This ammo shortage has got me to thinking, if the 22LR market does not recover (Im sure it will eventually) what would be a good alternative round that does a similar job to the 22LR? I think a centerfire would be best since you could roll your own and not have to worry about relying on the ammo market.
The first thing that come to my mind is the 25 ACP rifle that our very own Supergenius Redneck built. Cheap on powder and lead and factory ammo is available, just not very inexpensive (around $.25 a round).
The other two that I can think of do not require a custom rifle and are also more high performance than the 22LR. I thought about the 22 Hornet and the 5.7x28 FN.
The 5.7 is not very cheap to shoot if you are running factory ammo only, even with the new FMJ stuff from Federal/American Eagle and Fiocchi. Also, the options on firearms is pretty limited. Pretty much the same case for the 22 Hornet.
Can yall think of any alternatives to the 22 LR?