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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 25, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Yesterday I was told that Cheaper Than Dirt had the 325 round cartons of 40 grain premium for $200!

Thats over $.60/rd! Crazy! (even for the premium stuff)

AND THEY SOLD OUT!


I remember once reading in a survival journal about .22 becoming a form of currency, and that might be one of the reasons that I stocked up.
I'm thinking it might be a good time to sell some, but then I wonder about what it will be like when its time to buy more (and I just bought a new 22/45 Ruger Mark III).

Any horror stories from the hinterland out there?
I was gonna go to the range on jack-mormon day, but its pouring.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
22 is unavailable here but for about 1 hour a week when the stores get a TINY shipment. Its gone within the hour. Seldom does any 22 ammo come in at all.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:06pm PT


Someone tried to convince me that the Government was buying up ALL the .22 ammo...

RIGHT!!!...



Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Yeah, right. They must be putting miniature gatling guns into hand launched drones.

(Actually, at the Browning Museum in Ogden they have a miniature (functioning!) belt fed machine gun chambered for .22lr)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
the manufacturers prolly wont make 22 being under the stress/pressure/profit making billions of rounds of higher caliber ordered by the govt.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:15pm PT


"They must be putting miniature gatling guns into hand launched drones."...


LOL!!!...

perswig

climber
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
Shouldn't this be in the Rim Fire thread?

Dale
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
DOH!
Sredni Vashtar

Social climber
The coastal redwoods
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Perswig, that's the first (intentional) chuckle I have had on ST in a long while
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Boise's newspaper The Idaho Statesman had an interesting article yesterday on the subject, which features interviews with Idaho-based ammo manufacturers.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/08/24/2723017/ammo-shortage-eases-as-panic-buying.html

They sure do love Obama.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Aug 25, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Perswig-LOL!!


treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
I hear Cabellas has a hundred cases!



DMT
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
I'm planning on entertaining the resistance troops with punk\folk ballads of woe in exchange for a portion of the appropriated spoils from the initial casualties.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Nice plan! Hang some garlands on their empty barrels while you're at it, for the retro-look.



DMT
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I'm stocking up on slingshots and river rocks.

I figure after the gun nuts shoot their wads at the first noisy squirrel they hear them boys will be desperate for anything to fight the power.

Going rate - 100 rocks and one slingshot for your 16 year old daughter...assuming she is fertile of course.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Well there's a guy up the highway who will gladly trade dried squirrels for anything fermented.

Cross the river where the bridge used to be and look for your first left.

Be sure to announce yourself cautiously!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
A woman under 30 is an egg not yet cooked, as the Frogs say.

I actually first clicked on the Rim Fire thread thinking it was about .22


Cabellas is rationing BTW.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
See now I clicked it for an entirely different reason...

(badda... bing?)

DMT
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 25, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
Sitting I am, the rice and flour has long since faded, but I think the ramen is still good.

And I use the term good lightly.
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