Wal-Mart ammo deal!


August 6, 2006, 01:47 PM
I just stopped at the Viroqua Wal-Mart, and came away with 7 boxes of 200 grain .35 Remington softpoint at $5 a box!:D Apparently they have a hard time selling the 200's...

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lee n. field
August 6, 2006, 04:17 PM
Walmart does weird stuff with their clearances. Grab it all, while you can, because they might very well have it at full retail in a couple weeks.

I picked up ~10 boxes of Winchester Silvertip .40, for $7/box, just that way, 3 years ago.

August 6, 2006, 04:34 PM
I need to check on that then lol, my .45 ammo is not that cheap and I do not do reloads

August 6, 2006, 05:09 PM
My Wal Mart just had a huge clearance on ammo. I got 12 boxes of .44 Mag Winchester Platinum Tips for $11.00 per box. I got 8 boxes of Winchester Super X .243 for $5.00 each. 11 Boxes of Federal Premium 30'06 Noslers for $9.00 each. 7 boxes of Federal Premium .270 for $7.00 each. And the best deal, ok, prepare for this one.............. 1,000 rds. of Federal Power-Shok .223 HP for $115.00 after sales tax. Needless to say, they dont have too much ammo left after my purchases.

August 6, 2006, 05:19 PM
I always walk by the gun counter at Wal-mart just for that reason. I picked up a couple of the 100 round .45 ACP boxes for about $20 each. Not a steal, but much cheaper than retail these days. That is the only reason I don't like Academy these days is that they do not put ammo on sale.

August 7, 2006, 12:49 PM
in the last two week have purchased 100rds of 45 for $20.98, $17, and $7....when the have a sale they price it to move...

August 7, 2006, 02:58 PM
Walmart does weird stuff with their clearances. Grab it all, while you can, because they might very well have it at full retail in a couple weeks.

Oh I did, when he asked how many I wanted all I could reply was, "How many do you have?" :D

August 7, 2006, 03:12 PM
When I need ammo I need ammo, I much prefer Academy's regular low prices to the randomness of Walmart's sales. I always check the Walmart ammo counter when my wife drags me in there to carry home the cat litter stockpile (about once a month :( ), and its pretty rare to find ammo cheaper than at Academy, I buy it when I do, but I learned long ago its not worth a trip to Walmart only for ammo.

OTOH I'm sure some Academy locations may not be well stocked with ammo just as I'm sure some Walmart locations may be great for ammo. But for the Academy and Walmart stores convienent for me, Academy blows them away in for ammo.


August 7, 2006, 07:11 PM
I've never heard of Academy before.

August 7, 2006, 11:22 PM
I got 3 boxes of 300wby mag at walmart the other day for 19.00 a box and was very pleased to bad they didnt have more. Id rather have my own stock than buy when i need it.

August 7, 2006, 11:35 PM
Academy is a chain of sporting goods stores down here on the Gulf Coast. There are several stores in Houston and in Beaumont and Lake Jackson. I don't know how far they spread. I hear about stores on this site that I haven't heard of on a regular basis. Wal-Mart seems to be one of the few truly national chains.

That being said, Academy has a better gun selection and ammo selection than WalMart and it is set up where you can see it better. They just rarely put ammo on sale and normally it is just a little higher than I can get elsewhere. Their prices on rifles and pistols are not too bad though. Typical mark up but not overpriced.

chestnut ridge
August 8, 2006, 02:09 AM
My Wal-Mart ammo deals- 6 boxes 22 Hornet for 11.00 each
2 boxes 223 SSM for 9.00 each
2 boxes 35 rem for 5.00 each
2 boxes 22-250 for 7.00 each
4 boxes 243 win SSM for 9.00 each
4 boxes 30-06 Federal Nosler 9.00 each

August 8, 2006, 02:26 AM
Chestnut, u dont happen to live in Sequim , Wa do you??

August 8, 2006, 10:24 AM
Not rifle ammo, but I got a steal on UMC 38 special +p JHP - $9 for a box of 100. Unfortunately they only had 2 left.

August 8, 2006, 11:59 AM
Winchester wildcat 22 lr $5/1000 rounds cheap even for the 22

August 8, 2006, 05:44 PM
I always seem to miss these. I do check Wal-Mart from time to time, just in case.

Wes Janson
August 8, 2006, 10:52 PM
Can someone explain to me why a box of 20 Remington 55gr .223 (green/white box) is $5.70, but a "Value Pak" box of 40 rounds of Remington 55gr .223 (green/white box) is $13.50?

I might add that the "manager" they finally dug up to open the cabinet, had severe difficulties figuring out how to open a lock. Then discovered the concept of sliding doors on a cabinet, and how they move out of the way so you can get to things behind them. And then dropped a box of .45 ACP WWB twice on the floor while trying to remove it from the shelf. And then took another minute or two to figure out how to re-lock a cabinet with a simple sliding lock, without dropping it on the floor. I won't mention my foolish query as to the pricing screwup on the .223 ("Wha? It cost thirteen dollar. Cuz it says it on shelf." "Can you please ring it up to make sure?" "It cost thirteen dollar, it say it on shelf." "Yes, but what if it's in the wrong spot on the shelf?" "Oooooh, yaaa, you could be right!")

And they ask ME for ID? Seriously!?

August 9, 2006, 12:12 AM
The "value pack" .223 around here for $13.50ish is a 50gr HP, where as the $4.27 box of 20 is 55gr FMJ. I would say the different bullets would be where the difference comes from.

August 9, 2006, 12:47 AM
damn... looks like it's wally world time!!

August 9, 2006, 02:26 AM
Two of my local WalMarts are doing the same thing - closing out the slow sellers at very low prices. I myself picked up some 9mm CCI Blazer (average at best through my CZ75) and some cheap cheap cheap Remington Long Range .410 ammo. Also up on the block were all the WSM cartridges, 300 WinMag, and a few other slow movers. Last time I was in, 300 WinMag was gone.

August 9, 2006, 11:40 AM
about a year ago I bought a scope for $5.00 that was marked down from $159.00. :)

August 9, 2006, 09:13 PM
Yeah, it's great to catch that when it happens. Right now one of my WalMarts has completely emptied its firearms, and is in the process of emptying the fishing stuff; right now the reels are all about $10-15 off, but the clerk said he suspects since they haven't moved in a month or so, they're about to drop down to outrageous prices... as in $5 on a $65 reel, etc. If and when that happens, I'm buying ALL of them!

August 9, 2006, 09:50 PM
Maybe we could talk to the mods about having a stickied thread somewhere to post info about places having clearances on ammo and other such things.

August 9, 2006, 10:37 PM
That is quite a good idea.

August 9, 2006, 10:39 PM
Hear hear!

August 19, 2006, 01:58 AM
The Wal MArts around here (Ft Worth area) had a big ammo clearance about 3 weeks ago. I loaded up on WWB 223 40 rd value packs for $7, CCI Blazer Brass 9mm for $4 box, and various other calibers, but these were the best deals.

August 19, 2006, 11:23 AM
Unfortunately may of these sales are a prelude to them getting out of the firearms (many already have) and the ammo business all together.

Red Tornado
August 19, 2006, 11:30 AM
My local WM had $9 on 405 gr SP 45/70 and some others on sale. I guess they still have the others but I got all the 45/70.

The lady at the gun counter (who actually does know what she's talking about) said they marked down the stuff that doesn't move.

August 19, 2006, 03:11 PM
Wow, good job, guys. I never get into these smokin' deals. I search out the many Walmarts in my area but they never seem to have anything left that I need on their clearance ammo when I get there.

I am really amazed at some of the prices they seem to mark it down to!

August 20, 2006, 01:10 PM
I picked up 9 oxes of Winchester Silvertip 30/06 180gr for $7 a box....bought all they had. :) :D

I also ran into a Wally World that was getting out of the gun business when I was on vacation. It was a brand new Wally World. I asked where the guns were and a clerk told me that the new Wally Worlds don't have guns. So sad. I got to wondering if the reason was the clerks in the gun dept. might not be able to do clean paperwork on guns that were sold.

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