I just posted an article about .22LR ammo.
The article notes the Great .22LR Shortage.
Many use the .22LR for training. All well and good. I do too.
But I also found an even cheaper alternative: The Airgun.
Airguns do everything the .22LR does, and it does it cheaper. I can have 2000 match grade pellets delivered to my door (no hazmat fee) for about $60. And, if you get the right airgun, they are backyard friendly, i.e. quiet!
So, you dont have to goto a range. Rather, shoot off the back porch.
What’s nice about the quackenbush 30 cal is you use standard caliber bullets as the projectiles. I have a 308 caliber. I have seen a .22 air rifle drop a pigeon at 200 yards off the grain silos….. it’s was first interest in air guns for actual hunting.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>The big bore get a set of casting dies, I use a minie ball caster with 4 cavities and lyman #2 lead. Cheap and acurate without much fouling from straight lead.</p>
I use old batteries as source for the lead the dangers of the arsenic can be managed by a good mask and gloves.