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I have a full brick of T22 western they look to be some time in the 80tys white box red logo are they collectable ? if so whats the value?

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I do not believe that it is “collectible” ammo based on what it is and when it was made. That stated, any full brick of .22 rim fire ammo is worth good money these days because of the current ammo shortage.

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I have a brick of Super Match Mark IV, ’60s I think, that I had wanted to trade for any kind of SV LR; now it looks like I’ll just have to shoot it up for lack of anything else.

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 Some where around here ,I have a few boxes of Winchester T22 kicking around.Cannot say I have ever used it.Picked  it up at a gun show a fair number of years ago.:)

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I’ve got close to two full bricks, picked them up fairly cheap a few years ago. ($30 a brick)  Just wanted to try it in one of my 52’s. Needless to say, it really doesn’t meet the requirements of competition ammo……

 

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Erin Grivicich said
I’ve got close to two full bricks, picked them up fairly cheap a few years ago. ($30 a brick)  Just wanted to try it in one of my 52’s. Needless to say, it really doesn’t meet the requirements of competition ammo……

 

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Erin,

I bought (10) bricks of it from a Rite Aid store that was clearancing all of the firearms related inventory back in the late 1990s for $2.99 per brick.  I shot up one brick as plinking ammo (that is about all it is good for).  I later sold (5) brick of it to friends who could not find ammo during great ammo shortage just after O’bummer was elected.  I still have (4) bricks of it for emergency use.

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Erin,

I bought (10) bricks of it from a Rite Aid store that was clearancing all of the firearms related inventory back in the late 1990s for $2.99 per brick.  I shot up one brick as plinking ammo (that is about all it is good for).  I later sold (5) brick of it to friends who could not find ammo during great ammo shortage just after O’bummer was elected.  I still have (4) bricks of it for emergency use.  

Bert,

Even though the accuracy is dismal, at 30 cents a box that’s pretty tough to beat.  Great time to put it on Gunbroker, I’ve watched some bricks off CCI standard velocity going for over $150  Remington’s bucket of bullets (1400 count) for over $300.  Your T22’s are almost as good as buying Amazon at $3.50 a share…. ;<)  The cheapest 22 ammo I can remember buying was the White box Winchester wildcats for 50 cents a box from the local Gambles hardware store when I was in high school. It was 50 cents a box and I forfeited lots of lunches to buy ammo. Guess I had my priorities straight…..

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Bert,

Even though the accuracy is dismal, at 30 cents a box that’s pretty tough to beat.  Great time to put it on Gunbroker, I’ve watched some bricks off CCI standard velocity going for over $150  Remington’s bucket of bullets (1400 count) for over $300.  Your T22’s are almost as good as buying Amazon at $3.50 a share…. ;<)  The cheapest 22 ammo I can remember buying was the White box Winchester wildcats for 50 cents a box from the local Gambles hardware store when I was in high school. It was 50 cents a box and I forfeited lots of lunches to buy ammo. Guess I had my priorities straight…..

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Erin,

In the late 1960s – early 1970s, I used to ride my bike 6-miles into town (Seaside, Oregon) and buy 2-boxes of 22 LR at the local Coast-to-Coast hardware store with my $1 weekly allowance, and still had enough change left to stop at the A&W drive-up for a Root Beer float!  During the course of the week, I would shoot most of it up in my Ithaca Model 49 Saddle Gun… I still have that rifle.

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thanks for all your replies on the matter and yes with the ammo shortage its ben tough to find anything .i just might shoot them up they were stored well with the price s  going from 30ty a brick on up i’ll just hang on to them if theres no real collector value there.

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I thought I had a bad batch of that T22 way back when, guess I was wrong. I had at least a couple of guns that thought Winchester Wildcat was target ammo, it shot better than the lone brick of T22 I tried. I’d hate to know what those bricks of Wildcat are worth, they’re still fun plinking ammo. My old Roger Mark I has probably shot a wheelbarrow load of it over the last 40+ years, won more than a few club plate matches with it against fancier guns and pricier ammo. It wasn’t really about the gun or ammo as long as it worked. All I had to do was shoot as fast as I could hit. 

 

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Erin,

In the late 1960s – early 1970s, I used to ride my bike 6-miles into town (Seaside, Oregon) and buy 2-boxes of 22 LR at the local Coast-to-Coast hardware store with my $1 weekly allowance, and still had enough change left to stop at the A&W drive-up for a Root Beer float!  During the course of the week, I would shoot most of it up in my Ithaca Model 49 Saddle Gun… I still have that rifle.

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Bert,

I made the mistake of selling my first 22 for one I thought was really cool at the time. I actually forget the model of my first 22, it was a clip fed Marlin that looked like a miniature 30 carbine. It shot really well as far as accuracy, probably due to the famous micro groove rifling. I thought the Charter arms survival rifle would be the best thing since sliced bread. It broke down and everything stored in the stock and it floated!!  Boy was I wrong, I don’t care what type of ammo you fed it, you were lucky to bounce a can at 15 yards. Live and learn……

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  Growing up on a dairy farm in North Carolina one of my “chores” was shooting crows out of the freshly planted corn fields. I was 7 in 1956 and my uncle would bring me two boxes of .22’s a week that he bought from the original Ingles Grocery store for .28 cents a box. Sometimes Remington and sometimes Winchester, I always thought the Winchesters shot better in my dad’s model 74 Winchester. It was a lot of work moving hay bails around the fields for blinds. Crows are very smart and figured out pretty quick where I was shooting from. But I took the job seriously and “got – er – done”.

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Lt. Mike said
  Growing up on a dairy farm in North Carolina one of my “chores” was shooting crows out of the freshly planted corn fields. I was 7 in 1956 and my uncle would bring me two boxes of .22’s a week that he bought from the original Ingles Grocery store for .28 cents a box. Sometimes Remington and sometimes Winchester, I always thought the Winchesters shot better in my dad’s model 74 Winchester. It was a lot of work moving hay bails around the fields for blinds. Crows are very smart and figured out pretty quick where I was shooting from. But I took the job seriously and “got – er – done”.  

Mike, my Dad had a crow call and we used it to attract the crows around his farm.  Usually you get 1 chance then they won’t come back to that spot again.  You need to move or attract another flock.  I usually dragged the bales around to make forts.

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  Not sure how that picture ended up in my post. I’m definitely not a computer geek as ya’ll can probably tell here, do apologize.

  Yes as I said crows are a very sharp species. You have to be on your toes to get more than one out of a group (flock?) of them. I found that they usually posted a guard high up over the field to sound the alarm to any threat. My Grandfather told me he thought they could count to 3 three times. I believe he was right. I learned a lot about shooting at long range, bullet trajectory, sight alignment and such. Never used a call though, corn kept them coming back well enough.

  Now for the question, what the heck is T22? In view of the current “shortage” of .22 ammo I would probably go for anything I could find. .22 is about the only thing I can’t reload, sort of gets under my skin.

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Mike,

You apparently added that picture to your Profile signature.  You can edit your profile to delete it.

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Yes, yes I see now. Got avatar and signature all screwed up. Don’t ya’ll just love a newby? Having to explain stuff over and over and such. Still want to know what T22 is though’

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Still want to know what T22 is though’  

It was a cheap brand of Winchester .22 LR ammo.

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Okay, don’t think I’ve ever seen those. First thought it was possibly a new cal. designation or something. Oh well that is the old 71 year old brain hard at work. Thanks for setting me straight.

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I recall seeing T22 in the stores way back.  I may have used them, just don’t recall.  For trivia sake, a collective grouping of crows is called a murder of crows.  

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Lt. Mike, don’t feel bad about not knowing.  I have been around for many summers and I just learned it wasn’t “Target” specific ammo.  I have been saving some just for that purpose.  Embarassed  My ignorance never ceases to amaze me!   At least now, thanks to this post, I won’t show up to my first competition with T-22 ammo.  RDB

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