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Bubacus
November 21, 2013, 12:20
I have been avoiding the silly .22 hoarding games going on up here in the Northeast, waiting for prices to come back to reality for some time. Over the past few days, I've got a few email flyers from CDNN and Centerfire Systems with either Standard Velocity .22 from CCI and a brand called Scorpion .22 advertised at $59 a brick. Both sold out in a few days. Went to Dicks Sporting Goods a few towns over, they had two CCI Standard Velocity bricks left for $60 a pop as well.

I really couldn't believe people were buying it for this price. So is this saying that this is going to be the standard price to expect for a brick? I know it is a free market, so I will continue to put my money somewhere else in shooting supplies until prices come back to earth.

357ross
November 21, 2013, 12:45
You can't buy .22lr at any price here. Haven't been able to for over a year now, gunstore people tell me they can't give away .22lr firearms.

topfli8979
November 21, 2013, 12:59
10 cents per round, is the going price around Missouri. Have seen them sell on craigslist up to 25 cents a round. Don't really understand it,pretty much all the .223,.308 higher caliber stuff is readily available again FINALLY>, but not the .22.

xtremerange
November 21, 2013, 14:10
Around here the Walmarts are starting to keep more ammo on their shelves. As topfli said, other calibers are not selling as fast as they did a few months ago.

I posit that when Walmart keeps their 22lr on the shelves for the ~$20 per 500 price, you will see the price of 22lr drop like a rock everywhere else.

I have a guess that will happen after the first of the year given the trajectory of how many other SKUs of ammo the local Walmarts are now keeping in stock.

Bruce Allen
November 21, 2013, 20:16
Things are beginning to loosen up some.
At my family gun store and shooting range they got 800,000 rounds of CCI minimag several days ago.
https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1458694_661406693924497_444624831_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-Arms-Indoor-Range/121086151289890

paulo
November 21, 2013, 21:31
That photo makes me smile.

ALL FAL
November 21, 2013, 21:33
You can't buy .22lr at any price here. Haven't been able to for over a year now, gunstore people tell me they can't give away .22lr firearms.

Seems like the ammo re-sellers are getting the jump on .22 here from wally's, some hit the store 2-3 times a day, most are small time scam types, some out of work and doing their best to hustle N make ends meet.

I bet the firearms are slow sellers about now, have you checked around with CCI and other manufacturers about how much of their ammo is sent to Utah?

Local gunstores should be able to tell you what is going on there.

My Guesstumate on price when things do settle is 30-40$$ a brick, no one knows for sure.

Bubacus
November 21, 2013, 22:01
Seems like the ammo re-sellers are getting the jump on .22 here from wally's, some hit the store 2-3 times a day, most are small time scam types, some out of work and doing their best to hustle N make ends meet.

There are these types, but there are also the folks who are buying out of panic still for some reason. They bought a few guns back in the panic of last year and don't know a time when .22s were $15-20 a brick. And then there are those who saw the episode of Sons Of Guns with their .22 bull pup on the show and believe it is an actual zombie killer....

spider991
November 21, 2013, 22:02
Lgs has boxes here for 30....40 at the gunshow:sad:

grumpy1
November 22, 2013, 04:30
There is 22 ammo around here in UT, buy a lot of it gets bought up by guys trying to flip if for twice what they paid for it. I've picked some up at wally world now and then when I've been in the store. Prices at the store are up by about 40%.

I think that here in Ut a lot of people think that a 22 is a good caliber for a SHTF situation but failed to prepare far enough in advance to have a supply on hand.

I just buy enough to replace what the kids shoot. Clerk at Walmart look shocked when I just bought 1 box instead of the 3 that I could have. Maybe the gun gods will watch over me in the future.

stashua
November 22, 2013, 14:05
I sold a couple of bricks to friends for $15 during the past few months. It's what it cost me and my conscience wouldn't let me screw them. Apparently others don't have that problem. I still have 17 bricks/525 bulk packs for myself. Sure I could sell for double or triple what they cost me (and I STILL wouldn't be able to retire on the profits:smile:) but then I wouldn't have any for myself with no signs of the situation easing any time soon.

Wacky D
November 22, 2013, 16:13
Online vendors are finally getting some 22 in stock at (semi) reasonable prices. Cabelas had 1K rounds of Winchester M22 for 49 bucks. Bad, but better than it has been, especially if you need it.

randy762ak
November 22, 2013, 18:22
I understand the manufacture have not gotten in on the gouging -- and still sell wholesale at near pre. hysteria prices !

as long as you buy HI priced 22 ammo -The price will remain hi!!

Skilter
November 22, 2013, 18:31
Things are beginning to loosen up some.
At my family gun store and shooting range they got 800,000 rounds of CCI minimag several days ago.
https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1458694_661406693924497_444624831_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Allen-Arms-Indoor-Range/121086151289890

That is AWESOME... that is my favorite .22 ammo and what most 22 cans were designed around back in the day.

Bruce Allen
November 22, 2013, 20:34
It is being sold for $10 a hundred, unlimited amount.

They also had some "Thunderbolt" box name .22 ammo for $35 for a brick of 500.

I won't say who bought all they had, but I was there when it happened. ;)

D P Six
November 23, 2013, 11:16
I am seeing CCI's @ $12/100, Winchester bricks @$40 plus. 22's are creeping back on some shelves but at a much higher price. Our local club which had a very active competition program, has completely shut down all high volumn 22 and centerfire matches and I don't see a return to normal (whatever that may be) for the foreseeable future.

Bubacus
November 23, 2013, 16:43
Given the prices on this ammo (Scorpion Brand)...is it any good. This guy is asking $69 for a 500 round brick:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=377977020

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/377977000/377977020/pix454122719.jpg

W.E.G.
November 23, 2013, 17:47
I think that here in Ut a lot of people think that a 22 is a good caliber for a SHTF situation...

Fer sher.

'cause we all know that .22LR cures hunger, diabetes, hypertension, cholera, and mental illness.

Bruce Allen
November 23, 2013, 22:07
Yes.. once properly administered to the brain.

Skilter
November 23, 2013, 22:30
Fer sher.

'cause we all know that .22LR cures hunger, diabetes, hypertension, cholera, and mental illness.

giggle

Right Side Up
November 23, 2013, 23:27
I stopped into the big Gander Mountain by my house earlier tonight and they had a lot of every kind of ammo. Shelves and shelves of it.

No .22 at all. :(

The guy said it comes in Monday morning and it all sells by Monday night. :uhoh:

akethan
November 24, 2013, 08:38
I'm lucky to have stocked up.

I just sent a 550 pack to a friend of mine so his grand kids will have some ammo to shoot through their new rifles on Christmas. :biggrin:

BlasterLP
November 25, 2013, 14:30
I was at an auction this weekend in north central KS and 5000 rds of standard velocity 22 LR, cant remember the brand, went for $120 a brick down to $90 a brick..actually it was sold per individual box at $12 down to $9 but the buyers took them by the brick.

CCI, Federal and another brand of 22 magnum's went for $20 a box, maybe 15 or so boxes.

Good if you were the seller I guess!

Timber Wolf
November 25, 2013, 18:39
I am seeing CCI's @ $12/100, Winchester bricks @$40 plus. 22's are creeping back on some shelves but at a much higher price. Our local club which had a very active competition program, has completely shut down all high volumn 22 and centerfire matches and I don't see a return to normal (whatever that may be) for the foreseeable future.


Our local Youth Shoot program sent out the call for ammo donations earlier this year and got so much donated they were concerned about securing it all. Tens of thousands of rounds were donated. I saw several cases (5000 each) myself in the locker.

K. Funk
November 26, 2013, 10:52
I am seeing it routinely sell for $75 for 500 at auction here in PA.

krf

fire for effect
November 28, 2013, 07:42
I have been avoiding the silly .22 hoarding games going on up here in the Northeast, waiting for prices to come back to reality for some time. Over the past few days, I've got a few email flyers from CDNN and Centerfire Systems with either Standard Velocity .22 from CCI and a brand called Scorpion .22 advertised at $59 a brick. Both sold out in a few days. Went to Dicks Sporting Goods a few towns over, they had two CCI Standard Velocity bricks left for $60 a pop as well.

I really couldn't believe people were buying it for this price. So is this saying that this is going to be the standard price to expect for a brick? I know it is a free market, so I will continue to put my money somewhere else in shooting supplies until prices come back to earth.

Hell NO!!

W.E.G.
November 28, 2013, 09:05
Somebody seriously sold these sods on the idea that .22 is going to be some sort of newfangled currency when SHTF and all those type II diabetics can't get their insulin.

Yeah, right.

fire for effect
November 28, 2013, 09:21
Somebody seriously sold these sods on the idea that .22 is going to be some sort of newfangled currency when SHTF and all those type II diabetics can't get their insulin.

Yeah, right.

I am a type 2 diabetic and I do not take insulin.

Jaxxas
November 28, 2013, 21:19
Here quitcherfuking whining! (http://www.ammoman.com/ammo-by-the-pound?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=a08765fc83-NL_11_28_13_5pm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bb69282d75-a08765fc83-49981885) .22 lr @ < $.05 each, shipped, run don't walk! Starting at midnight tonight EST!

hayes1966
November 29, 2013, 11:11
Very little 22lr to be found in CT. There some one guy selling Federal 22 Bulk ammo for $75 a brick!! No one is paying that price.

The pictures of the MiniMags about put a smile on my face.

HankC
December 14, 2013, 21:12
Darn, I am glad I still have a few bricks of 550 value packs that I bought $7.99 a brick a few yrs back. Now 7.62x39 is back to 22 cent a round and 5.56 is 35 cents, 22LR price is still ridiculous.

Jaxxas
December 18, 2013, 02:40
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/621437/remington-ammunition-22-long-rifle-36-grain-plated-lead-hollow-point-bucket-of-1400

Here is 22 LR for 4.5 cents per round. It's a back order from Midway but n my experience they are good for it. Gotta pay shipping costs on top! Shipping date of June!

AR Ray
January 02, 2014, 21:44
Looking for all those" 22 rifles not selling" . Regardless of ammo, I am willing to buy.