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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #1
 
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.22 Ammo From Mexico

Take this with a grain of salt, but I was at my LGS yesterday and was told the majority of .22 ammo comes from Mexico and the Fed's will not authorize the release for entry into the USA.. Any thoughts?



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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:19 AM   #2
 
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This may seem like a dumb question but are those 22s legally imported, with applicable customs duties paid?
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Old July 13th, 2013, 06:27 AM   #3
 
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I don't think this is true. Aquila is made in Mexico and it has been more available lately than most of the US made ammo. Midway and others
have been getting it most days now.
Other than Aquila, I thought most .22 ammo was US made by companires like ATK, Federal, Olin, etc.
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Kind of weird. I know that one of the Canadian retail outlets told me that they cannot ship to the USA. But Aguila (and Centurion which is made by them) are from Mexico and I have been buying it like crazy, so this sounds like an internet rumor. Now, I wouldn't put it past your Democrat to pull something like this; I just don't think that they have done so yet.
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Just looked at a box of Remmy GB 22lr. Made in USA. I'm not saying the Mexicans aren't making alot of 22lr tho because that's what's legal there. I do know I heard a similar rumor that Russian ammo was being held up at the ports by our govt. I see Tula nearly every time I go looking for ammo. I think it's misinformation that you heard.
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Federal has South American factories that make part of their product lines like the "Champion" variety of ammunition. I believe the whole problem stems from the Sandy Hook incident and people are simply buying and hoarding it, faster than manufacturers can fabricate it. Virtually all manufacturers are increasing their production by adding new machinery or extra man power and work shifts or a combination of all. Most are manufacturing 27/7 to try to keep up. I believe it will level off at some point but the question is, when? For now we all have to get it where we can and put up with the prices if you wish to shoot rimfire. For the first time, I'm finding it more economical for me to shoot centerfire handloads, than to shoot rimfire .22's. At least .17HMR's can still be found reasonably affordable.
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That is what they use for powder.

I have several cases of Aguila and it shoots fine. actually it shoots great and many say it is dirty but I find it is no more dirty than other .22 ammo.

And to the OP whatever happened to NAFTA?
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I believe rammerjammer and Dozer02 have hit it precisely. The stuff doesn't stay on the shelves long enough to collect a day's dust.

I read/hear a lot of stuff that comes from "my sister's father-in-laws uncle's ex-wife's brother's daughter who heard of from her hairdrsser's nephew's girflfriend's cousin", so it's gotta be true, right!? If it's on the internet and sounds outrageous, it probably is...

Speaking of which, I've heard it from more than one shooter that the Aguila ammo is quite reliable and reasonably accurate. I can verify that, within limits, as I ran 50 rds through my 10/22 22 w/no rejects of any sort. Can't give an opinion on accuracy as I was working on scope issues and not concerning my self w/bullseye's (but they all hit the paper in the general area of where I aimed).

FYI, on prices, you all know that a couple of the internet sellers (Midway, Natchez, and others) seem to be trying to keep prices down, but they soak you on shipping. The sports store chains (Bass Pro Shops, Dicks, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, etc) are the best bets as they order ammo in the mega-thousands from the suppliers and are able to keep the cost to us much lower. However, dedicated gun shops (mom 'n pop type places) can't do that so their prices to us are much higher.

By the way, in addition to other firearms, I own the Ruger 10/22 w/laser sight, the 10/22-22 and a single six convertible revolver, all of which give me great pleasure to shoot.
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