And I don't understand the .22LR shortage. Is it just because it's so cheap that everyone is just grabbing all that comes out?
And there is a significant number of people who have .22LR uppers or sub-caliber drop-ins for their ARs (to plink and shoot in an indoor range), plus conversion kits for 1911s to shoot 22 - combine that with the significant number of people who view Marlin 60 & Ruger 10/22 (I mean, out of the ~300 million guns in US private hands, 50 million have to be Marlin 60s or 10/22s, right?) as their "better than nothing" defense long gun, and the stockpiling becomes a little more understandable. If you have to shoot something for proficiency, .22LR is much better than nothing.
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