It has taken me a few weeks, but I've figured out why I can now find .22lr ammunition. Plenty of .22lr. Some places have pallets of it. If you don't believe it, go to Eastern Outfitters and look. Local shops have scads of .22. So does Dick's, Dunhams, Cabella's and the two new Academy stores, in eastern NC. Now for the availability explanation . . . ALL of the hoarders, have suddenly stopped hoarding!!! We, the shooters and hoarders, have fixed the problem. I'm so damn proud of us.