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    Default Maybe a good time to stock pile some .22 ammo?

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=328161636

    I see the madness is not easing up any. Find it where you can because I think we are in for a couple of years of very high prices.

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    Default ammo is too expensive to keep shooting as much anymore

    25 cents per rimfire shot saddens me.

    Did plinking just become a rich man's sport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    25 cents per rimfire shot saddens me.

    Did plinking just become a rich man's sport?

    When I was 10 years old .22 shorts were .45 cents a box. Longs were .50 cents & Long rifle Hollow Points were .55 cents a box. What ever any ammo costs today will be 100% higher in the next 36 to 60 months.

    Plinking is a waste of ammo in my opinion. When I was a kid we sold head shot woodchucks for .15 cents delivered with skin. If I delivered Rat or Pigeons I got .01 cent each. So I made money on Groundhogs, but broke even on Rats & Pigeons.

    Plinking is not a sport in my opinion.

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    I remember for a dime 2 shotshell choise of guage and 5 22lr. Fives cents was only one shotsheel and 2 22lr.
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    whats a fair price for 100 22lr today?

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    25 bucks if you go by the OP's link.

    A lot less than that if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boodog View Post
    whats a fair price for 100 22lr today?
    22lr has many different grades, there is cheap plinking ammo, olympic match ammo, and various grades in between.

    Pre-insanity plinking ammo was running around $4/100 on the low end, and the most expensive match ammo around $30/100.

    Fair price is whatever you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boodog View Post
    whats a fair price for 100 22lr today?
    Who cares.....your just getting RID of paper funny money, and getting something useful. It sounds like a good deal to me at any trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post

    Pre-insanity plinking ammo was running around $4/100 on the low end. Fair price is whatever you can get.
    So 56 years ago it was a Penney a round, and now it is four penneys a round. It is the same ammo so the funny money has lost 80% of it's buying power.

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    2100 rounds of fed 36gr just sold for $137 on gunbroker, that's 6.52 per 100. not bad right now. ive been getting fed 40gr 100 paks for $7 at wallys lately

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    When Montgomery Wards on Northern Lights went out of business we bought many cases of 5,000 rounds for $36.00 per case for Long Rifle. That is the cheapest I ever paid.

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    wanna double your money?

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    My dealer just forwarded this email to me. Dont shoot the messenger and read it for what it is worth:

    Status of gun industry

    Attention F.B. fans: to follow will be several IMPORTANT Info updates about
    the status of the gun industry currently, followed by an INVENTORY
    UPDATE: We traveled to Texas for Industry meetings concerning the shortages,
    here's what we were told.

    Smith & Wesson-is running at Full capacity making 300+ guns/day-mainly M&P
    pistols. They are unable to produce any more guns to help with the
    shortages.

    RUGER: Plans to increase from 75% to 100% in the next 90 days.

    FNH: Moving from 50% production to 75% by Feb 1st and 100% by March 1.
    Remington-Maxed out!

    Armalite: Maxed out.

    DPMS: Can't get enough parts to produce any more product.

    COLT: Production runs increasing weekly...bottle necked by Bolt carrier's.

    LWRC:Making only black guns, running at full capacity...can't get enough gun
    quality steel to make barrels.

    Springfield Armory: Only company who can meet demand but are running
    30-45 days behind.

    AMMO: Every caliber is now Allocated! We are looking at a nation wide
    shortage of all calibers over the next 9 months. All plants are producing as
    much ammo as possible w/ of 1 BILLION rounds produced weekly. Most is
    military followed by L.E. and civilians are third in line.

    MAGPUL is behind 1 MILLION mags, do not expect any large quantities of
    magpul anytime soon.

    RELOADERS... ALL Remington, Winchester, CCI & Federal primers are going to
    ammo FIRST. There are no extra's for reloading purposes... it could be 6-9
    months before things get caught up. Sorry for the bleak news, but now we
    know what to expect in the coming months. Stay tuned, we'll keep you
    posted...


    They didn't know when they'd be getting anything back in stock, from
    magazines to rifles to pistols. Manufacturers were running full-bore, but
    couldn't come close to keeping up with market demand. It wasn't just the
    AR-15s, the AK-pattern rifles, the M1As, and the FALs that were sold out. It
    really hit me when I realized that the World War-era M1 Garands,
    M1 carbines, and Enfield .303s were gone, along with every last shell.
    Ubiquitous Mosin-Nagants-of which every gun store always seems to have
    10-20-were gone. So was their ammo. Only a dust free space marked their
    passing. I've never seen anything like it.

    Every weapon of military utility designed within the past 100+ years was
    gone. This isn't a society stocking up on certain guns because they fear
    they may be banned. This is a society preparing for war.

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    very sobering. has anybody checked the price of beans lately......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    This is a society preparing for war.

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    Interesting perspective. Could be some truth to it. How much of a message does this send to congress?
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    NO Worries.......It is going to be fine, It is just those "Silly Wabbits" with tin'foil Hats.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Who cares.....your just getting RID of paper funny money, and getting something useful. It sounds like a good deal to me at any trade.
    Well believe it or not, that "paper funny money" of yours, is still what they want me to pay my bills with...........

    "A good deal at any trade"...??? For who? Sorry, but I still work too hard to pay that kind of money for 22 shells.....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Question: WHO said this......?????

    “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/why-is-go...7TblAlMI6Qr.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Question: WHO said this......?????

    “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/why-is-go...7TblAlMI6Qr.99
    Oh, oh, pick me (hand waving in the air)! That would be supreme leader 0.

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