Hoarding & irrational ammo purchases

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    Hoarding & irrational ammo purchases

    I went to the Gander Mountain in Cary, NC this past week looking for .22 LR ammo.

    They had none.

    Why would folks in North Carolina, be hoarding .22 LR ammo????

    Makes no logical or rational sense.

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    22 is the most popular round by far any bad gun news gets it off the shelf. Plus the preppers love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    22 is the most popular round by far any bad gun news gets it off the shelf. Plus the preppers love it.
    You would think irrational buyers would go after the ammo fired by so-called "black" guns.

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    I think the preppers are going crazy thinking the end or the world is around the corner.
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    If someone can buy a box of ammo for $23 and sell it for $70, how are they being irrational?
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    What makes you think North Carolina is so special?

    Rimfire ammo of almost any flavor has been generally absent from store shelves since about mid-January. It's popular for low-cost practice (under normal conditions) but also as a "coin of the realm" substitute for the preppers and also as a commodity for speculators. At the Phoenix gun show a couple of weeks ago I saw bricks of Federal bulk-pack with $80 price tags - 4x normal pricing.
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    That is what you call pure greed!

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    If there was decently priced ammo on the self why would you not buy it???? You can never have enough. It never goes bad. It will only be more expensive in the future. In a true SHTF scenario the lowly 22lr would be invaluable. Reloaders can't make 22lr, you either have it of you don't.

    Now if you think all will be well be this summer and our country is not at a critical transition point then I could see your point that there is no need to hoard ammo, any ammo. Sure that attitude is what's causeing the panic. Hopefully the hoarders are wrong and all is well by summers end. If not the prices you see at CTD now could be cheap in the future. If you really needed ammo to protect your family and your neighborhood was in chaos nightly you would pay any amount to get it. Trying to procure ammo at that point could cost you your life. What is ammo worth to you. That the question you have to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randalls View Post
    You would think irrational buyers would go after the ammo fired by so-called "black" guns.
    Maybe you haven't noticed,in the last few years,many Companies have manufactured AR15's in 22 LR,I believe that has contributed to the run on the 22 ammo,25+ round magazines,you can carry about 5 times as much ammo for the same weight as 223.In the future when 22 starts staying on the shelves and funds allow I will start stocking until I have about 200 bricks 100,000 rounds which will last me and my wife about a year of plinking,22 is the only round I can't reload
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    Hoarding & irrational ammo purchases?

    You say that like there is something wrong with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txron View Post
    I think the preppers are going crazy thinking the end or the world is around the corner.
    Its been just around the corner for like 40 years now.

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    Its called supply and demand. The demand is greater than the supply.
    When you have a great demand and a limited supply, you can name your price and people will pay.
    Its called freemarket 101 for you people that don't understand how it works.

    And the term, "hoarding" is entirely subjective.

    We are experiencing a cycle that continues on. .22 ammo is scarce, so when someone does see it, they buy it. When they buy it, the stock decreases until its gone.



    Who here would have thought a few years ago, that one could not find .22 ammo anywhere? Don't blame it on the people that are buying it up, instead look at why they are buying it...if you can think clearly enough without your brain exploding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randalls View Post
    You would think irrational buyers would go after the ammo fired by so-called "black" guns.
    They did, and when those were gone, moved on to other popular calibers like 9mm and .40... then when those got cost prohibitive, they went for the much cheaper .22lr. Makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSmith View Post
    If there was decently priced ammo on the self why would you not buy it???? You can never have enough. It never goes bad. It will only be more expensive in the future. In a true SHTF scenario the lowly 22lr would be invaluable. Reloaders can't make 22lr, you either have it of you don't.
    This is the exact reason preppers are hoarding it. In fact my prep trunk gun is a M&P 15-22. It is always in the trunk of my car with a go bag ready to roll.

    And I have a duplicate setup in-home in case of a stay in place situation where I have anotehr Smith 15-22 as well as other rifles and shotties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam42 View Post
    That is what you call pure greed!
    How is buying pure greed?

    If a grocer buys up a good offering on melons and has a big melon sale - is that pure greed?

    It's just business. Deal with it.
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