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Old 05-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #71
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Those of you that say you can find it if you look aren't from my area. Sure I can find small amounts at extreme prices but I refuse to contribute to the problem by encouraging the scalpers. I have some 22lr but not enough to plink it off for the fun of it.
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Where are you? It's not like we have piles of it at $3 a box of 50 either. We just happen to be able to get through one shop, what we need, at a reasonable price right now.


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Why is scalping sporting event tickets, like football, illegal but scalping ammo is not? I think a few of these guys selling their ammo at the gunshows and flea markets should be arrested just like the ones who rip us off charging premium prices for football tickets.
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Agree Volfan...but until the Gun show promoters complain, and they won't, unless someone who paid an entrance fee is walking around selling at the show without a table...


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I've several times offered scalpers ammo at a bit less than they have it on their tables for. It usually starts with a pitch about how their price is the best that I'm going to find and it is the best they can do. I then offer them the same ammo at a bit cheaper price. I'm yet to have a single scalper take me up on my offer.
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they must know something we don't.


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Those of you that say you can find it if you look aren't from my area. Sure I can find small amounts at extreme prices but I refuse to contribute to the problem by encouraging the scalpers. I have some 22lr but not enough to plink it off for the fun of it.
a lot of people are in the same boat. i scored a decent amount of 22 a few months back, before that i had not shot 22 in 4-5 months, because there was NONE.

my attitude has changed about it all. i simply am not going to worry about it anymore. when i go somewhere that has 22, i will buy a bit....if there is none, i will shoot something else.

when i shoot 22 during this shortage, i will slow down and use my SA pistol, the semi-autos will just sit until this gets better....those just gobble up too much 22 when i pull it out....

i'm not panicked anymore (i was). the only way out of this is when everyone sees 22 stocked up on the shelf again. that won't happen until people stop wiping them clean. the panic has to stop.

223/9mm was just as bad for months....now that its on the shelves everywhere....i don't see people buying it all up. those full shelves tend to calm people down.
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What really annoys me is people screaming that $35 a brick for CCI 22LR is gouging. The same ammo was $30 before the panic. A penny a round price increase is not gouging. These people have never bought anything but federal bulk ammo and they think all 22 LR ammo is $18 a box.

You get what you pay for. When I shoot federal bulk ammo I build a fire so I don't have bent and dud cartridges laying all over the place. When I shoot CCI I don't have to build a fire and shoot all 500 rounds.

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Actually, While $19 to $23 for 1 Brick of Auto-Match is somewhat of a jump in price, it's still a whole lot better then $49.95!!!!!

Edit: a Rise from $19 to $23..
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What really annoys me is people screaming that $35 a brick for CCI 22LR is gouging. The same ammo was $30 before the panic. A penny a round price increase is not gouging. These people have never bought anything but federal bulk ammo and they think all 22 LR ammo is $18 a box.

You get what you pay for. When I shoot federal bulk ammo I build a fire so I don't have bent and dud cartridges laying all over the place. When I shoot CCI I don't have to build a fire and shoot all 500 rounds.
35 for 500 CCI is pre-panic prices....mini mags (100),sold for just under $7 apiece pre panic, thus 35 for 500. hell, even 40 for 500 CCI is not at all unreasonable these days, 50+ is gouging though imo.

CCI is 22 ammo that is heads above all the other bulk ammo....and i'm with you, i would give the extra 1-2 cents a round to not have to clear a jam every 50-75 rounds. in fact, i don't think CCI has EVER malfunctioned in a gun of mine. its really good stuff.

unfortunately, CCI is no easier to find than anything else these days.
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