That is distinctly different from what CCI said in their (now pulled) videoI also heard that CCI is currently maxed out, producing about 4 million rounds a day, and Federal is also running at top capacity at about 8 million.
I'm sure once ATK (CCI, Federal, etc) increase their production, they will still sell all they can make fairly quickly.I have not seen a box of Federal or CCI .22LR in over three years now. What has become readily available at a local LGS is Armscor and Aguila. Have tried both and they seem to be pretty reliable. At least the Armscor will cycle my 10/22 and a couple of semi-auto .22 pistols.
Glad Federal/CCI are talking about increasing production, but they may have let some competitors in the market which may make it more difficult for them to get their share of customers back.
As for price, I can get both the Armscor and Aguila for $4.99/50 round box. Sometimes on sale for $3.99. That's a little bit higher (10 cents/round) that I used to pay, but then so is everything else compared to three years ago (except gas).
Yep.... Me too. That's why I turned to the lowly .32 H&R Mag cartridge as my 'reloadable' .22. Really, for me, the only reason I shot .22 in the past is for cheap practice ammo and varmint hunting. Did not mind blowing through 500 at the range. So, when not cheap (~$20 for 550 is what I'd consider reasonable) or not available, forget it.Just simply refuse to pay $3.00 + for a box of fifty rounds.
Hate to break it to you, but if $3 is your limit, you wont be shooting 22LR anytime soon.I am seeing .22LR in more and more quantity at the local guns hops and larger sports box style stores. I can never find any at my local Wallmart super store. I just simply refuse to pay $3.00 + for a box of fifty rounds.