Is all the 22lr ammo being sucked up by alien space craft? I can't find 22lr ammo anywhere. CCI Mini Mag 40 is like panning for gold. What gives???
The .22lr ammo shortage has become quite a problem over the past few months. There is a huge amount of hoarding going on as well as profiteering. CCI manufactures 4 million rounds of rimfire ammo a day. The other majors probably do likewise. I personally know of a case of a person that visited the major sports store in Las Vegas looking for .22lr. He was told to come back the next day as a large shipment,700 bulk packs, was coming in during the night. This guy was there when the doors opened the next day and headed straight for the gun counter. When he asked about the shipment it had indeed been delivered as promised. When he asked what he was allowed to buy he found out that there were only 10 boxes left out of 700 boxes. He was told that the employees buy up all they can, using their employee discount, from each delivery and then re-sell it on local gun forums for a hefty profit. This is bad business practice by the management at this huge chain store. No doubt that this is going on all over America. I wouldn't doubt that the Obama administration has their hand in on this shortage too. I work in a gun shop and my boss has been told by some major ammo manufacturers that the Obama administration has told them that they have to play ball with the administration or lose their government ammo contracts. If they don't comply it would cost them millions of dollars in lost sales. Don't you just love the extortion going on here!
Hopefully it all will get better soon. But I think the light at end of tunnel is much brighter than a few months ago...You're right Blaze. Locally, Jax had about 10 cases of Winchester 555s a couple weeks ago, for 31 bucks. It's still pretty thin out there, but its getting better.