Yet another .22 ammo thread

RUGER

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I am just curious here.

I have two boxes of (I think) 375 rounds.
I bought them back a few months ago when I wanted to go squirrel hunting and didn't have any. This was right at the beginning of the ammo hoarding deal.

I have yet to buy any more.
Taking into consideration everything is going up every day and I KNOW the .22 ammo will rise in price when the manufactuers catch up, simply because I bet they are watching to see what people will pay for it.

I also know that stuff like the match grade ammo and stingers will always be higher than the solid lead stuff.

Just a basic hollow point .22 LR shell. Be it Winchester, Federal, Remington or whatever.
What price will you pay on a regular basis?

I have decided that for a brick of 500 you SHOULD be able to buy them for somewhere around $20 - $25 (around 4 or 5 cents per shell) and if you can't I will probably never buy another one.

Just curious what everyone felt was acceptable, price wise.
 

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Gunbroker auctions last summer. 5,250 round case. $155 puls $23.00 shipping. I did not expect to win at that level but since persistence is one of my bad habits, I bid on 3 of the cases and won all three, 3.39 cents each delivered. Beforehand, i was paying roughly 22.00 for 500 rounds or 4.4 cents each. I will not pay more than that.

The talk of a new normal is understandable but I think it will not hold true. Once we get a new Prez and vote the liberal leftists back into H*** where they all belong we will see a return to pre-December 2012 prices.
 

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DaveB said:
Gunbroker auctions last summer. 5,250 round case. $155 puls $23.00 shipping. I did not expect to win at that level but since persistence is one of my bad habits, I bid on 3 of the cases and won all three, 3.39 cents each delivered. Beforehand, i was paying roughly 22.00 for 500 rounds or 4.4 cents each. I will not pay more than that.

The talk of a new normal is understandable but I think it will not hold true. Once we get a new Prez and vote the liberal leftists back into H*** where they all belong we will see a return to pre-December 2012 prices.

I was hoping to see this last election cycle, but it didn't happen then...and I'm very skeptical that it will happen next election either. We are truly outnumbered by the gimme's and leftists. Anyway, to the orig post, I think we will see a new normal a little higher than before, but only after the demand quells a bit, and I just can't see that happening for a while yet...if at all. JMO
 

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On another note, I stopped by Walmart this morning at 5:30am on my way to work. Had to pick up a few things, so I strolled by the sporting goods section, and there they were, The Walmart Breakfast Club. These men had brought their lawn chairs and was sitting all around the register blocking the ammo case waiting on the department to open at 7:00am. I just looked at them and laughed, no wonder no one can buy ammo. Two of these guys work for our utility company and their work trucks were in the parking lot.
 

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The ones I got this week from backorder were a little higher that what they were selling for when I ordered them in Dec. The Wolf 22lr were about 50 cents a box of 50 higher so I'm betting that will be the new normal.

You all have to remember cooper, brass and lead have all gone up plus the factories HAVE to pay for ObamaCare and all the stuff that goes with it.
 

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It's just like gas. We will pay what it costs. One day the market will price them to the point where it don't make sense and then they will start to drop.

Unfortunately, until There is somebody besides a democrat running the country people will pay whatever.

Call these people crazy but they see the oncoming storm and they are preparing to defend what is theirs. I can't blame them for that.
 

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I posted this on another discussion but will put it here again. I have a FFL so I just now called one of my wholesalers concerning 22 ammo. (They have none in stock now, by the way.) He said the only price increases they are seeing from the manufacturers are maybe a bit higher than the normal yearly increase. According to him, Federal is now running 3 shifts and has installed more machinery to increase output as much as possible (3 million rounds/day currently) and they (Federal) are predicting a 15% price increase. That means that 50 round box should now be maybe 50-60 cents more than before. That�s tolerable. I�ve had my FFL for 25 years and it�s normal to see a small price increase every year anyway.

Oh yeah, he said that Federal is saying their next anticipated problem is a shortage of raw materials. I have no idea how that part of the supply chain works or how motivated those people will be to increase production. One thing you have to look at from their perspective is that they have to consider that this huge demand is almost certain to be short lived and may not justify a big outlay of cash for equipment to increase production capacity that can't be used when demand falls off.


It's going to take some time for supply to catch up. Probably more this time than before when osama was 1st elected as President. I'd expect at least a year and possibly two.
 

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I wont pay over $30 for a brick of what I shoot,I plan to buy a few bricks & put them up for hunting or grand kids use for hunting,the days of 500 shots aday may be gone for good in this family
 

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LOL rem, if the prices stay at $50+ for a brick, I will have several .22 rifles for sale.
 

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mike243 said:
I wont pay over $30 for a brick of what I shoot,I plan to buy a few bricks & put them up for hunting or grand kids use for hunting,the days of 500 shots aday may be gone for good in this family

Yeah, that part makes me sick too considering that I just got a Caldwell Shooting Gallery that gives me an endless supply of resetting moving targets. :( The whole point of shooting a 22 is the fact that it's so cheap. Once it even comes close to a centerfire in cost, the 22 is going to stay in the safe. I can get my 32-20 out and shoot cast bullets for about $2 per 50 rounds.
 

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RUGER said:
LOL rem, if the prices stay at $50+ for a brick, I will have several .22 rifles for sale.


I can see it now. in a few months the ad's for 22 rifles will say, "magazine full of ammo" to seal the deal for a sale. :)
 

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My friend has a bunch of ammo coming and he said the prices won't be a whole lot more than they were in December. He has a small gun business starting up on the side. Be interesting to see what it's going to cost me for some of the stuff I said I'd be interested in.
 

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Ruger, let me know when you want to sell, all kidding aside. The price is not going down. I saw the writing on the wall the first time Obama was elected. Now the left is in control and will be for years to come. We are out numbered as as stated by MUP. I fear the will not be another Republican elected for years maybe never, too many people on the government take. They are not going to bite the hand that feeds them. We, the people that work for a living, are so screwed.
 

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iowavf said:
My friend has a bunch of ammo coming and he said the prices won't be a whole lot more than they were in December. He has a small gun business starting up on the side. Be interesting to see what it's going to cost me for some of the stuff I said I'd be interested in.

You'll learn just how much of a friend he is. :)
 

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