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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Farm & Fleet hasn't had .22s forever. I went in there today and they had several brands. Eley and CCI were mostly 50@ $10.99. However, RWS Target rifle were marked down to $5.99 and American Eagle were 40@ $3.49.
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I found some 333 bulk packs on sale in Sevierville TN before Christmas. I paid about 17$/box. They are starting to shop up in more volume in my area but the price still seems inflated. Looking forward to a significant drop so that I can get the kids behind the 22's.

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I found some 333 bulk packs on sale in Sevierville TN before Christmas. I paid about 17$/box. They are starting to shop up in more volume in my area but the price still seems inflated. Looking forward to a significant drop so that I can get the kids behind the 22's.
Don't know what you are waiting for. I remember buying 500 rd. Remington bricks for $5.00 in 1968 or so when I was in Jr. High. Putting that into an inflation calculator makes that brick almost $35. today. So todays prices really are not bad. I expect to ever see $5.00 bricks again.
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I went to a big bass pro shop while traveling recently. No 22s on the shelf. Plenty of other ammo.
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Why do they keep producing expensive target ammo? Obviously the available supply is more than the demand so why not switch over production to what people want to buy? My guess would be profit margin.

And it's not just target ammo, it's also premium hunting ammo. Seems like everytime I turn around there's an announcement of some new super duper hunting round! It certainly doesn't take some exotic new load to kill a squirrel or a rabbit, so why tie up production by making runs of this stuff! Yes, there is a market for exotic ammo, but it's limited. However, when a company can make as much money off a box or two of specialty rounds as they can make off of a brick or more of standard ammo which do you think they will push!

Final thought: This .22 ammo thing has been going on for 8 years! And production still can't meet demand? That's baloney - they just don't WANT to totally catch up to the demand.

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I bought 3 boxes. I'm selective with purchases. Just a few months ago I could reload 9mm cheaper than buying .22. I'll be a buyer at 25-30/box of 500 unless the price doesn't drop. I still can't find bulk in my local stores.

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I bought 3 boxes. I'm selective with purchases. Just a few months ago I could reload 9mm cheaper than buying .22. I'll be a buyer at 25-30/box of 500 unless the price doesn't drop. I still can't find bulk in my local stores.

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That answers my question that was floating in my mind. I was wondering whether it was cheaper to reload than buy 22s. Was that based on pure lead bullet costs or jacketed?
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Henry Ford found out same crap, same pile eventually comes back to bite you in the butt.

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I understand why they produce it - because some people want it! My question is why do they produce it in excess of demand instead of producing what many more people want?
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I understand why they produce it - because some people want it! My question is why do they produce it in excess of demand instead of producing what many more people want?
When they have a production run, they have to produce a minimum set amount unless some one pays a huge amount for a lessor run.
A Winchester person told me this at a NRA show when I asked why they did not produce 50AE; not a big enough demand to justify a run.
The market is there or they would not produce them.

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