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Old 04-22-2016, 07:15 AM   #1
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I've decided to quit

buying ammo for a while. The last box of Auto Match put me just over 30k of .22, and I'm out of space for more, unless I just stick it a drawer. I need to shoot a few boxes first.

Then I did some math. At a continuous rate of two seconds per shot, it would take me just short of seventeen hours to shoot it all. That doesn't sound like so much......... With a .22LR machine gun, shooting 600 rounds per minute, it would take less than an hour........

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Old 04-22-2016, 08:05 AM   #2
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:25 AM   #3
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My husband, Bill, has a bit of the hoarder in him, so I've had him cut back on 22 LR ammo buying, for the time being. Most of our shooting is now air guns, so we also have years worth of 22 ammo on hand.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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I haven't bought any 22 ammo since the 90's. I use 22's for pest control so what I have on hand is more than adequate. If I put what I have in one place then maybe I have 3 1/2 to 4 bricks. 30k rounds is 60 bricks, that would take me to the next millennial. Once in a while I take my single six to the range and put a few rounds thru it. I just prefer centerfire with the noise and recoil.
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I haven't bought any 22 ammo since the 90's.
So you've missed all the fun of the Obama years; the Great .22 Shortage? Driving to the same stores several times a week, looking at the same usually empty shelves, drooling uncontrollably when you saw a box of .22? We are SO sorry to hear that...........
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I limit my self to a sealed brick - various sizes from 10 to 20 boxes . To many nephews and nieces .
They come by - you want to go to range today ? Do you have anymore 22's ?
At least only 3 of them like to shoot the 50 AE and 44 .
They all like the 45s since I put mussel brakes on them .
Nothing to go thru 500 22 LR and I don't even leave house .
So when I see them - I get a few .
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I can stop at any time...
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:49 PM   #8
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Yep, I can walk away from the ammo shelf....unless they have a brick or more of some of my favorites.
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I have a ton of .22LR. Literally.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:16 AM   #10
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...... we also have years worth of 22 ammo on hand.
I only go to the range about eight times a year, and shoot a brick's worth each time, sometimes less. So sixty bricks divided by eight is at least 7 1/2 years shooting for me. I think I can back off on buying more .22 for a while?

I only have 2k of .38, and shoot 200 rounds a year. That's 25 rounds per session for ten years.

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Old 04-23-2016, 10:28 AM   #11
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I have a ton of .22LR. Literally.
That would be a lot. A brick of .22LR weighs about four pounds. So you have a quarter million rounds?
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I just got home - bought another brick . Wife came to truck with 3 bags [ Sister - laws birthday next week ]
All she said was " Did they have that dam gun ? " No but I bought some more 22's - Hit them - if Ruben and / or Eric see them , they will be gone .
Did you get the gift ? No --
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Interesting article on 22 production:

http://www.americanrifleman.org/arti...le-22-rimfire/
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Interesting article on 22 production:

http://www.americanrifleman.org/arti...le-22-rimfire/
I printed that out a few years ago. It makes you wonder how even half of .22 goes Bang. There used to be a great YouTube showing CCI's factory making it, but it's not there anymore. It's based on steel trays that hold 1200 cases moving through the machines. I found two stills from the video:.



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That would be a lot. A brick of .22LR weighs about four pounds. So you have a quarter million rounds?
That's about right.
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So if you shoot a 50 round box every day that gives you 13 1/2 years supply. If you shoot a brick a week then that's only 9 1/2 years supply. At an average cost of 6 cents a round that's a cost of $15k and at 5 cents it's $12.5k plus any applicable sales tax.
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That's about right.
Bernie just said you should give me some of your ammo!
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Bernie just said you should give me some of your ammo!
Not to mention a couple of those Henrys.
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Bernie? Escapee from a nursing home, socialist, candidate Bernie?

I got to thinking about the CCI production video. 16 pallets would be sixteen tons. That's about the weight limit for a tractor trailer, and 16 pallets is all you can get in a 53' trailer without stacking. So they only make one truckload a day.
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You guys need to quit with the math and go burn up some of those rounds.
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