For those of us with the "Can't Get No .22lr Ammo Blues", I got to thinking... Wouldn't be a dream to have a mini operation in a garage or shop to have the materials and some little machinery that you could make .22lr ammo? I'm sure I'm not the only guy to have pondered this once or twice, especially when just less than four months ago, I'm sure a lot of reloading guys figured that .22lr ammo is cheap, widely available, and plentiful enough, it wouldn't justify purchasing the nesessary material and equiptment available to make .22 ammo.
I have a fuzz over 9,000 rounds in my cache, but this onset of trying to get some is like finding a needle in a haystack. I wished I had atleast five times that amount. I always knew .22lr ammo was one of the best to be had for cheap target practice, plinking around, survival, for hunting (yes, .22lr has taken large game down many, many times) and can take out a bad guy at a few hundred yards away with a well placed shot, not to mention that when suppressed, it sounds like an old typewriter key being stroked. I read an interesting article once about how a guy with a pack loaded with 10,000 rounds of .22lr could easily tote that much ammo around in a pack and completely demoralize a company of,... say...UN personnel, if the shit were to hit the fan.
Anyways, just thought it would be a dream to have a small scale .22lr mini manufacturing operation set up in a shop. I thought the video was interesting. CCI cranks out 16 pallets a day (according to video), and if you think about it, take the bigger cities in the US, and divide that by the number of gunshops, sporting goods stores, and gas stations that sell .22lr in those cities, that's not a whole lot of .22 CCI ammo going around.
Damn, that mini operation would sure by nice, wouldn't it?