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.22 Ammo shortage revisited

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What is it with .22 RF ammo? A few weeks ago I found some CCI Mini Mag for sale and bought a couple of boxes. I'm looking around now and all I can find available is the Remington promotional ammo for four to five times its normal selling price.

None of the LGS's have .22 RF ammo. It's like a switch is being thrown. It's available, it's not available, it's available, it's not available. I don't consider 80-90 buck a brick for cheap promotional ammo as available. I consider that crazy.

Is it that demand has completely outstripped supply? or has the antigun antics of the left drove gun owners over the edge and they're behaving like a bunch of hoarders? Either way I can work around it, and do. Yet I miss the (good old?) days of fully stocked ammo shelves.
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If you pay more than $.04 in bulk (300+), you are paying too much.
Here is a nice utility to watch for deals: GunBot find ammo in stock
Just wait it out. It was not long ago that .223/556 could not be had for less than $0.75, now I see it commonly under $0.36

I read an article that suspected the shortage is caused by all the new people who are now into buying guns and ammo since the ban scare. The article claimed that there was an up tick in the amount of people going to gun ranges. Not sure this is true. Personally, I'm not wasting my ammo at the range until I know I can easily and cheaply replace it.
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