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Old 11-15-2013, 07:29 AM   #11
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I don't even blame you, I often think about selling a rifle from time to time if I don't use it......then I get a chance to take it out and remember when I like it so much and refuse to sell it. This phase seems most common during our ridiculous winter months.
I have a strict "no sell" policy with my guns. I MIGHT consider trading one for another gun, but I don't think I'd ever willingly sell one.
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.22LR can be found in my area if you really look.But .380 is what I'm having the most difficulty finding.

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everyone I know is looking for 22 and buy as much as they can when they find it....could be PART of the problem?

and somehow, if you don't get to the major retailers before 10am on a weekday, the morning shipment is gone....how the hell are so many people off during the week? and weekends? psshh....forgetaboutit.

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I imagine there is still one heck of a demand, and very few plants set up to make rimfire ammo. It's not like a standard reloading setup can put the primer in a rimfire case.

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I know this does not answer the original question but I have foreseen future shortages and always keep a few thousand of each caliber on the shelf and with .22 usually in excess of 20,000. When I want to shoot .32, .380, .223 or whatever the ammo is readily available and replaced as needed. When the panic recedes buy a box each week and fill GI ammo cans in anticipation of the next slow down and you can watch football while others are in line at Dick's.

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theyre making you beg for it, and when they do trickle it out, they jack the price and you bite. someone said that the only way we will ever make them beg for us to buy it is to stop buying it...and take up fishing. they were right.
consumers are suppose to make suppliers beg for your business. the other way is socialism...if you havent recognized that yet.....

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The .22 LR and .22 Mag. is no longer a problem here. Bulk Federal 325 rounds in tin cans CCI Match pistol regular prices. The .22 Mags have been coming in every week. I have noticed the .22 Mag prices keep edging up. They are $13.99 per 50 rounds CCI Maxi-Mags.

Powder primers and loaded ammo near normal.

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a lot of the ammo makers have reduced 22lr manufacture in favor of producing centerfire ammo to try and meet demand for the higher profit margin item. a lot of them are even reducing production of low volume hunting ammo as well and ceasing production of certain less popular and obscure ammo. once that demand is met they will go back to a more normal approach of producing 22lr.

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Because they dont want us to have it... and too many people are hoarding it.

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making it isnt the issue....keeping the price high, is.

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