.22 coming back?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by deg, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    One of my vendors came by this past week, he is one who stops at (likely plans his trips around) gun stores, while making his rounds. He said, with little effort, he can readily find .22 ammo in Dallas, TX and has started seeing it a bit more random in other locations. Maybe, just maybe…..

    Anyone else noticed starting to see it?
     
  2. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yes. For the 1st time in over a year, I walked into Walmart in the middle of the day, and they had, of all things, CCI standard, in decent quantity. I bought the max 3, and there was still more.
     

  3. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    I got 150rds yesterday. I about cried lol.


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  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I WANT FEDERAL BULK 22 IN THE RED BOX!!! :mad: Though I do have quite a stash of .22, I don't like the lead bullets. I want them jacketed. The plain lead bullets are dirty. I have found quite a bit of sub sonic which I LOVE to shoot out of my Henry Lever rifle. SWEET!!!!!
     
  5. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What is the "Red Box"?
     
  6. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    The Wal-Mart 550 pack. I have been seeing some .22 and usually buy when they are close to normal retail prices. Still very spotty but I know where I get .22 anytime if I don't mind paying $60-$70 a bulk pack.
     
  7. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    You mean plated? (Or probably more accurately, "colored"?) I was not aware of any 22 LR ammo that is actually jacketed.
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    They are copper plated actually, in which a layer or jacket of copper is deposited on the bullet by the use of an electric current, so yes they are jacketed.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is what I mean by the red box.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct...csHdImDFWrg-s2S6-xmVfkmA&ust=1392576931333245


    Sorry I got my terminology wrong. Please tell me the technical difference. I'm not sure I know the difference between plated and jacketed. :(
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the biggest difference is the thickness. plating is very thin and jacketed is much thicker depending upon the use of the bullet. plating lead bullets is more about keeping the bore a little cleaner and reducing lead build-up in the bore.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    So what would be the purpose of a jacketed bullet? Yes, I like the plated bullets because it keeps my guns cleaner.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the jacket is usually bonded to the lead core. the jacket is the part that usually expands. a lot of the jackets design and what it does when it hits something is dependent upon what it is used for, hunting, SD/HD, target or plinking, ect.,....
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

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    In a .22 rimfire, the playing is exactly for the reason you like it, to keep things a little cleaner.

    Jackets that are made separately and then filled with lead or bonded to a lead core are usually to control extension, and fragmentation. This can be a way to get the bullet to retain shape and weight, to increase penetration in tougher targets.
     
  14. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "This is what I mean by the red box."

    Seen these, is primarily the plating the reason you like these?


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  15. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    So, no, plated is not jacketed, and I'd have to see more info to believe that they are actually even electrically plated at that. If they are, the plating process would be more similar to aluminum anodizing, or chrome plating, or nickel plating.

    Or, if you want REAL jacketed bullets, you could switch to 22 Mag, or 17 HMR...
     
  16. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Thank you so much for the information. I didn't know there was a difference. I feel a little smarter today. :p
     
  17. victorzamora

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    Plating vs jacketing aside, I'd just about cry over a 550 box of bulk Remingtons like these. It's the only thing my P22 will feed reliably.

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  18. 40calcliffy

    40calcliffy New Member

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    checked ammoseek.com and there were 106 .22lr offerings at the time. it changes constantly.
     
  19. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Using ammoseek, I found a box of 550 Remington 22LRs I need. I used to pay $19-$22 for them. They're asking $95 plus shipping. :eek:
     
  20. TekGreg

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    That reminds me - I need to go check the "Rape Culture" thread...
     
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