Soooo, I just called three of the local gun shops.....

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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    not really

    there is stuff in stock everywhere around here

    and on the interwebs I found anything I was searching for to be available and in stock

    haven't had to make six trips to the gun shop in hopes that they finally got their shipment like in the good ole days
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    monkeydoes wrote: »
    well not here

    there is stuff out there

    plenty of things available via the internet as well

    I did a series of online searches last night and not one item I looked up was listed as 'Out of Stock' anywhere


    you aren't looking for target grade 22LR or most handgun ammo, then
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    monkeydoes wrote: »
    well not here

    there is stuff out there

    plenty of things available via the internet as well

    I did a series of online searches last night and not one item I looked up was listed as 'Out of Stock' anywhere

    Look for 22 ammo packs.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=22+federal+ammunition
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    just called two prominent shops I have purchased from in the past ... one with three locations (fairly well known) which has two ranges

    asked about .380, 9, 40, 44 and .22

    they have a readily available selection and supply

    not saying you guys are lying ... just saying that back in the '90s these are stores that ran out but now have no inventory issues ... the guy said they are selling more than usual but don't have any shortages

    they have postponed their spring gun show because manufacturers are strapped to bring in extra inventory but assure folks they have full inventory in their shops

    same store is even promoting a .22LR schmeisser as one of their guns of the month with a special purchase discount along with advert discounts on certain handguns and rifles (some assault rifle look alikes in .22)
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Buford wrote: »

    maybe you're shopping at the wrong place

    and Black Hills is a limited operation of remanufactured so they can get overwhelmed pretty quickly


    can get it by the 1,000 rounds here today right now along with every other caliber ... keep the panic alive

    http://www.bulkammo.com/rifle/bulk-.223-ammo
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,209 Senior Member
    I remember one time when it was way worse.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    ya I'm sorry

    I know being on the tip of the spear in your own head movie is much more betterer
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    I want 22 lr.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Buford wrote: »

    It's Midway

    their primary business model isn't loaded ammo (he was friends with my uncle) ... never has been ... it's accessories, reloading, gunsmithing ... but you probably already know this ... so the limited end of their business running out of inventory should not surprise anyone

    monkeydoes wrote: »
    can get it by the 1,000 rounds here today right now along with every other caliber, even brand names and not remanufactured stuff ...

    keep the panic alive

    http://www.bulkammo.com/rifle/bulk-.223-ammo
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Buford wrote: »
    I want 22 lr.

    then go buy it by the brick

    http://www.bulkammo.com/rimfire/bulk-.22-lr-ammo

    it's just as thick as you're being
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    I remember one time when it was way worse.

    The only way to win, is to not play the game.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Hextall wrote: »
    The only winning move is not to play.

    fixed. Jesus. What has happened to you?
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    How about a nice game of Candy Crush Saga?
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    monkeydoes wrote: »
    then go buy it by the brick

    http://www.bulkammo.com/rimfire/bulk-.22-lr-ammo

    it's just as thick as you're being

    You would have to be stupid. $92.00 a brick.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 10,209 Senior Member
    I've between trying to remember... It's been 5 years since I bought a brick of 22 ammo... What did the cheap stuff at Walmart used to go for? 20 bucks?
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    I used to buy it for $8.99 a brick on sale. I stockpiled a large amount of 22s. A day at the range with family and friends we would burn 1,500 rounds easy.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    FishTX wrote: »
    Math ain't your forte. It's $8.76.

    $920.00 a case of 10? Is that fuzzy math.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    ya .17 cents a round is outrageous
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 7,914 Senior Member
    Deleted my post. I based it on a 500 round brick which works out to $8.76, however I misread the price. I did not see the zero to the left of the decimal point.
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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    so now that we are focused on .22 LR

    it's a helluva militia out there buying it up and hoarding it ... when the Chocolate Overlord comes for their guns it'll be quite the battle

    (everything else seems to be readily available ... I mean 7.62 x 39 which is a perfectly useless round for home militia defense is out there in bunches ...

    http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/762x39/

    same for .44 mag

    http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/762x39/

    .45 ACP

    http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/762x39/

    you know ammunition that would be useless when it comes time to overthrow the liburrl socialist fascist communist **** )
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    Maybe in your little world. Myself I enjoy shooting the 22s so do my children and their friends.
    You have some serious issues with the Chocolate Overlord and militias.
    Seek help.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Happiness is a warm air rifle.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    BTW ... for **** n more grins I did call another gun shop I have purchased from in the past ... a smaller outfit

    he acknowledged a problem getting .22 LR inventory ... he laughed and said I can sell you anything you want in any other caliber ... I asked about .22 mag (got a sweet Ruger in .22 mag) .. yup no problem got bunches of boxes of those

    I asked what was up ... he said people are hoarding ... I asked why is it just an issue with .22 LR ... his answer 'who knows? other than people being stupid'

    my comments about the last go round still stand ... because I load 9 mm, .44-40, .44 mag, .308, .308 win mag and plink with 7.63x39 and ALL that stuff was completely unobtainable last time ... who knows maybe that will happen again

    so let's discuss ... why .22 LR? ... really? this is what people are hoarding because they are afraid the gubbmint gonna take it all away?
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Buford wrote: »
    You have some serious issues with the Chocolate Overlord and militias.

    ... I do?


    I just acknowledge their existences

    what are my issues with them?

    ...

    BTW Boofers

    Gunbot tracks retail availability from all over ... so my little world must be pretty frickin big as compared to yours
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    monkeydoes wrote: »
    BTW ... for **** n more grins I did call another gun shop I have purchased from in the past ... a smaller outfit

    he acknowledged a problem getting .22 LR inventory ... he laughed and said I can sell you anything you want in any other caliber ... I asked about .22 mag (got a sweet Ruger in .22 mag) .. yup no problem got bunches of boxes of those

    I asked what was up ... he said people are hoarding ... I asked why is it just an issue with .22 LR ... his answer 'who knows? other than people being stupid'

    my comments about the last go round still stand ... because I load 9 mm, .44-40, .44 mag, .308, .308 win mag and plink with 7.63x39 and ALL that stuff was completely unobtainable last time ... who knows maybe that will happen again

    so let's discuss ... why .22 LR? ... really? this is what people are hoarding because they are afraid the gubbmint gonna take it all away?


    i'd be very surprised if he could get .40 or 9mm in anything other than defense/hollowpoint rounds......unless he had a ton stored up.....
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  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    if he can go to the phones right now and order FMJ rounds in 9mm or .40 from his supplier and get what he orders in a normal timely manner he is truly one magical gun shop right now


    even the all powerful walmart has that trickling in with great irregularity



    if he has it, he has had it stored
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  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    could be

    they have a range where they rent firearms so maybe they just have a huge inventory

    can't confirm anything other than what I was told on the phone

    gunbot seems to have access to 9mm
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    i get email notification from a few different online suppliers


    9mm comes in very irregular.....they blow out of inventory in minutes

    and prices are nutty

    pmc 115gr 9mm FMJ 50rds - 33.49 last week......that box was 14.99 in november
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 2,942 Senior Member
    [QUOTE=monkeydoes;114894
    so let's discuss ... why .22 LR? ... really? this is what people are hoarding because they are afraid the gubbmint gonna take it all away?[/QUOTE]

    I think it's the price. Even at $25.00 a brick when found is a lot of shooting fun. A lot of folks can't afford to take out the larger calibers.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie just look at the flowers.

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