$10.50 for 250 rounds!


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Bilt4Comfort
July 27, 2007, 04:25 PM
.45acp Remington UMC (union metallic cartridge) 230gr. metal case.

These were marked down twice, from $40 to $22 and then to $10.50 per box of 250. I bought all 7 boxes for $79 otd.

Anyone familiar with these particular rounds? I'm guessing they're gonna polute the hell out of my XD, but for 4 and a half cents per round...couldn't pass that up.

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hrgrisso
July 27, 2007, 04:27 PM
Where????

fgr39
July 27, 2007, 04:28 PM
where did you get them at? That is an amazing price.

ArmedBear
July 27, 2007, 04:31 PM
I've gotten 9mm for even less. Sometimes, they mark a case of 5x50 with the bar code for 1 box of 50.:D

Nothing wrong with UMC's. Nothing at all. They're reliable and clean in my experience. Good factory practice ammo from a big-name maker.

Bilt4Comfort
July 27, 2007, 04:33 PM
Well...you're not gonna find anymore...sorry.
My cousin works in the sporting goods dept of my local Walmart and he informed me of the 2nd markdown and put them aside for me.

My only question was the quality of the rounds..."UMC" is a new one for me.
At any rate, I've got plenty to practice with for quite some time now...and I really am quite good with my XD45 already, so...maybe I over spent.

kellyj00
July 27, 2007, 04:34 PM
bilt4comfort: you can shoot for nearly free if you want to sell me your brass when you're done. I'll give you $40 per 1,000.

Good work on the deal scavenging. I'm just a little bit jealous.

motorheadjohn
July 27, 2007, 04:35 PM
Is that the large yellow-box "Mega Pack"? If so, that's a steal!!!

I broke my Kimber in with one of those Mega Packs. I usually shoot Win White Box at the range, but BassPro had the Mega Pack on sale for several dollars off the normal price of $53 and I snagged it in anticipation of buying the Kimber the following week.

Rem UMC is dirty ammo IMO, regardless whether it's out of the green/white box or yellow mega pack, but not any worse than most other cheap range ammo. I have seen claims on the message boards that the case rim is soft and may crack off instead of extracting in some guns. Also seen it stated that the ammo is slightly underpowered. All I know for certain is I had zero problems with mine in a brandee-new Kimber.

I think you got an incredible deal on it. Where did you buy it?

Walkalong
July 27, 2007, 04:35 PM
UMC is Remingtons cheapo brand. Like USA for Winchester or American Eagle for Federal. Nothing wrong with it at all. Great deal.

Bilt4Comfort
July 27, 2007, 04:38 PM
Yes...the big yellow Mega Pack box.

I don't think the casings are brass though.

ArmedBear
July 27, 2007, 04:38 PM
I've liked UMC better than American Eagle. I can't say why, exactly.

meef
July 27, 2007, 04:39 PM
and I really am quite good with my XD45 already, so...maybe I over spent.Oh, no question about it.

I too get bored with my uncanny ability to drill the center of the bullseye from 25 yards offhand over and over again. Absolutely monotonous, I tell you.

Why do I even bother?

:cool:

Bilt4Comfort
July 27, 2007, 04:41 PM
Oh, no question about it.

I too get bored with my uncanny ability to drill the center of the bullseye from 25 yards offhand over and over again. Absolutely monotonous, I tell you.

Why do I even bother?

OK...I get you.
Maybe it's just all the cleaning that's got me down? lol.

meef
July 27, 2007, 04:42 PM
:D

McKnife
July 27, 2007, 04:55 PM
Just checked with my local walmart and they have several on hand... but they are $76 per box.:cuss:

I even asked her to scan and make sure.... yup.. still $76.


When can I find a steal?!?!? :(

gunsmith
July 27, 2007, 05:43 PM
& I would have bought it for when I get one!

We are all insanely jealous now....I hope your happy:neener:

McKnife
July 27, 2007, 06:06 PM
It must be an individual store clearance because I've called a thousand Wal-Marts in Austin and San Antonio and no one has that price.

I was willing to travel everywhere to buy all boxes!! haha

Retail price ranges from $65-$76.

You got one HECK OF A DEAL!:what:

Noxx
July 27, 2007, 07:09 PM
I too get bored with my uncanny ability to drill the center of the bullseye from 25 yards offhand over and over again. Absolutely monotonous, I tell you.

The only thing I shoot at 25yds offhand is the target frame. And that's on a good day...

Hank Zudd
July 28, 2007, 08:54 AM
they had several diffrent loads on clearance here locally (in Austin); some 130gr .270's, .25 auto, and others. The stores I checked all told me they were getting ready for hunting season, but funny, they didn't sell guns anymore; Not a one. Got 4 boxes of #4 shot for my 20 gauge for $5 each & a NIB Garmin eTrex Legend GPS for $35.00. Just gotta call around if you can't be there.

XD Fan
July 29, 2007, 01:44 AM
Arrrggghhh! Why can't I find a deal like that?

bogie
July 29, 2007, 12:28 PM
Probably just an induhvidual case of someone (a) not being familiar with guns; (b) familiar with math; and (c) too lazy to go luck up info. Wally World has been either moving, or rebuilding, their shooting departments, and in either case, stuff needs to be made to go away....

Bilt4Comfort
July 29, 2007, 02:17 PM
Probably just an induhvidual case of someone (a) not being familiar with guns; (b) familiar with math; and (c) too lazy to go luck up info.

Not accurate...my cousin is one of us and knows exactly what is up.

Wally World has been either moving, or rebuilding, their shooting departments, and in either case, stuff needs to be made to go away....

This part is right on the money.
The advantage of having my cousin on "the inside" is....he can "make them go away" in the backroom waaaaaaay back on the top shelf until the final markdown is approved, then call me, then bring them out to the register upon my arriving.;)

I am also an avid fisherman, and let me tell you, I've bought several hundreds of dollars of tackle for pennies on the dollar from him.:neener:

Ala Dan
July 29, 2007, 03:52 PM
Kind'a filthy upon firing; but otherwise a great deal~! ;)

Remington must have a powder similar to Alliant Unique, that they use
in the UMC brand? Although Unique is an excellent (and versatile) powder,
its filthy as it gets; often times leaving the weapon (and shooter) covered
in smut~! :scrutiny::eek::uhoh:

xdcrazed
July 29, 2007, 03:59 PM
I just bought 6 boxes of Blazer Brass .45 for 9.97 each at a local Wally World. Would of bought more but that is all they had at the time.

gyp_c2
July 29, 2007, 04:07 PM
..it's brass or nickle...either way, I think you should share the wealth...
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lee n. field
July 29, 2007, 04:33 PM
$76 per box

per box of 250 is $15.20 per 50, which is about where I remember them being last time I bought.

Still, I should spot check prices locally...

It must be an individual store clearance because I've called a thousand Wal-Marts in Austin and San Antonio and no one has that price.


Walmart clearances are like that. If you see a deal like that, grab all you can afford, because likely in a couple weeks it'll be back at full price. I've picked up .380 and .40 Silvertip locally at half the usual price.

THROTTLEJUNKIES
July 29, 2007, 04:36 PM
That is the same type of ammunition I usually target shoot with my XD40. Ive never had a problem with it, so Id imagine you would be ok.

entropy
July 29, 2007, 11:40 PM
My cousin works in the sporting goods dept of my local Walmart and he informed me of the 2nd markdown and put them aside for me.





The advantage of having my cousin on "the inside" is....he can "make them go away" in the backroom waaaaaaay back on the top shelf until the final markdown is approved, then call me, then bring them out to the register upon my arriving.






He gets caught doing that he will be terminated. No D-Day, no 2nd chance.It is considered the same as stealing by the company. And you will surprised how good the cameras are -yes they are in the overstock areas also, particularly by the ammo and Electronics lockups.

35Rem
July 30, 2007, 11:07 AM
That's what I was thinking...
I know WM will clearance things out below cost, but that is probably 20% of Cost.
Sounds more like a "special" :evil:markdown to me, which would get you canned a lot faster...I wouldn't shout my "savings" too loud.
I am not accusing anyone of stealing, it just sounds too good to be true...

zeroskillz
July 30, 2007, 11:21 AM
Niiiiice. You got one fantastic deal bro. I'm sure jealous.
:D

SoCalShooter
July 30, 2007, 02:47 PM
Well that yellow box is not on sale or marked down here in San Diego. I checked two wallyworlds.

Bilt4Comfort
July 30, 2007, 07:58 PM
I'm not an employee of Walmart, and do not claim to know their policies.
I too have questioned him about any possible risks of termination, and he says not to worry about it. It's his ass not mine, and he knows it.

As far as I know, I'm not breaking any laws buyibg the stuff at marked down prices, and don't feel one bit guilty about getting a good deal now and then.

In the case of this particular ammo, it was something that got shipped but was not ordered, not even something he stocks. It didn't sell....and he needed the space on the shelf for something else, so off to the backroom it went.

entropy
July 31, 2007, 02:10 PM
He's lucky the GM Assistant or Store Mgr. hasn't noticed it in the printouts, something like that sticks out like a sore thumb. The correct procedure for such an item would to send it back, or store to store to someplace that does carry it.

And yes, if it can be proved you knew about it, (i. e. , this very thread is proof) Wal-Mart could prosecute you, too. They did so to the reciepents of merchandise stolen by a Loss Prevention associate in our area a while back.

Dysfunctional Individual
July 31, 2007, 02:40 PM
UMC is on par with Winchester white box and Federal red box, at least in my experience. Wal-Mart "managers" sometimes put incorrect price tags on various items, not just ammo; I've found some great "deals" along these lines.

Slimjim
July 31, 2007, 07:09 PM
Make sure you inspect it, UMC is the only brand of ammo ive seen with backwards bullets and primers.

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