Would you rather make a product (like 9mm, .40S&W, or .45ACP) where the profit margin is roughly 8-9¢ a round or .22LR where the profit margin is roughly 2¢ a round? Add to that, the ammo they do produce is up for sale for 15-90¢ per round by greedy SOBs looking to turn a huge profit. Add to that, the people who go to Wally-mart (among other places) and buy .22LR as it comes "off-the-truck" then hoards it.
All of us need to be patient, supplies will increase over time. Remember when you couldn't get hardly any ammo? Especially .223 rounds?
Huh? Your logic escapes me. "Calibers with bigger profit margins"??It's all about profits. There is such a huge demand for calibers with bigger profit margins. Therefore, the manufacturers are focusing on producing as much as possible in those calibers to increase the bottom line on their financials. Just my .02 cents.
Try to be consistent! "First on first out" is "FOFO" not "FIFO".I stock piled 22 lr a couple years ago .Figured shortage and supply on demand. With 10s of thousands at hand I use the oldest first,
First on first out
If any old 22s become an issue ,they go to revolver,or bolt actions.or lever only status.I keep them away from the semi autos. I also shot at targets I can verify visually and listen close to Squibb rounds.