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    I went to Walmart today to buy some graph paper and decided to pick up some CCI stingers while there. Went over to the ammo case and there was nothing but about 8 boxes of .270, four or five of .300 win mag, same with 7mm mag, and a couple of 7mm-.08. No .22, no 2 3/4" 12 ga, no 20 ga birdshot, a couple of boxes of 20 ga buck shot, and maybe 20 total boxes of .410, 3" 12 ga, and 10 ga!! Wish I had my camera with me. Really a bit scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I went to Walmart today to buy some graph paper and decided to pick up some CCI stingers while there. Went over to the ammo case and there was nothing but about 8 boxes of .270, four or five of .300 win mag, same with 7mm mag, and a couple of 7mm-.08. No .22, no 2 3/4" 12 ga, no 20 ga birdshot, a couple of boxes of 20 ga buck shot, and maybe 20 total boxes of .410, 3" 12 ga, and 10 ga!! Wish I had my camera with me. Really a bit scary.
    Last weekend I bought a box of 9 mm and a box of 38 special. Two box limit. The guy is a friend so I say, how about you sell me 4? Nope, he has other customers to keep happy too. He said he got a pallet load of ammo and a guy from Minneapolis tried to buy the whole thing. So he asks, what the hell you need with that? The guy wanted to take it and mark it up double. He told him to "hit the road." He sold a bunch while I was hanging around. It was a Sunday afternoon at the gun shop and the place was PACKED.
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    I just can't believe that the panic is still going on. Why is .22 so so scarce? Not exactly the ideal home defense round. Not a real popular round for combat. Just a fun little plinking bullet. Just doesn't make sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    I just can't believe that the panic is still going on. Why is .22 so so scarce? Not exactly the ideal home defense round. Not a real popular round for combat. Just a fun little plinking bullet. Just doesn't make sense to me.
    That was my question exactly. The guy at the gun store told me to let him know when I figured out human psychology. The best answer I've gotten is that everyone has a .22.

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    Our local farm store sells out of .22 shell's within 2 days every time they get any in. I was lucky enough to get 200 rounds yesterday,Monday they got there shipment in and there where 4 boxes left after I got my 3.

    Last week I paid $48 for 550 rounds of .22's about an hour away at a reloading store. Cant remember the brand name of them ,but the clerk said they where high quality shells...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    Our local farm store sells out of .22 shell's within 2 days every time they get any in. I was lucky enough to get 200 rounds yesterday,Monday they got there shipment in and there where 4 boxes left after I got my 3.

    Last week I paid $48 for 550 rounds of .22's about an hour away at a reloading store. Cant remember the brand name of them ,but the clerk said they where high quality shells...

    Now I can shoot 749 squirrels.
    Thats why folks buy .22 ammo. It is good for small game for a protien source if the SHTF. There was a popular book that came out and suggested this. It recommended a shotgun for home defense and .22 for small game. I am not one of these folks but know a few

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    For example:

    a ruger 10-22 with after market magazines is absolutly a weapon that is lethal as a protection gun. Its very light, easy to carry and transport.
    .22 bullets enter the body, and "bounce" around and cause extensive damage. The .22 is very accurate, easy to shoot mutiple shots very quickly and accuratly.

    The advantage of the small, light weight round, gives the user the advantage to carry a lot of ammo, without weight issues.... Its a GREAT round as far as a survival tool...

    As far a a Prepper is concerned... a stockpile of a lightweight semi auto rifle, with a few thousand rounds of ammo is a necessary tool to have in their tool box.
    Much more effiecient than guys you see sittin around casting thier lead pistol bullets one at a time... Or,, more effiecient than reloading a costly round such asa 30-06 or .308 that needs a LOT of powder, and a stockpile of ammo weights a ton, and takes up a lot of space comparativly. Hardto pack 1000 rounds of 30-06 on your person,, but relativly easy with a .22

    a.22 rifle is my choice as a survival weapon. I particuarly like the Browning .22 auto takedown..
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    ANNNND I swear I use to buy a "brick" of .22 that were 1000 count,, and never paid over $10.00 for them. Wouldnt purchase .22's unless you could get them for .01 a round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseGooser View Post
    ANNNND I swear I use to buy a "brick" of .22 that were 1000 count,, and never paid over $10.00 for them. Wouldnt purchase .22's unless you could get them for .01 a round.

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    Same here, Remington thunderbolts were always a buck a box, or $9 a brick. Now the 550 boxes of .22s are going for around $125 on the local auction site, makes me temped to sell a few.

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    I never thought about reloading 22 shells to save money until now

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