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Old 11-25-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I sell it for less than most online retailers do, and no one is inferring that they're "dishonest". big "respected" companies like cdnn, palmetto state armory & natchez have been getting $.10 a bang for 22lr for years, and they're paying wholesale.

I've shared my "method" freely with anyone who cares to listen, and most, like you - would rather whine about it being "unfair", than spend a few seconds every morning making it work.
Never said a word about it being dishonest, however, it creates an unwarranted problem for people that can't afford the time to stand over the counter like a vulture. People that do what you are doing create a problem, in that, others would like to enjoy the sport, and can't. Regardless that you charge less than some, you are scalping for the sake of scalping and are in no way, what I would call a sportsman.

I have one brick (500 rnds) and a box of 50 that is half full. That's all I need because if I go shooting prairie dogs, I'll burn up about 259-300 rnds on a weekend. I don't need to hoard and deprive others.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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There were plenty of .22 LR at the nation's show in Chantilly, VA last weekend. Though vendors are still asking quite a bit for them... I'll wait a bit more til supply catches up and price goes down a little.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: WI
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i have to admit as a relative newbie that i am still growing my own opinions on all the various gun concerns out there these days and what direction i may take on each..... but I can say after a store visit where i watched one customer storm up to the ammo shelving, and seeing the .22 rows empty cussed up and down about "our friendly and wonderful president making him not be able to shoot his gun" (some words changed for the sake of publication lol).

Maybe part of it is politics and maybe part is on the other things we've been reading/discussing here.
I will be curious to see, between now with the Republicans winning recent elections and what happens in 2016, in how long it takes for this to simmer down. I better not hear of shortages if we have both a republican white house and majority, in fact it should be the opposite.

 
Old 11-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Never said a word about it being dishonest, however, it creates an unwarranted problem for people that can't afford the time to stand over the counter like a vulture. People that do what you are doing create a problem, in that, others would like to enjoy the sport, and can't. Regardless that you charge less than some, you are scalping for the sake of scalping and are in no way, what I would call a sportsman.

I have one brick (500 rnds) and a box of 50 that is half full. That's all I need because if I go shooting prairie dogs, I'll burn up about 259-300 rnds on a weekend. I don't need to hoard and deprive others.
I agree. This has less to do with politics and more to do with the hoarders and gamers.


Well said.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Never said a word about it being dishonest,however, it creates an unwarranted problem for people that can't afford the time to stand over the counter like a vulture. People that do what you are doing create a problem, in that, others would like to enjoy the sport, and can't. Regardless that you charge less than some, you are scalping for the sake of scalping and are in no way, what I would call a sportsman.

I have one brick (500 rnds) and a box of 50 that is half full. That's all I need because if I go shooting prairie dogs, I'll burn up about 259-300 rnds on a weekend. I don't need to hoard and deprive others.
You most certainly did infer "dishonesty" by comparing my actions with "honest" men/women "who wanted to take their kids shooting".. that's an unwarranted & factually incorrect insult. While it might be fun to create a false dichotomy like that, the grumblers on these forums are grumpy old men, not "children". You aren't more "pious" than me because you "only" have 500 rounds of ammo. You can have all the ammo you want by paying the market-clearing price, or by doing some footwork, just like I've done.

Funny how many gun-nuts can whine about Obama being a "socialist" and also complain about a free market at the same time.

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, mr. "Sportsman"!
 
Old 11-26-2014, 04:12 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Two different Walmarts here in NC have Winchester 22lr @ 50.87 for 1,0000 rounds. I already have 600 rounds and I don't need anymore right now so I'll let the hoarders scoop that up.

I find the paranoia of some when Democrats are in office amusing.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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The guys that waited at Wal-Marts at 4 am, bought out everything at $20 per brick and sold for $80 per brick on backpage were royal jerks.

However the Cabela's method that Zippyman mentioned is among the fairest out there. I wish every brick and mortar did it that way. Set up an alert notification on Ammospy.net, you get an email when it gets in stock. Proceed to buy a brick or two, and be done with it. It's way less hassle than desperately driving around Wal-marts hoping and praying something is on the shelf.

And more experienced shooters like yourself should be knowledgeable enough to have some extra ammo to insulate themselves from supply chain disruptions - because the ammo panics are pretty regular occurrences. Now, the matter of how much extra to keep on hand for your personal use is relative, and a personal choice.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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They had plenty of 22LR on the shelf at Cabelas in Grand Rapids, the most I've seen in years. The bride and I bought our 2 boxes each over 2 days, so now we can actually go shooting!

The bride, being British, wasn't used to the idea that one can just walk up to the checkout and purchase ammo with no paperwork or checks or anything.
 
Old 11-30-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I've built my stock up to 10k rds . I did it by watching Cabella's and a few other websites . I bought it whenever it was available with .10/rd being my max that I would pay . I never sold any of it for a profit . It's for me and the kids and grandkids .
 
Old 11-30-2014, 09:53 PM
 
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I see .22lr from time to time here in the northwest. It is rare, but if a person were to check walmart everyday they could walk away with a $35 brick a few times a month.

Guys at gun shows sell it for $60-70 a brick around here and people are buying it from them. *sigh*
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