it does.  :facepalm
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 07:33:30 PM »
Cabellas had a TON of 22 today.  I picked up a brick as I usually do because you can never have too much 22.
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 12:25:29 AM »
Glad I picked up a couple of cases from CMP lately then.
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 01:38:23 AM »
28.99 for a 500 box at follwing shop

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 10:19:08 AM »
Pistol Parlour in mesa has bricks of the .22 velocitor rounds for around $60 + tax. they seem to cycle through my old speedmaster pretty well.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2012, 08:25:19 PM »
Just ordered 4200 rounds of Federal in 525 bulk packs. Comes with 2 dry boxes. Cabelas had a $20 coupon for purchases over $150. I have had good luck with them and saving my Mini Mags. Last time out my wife and I went through a 525 pack shooting off hand at spinners at 30 yards. Only had 1 ftf.
The days of buying a brick for $7 are long gone. :(

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2012, 08:54:27 PM »
I got 1600 rds online, CCI Mini-Mag 40gr. It was a good deal. :thumbup
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 06:23:22 AM »
I got 1600 rds online, CCI Mini-Mag 40gr. It was a good deal. :thumbup

Mine was just under $100 at Malwart. Do you remember what you paid?
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 08:16:08 AM »
I got 1600 rds online, CCI Mini-Mag 40gr. It was a good deal. :thumbup

Mine was just under $100 at Malwart. Do you remember what you paid?
$89.99, but with delivery it was $105.
But I didn't have to get off my butt and go to Walmart. So I win.  :rotfl
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2012, 08:30:09 AM »
Sportsmans has plenty of .22 in stock in Tucson.
I just picked up 10 - 500 bulk packs friday for $17.00 each.
The sale ended Friday but they still have some for $18.00 each.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2012, 08:36:37 AM »
I got 1600 rds online, CCI Mini-Mag 40gr. It was a good deal. :thumbup

Mine was just under $100 at Malwart. Do you remember what you paid?
$89.99, but with delivery it was $105.
But I didn't have to get off my butt and go to Walmart. So I win.  :rotfl

Game, set, match.  :facepalm :rotfl
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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2012, 10:25:55 AM »
I was at Walmart on Sunday and all they had was a few boxes of shorts. :confused There seems to be plenty on line. I will have to see if there are any coupons available for Big 5. They are too high without coupons.

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Re: .22 CAL AMMO SHORTAGE
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 02:01:59 PM »
You guys just aren't looking hard enough.
Dicks Sporting Goods and Big 5 have plenty of it and it is on sale at both stores. Dicks is the best price at $17.99 for 500.
Sportsmans Wharehouse also has it but it is not on sale.