22 Long Rifle (LR) Ammo

Easily the most prolific and well known firearm cartridge in the world, the .22 Long Rifle (LR) is a great cartridge for plinking and small game hunting. It's also considered the best choice for introducing new people to the shooting sports due to its lack of recoil and low noise.
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  1. Armscor 22 LR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 36 Grain HP Ammunition

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    $82.00 Price
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    • 16.4¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU 50015
    • UPC 4806015501930
  2. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $99.75 Price
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    • 20¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE5022
    • UPC 029465016913
  3. Federal 22 LR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain LRN Ammunition

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    $9.99 Price
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    • 20¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU AE5022
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History of .22 Long Rifle Ammunition

The .22 Long Rifle is without question, the most popular and prolifically produced cartridges in the United States. It has served hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and military needs for over 100 years. Based on the Flobert BB cap the .22 LR is a result of continual improvement on the BB cap to fill the need for an accurate, low recoil, low noise cartridge for a variety of uses. The .22LR is a rimfire cartridge that can be used for many different purposes; target shooting, plinking, and small vermin control are its most common uses. The comparatively inexpensive ammunition and high availability make the .22 LR a great choice for extended sessions at the range, as well as being much lighter to carry on extended hunting trips or hikes.

The .22 LR has been chambered in pistols and rifles in every common action type. From derringers to full sized military rifle clones, the .22 LR has the largest choice of firearms models chambered for it. A popular trend in .22 LR ammo is to have a conversion system for a firearm that is chambered for a centerfire caliber, most commonly .223 Remington or 5.56x45mm. This allows the user to train with the firearm they will use in daily carry or competition while doing so with less noise, recoil and cost.

22 LR ammo has made only minor changes since its introductions by the J. Stevens Arm & Tool Company in 1887. Since then the .22 LR has increased in velocity, range and accuracy from its initial offerings. There are also lightweight hollow point bullets that offer a flatter trajectory with the energy transference that can only be achieved with a hollow point bullet. There are also companies that manufacture a .22 LR shot cartridge, this uses a small amount of #12 shot as a payload to very small rodents at close range, where the use of a solid point bullet would prove dangerous. Of all the uses that a .22LR has, it is most noted for being the first firearm that most people have shot.

It is the choice of youth shooting programs the world over as it is low in cost, accurate and has virtually no recoil or muzzle blast. This allows for the shooter to concentrate on the fundamentals of shooting and not worry about noise or recoil. The .22LR is a great cartridge that is enjoyed by virtually all shooters the world over. The wide range of firearms that shoot this inexpensive cartridge, along with the shooter friendly aspects will ensure that the popularity of the .22LR will remain for decades to come.

Discuss 22 Long Rifle (LR) ammunition by adding your comment to the 21 comments below or by asking a new question

Philip Youngblood ( Sat, 02 Feb 2013 17:07:58 +0000 ) : Crap every one is out of 22 Ammo.
Jim Pilkenton ( Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:06:06 +0000 ) : Yes, when will you have.22 pistol ammo available.
Dennis Lane ( Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:27:19 +0000 ) : Yea What's up with this product, is there a shortage?
Dennis Lane ( Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:28:36 +0000 ) : When will you have 22 LR Ammo?
Derek Smith ( Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:38:18 +0000 ) : 22 long rifle I never thought I'd ever see the day when I couldn't go plinking. This is nutz absolutely no reason for this sad state of no ammo. This reminds me of that story of how you boil frogs.
Tommy Henry ( Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:52:11 +0000 ) : I can't get to Walmart in time to get 22 lr I target shot love it , how can I order on line
Karen Crawford Frank ( Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:53:03 +0000 ) : Where the heck is all this ammo he is talking about? It is time to stop hoarding, stop the government from having it, and start letting it out.
Michael Loeb ( Sat, 06 Apr 2013 05:31:11 +0000 ) : There are a few schools of thought as to why there is such a drastic shortage of 22LR. One, its the least expensive round to practice with, and people have been purchasing guns and ammo like it won't be there tomorrow, and it might actually come down to that. Two, Preppers are buying up the 22LR for when the SHTF. When shooting rabbits and squirrel means that you'll have protein for dinner. I've seen articles where the producers of 22LR won't be up to speed with demand until Sept 2013. I hope they're right. Would be nice to be sooner.
Gregory Hood ( Mon, 08 Apr 2013 06:23:01 +0000 ) : Some say the lead, powder, and brass is being diverted from.22 production to that of more expensive calibers.
Dennis Blair ( Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:30:35 +0000 ) : False advertisment.
Howie Green ( Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:04:52 +0000 ) : as everyone else said I would not have believed the country would run out of.22 ammo.The worst part is that the people /dealers that do get it are gouging their customers.They also buy up anything that hits the walmart shelf and screw the rest of us.Geee thanks.
Nettie Green ( Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:27:28 +0000 ) : i was just looking at sportsmans guide for 22 ammo.they do have some but it was $28 for a box of 50
Suzie Canby Carlson ( Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:08:26 +0000 ) : I guess the few 22s I still have are going to be carefully guarded, and there may be a lot more woodchucks getting their way in my garden this year. That's all I use them for. I can't even have 22s to keep the critters from eating up all my produce.
WayneandBarb Depew ( Sun, 28 Apr 2013 07:13:30 +0000 ) : this is bull.
Rita Sowders ( Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:05:10 +0000 ) : The govt are hoarding them and there are people out there hoarding them for resale. This is why we're having trouble finding them. I've seen other websites where they said once they're out they will not restock them.
Joe Carolus ( Sat, 01 Mar 2014 11:02:02 +0000 ) : I just read in my latest Guns&Ammo that Norma is going to be able to supply at the rate of five million rounds of TAC-22 rounds a month starting in Spring at $5.95 per box. My question is why the triple mark up on the price. This will be remembered!!
Scott Wells ( Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:08:20 +0000 ) : Your prices are absolutely ridiculous!
David Cottle ( Mon, 19 May 2014 13:04:58 +0000 ) : I believe there,is a bigger problem going on here..they can't take our guns,but they can make it hard to get ammo. Someone needs to check this out. Someone said homeland security is hoarding all this ammo...Is this true???
Jeff Benke ( Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:46:44 +0000 ) : Hope u get stuck with a bunch of crappy ammo when u realize we won't pay these prices keep buying good luck u donate for pro freedom why does it have to be so expensive for all the suppoters
Matthew Van Camp ( Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:32:27 +0000 ) : Have you been to a sporting goods store lately and try to buy .22lr ammo ? If you can find it, the price for run-of-the-mill jacketed ammunition is $10-$15 for a box of 50 ! If you can find it... Don't blame these guys, blame your Federal Government! Besides the DHS buying 1.2 billion rounds a coupla years ago, the Obama administration closed down the big lead smelter in W. Virginia, further making ammo even more scarce. I suggest buy it when you find it... Its still cheaper by far than any other caliber, and the continued use of it will bring the price down.
Michael Twidle ( Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:27:28 +0000 ) : This is from a google search " Buy cheap ammo in bulk from America's best online source". Your idea of cheap and mine is a little different. No wonder why you have inventory.
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