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There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« on: February 17, 2013, 08:30:29 AM »
I can see people going nuts and buying up all the 9mm, 40 and 45 ammo they can but do people really think there's going to be a ban on .22LR ammo????? I've got plenty of 9mm because I reload it but I'm down to my last 30 rounds of .22LR. I didn't think .22 LR would be that hard to find. I've gone through about 1200 rounds in the last month.
A guy at the gun counter at a Walmart told me that the ammo suppliers shut down their .22 lines and started producing 9, 40 and 45 on those lines to try to keep up with demand. I'm not sure I believe that story but it's possible.

Does anybody know where there is some .22LR on the shelf.

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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:42:49 AM »
A few places have high end match grade ammo, but I haven't seen any mid-grade or plinking ammo anywhere lately.

I'm starting to see people that bought up all the 22lr ammo they could, find out their rifle won't cycle the subsonic ammo they bought. I've been traded a few 325 round bulk packs of federal Auto Match for the bricks of "crappy"  CCI green tag, Wolf or SK match ammo that the person bought. My favorite was the moron complaining about the Lapua match ammo that wouldn't cycle his  Mossberg Tactical. He claimed it was defective ammo! Traded him a bulk box of Remington Golden bullets for the "defective" brick of ammo.

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There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 09:08:45 AM »
Yeah. Im having the same problem down here. I have about 700 rounds or so left. But I can't find anymore replacements
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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 10:25:19 AM »
I bought a 22 revolver for my 13 year old daughter yesterday.  This is the one who doesn't like guns...until she realized that a 22 is a mild round.  She's mostlybeen afraid of a hard kick and heavy concussion...I only have 50 rounds...doh!
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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 01:32:41 PM »
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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 03:21:55 PM »
May just have to order online and wait the month out. May be faster than always looking local.

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There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 03:38:41 PM »
Chall,

if you make a trip to SW Houston, I can help you support your daughter.

I've stumbled across 22lr three times in the past 2 weeks, so ... I can share my good fortune.

Or, take her to Top Gun. They will sell you 2 boxes (100 rnd CCI Minimags) on your way in with a lane rental. I also found minimags at Carter Country in Stafford - limit 1 box. And, Remington Hypervelocity at Fountain Firearms - limit 2 boxes (they also have a good selection of subsonic 22).

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 09:31:43 PM »
Thanks a lot Dred!  She is so excited to go to hotwells tomorrow at lunch....can't stop talking about it.  And this is the daughter that hated guns...she's been sitting in my bedroom shooting at the tv for hours....lol!  One more for the good guys!
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 10:12:36 PM »
I can do Hotwells tomorrow. I'll bring her some minimags.

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 10:13:45 PM »
At lunch?
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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 10:28:51 PM »
I ordered 2100 rounds of 22lr on 12/05/12 from Cabela's  --  I picked it up yesterday.  There are still about 1500  more rounds of 22 on backorder, expected to come in around the middle of March.

Unfortunately, I did not order any 9mm, 40, or 45.  Next time - if there is a next time - I will.

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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 05:20:49 AM »
Now Cabela's doesn't even show .22LR on their website.
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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 09:54:50 AM »
sweet!!  how much do i owe  you for the rounds?
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 11:46:54 AM »
whatever retail was. grabbed a 374 rnd box of minimags. heading to hot wells from hwy6 & 10. prolly pull in about 10 after.

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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 12:23:36 PM »
Car doesn't wanna make Hotwells today. I'm in the red benz waiting on a tow. I can see Hotwells across 290.

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Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 12:26:51 PM »
Ouch, that sucks man!!!!!  :sick2: :sick2:
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 12:27:45 PM »
Holy crap...need some help?
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There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2013, 12:40:02 PM »
swing around and I can get you the 22lr. I'll have a tow here in 30. Good thing I can walk home from my mechanics.

I'm 1 TX U from Hotwells. Take feeder to 1st U and you can't miss me. Good stopping front forward of me on the left.

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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2013, 12:42:03 PM »
I just missed you...was trying to get to your car, but didn't realize I couldn't get there from barker cypress...check pm
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