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Old 12-18-2007, 11:38 AM
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This past weekend I bought a brick (550 rounds) of Remington 22 long rifle. The price was $13.32 plus tax. In less then a year, 22 long rifle has gone up about 30 percent. Last year I bought a box for less then $10, I think it was about $9.50 or so.

I am thinking of buying up a couple of bricks just to have them for the years to come. Right now I have about 1,500 - 2,000 rounds of 22 long rifle. I might get that number up to around 4,000 rounds.
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where im at walmart sells them for $12.32 it has just went up this month it was $11.87. that not a bad idea cause all ammo will continue to go up, i would do the same with all your ammo needs. even if you dont use it all when you get to old to use it you can sell it. once the law of the sea treaty is pasted the UN has said they will stop all commerical shipping of weapon & ammo over the sea http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.as...20071004c.html then no more cheap ammo and the US ammo will go through the roof you think its high now!? LoL
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I think we should buy all the ammo we can right now. You can't have too much.
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definitely acquire as much stock as you can afford/store/handle per your situation. Make sure you have magazines to match. I'll have to check my local WalMarts and Academy for the pricing on 22 ammo, but i seem to recall it being in the $12 price range last time i walked by.
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I pick up four bulk Federal 550 packs a month from walmart $9.88 without tax. Three usually make it to the stash. One gets put into many many cans. I think you can never have enough 22LR around. Its cheap and great to train with, Espically conversion kits for ARs and pistols.
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due to the doubling of the price of my .223, 40cal and 45 i am looking at gettin a conversion for my AR15 and my 1911, and then maybe my glock. With the price of ammo i have to do something if i wanna try to stay acuarte and use to shooting my favorite weapons. 223 went from 2.50 for 20rnds to 5.29 for 20, and my 40cal went from $9 for 50rnds to $18 for 50rnds
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Just picked up a 50 round box of subsonic 22 from walmart for $3 and a 550 round block of the regular stuff for around $12. That was 3 days ago.
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I totally agree you should buy as much ammo as humanely possible. My problem is what do you do when you get it all? Maybe I'll make a thread. BUt yah I try to buy a 1000 pack every two weeks. I think 10000 should be good enough although I would like my kids to have my guns in the future so maybe I need alot more than that.
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For me it has come to the point that i have just a little more sight work to do with my mbr's and then all my center fire assets will become static .
The price of center fire ammo has escalated to the point that even reloading is stretching the old budget . I will continue to purchase only real bargins
( 7.63 x 39mm ) cause thats about the only one i see .
on the .22 ammo i will continue to buy because it is very possible to do brain surgery at fifty yards if needed with this weapon . as they say stack it deep while it is cheap . >22 cal right now is cheap compared to what it will become . get your self several good .22's and lots of ammo is my story !
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I wonder if a guy puts the 22 loose in an ammo can if the weight or a sudden bump might crush the rim? I'm getting a bunch of 22 in a few weeks when I pick up my pistol. I'm also going to grab a Yugo too.
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+1 on what most have said here. Buy it now, before it goes up. A bulk pack makes for a nice X-mas stocking stuffer to boot...IMO
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I wonder what brand bulk to get? I've not shot my 22 only but twice (eek!) and I used stuff like stingers.
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Walmart offers 2 different bulk packs where I am.
Federal 550rd $9.88without tax
Remingtion 550rd $11.50or so without tax.
I like the CCI velociter. But they are 4 bucks for a 50 pack. (golden bullet Personal defense for a 22LR.

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Not to hijack this, but do you think the velocitor is better than the stinger for defense? Does the stinger just break up quick?

Second question here, can you get velocitors in bulk or just in 50s?
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From everything ive read, the velocitor has a higher muzzle velocity and foot pounds. For a 22LR thats the criteria I judge by. I also read an article about the velocitors that really made me think they were the bees knees. I wonder if we could run some 22lr gel penetration tests. It would be interesting.

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you need to buy 1 of both and see which 1 will shoot out of your weapon best. you have to do that with all weapons, get several brands and weights and see what your weapon likes.if you want to get the best out of your weapon. you can have 2 weapons just alike in every way possable and each may or may not like the same ammo.one may like another brand/weight better where the other likes another weight best.out of the 2 bulks mine(that i use to have) likes the rem. best, but the fed shoots ok to.but it like eley best of all
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I think I paid ~$110 for a case of 5,000 .22LR (I do a lot of plinking). But I know the prices of all ammo has nearly doubled in the past 2 years. Used to get 1000 rd cases of 9mm, or 7.62x39 for $100... not anymore.
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I have always tried to keep plenty of 22 lr ammo on hand, When out playing around at the range I always shoot the oldest box of ammo. After I make a purchase I aways put a tag on it showing the cost and the date purchased and from what store. Just some added protection if there was to be a recall or something.
Another reason I keep 22 lr ammo on hand is that you cannot reload your own like alot of the other calibers. My wife kinda thinks an average of around 50,000 rounds on hand might be considered excessive, but I just let her make her comments and go out and buy a couple of more bricks when I get the chance . (Just don't tell her this, but the secret is shoot one brick and then go out and buy 3 bricks to replace it with.)
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Well, here you go 5.7mm:

http://www.brassfetcher.com/22LR.html

Have fun! :D Whole site of ballistic gel! I enjoyed the 12 gauge best!

Anyway, I'm going with Remington since that is what feeds best in most stuff I've tried. I've not had but two chances to try out my 22. First time it got dark, second time it rained.
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Pauly,

From everything ive read, the velocitor has a higher muzzle velocity and foot pounds. For a 22LR thats the criteria I judge by. I also read an article about the velocitors that really made me think they were the bees knees. I wonder if we could run some 22lr gel penetration tests. It would be interesting.

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There's a subsonic "sniper" round for .22LR. i believe it's a 62 grain low velocity round with deep penetration power. But higher velocity ammo tends to shoot a little flatter. I've put some "hyper-velocity", 1800fps rounds through my 10/22 and the shoot a lot flatter out at 150 yards than high velocity (1200 fps).
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