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    Why is there no .22LR ammo?

    I went shopping for some 22 ammo to go plinking and cant find it anywhere.

    I can understand everyone buying up rifle ammo, but why is everyone buying up .22LR ammo?

    Can somebody enlighten me on the reason for this?
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    Around here, everyone is buying up all available ammo. Went to Walmart the other day and the only stuff on the shelves were the "Home Defense" hollowpoints in .45 that they want about $1.25 a round for. There were some rifle hunting rounds though.

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    But why .22? I am just not understanding the reason to stock up on 22 ammo.
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    When centerfire ammo hit's double in price, people turn to rimfire for shooting cost reasons.

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    I have been trying to find some .40 ammo for target shooting and it is really hit and miss. Walmart, academy and the gun shops in the area are sold out of everything.

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    I work the gun counter at a national sporting good store, and even before this latest mess we couldn't keep 22lr in-stock. People buy the bricks as fast as we could get them. Really not sure why. The only other ammo we consistently couldn't keep in stock was already the .223/5.56 ammo, which is now even worse.
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    Well with the recent ammo cost increases I've used my CMMG kit more in my AR and I'm getting a conversion kit for my sig. The recoil isnot the same but trigger control and the other basics are.
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    I shoot a ton of .22 I have a conversion for my Glock and AR. Much cheaper to shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    I shoot a ton of .22 I have a conversion for my Glock and AR. Much cheaper to shoot
    Which conversion do you have for your AR? I have been thinking about getting a CMMG kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitthegym View Post
    Which conversion do you have for your AR? I have been thinking about getting a CMMG kit.
    Cmmg Evo stainless w/ bolt hold open. Has worked great for me, just keep it lubed the .22 gets pretty dirty. I usually start and end with regular .223, just cheaper to use .22 for the majority. Here's a link to where I got mine. He has good prices, just have to keep an eye on his site when they come in stock

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    Are these the best magazines to go with? http://blackdogmachinellc.net/x-form...agazine-2.aspx

    I've got a Colt conversion kit that came with a rifle I picked up years ago. I've never used it, as bulk 5.56 has been (fairly) reasonable... up until last month. If I want to keep shooting my ARs often, it looks like its about time to break it out. All of my dedicated .22s have much slower twist rates, so I'm interested in seeing how accurate .22lr rounds are coming out of 1/7 & 1/8 twist, slightly over-sized bores.

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    My local gun store has at least 20,000 rounds of the stuff. All of the .223 went out the window fast but they have plenty of everything else.

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    Low cost would be my guess. My brother and I went shooting the other night. After more than an hour, we were each out about $10 in ammo. If I had shot my 9, it would have easily been 4 - 5 times more. Plus, people are hoarding everything now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    Cmmg Evo stainless w/ bolt hold open. Has worked great for me, just keep it lubed the .22 gets pretty dirty. I usually start and end with regular .223, just cheaper to use .22 for the majority. Here's a link to where I got mine. He has good prices, just have to keep an eye on his site when they come in stock

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    Thanks dude! I'll pick one up.
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    much lower cost than high caliber rounds

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    I have never had a problem getting 22 ammo before. Then once this assault rifle ban talk started it flew off the shelves. I cant find it anywhere.

    I just dont understand why everyone is stocking up on 22 ammo. I dont think it will be affected too much.
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    Most of the ammo is gone here in the northern LA County area.....the last time I checked (last week) primers were still in stock....I still picked up a couple of bricks of large rifle primers though
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    The .22 LR will work on Zombies. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAJ View Post
    Low cost would be my guess. My brother and I went shooting the other night. After more than an hour, we were each out about $10 in ammo. If I had shot my 9, it would have easily been 4 - 5 times more. Plus, people are hoarding everything now.
    This.

    People are hoarding ammo...

    1: To have any available gun and ammo on hand in the event of any type of ban
    2: To sell later at hugely inflated prices and make a small fortune

    Same around here. Two days ago Walmart had only some hunting calibers left and darn few of those. Two 50 rd bricks of .22, one box of .45 and only field loads for shotgun. Only a coupla .22 rifles and one lever action 30.30 left in the case. MidwayUSA is back-ordered on almost all pistol ammo; I just did get 4 boxes of .40 cal, 3 boxes of .38+P and some buckshot from them before it all disappeared.

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