105 MILLION gun owners(many have rimfire toys). even if most buy only 1000 rounds--it adds up and vanishes quicklySo where does it go?
None of our four main distributors ever have a single box of any CCI, never mind a brick or case. In the last several months the only .22LR we have been able to get from our distributors is Fiocchi.
I did the math and came up with identical numbers. Im not sure how the big stores get their ammo. Maybe direct from manufacturer or secret contracts. Who knows.I was at a local Walmart the other day. They had gotten in some CCI rimfire ammo.
500 rounds of CB caps, 200 rounds of Stingers, 1000 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags.
Four millions rounds a day sounds like a lot of ammo. Call it 120 million per month. There are ~4756 Walmart stores in the US. This means five cases per month per Walmart. Or less than one half round per person per month in the US. Total production would be less than 4.5 rounds per person per year.
Even if we just take the gun owners it's only about 15 rounds per a year.
Only just turned 51 when this happened:I'm getting old and forgetful, I guess. At the beginning of March I was able to purchase a new Taurus TX-22 Competition. Thought I had plenty of ammo for a while. Enough to at least get my Red Dot zeroed in, play around with it for a day or two, then do the last round of a rim fire steel plate league I was in. Gun came in and wow that thing is just so fun I just kept shooting and shooting. Looked and saw only 50 rounds left. Found a deal with PSA for .18¢ a round so ordered only 600. Week and a half goes buy and found another deal for .18¢ a round. Forgetting all about the first order so I ordered 1000 rounds. Each order, the price included shipping. A day after the second order, I received two emails saying my orders have been shipped. That's when I remembered ordering the first. The 1000 round order was delivered yesterday. While putting it away in a different place that I normally store this ammo, low and behold I open the cabinet door and I'm staring at over 300 rounds. Forgot all about those. Doesn't matter I guess because if I had remembered about them, sure as all get out, they would have been shot up by now anyway.
The last time I tried to buy ammo at Walmart it was a exercise in futility. They couldn't find the sporting goods section guy who had the key to the cabinet. The manager didn't have a key either. I eventually took the crude hint that they really weren't interested in selling ammo anymore and left without buying anything.I bought 600 rounds CCI MiniMags from Wallmart in Dallas last week. $7.25/100
That left about 2000 on the shelf.