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Fixing the .22lr ammo problem

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Old 06-11-2014, 02:48 AM   #91
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Here's the thing....although this administration is CAPABLE of causing more and more problems with the shooting sports...they haven't.
And they will probably stay away from it.
So whatever problems we have now, we have created. We (not me) are hoarding ammo. We buy it whenever we can....not because we need it, because we fear it will go away. And IF it's going away, it's because we buy it whenever we can. WE ARE CAUSING THIS PROBLEM. How often did anyone buy .22's before Sandy Hook happened and Obama started spear chucking his anti-gun movement? Once a month....once every couple of months...once a year? We didn't go on shopping sprees JUST to by .22's. We aren't shooting more, just buying more. We have driven up the price, increased the demand and made it nearly impossible for many of us to buy ammo...let alone afford it.
And the mfg.s aren't going to fix it...Obama's not going to fix it and Walmart isn't going to fix it...WE HAVE TO.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:03 AM   #92
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the wall mart by me has actually helped the problem. They dont put it out at the same time anymore. There sporting goods manager cought on to bs and puts it out randomly.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:17 AM   #93
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Then you have a good person managing your store. The manager at my local Walmart is complicit in "steering" the Ammo to the "people" who do Business reselling the Ammo at 3X the cost....

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One Walmart in this area puts out ammo randomly. The rest put the ammo out at 7am the day after the truck comes.
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See, I'm not buying the theories in either direction. Before the ammo shortage, there were routinely shortages at my local Walmart. You'd go in somedays, and their selection was sooo pathetic. You'd wonder why they bothered...

Now, I'd like to see a list of all the rimfire manufacturers. I'd like to see a chart of what they produced and sold in the year 2010. And another one for the year 2013. And I mean the real numbers, not some BS ones someone made up.

You would have a hard time convincing me that before the shortage, most places only sold a couple hundred rounds a week. If production hasn't decreased, and every outlet that sells it can/could only have a brick a week, that couldn't have held many retailers back then, either.

The other part of the equation is retail cost. Supply and demand says that as demand increases, prices need to go up. It will get to a point that nobody will buy it, and supply should go up, and demand down. Then the price will come back down. So it should hit a balancing point. But the people increasing the price should be the manufacturers. It shouldn't be the A-Hole hangin' out at Walmart every day at 6 AM to buy up the supply, and re-sell it. If it was high right from Walmart, there wouldn't be a profit to be had, right?

From the manufacturer's perspective, they get paid more for the same amount of product this way. Basically a raise. Maybe then they would invest in more people and capacity to make more ammo...
I don't see what the problem is. Everybody is being nice, and getting along, and I, for one, am learning stuff. So, if you don't like the discussion, don't look at the thread. Or, simply cut to the chase, and close it.
Is there an age limit for a thread, after which we kill it?

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