Where to BUY 22LR

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by jamaro, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody....
    Just looking to see if anybody has some sources for 22LR... We are going need some for our 4-H Shooting club... We don't get rolling again until March but I figure I better start digging...

    Just looking for possible sources that I can track...
    thanks
    J-
     
  2. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Local pawn shops depending on what you are looking for sometime you find single shots, tube fed, mag fed type rifles might be able to get them on a reduced price for large buy. or maybe put out flyers for possible donations
     

  3. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    For your type of problem, you might want to contact
    CCI
    2299 Snake River Avenue
    Lewiston, ID 83501
    cciexpert[at]atk.com
    1-866-286-7436
    Ask for their "PR guy" and explain what your doing with the 4-H and the shortage you've ran into.
    CCI is always willing to help when they can, specially involving clubs and young shooters.

    Good luck and great program.
    436
     
  4. glockman55

    glockman55 Well-Known Member

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    Between the panic buyer and the slob that buys up as much ammo as they can then tries selling it at two to three times the price on-line for profit it's gonna be tough to find right now.
     
  5. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everybody for the input.. GREAT NEWS... I put the word out that we were looking and that I wold buy some ammo and people started donating ammo for the kids... Man, I was very pleasantly surprised.. It just confirms that the shooting community is very supportive of the youth.
     
  6. Losthwy

    Losthwy Well-Known Member

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    Ditto...

    That said, premium ammo can be found online Wolf, Lapua, Eley. Seems the dumb panicked, and greedy slobs draw a line for top shelf ammo. The slobs can sell CCI and the cheap stuff for 3x what they paid but Eley Tenex will be a hard sell for 50 rounds at $60. The bulk and cheap ammo will be the last to normalize. Speaking of greedy slobs Alamo and SurplusAmmo make that list. I'll never spend a dime with those retailers.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    +1! Most companies are more than happy to support such a program ... besides, it never hurts to ask.

    Good luck!
     
  8. southeastrebel

    southeastrebel New Member

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    I found some.... But.... I am on back order @ thesportsmansguide.com until june 2013. Good Luck!
     
  9. BlackKnight755

    BlackKnight755 Well-Known Member

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    The other night ironicly just after I read this thread, one of our local 4-H volunteers was taking some pretty hard jabs at the local shooting community in a very loud manner in a very public place stating that "his" 4-Her's weren't even going to be able to shoot this year because of all the TARGET SHOOTING people who bought up all the 22 bullets, that he couldn't find any for the kids to use! There were 3 other target shooting pals of mine sitting in the crowded restaraunt around me when I spoke up and asked him why he had to group all the shooters in with the money hungry people that didnt care about anything but making a buck that had actually been the ones who had purchased most of the 22 ammo, along with the panick stricken hords of people!?!

    Well he along with several other people saw that he had struck a nerve. Even though he wanted to let it go, I said no. I got up and calmly went over and sat beside him and told him that I thought that I could "help" him find some ammo. I told him that it wasn't going to be Eley Tenex Lite, but I would assure him that it would all be of the same manufacture and lot number. I then asked him how many he needed. He said he thought he could get by with 1500 maybe 2000 rounds (very small community). I was awe struck... I asked him why in the HELL he had made such a mountain out of a molehill! I told him that I would be glad to donate that many my self. I told him that not to worry when he got around to coming to my house and picking them up he would have many more than 2000 rounds.

    It just burns me up to know that some people do things and say things before they think. Its too bad that he wasn't as loud with the apology later. BTW, before I got up and left I had made 4 phone calls and I had over 10,000 rounds for him. (He ate a little crow while I was eating steak that night). ;-)
     
  10. stumpman

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    That was mighty kind of you. I am sure the kids appreciated it even if the instructor didn't thank you.
     
  11. BlackKnight755

    BlackKnight755 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks stumpman... I wasn't looking for him do anything but shut his pie hole really. I had already heard about the shortage taking its toll on the 4-H clubs Nation wide and I had already planned to do all I could. Its all about the kids in my book. :)