Ammo Coming Back!


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bonza
February 12, 2009, 04:53 PM
I was at the Everett, WA Wal-Mart this afternoon & did my customary stroll thru the sporting goods department. For the first time in weeks they had a very good supply of 9mm Luger, & 7.62x39. In 9mm they had Blazer Brass for $9.47/50 & Winchester white box 115gn FMJ for $20.97/100. The 7.62x39 was $14.47 & $24.47 for the two different size WWB ammo. They also still had a decent amount of Remington (green box0 .223 Rem. 55gn FMJ at $9.97/20.

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jnyork
February 12, 2009, 04:57 PM
Same here in Yuma last Saturday, including a pile of rimfire Federal. Went back in Sunday morning for something, all gone, the shelfs were nearly bare again.

Sam Adams
February 12, 2009, 05:02 PM
.223 Rem. 55gn FMJ at $9.97/20.

Such a bargain...only $0.50/round.

Still, better to be able to get it for a lot, than not at all. Now that Iraq is drawing down and Obama not wanting to spend much on the military, I'd think that there'd be more mil-spec ammo brought to the civilian market.

3pairs12
February 12, 2009, 05:07 PM
Remington Green box is always more than Wolf and the likes.

bonza
February 12, 2009, 05:23 PM
Such a bargain...only $0.50/round.
Yep, I know, but at least it was on the shelf! I bought 200 Federal .223 Rem. 55gn FMJ a week or so back for $39.97/100 at the same Wal-Mart.

Izaak Walton
February 12, 2009, 05:41 PM
Gee and whiz I feel old(er).
Last time I bought .223 it was $125.00 for 500 rounds.
And I thought that was steep.

Carlos Cabeza
February 12, 2009, 06:09 PM
I can't stand paying fifty bucks for 100 rounds of .223 55gr jacketed ammo ! but it beats nuthin'............

Guitargod1985
February 12, 2009, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I was able to find a 500 round 1/2 case of 7.62x39 Wolf FMJ today for the first time in a couple months. Found it at Cabela's for $139.99 + shipping. Granted, it's back-ordered and won't ship for another two weeks, but that's better than not even being able to place an order or going to Gander Mountain and paying $8 for a box of 20.

22-rimfire
February 12, 2009, 10:33 PM
Walmart is finally getting their ammunition stock back in. I'm sure certain things will sell out in a day for a while or until folks start "believing" that there will be more on the shelf the next time they visit the store. The panic buying stops at that point.

I picked up a couple boxes of 40 S&W Blazer brass yesterday. I could have purchased at least 10 boxes if I had wanted to.

I actually was looking for Federal 22 LR shells. They were sold out. I feel it will be the same with the 22 ammo also. When folks think it will be there when they shop the next time, they will only buy their normal amount on a given visit. I give it a month and things should be back to normal.

dirt_j00
February 12, 2009, 10:40 PM
The Wal-Mart stores in the Montgomery, AL area are also slowly restocking many of the more sought-after calibers (.223, 9mm, .40).

I've picked up 2-100 ct. boxes of .223 Federal FMJ for $39 ea. for my S&W M&P15 I'm picking up Sat. (!!) :D

550 ct. 22LR bricks are $14 also.

bratch
February 12, 2009, 10:55 PM
I actually was looking for Federal 22 LR shells. They were sold out. I feel it will be the same with the 22 ammo also. When folks think it will be there when they shop the next time, they will only buy their normal amount on a given visit. I give it a month and things should be back to normal.

I sure hope so I have alot of hungry .22s to feed and I'm getting mighty nervous at the lack of resupply for my ammo stash.

WinchesterAA
February 12, 2009, 11:19 PM
There's a little gun shop in Highlands, Texas off of crosby lynchburg and battlebell that has golden tiger x39 for 8.47/20rds

I don't know how much supply they actually have of that, but they had about 400rds on display. A lot of other stuff too, and some really good deals. Also performs other firearms services in a very dedicated manner which isn't necessarily the case in most firearm businesses where special requests such as ordering, and transfers, are frowned upon.



Pig supply gun shop..

KevinAbbeyTech
February 12, 2009, 11:52 PM
Same here, with most stuff.

I need to ask which days they get ammo in.

I still can't find unjacketed .22LRs in bulk.

I want to buy a couple of the 550 packs of federals, but I just can't find any.

Double Naught Spy
February 13, 2009, 07:15 AM
I don't think that it is that the ammo is coming back so much as it is that the ammo isn't going away. The panic is slowing down now.

Bill2e
February 13, 2009, 07:42 AM
Not in my Wal-marts, I hhave not seen 22, 9mm, 38/357 at Wal mart since the election.

I did get the last five boxes of federal .308Win for a good price last night

Nimble1
February 13, 2009, 08:08 AM
Was able to find 9 m/m but no 45 at a local WM in south Ft.Myers, FL. First time in a month!

22-rimfire
February 13, 2009, 08:53 AM
I did get the last five boxes of federal .308Win for a good price last night

When this stops, the supply will build up to previous levels. I would imagine Walmart is loving it to a degree as the "shortage" gets more people back to their sporting goods department to check. Then they buy some other things since they are there anyway; fishing lures and other related stuff comes to mind.

Pilot
February 13, 2009, 08:55 AM
I've been shooting a lot of .22 LR lately due to cost and availibility. Plus, I don't have a lot of time to relaod right now. My local Walmart has had Federal and Remington bulk in stock as well as Federal Auto Match along with some other decetn .22's.

MagnumDweeb
February 13, 2009, 08:56 AM
I had to go by a Walmart a couple of days ago and stopped in. They had a ton of .40, plenty of .270 and other hunting rifle rounds, but no .22lr, 9mm, .38 special, etc etc. and someone without credit to say so said that Florida has limited the amount of ammunition that can be shipped into the state. That's what he said he read in the newspaper so I don't place a lot of stock in it. I prefer to order from online in bulk. After shipping the 9mm might cost $10 a box of 50 but it is good quality stuff that can be reloaded to same pressures for about three to four times before going to the scrap yard.

GTFord1
February 13, 2009, 09:02 AM
It never seemed to go anywhere here in central Florida. I've seen all of the most popular ammo around at various shops, including places like Gander Mountain.

CoRoMo
February 13, 2009, 10:55 AM
This isn't the end of anything, just ebbing and flowing.
All stores will receive their orders, but as a few of these post illustrate, the shelves don't stay stocked, they empty with a quickness. Nothing has changed.

UpInSmoke
February 13, 2009, 11:04 AM
I live near 3 wal-marts and ive only seen 9mm 3 times since december and i havent seen any 8.97 UMC .223 since november.

They do have alot of .22, .40, and shotgun.

Texas Moon
February 13, 2009, 11:33 AM
Same here.
Dropped by Wally-World yesterday.
Took a stroll thru the sporting goods section.
They had a small amount of 9mm, 40SW, and .223.
Out of everything else centerfire except the high end hunting rifle ammo.
Talked a few moments with the clerk. He said they had received nine cases of 9mm and it was almost all gone by the time I saw it Thursday morning.
.22LR and shotshells were well stocked.
Its slowly trickling back in.

Delford
February 13, 2009, 11:34 AM
I went to one WM nearest work and found WWB .45 AUTO FMJ for $30/100. I bought a box. I decided to get another yesterday and went back. They hadn't sold one of the 6-8 boxes they have since I was there earlier. I know this because a box had been torn & taped was still there. I refused it the first time but figured I'd take it this time. If I find only 99 cartridges I'll take it back. The other WM by where I live still hasn't restocked.

expvideo
February 13, 2009, 11:44 AM
Ooooo!!! Those aren't the best prices I've ever seen on ammo in my lifetime or anything, but they are lower than they were a couple months ago. That's a really good sign!

CoRoMo
February 13, 2009, 11:48 AM
...all gone by the time I saw it Thursday morning.
...
Its slowly trickling back in.

No, it sounds like it is quickly flying right out.

Duke of Doubt
February 13, 2009, 01:05 PM
.223 is pretty pricey in Maine these days. But it is available, for those who want it. I got into the AR game middle of last year. Hadn't piled up the ammo. Now I'm paying, a little. But I have feelers out, and pick up everyone's old ammo for peanuts when I can.

mpmarty
February 13, 2009, 01:20 PM
Just sold off my 223 ammo. Almost all Wolf 55gr and some Silver Bear 62gr. All in all nearly 1600 rounds. Some in factory boxes and some loose in a bag. Sold the whole mess for twenty five cents a round and glad to get rid of it. No more tiny toy bullets for me. 7.5X55, 7.62X51, 45/70 or it ain't a rifle. I've got one more .223 carbine to sell but I'll wait a while to see if there's a new ban. If so it will just go up in value and I'm in no hurry to unload it. Took it out of my safe to make room for my new 7.62X51 bolt gun and have it stored in a gun bag. The gun show last weekend in Roseburg had tons of ammo for sale, all overpriced. :D

JH225
February 13, 2009, 03:57 PM
Let me know when WWB is $11 a box again...........

I absolutely refuse to pay double the price for ammo from the amount it was just 2-3 years ago.

offthepaper
February 13, 2009, 04:30 PM
Let me know when WWB is $11 a box again...........

I absolutely refuse to pay double the price for ammo from the amount it was just 2-3 years ago.

You might be a one-man protest. Even if prices do come down a bit, I don't think you're going to see prices roll back to '05 prices.

On the other hand, I'd love to be wrong on that one. :D

Jon Coppenbarger
February 13, 2009, 06:08 PM
Been checking the local wal-marts if I am close to one. the last two months ammo at wal-mart here ammo in 9mm, 45acp and 38 has been had to find. Did pick up 3 boxes of the wwb 9mm in the 100 pack for like $18.97 plus tax each. Stopped by to get some pet food at another one today and they had a few boxes of blazer brass 9mm for $8.97 each. They only had 15 boxes left so thats all I bought.

Have been looking for some 45 acp but have not seen any in the last month or so at wal mart.
did spend over 4K on ammo the weekend before last. it was a mix of different calibers but did get like 11k rounds of 7.62 x 39 for $220 to $260 a case. Traded most of it off for cases of other ammo

Shalloe
February 13, 2009, 07:36 PM
If you don't mind me asking, where in CO were you finding 7.62 x 39 for 220 to 260 a case?

Duke of Doubt
February 13, 2009, 07:46 PM
While some of you guys buy all the ammo at Walmart, I've noticed a bunch of other ammo coming out of the woodwork.

Just yesterday I picked up a pile of surplus .45ACP, some date-stamped from WWII, some from Vietnam, at a pawn shop. The other week I found a huge quantitiy of Vietnam-era surplus .30-'06 at another shop which looked like it came off machinegun belts. I just had to get a box. Finally, there's all these "new" brands I've never seen before. "Brown Bear", for example.

ddc
February 13, 2009, 08:26 PM
I haven't checked local prices lately.

But a couple days ago I noticed Natchez had Fed AE 9mm on sale for 9.99. Less than 10? I had to buy some. :)

LeonCarr
February 13, 2009, 09:31 PM
Today I noticed the sporting goods associate at the local Wal-Mart both stocking ammunition in the cabinet and ordering ammunition with one of those electronic gun thingys. Hopefully the trend will continue.

Redneck with a 40
February 13, 2009, 09:37 PM
Wolf 7.62x39 is still very hard to find, and when you do, its $300/case.:barf: I'm very happy I bought 3 cases at $175/case, 2 years ago.:)

easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca
February 13, 2009, 09:45 PM
Just yesterday I picked up a pile of surplus .45ACP, some date-stamped from WWII, some from Vietnam, at a pawn shop. The other week I found a huge quantitiy of Vietnam-era surplus .30-'06 at another shop which looked like it came off machinegun belts.

I've read somewhere that 45 acp WWII ammo was of two varieties, one for the 1911 pistols and the other was for the Thompson submachine gun, the latter is more powerful and can cause damage to 1911 pistols. The .45 acp WWII casings I've seen were plated steel.

The same could be true (pressure wise) for 30-06 cartridges for the Garands vs those for the Browning 30 cal machine guns. Machine guns were built heavier and more robust than garands.

Jon Coppenbarger
February 13, 2009, 10:14 PM
tanners was where I bought it.
I will tell you where I got it. bought like 5 or 6 cases from 10x of wolf. I believe they sold out and left in the early afternoon sat and could of been back home in la by super bowl time if they wanted to. they seem to come to most of the shows at tanners. i think you can ask them to bring a few cases ahead of time i believe if you have there number. it was $220 for everyone. bought 3 cases from the guy by the back door from leadville for $260 each. one wolf and two cases of the hot shot.

bought 2 cases for $250 each along with a case of 9x18 and some other stuff like 5.7x28 oh around 700 or so and alot of norinco 9mm from some dealer I did not know. bought everything he had as far as ammo on his table and he gave me a good deal. also 1 case that was wolf hp with a few of the boxes that were opened and on strippers. also got 500 rounds each of hornady and agilla 17 mach2 for $30 a case of 500 from a young guy by the back toward the food area on the south side row S I believe. he had a nice les baer 45 but I did not have enough left for it. dang!
Get there early and I like to start toward the rear or at least in the middle as most of the dealers it seams up front are at most every show and more of the new guys that have deals are back by the beenie babys and trinkets it seems sometimes, LOL

P90shooter
February 13, 2009, 10:21 PM
must be nice I went to 3 wally worlds here in Ft. Worth and couldnt find 1 box of anything except for 1 box of .32 auto so no help there. I finally ended up going to Cabela's and found the last 2 box's of .45's. Its been slim pickins here lately

CManT1914
February 13, 2009, 10:28 PM
It's about time. I moved to the San Anton area back in September, and the local walmart has been sold out of 9mm since then. :mad: Hopefully they'll start getting some supply in.

model of 1905
February 13, 2009, 10:31 PM
I absolutely refuse to pay double the price for ammo from the amount it was just 2-3 years ago.


I must assume you are a handloader for your plinking needs and bought sufficient self defense ammo 2-3 years ago to last you the rest of your life. If so cool. If not, I suggest you start buying ammo now. It ain't gonna get any cheaper my friend.

Jon Coppenbarger
February 13, 2009, 10:31 PM
can not speak for the ww2 ammo but if it was different it would be marked as such on the boxes. the 30-06 that was the m2 ball is made for anything I believe. the 60's and 70's lake city ammo was used in both the garands and machine guns no difference.

The cmp a few years ago paid Talon while they were still in bussiness to break down machine gun belts of us issue 30-06 lc marked. they boxed all the non tracer rounds in brown boxes of 20 rounds with cmp on front of the box in big print. it said packaged by Talon on one side or the end of the box. they sold out of it that way about 4 years ago.

If you still want cheap 30-06 better get on the band wagon soon as the cmp is like around 2 months behind on shipping. If i remember right you can get a sealed can of 240 rounds in 20 round boxes of greek for $70 and a can of 192 rounds for $60. The 192 round spam can had 4 bandolers of 48 rounds on 6 eight round clips. around $10 a can shipped I think.
wait till its gone and you may think 75 cents to a $1 a round for 223 is cheap.

Blueduck
February 13, 2009, 10:47 PM
It ain't gonna get any cheaper my friend.-model of 1905

Maybe so, but tell that to the guys I sold the dozen+ used Glock 19 mags for $75 each 2 weeks before the assualt weapons ban expired a few years back.... :neener:

Metal prices have fallen tremendously in the last 6 months (though I understand that it does take a long time for that to work through the system for various reasons), and I'm betting the "Obama panic" won't last forever.

Maybe it's being an optimist, or maybe it's the 3,000 40 S/W cases sitting under my deask, but I'm betting on cheaper ammo in six months.

CManT1914
February 13, 2009, 10:49 PM
but I'm betting on cheaper ammo in six months.

...god I hope so... lol

Redneck with a 40
February 13, 2009, 11:26 PM
Fortunately I reload my pistol calibers, 38 spl, 357 mag, and 40 S&W. I have plenty of ammo for those calibers. 7.62x39 is my achilles heel, I rely on factory ammo, but I have a stockpile, so I'm not worried right now.

Schuey2002
February 13, 2009, 11:35 PM
Whenever I stop by Wallyville of late, I'll ask the salesperson to check the list to see what they have coming in on the truck that day. They keep "the list" right next to the cash register, so it's not like a big deal for them to look it over and see what is coming in.

Today they got in a bunch of Federal Value Packed .223, .45ACP, .22LR VP's, .40S&W and a bunch of other Fudd rounds. While I didn't see any 9mm sitting in the display, I asked if they would look in the locked drawer over in the corner. Sure enough they had one box that got "misplaced." So, I had to snag it... :)

Tyrannosaurus
February 14, 2009, 02:32 AM
A fella showed up at my range today with several boxes of 9mm Monarch Brass. It's not in a green box anymore, it's in a red box. A few months ago, it was 8.99 a box. Now it is around 10.99 a box.

I only see this brand sold at Academy. I'm really glad it's back around, because the only other option is Winchester white box (when it's available), at about 13.99 per box.

There is absolutely no shortage of brass. I'm convinced that ammo companies are holding back on their supply to increase demand.

I wish some newer ammo companies would come around and give these guys a run for their money. It's obvious that the raw materials are incredulously cheap compared to the retail price.

DAVIDSDIVAD
February 14, 2009, 04:40 AM
All of the .45acp at the wal marts in Corpus Christi, tx had jumped up to $23 for 50 rounds, IF they even had any in stock.
So when I went to the wal mart in Kingsville, and found 4 boxes of Blazer Brass for $16, I bought all four boxes they had there.

It's actually really nice looking ammo.

I hope they have more when I go back next week.

nathan
February 14, 2009, 06:52 AM
The gun and ammo dealers love the craze going on. It makes for good business.

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