The coming .22 tsunami

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Oltymer, Dec 22, 2016.


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  1. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    With the changing political atmosphere in America, along with ammo manufacturers who have upped production to meet current demands, is it possible we will see a .22 ammunition buyers market come late spring and early summer?

    Market insiders are already predicting bulk .22 to be retailing at .04c per round by October 2017 due to .22 ammo price wars. Nothing was mentioned about hoarders, scalpers, disaster profiteers, and the other 2 bit hustlers that have driven .22 ammo into the stratosphere the past few years, who will be trying to dump their bloated stocks of .22 onto the market to try and reduce their losses.

    Currently looking into my crystal ball I think we are in for a tsunami of available .22 ammo within the next 6 months, and am saving my nickels and dimes to take advantage of a full scale glut of .22 ammo availability in the near future.

    Keeping my fingers crossed!
     
  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    It would be so nice to get back to the Old days of $10:00 a brick! I have been seeing the prices and availability coming back to normal, so I think you may be correct! The Days of $2:00 boxes of 50 are not that far off, just hoping people will act smart this time and not go nuts!!!
     
  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    [LMAO] we are talking about people here so bound to be a few of us who are nuts stockpiling ammo... not that I own a .22 or need the bullets... [peep]
     
  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I say flood the shelves with it, that should make folks think it's ok to just buy what they need, instead of the way it's been, one or two box limits per person, per day! That implies things are still shakey! Drop the prices too, that should further the cause in convincing folks that we are finally back to normal.
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Who are you calling nuts Ms...... :whistle:
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I am looking forward to $.02 per Round, wholesale... As soon as that happens, I will order 50K Rounds... When Wholesale was $.12 per Round, Delivered here, I got 10K and still have about 8K in the Magazine...
     
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  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Ditto that Bruce.
    IF prices really drop that far I will be doing the same. Regardless of the drop I'm always on the lookout for Stingers.
     
  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Cant get any of my .22s to love Stingers, Just ain't gonna happen! ;-, They both really like the Fed Auto Match, the TenX , Eley and the CCI Standards! Winchester White box and the Subsonic loads all work well!
     
  9. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Not just .22s. All ammo. I'm holding off, looking for serious price drops. Inventory is already beginning to back up.
     
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  10. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Now that's hope and change we can believe in.
     
  11. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    $10??? How about $5 when I was growing up.
     
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Well hell, you are old... come on, we have to have a baseline here that is reasonable.......:lol:
    Merry Christmas AD1!!!!
     
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  13. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    [ditto] :D
     
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  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Not where I live.
     
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  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    OMG!!! Is that AD1 your DOB? :D
     
  16. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Yeah I was going when I was young (or youngER) $5 a brick was about right. Or as the old man said one time "THIRTYFIVE CENTS A BOX?! Are you people insane?!" Oh for the good old days.

    Nice Miserable Loader there Sarg!
     
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  17. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I remember .50 / box for Remington "Golden Bullet" .22s at an overpriced hardware store.
    But then I used to buy cigarettes, in the early 70s when I used to smoke, for $3.50 a carton.
     
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  18. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Problem with ammo prices isn't the ammo, its the dollar. Bought a Mini 14 stainless many years ago for about $200, about a weeks wages, now cost about $600, about a weeks wages for most people I know.. No real change in real price, just in the numbers we use to keep track of things. Now the costs of houses etc that the banks play with, that is a different story. In the 1950's it cost $1.90 a carton for smokes at the PX, but you could get them from naval stores for .90 a carton and we would get 50 cartons at a time and take them back to the base. Of course I was also making less than $100 a month at the time.
     
  19. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I tend to agree to a certain extent, but I must argue that the persistent scarcity in stores as well as reselling second hand at inflated prices does occur, and this lends greatly to the average selling price, which is sometimes gouged to ridiculousness. Granted, folks keep buying it at inflated prices, but that still doesn't erase the fact that hoarders are hurting the ammo market somewhat. The biggest thorn in the side is, .22LR ammo is available, even plentiful at various portions of the country, but in others (such as mine) the shelves are wholly devoid of any at all. Now, a really good marker for the economy would be the price of food, especially milk. It once was about the same price as a gallon of gasoline, but with the events unfolding like they are, it's more expensive by far and remains so. Yet, we can still find milk on every shelf in every store any time, day or night unless there's a blizzard incoming.

    It's very strange, this .22 ammo scarcity. I don't believe it is just one "thing", but a combination of poor inventory logistics, hoarding, the inability produce enough to load every shelf in the country at once, and especially greed. I do not think it's primarily a poor economy, or else we would see this issue across the board with more ammunition. A 25% raise in pricing all around is understandable, but not 300% or more.
     
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  20. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've seen pallets of 22 Remington here.
     
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