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Old 03-27-2010, 07:33 PM
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Just where does one buy a brick of .22 short?

My local stores didn't really carry .22 short even *before* the ammo shortage... And that was in small 50 count boxes.
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Just where does one buy a brick of .22 short?

My local stores didn't really carry .22 short even *before* the ammo shortage... And that was in small 50 count boxes.
Good Question. Anybody?
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:35 PM
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I bought a bunch of Federal Lightenings for $1.47 per 50 last night (26 boxes) and they had a few bricks of 333 and Federal 550rnd bulk.

Three of my local shops have 500rnd bricks of Blazer for $18.49-19.95.

Am I missing something here?
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:13 PM
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I would like to find a few bricks of 22 short. The shops in my area don't carry them much and if they do it is usually CCI in the plastic containers which is more expensive.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:56 PM
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I'd like to find some "cheap" Shorts too! I wish CB's were as cheap as they should be. Relatively speaking.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:25 AM
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In my area, a brick of Winchester Shorts is actually slightly *more* than a brick of LR, a brick of LR ranges from $18-23 at KTP, a brick of Winchester Shorts is around $28-30

That said, it is a good idea to stock at least *some* "nonstandard" .22's like Longs and Shorts, and have a gun that can handle them, I have available to me;
Stevens .22 Short single-shot falling-block heavy barrel rifle (Dad's, but he lets me shoot it)
Ithaca 49, the rifle I learned to shoot on, lever-action single shot (again, Dad's but he gives me full reign of his gun cabinet as he no longer shoots)
Savage Mark II-G bolt action, this gun handles Shorts easily, but is tempermental with Longs, Longs need to be fed one at a time
Ruger 10/22, can handle Longs in the stock rotary mag, have not tried Shorts, but I doubt they'll work
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:54 PM
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Lever-actions, Henry and Marlin give you the "Short" option. In fact, they've been talking about Shorts over on the Henry section.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:23 PM
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Remington 552 shoots them all, interchangeably too. It's awfully nice to be able to load it with whatever you have on hand and shoot and shoot. They, along with the 550s, have really experienced a resurgence among afficionados.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:41 PM
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Whether it was designed for them or not, could you not shoot the smaller 22rf in the 22 lr chambered guns in a pinch?
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:55 PM
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It really depends on the gun, you can generally feed them one at a time manually no matter what the action, and you may have to manually cycle the bolt on semiautos to chamber the next round

the other thing to keep in mind is that you'll need to scrub the chamber a bit more after shooting Shorts or Longs in a gun chambered for LR to prevent a "crud ring" of lead and gunpowder residue from building up and making it more difficult to chamber LR cartridges
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:46 PM
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Since ya'll have mentioned airguns in this thread, the airgun does allow for more for your buck.

I recently used Daisy Precision Max Wadcutters (Wal-Mart $3.47/500) to shoot this target,



with this Crosman 1377 Air Pistol,



No range fees, no burning gas/time driving to/from the range.

By comparison, I could shoot Remington Subsonic Hollowpoints for $3.47/50 (also Wal-Mart price). . .


I've shot a lot more pellets since I've been trying my hand shooting at the Crosman Air Pistol Owners Forum friendly Monthly Competition Targets.

I hope that I will see better results the next time I shoot my 22/45 4" bull barrel because I've never felt I shoot it very well.
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