In California it is a line at the door if people know when ammo comes in and is gone in 10 minutes; especially 22 LR??? I hope it is better other places????
My thoughts are that along with being the most popular cartridge among everyday shooters, and being hoarded by them(aka us) the "doomsday preppies" are stockpiling 22lr ammo by the truckload, not only for future shooting/small game hunting, but as a prime barter commodity. I know fellows who shoot very little that have stockpiled many thousands of rounds of 22lr in past months. They think it will be better than gold in a monetary collapse.Why is it that .22 are the hardest to find of any other caliber? I haven't recently heard of any mass murders being commited with .22's, so why are they so scarce? It seems that most of the killing is being done with the larger calibers. If somebody wanted the shooting of others to be minimized, wouldn't the larger calibers be scarce instead of the .22's?