Looks like the drought on .22 of all types are finally over!
After almost half a decade, the long-standing drought of 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Confirming this triumph is good old Wal Mart who announced internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed.
The Firearms Blog broke the story, HERE.
That is good news for instructors and others that practice with .22s in various forms. It may also presage the increased availability and lowering of prices on other calibers. I’ve been buying 100 round CCI packs for $7-9, depending on availability, while waiting for the backorder to be filled from CMP.
So maybe, just maybe, that logjam will finally break loose too!!!
Of course with every upside, there is also a downside…
Various ammunition manufacturers have announced layoffs and furloughs as demand for ammo has decreased rapidly while manufacturing capacity has continued to increase.
There seems to be a secondary effect happening, with the resurgence in interest in rimfire weapons. Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and others have been quickly pushing new 22 LR models and innovations including the latest Ruger Integrally Suppressed 10/22 Takedown model.
Let the fun begin! 🙂