Joe I have like well lets put it this way, I could target shoot or hunt each each day and never put a dent in it. I am mostly stocking up because of the not knowing. Is ammo ever going to come back as we once knew it?. If so when? Then with the bills they keep introducing trying to make into law will there be a time where the average person cant get any or manufacturers regulated to a point to where they stop making it. I am hoping it is just a temporary shortage for now. My main reason is stocking up for future nonsense and having ammo for my kids and grand kids so they can enjoy the sport of shooting and hunting in the future. I could sell most of mine in so many calibers and be set financially for a long time but then I may be screwed. I will simply hold on to my nest egg for now.really tempted to sell some of my CCI Blazer I bought for $18/brick of 500.....got about 15k rds....but then id have to pay stupid prices later...
^^^ I'm just going by that Randy.Not sure what state you are in but I would have sent you a box in the mail
^^^ And still not trying to be a smartypants, if your local FedEx or UPS terminal works like mine does down here you would have more in freight than the retail price of the box of 22LR or 22WMR ammo. Maybe if you shipped a case or a spam can their rates might be competitive, but for a small amount of ammo, any quotes I've ever gotten from them killed the deal.Yes I know Rex. That is why I posted it showing that you can use UPS and Fedex ground.
Hi Rex. I perfectly understand what you were saying and its no big deal at all. I hope you are doing ok buddy.^^^ I'm just going by that Randy.
^^^ And still not trying to be a smartypants, if your local FedEx or UPS terminal works like mine does down here you would have more in freight than the retail price of the box of 22LR or 22WMR ammo. Maybe if you shipped a case or a spam can their rates might be competitive, but for a small amount of ammo, any quotes I've ever gotten from them killed the deal.
That is absolutely stupid. One of the clerks at a local gun shop kept telling people they could do this and I said no. Next time I had the 22 mags out I fired a 22lr out of both a bolt action and a Ruger single six,, NEITHER gun did the bullet leave the barrel, I had to tap the rounds out of the barrel. Telling people this is acceptable is insane and I don't care what a video says. In fact the moderators need to remove even the suggestion of this off the site.
There is an idiot that comes in to one of the local shops, I don't recall what caliber old handgun he has but he has found that something slightly different will fire in it. Of course EVERY case is split open from the pressure and I keep telling him it will soon be your gun blown apart.. he just says it seems ok.
About a year ago I know of a guy that had a firearm blow up on him. He is on his 3rd or 4th surgery on his arms/hand and will likely never work again. His problem was not incorrect ammo, it was he took the suggestion that a decommissioned firearm could still be made to work, took just 3 rounds to prove him that wrong.
Well, I finally pulled my Single 6 out of the safe and tried to duplicate your results with mine and I could not. The issue you raised was shooting 22 lr out of a 22 mag cylinder. In your gun, every bullet stuck in the barrel and you got split cases. Mine works just fine like I said before, similar to the results in the UTube videos. To be safe, I wore leather gloves, eye protection and even hid behind a plastic shield for a while. If you will note the second picture, it is a 5.5 inch barrel Single 6. I started with those little Aquila Colibre, the little 20 grain bullet with no powder, all 6 just shot fine and none of the cases split.
Well, I think what you meant to say is that there are a lot of old guns out there that are not very strong and any ammo that is not exactly within SAAMI specs might be dangerous. And people should not do that unless they understand metallurgy and pressures which can cause gases to bleed around an undersized case or even bulge or possibly even split a portion of the case. Or the weakened older guns might actually explode. Or caution is in order any time a person might shoot something that fits in your gun, but is not listed as the proper ammunition for it, regardless of what many people may have done for decades and obviously do on UTube videos. I think you meant to courteously express a word of caution. But in reading your comment very closely this is what you actually said in the Queen's English:You did not read my post very well.. I got no split cases out of .22lr cases fired in a 22 mag chamber. That issue was a guy with a iirc 32-20 revolver who can't find any "cheap" ammo for it so he has tried some other version of 32 ammo, it fires but splits every case. The issue I had was not one 22lr bullet fired out of my stainless single six, nor out of a marlin bolt 22 mag made it out of the barrel. I used Blazer 22 and some Aquila 22.
Yes I do have a new Puma 22 six shooter that I know will fire 22lr out of its 22 mag cylinder, accuracy is very poor. My father picked it up and loaded 22lr rounds in it not knowing it was a convertible and had the 22 mag cylinder in it. He got lucky, he is in his 80's and the thinker is slowing down. I would certainly not suggest people roll the dice and test their luck doing something they know they should not.