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As an example. I was in Gander Mountain on Saturday. They had quite a bit of .22. The most I've seen in one place in a long time. Guy comes in gets a shopping cart and proceeds to empty the shelf. Great thing was he didn't see the sign that said one box per person and an employee made him put it back. He wasn't to happy. But anyhow, yes that's why there's a shortage.
 

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seeing 22s around here it is that they want to much for them, I am not ready to pay $80 a brick yet
 

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The article offers an explanation into the possibility of why the high costs and shortages are being perpetuated. However, it does not even address why it started in the first place.
I realize that many people began hoarding when the big gun scares came along but ammo was already on the endangered species list by the time Dec 2012 arrived.
I don't know what the answer is. But I would like to know why it all started. Blaming people for their own problems is fun but it offers no solution. I still feel the reports and rumors of our government agencies buying up millions of rounds of 223, 45, 40, 357, 9mm and other common, if not NATO rounds, had a lot more to do with the initiation of the problem. Then again, it could be as simple as, everything else has reached toward the ridiculous cost area, under this administration, why mot ammo.
 

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I've seen interviews with people like Steve Hornaday who say it's just a supply and demand thing. More people are buying firearms then ever before so therefore the demand for ammo increased. People like the guy I saw Saturday are the reason for the shortage.
 

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I never could understand why someone needs 5 or 6,000 rounds of .22 ammo.
I can tell you why I have some. I've aquied a lot over the years. In 2012, about three months before the election Cabelas had a pretty good deal on .22 ammo- 2200 rounds and a dry box for $60 or something. A pretty good deal, including shipping. I told everyone I could about it, but no one bought any. I got 4400 rounds for a great price. After that, Obama got elected and the panic began. Timing is everything.
 

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I've been told by a guy that works in one of the LGS around here that he sees the same couple of guy coming in and buying all the .22's and 9mm they can get their hands on. They belong to a small group that will call one another when they find ammo available. He says that a couple of them told him that they don't shoot it they just resell it at an inflated price on Craigslist.
 

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I've been told by a guy that works in one of the LGS around here that he sees the same couple of guy coming in and buying all the .22's and 9mm they can get their hands on. They belong to a small group that will call one another when they find ammo available. He says that a couple of them told him that they don't shoot it they just resell it at an inflated price on Craigslist.
That's another part of the shortage equation.
 
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