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Old 03-15-2015, 04:26 PM
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Anyone know when this shortage will end? Is there a good time of year to look for it and find it on store shelves?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:02 PM
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It's a pain for sure. I got a box of 222rnds at Wal-Mart last summer, you just got to check every time you go in a ammo place. The only reason i got the box was a punk was complaining about them being Win hollow points, so i quickly asked to see a box. When i got the box, he said that he wants all 3 boxes, i just laughed at him and added it to my stuff. The clerk later told me that the same punk gets most of the .22 ammo every time it comes in, and resells it. This winter i was at the Hardware store and an Amish fellow was trying to buy the only 2 boxes of .22ammo. The owner said, "one box only, you ain't going to mark it up and resell them". I have to start checking again as my boys shot a bunch up this winter, and i'm running low. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:40 PM
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It's coming back around. Just gotta be patient. Larger towns seem to have enough demand that it's still harder to find there, but chain stores in smaller towns seem to be getting regular enough supply.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:54 AM
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Maybe stop going to the box stores that will sell a whole shipment to a reseller and go to the local gun shops.
No I can not go into the couple local gun shops and by several thousand at a time but I can go in one and buy 200 rounds once a week. Another sells 100 to you once a week.
Usually CCI stuff or Federal gold metal stuff.

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Old 03-16-2015, 04:32 PM
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I got lucky and found a WalMart with some CCI MiniMag hollow points last year so the wife and I bought 6 boxes...I also heard Cabelas had some, so I put in an order...It took 6 months so I got another 300 rounds there...These are my preferred .22s for hunting so I'm good for several years now...
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:35 PM
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Last month I got 3 box's of winchester 333 at Wal-Mart. That's the first 22 ammo I seen around me. In January at cabelas in pa they had 22 cci 50 round box's and was only able to get 2 box's. What I can't find is 22 magnum. I only get the winchester super x hollow point. Haven't found them since last summer.
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:40 AM
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Just did a quick check, Cabelas and Bass Pro have .22s...That .22 Swamp people is what I got from Cabelas, it's CCI MiniMag hollow point, 300 count...

http://www.basspro.com/Rimfire-Ammo/_/S-12400002004
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye
......I also heard Cabelas had some, so I put in an order...It took 6 months so I got another 300 rounds there.....
Very good idea as you can continue looking for ammo while you wait, knowing sooner or later, it will arrive.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:49 AM
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I've picked up some here and there as I found it. I'm guessing I have around 2000 rounds on hand right now which is about the number I like to have handy. I handload everything else so I can keep shooting for a good long time.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by nchawkeye
Just did a quick check, Cabelas and Bass Pro have .22s...That .22 Swamp people is what I got from Cabelas, it's CCI MiniMag hollow point, 300 count...

http://www.basspro.com/Rimfire-Ammo/_/S-12400002004
Both Cabelas and Bass Pro near me are bone dry. One is 60 miles away and the other 33 miles away.
So I'm not driving there every day at store opening to check. Both have big signs on the gun counter that says...."No .22LR Ammo today".

I probably have enough Mini Mags for the next few months. What I desire next are the CCI Stingers or CCI Segmented in 32 grain. It's for a Smith & Wesson .22 pistol. I have a hunch it will not cycle the 40 grain versions well, from my magazine to chamber.

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