Fixing the .22lr ammo problem

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Missouribound, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Missouribound

    Missouribound Active Member

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    Simple and sweet. If you look at sites llike Gunbot you can see who has what in the caliber situation. Right now, the places which have ammo for 4 to 10 cents per round are selling out in hours, if not minutes. But those that are 12 cents and up are just sitting there. Good. If we just quit buying above 10 cents a round everyone will drop their prices. They didn't pay more for that ammo; they are SCALPERS. I"ve spent enough time in retail that to know that it doesn't matter what you charge for an item...it does you absolutely no good to have it sit on the shelf or backroom. Prices will go done if we hold out a bit longer...and it's very close to that now. Just watch Gunbot and you will see as it happens.
    Just buy only what you need for now and it will soon open up. Production is as high as usual, but the hoarders are screwing it up. Let them get stuck with their ammo they bought at 15 cents per round. Their greed put us here.
     
  2. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree. When I was at the Gun Show two Sundays ago, I waited for 2-1/2 hrs. To see who would lower their prices in the last hour, hoping they would not want to carry it home. 3 of the four ammo vendors with 22's stood pat, the least expensive of the 4 would have gotten my $22 bucks anyway, but because I also bought his last two CCI Blazers at $10 for the Pr., I got the Small brick of Remington GB 's for $20...


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  3. mboylan

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    Don't buy for more than 10% to 20% over what you paid in 2012 and it will be over really fast. Stupid people paying stupid prices keeps the secondary market alive and the shelves empty.
     
  4. JTJ

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    It is pretty sad when you can buy 12 gauge bird shot cheaper than 22lr. I see 22mag going at 40 cents a round. I did pick up some 22mag at a decent price but it was scarce. It is cheaper to shoot 223 than pay the current prices to the scalpers. I have not bought any 22lr for a couple of years except for one 300 round Winchester wood box for a gift and it was less than$20. Cabelas would only sell me one or I would have bought more for gifts.
    http://www.ammoman.com/223-556
     
  5. Missouribound

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    This is a good time to recognize which retailers are truly the friends of those who enjoy the shooting sports. Some of them are trying to make it better for us and some are just scalping us. Early on in this mess, Midway came out and said they would not raise prices....and they haven't. They are friends of ours. Our enemies are scalping....and when this is over...and it will be over soon, they will loose our business because of their tactics.....and good riddance.
     
  6. JW357

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    Cheaper Than Dirt lost my business a year and a half ago.
     
  7. therewolf

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    Strangely enough, by those standards ^^^^^^^^^^ Wal-Mart is

    our fraind...

    I agree, I have been buying very conservatively, and shooting even

    less.
     
  8. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I will get a forum beating for this comment, I know they stopped the black guns; but, when you find the other big box sporting goods stores are not having anything because they will allow the scalpers/gougers to purchase and return to purchase again and again.

    The smaller mom and pop shops have either hard pressed to get the .22LR ammo and/or dipped into their cache to sell.

    Add Dick's Sporting Goods to the list of friendlies for .22LR and other ammo.

    My area they known the scalpers/gougers and they allow the specific amount per day and that is it! They have thrown them out when the try to re-enter and purchase the ghost ammo called .22LR.
     
  9. Missouribound

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    I can't see why you would think that. This is a forum dedicated to guns....period. Nobody is right or wrong, it's opinion. And if these guys listen to my sometimes "off" comments they will certainly listen to yours. :p
     
  10. DrFootball

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    Yeah,..can't stand CTD,...the jury is still out on Dicks. I have only been to mine ( it's new) 2 times,and they already pluck my nerves. The Remington GB's are only carried in 525 Packs, and they are less$$ then online,..but still 50-60% over. Normal price...,..they are carrying Fiocchi fresh fire cans in 22LR(100 & 325 rds.) and handgun Ammo in the 100 & 250 rd. Packs), but they won't order other models of Scopes and red dots from the same companies they are already carrying, so I wound up getting my TruGlo EDS from Nachez anyway, and pd. The same price for a better model but also had to pay extra for shipping...
    Then bough two handgun cheapies from CDNN for the 22 pistols...


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  11. Missouribound

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    I started this thread for two reasons.
    To alert the scalpers that we know what they are doing and by the time this is over their practices will cost them customers....and to speak out against the hoarders who are making those practices work. It's up to us to straighten this out.
     
  12. Triumphman

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    I went to Bass Pro and found some Remington Thunderbolt 22LR. It doesn't shoot in my Ruger 10/22s. Kept jamming on the feed ramp. I let that crap sit on the shelf--no matter how bad I would of liked to of bought it---even for my 22LR Bolt action. Good thing I had a nice stock of 22LR setting back for emergencies.

    Now, I have been stocking up pretty heavily on the Hornady 17HMR. Why it's available and virtually nothing in 22 ammo is beyond my comprehension. No worries, I'll get my Squirrel huntin in one way or another---and at a further distance.
     
  13. 2OLDGUNGUY

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    22 ammo

    I bought over 55,000 rounds: 100 - 550 Round Bulk Federal boxes just before Obama got elected the first time. They were $9.95 a box and right after the election they were $19.95 a box and just a few weeks later they were $29.95 a box. They were scalping and I thought it sucked but I was glad I'd been proactive. I went to Cabela's a couple of weeks ago and they would only let me by one box of bulk or 3 boxes of 100. My wife and I bought one box each of Winchester 525 rounds for$27.99 and we haven't been back. The fellow at Walmart told me there were a couple dozen guys there every morning around 2:00 A.M. just waiting for the trucks to unload and buying up all the 22 ammo and then taking it to the gun shows to resell it a three times the price. Those are your fellow shooters.
     
  14. aandabooks

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    How much of the 55,000 rounds do you have left?
     
  15. natman

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    Which is why they are sold out of almost everything rimfire, except (as of this writing) some Eley Match ammo at $18 a box...

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortb...ble&statuses=Closeout Special&searchscope=all

    The only way to drive the prices back down is to not buy until they are down.
     
  16. Missouribound

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    So.....there are a lot of us here who will pay twice what you paid for it....so sell it to us. I'd gladly pay $20 plus shipping for a brick....and you seem to have 100 bricks:cool:.
     
  17. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah, we'd buy some... You can double your $$ if you sold just 10-20
    Of those Bricks and you would be doing a good deed for your fellow members...


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  18. Boyerracing343

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    Local guy shop had 22lr in stock but wanted $12.99 per box of 50 :eek: . Needless to say I did not buy any but have begun to low and refuse to pay ridiculous price.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the best way we can beat the scalpers and gougers is to refuse to buy their inflated priced ammo. let them end up stuck with it and then have to get rock bottom price when ammo prices get back to a more normal level.

    IMO, the scalpers and gougers are a huge part of the problem that ammo prices are unreal.
     
  20. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Boy a few of those guys will be stuck with a few hundred thousand 22's...


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