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Old 08-20-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can purchase 22 LR?

Been to a dozen places, including Skip's in Bristol, Riley's in Hooksett, Bass Pro Shops, and Kittery Trading post....

Nobody has any 22LR in stock or know when their inventory willl be replenished.

I was told by all sources this caliber is in high demand ! When it comes into their stores, it's scooped up immediately. Apparantly, people are hoarding !

Thanks for any leads, including mail-order sources.

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Old 08-21-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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I've been very successful at getting 22LR at Shooters Outpost in Hookset. But I would call them before I drove down.
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Lewis Firearms in Bow. Only downfall is they limit to 2 boxes per customer.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:59 AM   #4
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I searched MA and NH last month for 22 LR for a group of Scouts, everyone is out of stock and when they get any in, its gone in an hour. I finally found some at Belmont Firearms Range, while he doesn't generally sell ammo, he was willing to help out the Scouts! He needs to keep ammo in stock for his range use.

Since, I have found it's just easier to order mail-order and not have to run around to multiple stores trying to find ammo...

https://alamoammo.com/rifle-ammo/22-long-rifle
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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I searched MA and NH last month for 22 LR for a group of Scouts, everyone is out of stock and when they get any in, its gone in an hour. I finally found some at Belmont Firearms Range, while he doesn't generally sell ammo, he was willing to help out the Scouts! He needs to keep ammo in stock for his range use.

Since, I have found it's just easier to order mail-order and not have to run around to multiple stores trying to find ammo...

https://alamoammo.com/rifle-ammo/22-long-rifle
They wont ship to some states,

(3). Alamo Ammo will not ship ammunition to locations with legal restrictions on ownership or possession (Alaska; Hawaii; Massachusetts; NY City; Washington D.C.; Cook County, Illinois; & APO/FPO addresses).


So if you order it from there have it shipped to your NH address,


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True, none of the mail order folks will ship to MA. I had it shipped to our NH address...
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Does anyone know where I can purchase 22 LR?
Been to a dozen places, including Skip's in Bristol, Riley's in Hooksett, Bass Pro Shops, and Kittery Trading post....
Make sure if you go to Rileys that you keep heading south about 4 miles and check Shooters.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #8
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Here ya go!

Able ammo has the best selection and prices but still high.

Ammoman only has 50 rd boxes of American Eagle at a ridiculous price.

Midway is selling Eley which is match grade ammo and completely unnecessary and rather expensive for plinking.

I guess it depends on how bad you want it...

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http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/adva...nds=&x=46&y=13

http://www.ammoman.com/22-long-rifle

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby...earchscope=all
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have you tried Walmart? I would call to different stores around you and you SHOULD find 22 LR ammo as I've seen it sold there in the past.
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I haven't bought any in a while as I stocked up in a major way last year, but have seen it at Walmart lately. It is hit and miss, you need to go early in the morning and find out when they put the stock out from the night's trucks. Usually if you go in enough and get friendly with the person in the sporting goods department they will tell you when they expect it in and when it hits the shelf in the AM.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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Last week Goodhue Marine & Firearms had .22 ammo in boxes of 500 for $92.00. A bit expensive for Mexican ammo but beggars can't be choosers. It's in Moultonborough across from the Bob House on Rt. 25.
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:57 PM   #13
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Sep 27-28 Manchester, Radisson Center of NH, 300 8' tbls $65, Sat A: $8 Sat 9-5, Sun 9-2 ,

I'm sure you can find a few crates here.
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.22LR ammo has been in short supply for some time.

One possible online source is Palmetto State Armory. They often have .22LR ammo available, and have "Daily Deals" each day. You can check them out at:
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index...ong-rifle.html
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I've also been very successful at the Shooter's Outpost in Hookset. But the last couple of times all they had was the powderless low velocity stuff.

I've also used

http://www.wikiarms.com/

Right now they show some reasonably priced 22LR. Again just watch out for the low velocity ammo. It won't cycle a semi auto.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:11 PM   #16
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Thought I'd ask anyway.

Anyone selling any 38 S&W (same as 38 Colt New Police)?

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Thought I'd ask anyway.

Anyone selling any 38 S&W (same as 38 Colt New Police)?

Try:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...21&c=95&s=2991

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https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=350
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:00 PM   #18
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Ammo has been in short supply for a while but .22LR has been pretty difficult but not impossible to get. Reloading supplies/components are same way. Just have to know when and where to go. Also expect to see limits on purchases because yes people are stocking up on ammo of all varieties.

Riley's when they have ammo in stock will bleed it out over time if it's in high demand. The best way to get some is to find out if they have it first off (ask if you don't see anything on the shelves) then plan an early trip there to get it. They were not to long ago putting out a limited amount of brick packs of .22 (500 round american eagle) every morning for $21.00, whatever they put out for the day once sold was it till the following day. It's only take a couple hours for all they put out to disappear. They do this to give everyone a chance to get some. They also do not charge ridiculous prices either.

Bass Pro also has had bricks in stock on occasion and they too will bleed it out over time putting a limited amount out in the morning and once it's gone, it's gone till the next day. I just picked up two bricks there 550 rounds per box for $24.00 just had to make two trips in two days. They were selling Remington and Winchester.

Shooters may have ammo in stock but I find their prices high on just about everything so I don't waste my time there.

Dicks sporting goods at times will have some as well - the last time I was in there over the summer I picked up a 1400 round bucket for 70 bucks, but they were behind the counter way in the corner where you had to look to find them.

Buying online is fine but the shipping can make the cost prohibitive. Plus many say they have ammo then come to find out it's all on back order.

Paying 92 bucks for a brick is highway robbery. That's probably why they have some in stock cause not to many people are going to pay 3Xs what it should sell for. I would expect to see that kind of pricing at the gun show since the demand is so high people will pay stupid money for it.

Finally be very careful of off brand cheap crap, much of it is junk and inconsistently charged leading to serious possibly disastrous problems.

So to sum it up, ammo is around you just need to know where to go to get it and hit stores early when they first put it out or you will never get any.
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Thanks for the summary Maxum. A couple of points. I haven't found Shooter's to be expensive. I was in Riley's this week and their prices eeemed high. You may want to revisit Shooters. By the way neither had 22LR.

I also have a lot of American Eagle and it won't cycle my Ruger SR22. I've had the Firing Line check the gun and it's OK. All the other amo I have cycles it except the powderless variety.
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Your problem with the powderless/CB 22 ammo is that those rounds may not create enough blowback to properly cycle the action. Using those in a revolver is one thing but I don't think I would try them in an automatic.

Having an automatic you do have to be somewhat careful with ammo, I have had trouble cycling non jacketed rounds in my automatics at times. I can tell you my Ruger 22/45 is much more fussy than my Colt 1911/22 with the non jacketed stuff. Stick with a copper jacketed slug and you should be fine. Also keep your action clean, 22 ammo shoots pretty dirty and that can screw things up for you too as the breech can get sticky after a while. I keep a cleaning rod and brush on hand when I go shooting and run the barrel every now and then.

Good luck finding ammo and with your SR22. I know several guys that have them and love 'em.
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Last week Goodhue Marine & Firearms had .22 ammo in boxes of 500 for $92.00. A bit expensive for Mexican ammo but beggars can't be choosers. It's in Moultonborough across from the Bob House on Rt. 25.
Wow at those prices I'd sell some of mine in a heartbeat!
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Walmart in Plymouth had 333 round boxes of .22LR for $17.00 and 1000 round boxes for $50.00, at least they did as of Friday.
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Walmart in Plymouth had 333 round boxes of .22LR for $17.00 and 1000 round boxes for $50.00, at least they did as of Friday.
Interesting. I went to the Walmart in Gilford this past Wednesday and they didn't have a single box of any .22 ammo.
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Interesting. I went to the Walmart in Gilford this past Wednesday and they didn't have a single box of any .22 ammo.
Any place is going to be hit or miss. Just depends on what gets shipped to individual stores if you're looking at a chain store. However this is just to show it is available at times, even wally mart.
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Any place is going to be hit or miss. Just depends on what gets shipped to individual stores if you're looking at a chain store. However this is just to show it is available at times, even wally mart.
You're right, MAXUM. A friend told me he went to the same (Gilford) Walmart a week earlier and they had three "bricks" of .22LR in the display case.
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I bought some small boxes in wolfeboro at the GunCloset. No bricks though
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This is slightly off topic but does anyone have any thoughts on using old ammo? I found some in a back closet. I'm guessing +/- 40 years old. Rifle is a Remington .22 tube feed semi-automatic.
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This is slightly off topic but does anyone have any thoughts on using old ammo? I found some in a back closet. I'm guessing +/- 40 years old. Rifle is a Remington .22 tube feed semi-automatic.
I just found and used some 9mm ammo that I loaded on a Lee Loader about 30 years ago. Didn't have any issue with it in my Radom. Having said that I did some checks before using it. Here is a link to a yahoo question regarding old ammo.

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This is slightly off topic but does anyone have any thoughts on using old ammo? I found some in a back closet. I'm guessing +/- 40 years old. Rifle is a Remington .22 tube feed semi-automatic.
I just shot some 15+ year old .22lr with no issues. I had "googled" old ammo and found many articles that noted you could encounter some misfire - failure to discharge. They also noted it should be good for target practice, but because of possible misfire it shouldn't be trusted for self defense.

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This is slightly off topic but does anyone have any thoughts on using old ammo? I found some in a back closet. I'm guessing +/- 40 years old. Rifle is a Remington .22 tube feed semi-automatic.
Personally I wouldn't bother with it being that old. On another note I also looked Sunday in a Wal Mart "down here" in Mass not a single box in the case that I could see. Never realized it was difficult to buy.
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Old ammo should almost never be a danger problem, only a possible misfire issue. There is an incredible amount of WWII 105mm ammo that is used on a regular basis in Howitzers for avi control. Still very safe.
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... .There is an incredible amount of WWII 105mm ammo ...
True but that stuff was delivered in a sealed tube and has been kept that way. Some small arms stuff has been kept in sealed cans and other lots in wooden crates. If the box or wrapping paper does not show water damage it should be safe (imo).

One of my old neighbors was a re-loader. He'd buy surplus, pull the ball, dump the propellant and put in fresh powder. A quick pass in his tumbler would polish the brass before reloading and it wasn't enough to bother the primers. Even if it was corrosive primed, it was cheaper than new brass and he didn't have to bother re-sizing the cartridges.
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Old ammo should almost never be a danger problem, only a possible misfire issue. There is an incredible amount of WWII 105mm ammo that is used on a regular basis in Howitzers for avi control. Still very safe.
Unless old ammo has gotten wet or been stored in a very damp environment, it should still be OK. However, when a batch of old ammo is first used, the shooter needs to be diligent until its condition is determined. The potential danger is that if the ammo has gotten wet or been stored in a moist environment, the powder might still ignite but produce insufficient energy to fire the bullet completely out of the barrel. If that were to happen and the shooter were to fire a subsequent shot with a bullet stuck in the barrel, there is a very real danger. In some cases, the barrel could burst. So when initially using old ammo, use your ears to ensure that each shot produces a full-power "bang" and not a soft "poof". Also, watch your target to make sure each shot produces a hole. Once you've determined that the ammo is firing correctly, you should be able to use the rest of it with confidence.
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