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    It isn't too complicated. The start: Obama became president.

    All Republican media and talking heads: "Obama is coming for your ammo"

    Every scared little conspiracy believer ran out and stocked up, causing regular shooters to stock up, causing casual shooters to stock up. Look at gun manufacturer and ammo manufacturers' stock prices while Obama was president. There's your "research".;) Simple, predictable paranoia. It will happen again when a Democrat becomes President again, the fear is real.

    I have already stated that the public did not start the problem, that it came from something else. Yes, after it happened the public started buying everything out there. They did not create the problem to start with.

    Some of you may turn your noses up at my post of this trip. But let me tell you for a person my age this was a major accomplishment. I really surprised myself in driving 400 miles in one day. I have to pat myself on the back because my wife and I both thought that I should spend the night and drive back the next day. Thank You!

    I did 600 miles today and I am in Bristol. Oh well born in 1947 and I have (damn I need to check) around 89,000 miles and change since Feb. 12, 2015

    Well heck you got a full tank, just get going and add them up. You just might catch up with FunCycle . Have a great day my friend.

    That boy would have to croak for me to catch up to his mileage :D

    And I always try to park it with a full tank

    The last thing that I do before I go home is fill the tank for the next day. I get home. I do not want anything to slow me down the next day. Oh! and by the way I will have another Sling in about 3 weeks if everything works out. It is a 2016 Red SL, I can not turn it down for the money even if I just bring it home and park it until needed.

    Sorry FC. It was kind of a last second deal. My friend was going with another motorcycle rider and he backed out. I got my son to mind the shop on my weekend cleaning biz and took off to Raleigh. Stayed there Friday night then we left early Saturday morning and came back Sunday evening.

    24 hours or less works, ready to rock and roll in about 30 minutes

    Overall Bill Martin I also think that was what was going on. But who can control all the manufacturers of ammo. Only one group that I can think of could do that and it is located in Washington, DC. That is all I am going to say on the subject. Do the research people and it was not John Q public that started it.

    Last weekend a buddy and I took off for a 2 day ride from Raleigh NC to New Philadelphia, Ohio. We took the scenic route going up through West Virginia. We jumped on Hwy 250 in Staunton VA and never got off until we got to New Philly. Lots of good twisties up that way. Also lots of 35 zones but it was not too bad. On the way home the next day we took I-77 back and had some good fun on the WV Turnpike. Good ride and good times.

    You should have let me know

    During the 22cal shortage I spoke to someone in the industry and they gave a pretty simple explanation. He said the there were no facilities that only make 22 ammo. A production line is shut down and retooled for 22 for a short production run each year. The demand for other caliber rounds and the fact that they make more money in those calibers derailed the change over to making 22. It became a shortage because they didn't replenish the stock.

    I still want to know the real reason that it happened without the BS! Yes that is the line. they fed the public but how could that be true when they were keeping up before.

    The ammo disappeared before all of this and the gov. was pushing the blame on the public. You would really have to be a shooter to understand all of this and buying and shooting ammo every day not stocking up. After this happened, Yes the people/the buying public started stocking up and the people that were shooting as a hobby started stocking what they shot all of the time.

    I hate to tell you that nothing had happened at the time to make the public all of a sudden buy everything on the shelf, 22 ammo was first and then the hand gun stuff disappeared. Also this was when Homeland Security bought the millions and millions of rounds of ammo. I forget the number but look it up. That was the statement that everyone wanted to use but that is not what happened. Some thing has to happen for the public to do that and there was nothing and no kind of scare either. Just one day and all of the 22 ammo was gone. Now after a couple of months of that happening the public WAS buying everything that could be found and only in the past 2 years have you been able to pretty much buy what you want. I did forget to mention that we were shooting around 100 rounds of hand gun stuff per day also