22lr. why so scarce?

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22lr. why so scarce?

Why are 22 shells so hard to find. 

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 Well it is just my theory that the supply is there but the idiots of the country continue to over pay for it so there is not a need to release the actual amount that these business's have. Cabela's, Scheels and any other vendor online or local probably want to make this as big of money maker as they can...  Also all the idiots that do buy it all up as soon as it does become available is not helping either.

What the cheapest meat? deer balls, they are under a buck.

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 It's become a self-feeding firestorm.  

In Dec of '12 folks saw the ammo scarcity of '08 beginning to repeat itself and said, "Not me, not this time!"  The ammo and reloading component shelves emptied in record time.  Then the distributers emptied out in record time, then the manufacturers emptied out in record time.  Now the shelves are empty everywhere and the demand is still sky-high.  There are folks lined up at every retailer when 22lr ammo does show up.  Many of them are buying what they'll shoot up relatively quickly, but, make no mistake, there are a few of them buying in the morning and selling on craigslist or similar by that same evening for 2x-4x what they paid.

Just today, a pard got an alert e-mail from Midway @ 2:30pm, by 3:15pm when he had time to go order, they were sold-out.

No regular brick-and-mortar businesses are sitting on mounds of 22lr ammo.  Not Scheels, Cabelas, Fleet Farm, Wal-Mart, Gander, Bass Pro, or any other big retailer you can think of.  None of them would be able to hold it this long in secret.  Someone would talk, steal, or sell it to a buddy.

While I haven't been to Canada to see this for myself, I'm told one can buy pretty much any 22LR ammo they want in quantity.  IMO, the "speculators" are the biggest problem with US 22lr availability, shooters preying on our own so to speak.

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 Thinking of growing sunflowers again but use 22's to scare blackbirds used to go thru 3000 rounds a year. 

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I received emails from Midway myself last night.  One at 2:59 am and one for another at 3:49 am.  At 6:30 am I checked both and both were sold out.  I still have a couple bricks so no big deal for me but it is still crazy out there for .22 lr.


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 Another story of GREED,in my area there are a few guys running to every store avlb.buying as much as they can and just hoarding it..rumor has it that 1 person has over 20,000 rounds,and dosn't even own a 22 calb.

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 Ummm I received the same midway alert around 2:30. I was into the link within seconds. GONE already.........glitch? OR it counts when people put it in their cart

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I'm not sure why the ammo is in such short supply and have a hard time believing most stories I hear.  We went to Ontario deer hunting this fall, in the process of getting from A to B we stopped at a few places, in 2provinces, and the ammo shells were full.  We also stopped at a few at our location they were full also!  So if there is no shortage there and they carry the same name brand ammo, why is the shortage here? 

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 availability and pricing really sux right now... if you wanna buy low you gotta read the news and be proactive... if it looks like a liberal is gonna win... you buy guns and ammo... if you think a conservative is gonna win... you buy booze and porn...

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Trapper62 Said:
I'm not sure why the ammo is in such short supply and have a hard time believing most stories I hear.  We went to Ontario deer hunting this fall, in the process of getting from A to B we stopped at a few places, in 2provinces, and the ammo shells were full.  We also stopped at a few at our location they were full also!  So if there is no shortage there and they carry the same name brand ammo, why is the shortage here? 

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Captain Morgan Said:
 Another story of GREED,in my area there are a few guys running to every store avlb.buying as much as they can and just hoarding it..rumor has it that 1 person has over 20,000 rounds,and dosn't even own a 22 calb.

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I am starting to believe this theory over most others I have been hearing. 

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