So I've heard all sorts of ideas from shortages due to an increased demand with status quo production, to an increase in taxes on bulk ammunition, to all the conspiracy theories about the Department of Homeland Security hoarding etc. I am curious if anyone has some solid information on why 22s are so hard to find. I can understand why 223 ammo is so hard to find right now, because of all the talk of new gun control legislation, but why the 22s? Is it just because it is so cheap? Is it because people are thinking they need to hoard it for survival purposes? I just don't get what's going on here? 22s have always been so easy to find.