people stealing one round at a time


July 25, 2009, 03:31 PM
At academy they are selling ammo cheaper because there is a round or two missing from theft. I mean i dont like the ammo prices today but i wouldnt steal.

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July 25, 2009, 03:32 PM
Damn cartridge collectors anyway!


July 25, 2009, 03:52 PM
At academy they are selling ammo cheaper because there is a round or two missing from theft. I mean i dont like the ammo prices today but i wouldnt steal.
maybe they only need one:(

They should start selling cartridges individually, that’s how I bought back when I was a poor kid:)

But still stilling is wrong.

July 25, 2009, 04:04 PM
I got a box of .30-30 for free when somebody returned a box with three shells missing.

Nicest thing my manager ever did for me.

Now if only I had a a rifle chambered for it...

July 25, 2009, 04:11 PM
Barney Fife is hording ammo again?


July 25, 2009, 04:16 PM
Darn thing is that at today's prices, stealing one bullet gets you pretty close to over-the-misdemeanor line!


July 25, 2009, 04:30 PM
Who says its crazy? Here is an item I recently sold on Gunbroker:


July 25, 2009, 04:50 PM
scottaschultz whats up with that? explain pls.

July 25, 2009, 05:08 PM
"If the final selling price of this pristine example of Federal ammunition exceeds $1.00, I will spilt all the money in excess of $1.00 with the Charity Drive."

It sold for $5, so 80% of it went to charity. While it's still incredulous, at least there was some good.

July 25, 2009, 06:08 PM
My brother was in a gunshop several years ago and overheard the following conversation.

Customer: " DO you carry 357 Sig ammo."

Clerk: " Yes we do, how much do you want to buy."

Customer: "Lets see, I have 1 mag that holds 13 rounds and another that holds 10.... I'll take 23 rounds."

July 25, 2009, 07:02 PM

That’s hilarious. Obviously a satire on the availability and price of ammunition.

July 25, 2009, 08:02 PM
My local Wal-mart has the ammo on the shelf for anyone to handle. It would be easy for someone to take a few rounds out of the Winchester 100 round 9mm boxes.

July 25, 2009, 08:18 PM
My walmart doesn't, it's all behind the counter. Sportsmans' Warehouse has shelves of ammo, with the columns all marked; "DO NOT OPEN BOXES!!" but there's always someone standing there with an open box.

July 25, 2009, 08:22 PM
I got nailed by the bullet gremlin.

Bought a box of 45 Long Colt at Cabela's (Only place I could find any)

When I got home, I discovered some no good, ^%&#*er &^%ing, thieving, ^%&8ard had taken four bullets out and resealed the tape over the box flap.

Why four?

Always open the box and check.

July 25, 2009, 08:48 PM
While shopping at Dick's sporting goods one day i picked up a $50 box of Winchester XP3 ammo in .300 win mag. I have been burned before so I opened the box before making the purchase. What was inside was 20 rounds of remmy core-lok 7mm mag. I showed my findings to the clerk and the little bastard basically accused me of stealing them. :fire:

July 25, 2009, 09:05 PM
At Gander Mountain I found an open box of shotgun shells with one missing. Took it to the clerk and he said it happens all the time. Weird.

July 25, 2009, 09:12 PM
I see the point of that "one bullet" auction - but I would like to meet the stunned knob who actually paid $5 for one .22 round!

July 25, 2009, 10:08 PM
i remember when i was 6 i stole one round of .308 ammo that was relatively cheap from wal mart. but i got so filled up with guilt that i took it back and apologized with almost tears to the clerk. it looked like it took all of what he could do to keep from laughing.
ah... i miss the old innocent days...
but still, its pretty pathetic.

July 25, 2009, 10:32 PM
The mud monster, at about four, stole several earrings from a local department store. Retail value about $5, total.... She was helped to apologize :) - the wife and I drove her over there and took her inside.

My guess about the single rounds is kids, or somebody who's stealing one round from 20 packages.... The latter makes some kind of sense, but is probably more dangerous than just pocketing a whole box, depending on the security setup....

My favorite gun pusher keeps all of his ammunition behind the counter. Packaging errors at the factory are always possible, of course, but not "us". He won't usually take returns, either, except one time when one of the guys sold me the wrong thing, and we both checked the contents before he accepted it.



July 26, 2009, 01:49 AM
Soda Monkey,

So true, I think we all did something like that. But regardless, you were stealing ammo, so much cooler than beer or cancer sticks. My pinnacle was probably something like Big League Chew.

July 26, 2009, 02:56 AM
remember, for a while now bullets and guns are all the rage in fashion as a way to be 'ironic'

I am on Yahoo Answers and someone is always asking about how to pull a bullet out the case and 'make it safe' to be used as a necklace or ear-ring.

I expect these kids and young adults are getting the ammo by stealing singles and doubles from boxes.

(as far as how I answer such questions I normally reply with:
-even if you 'deactivate' the ammo before making it into jewelry, any place you take that jewelery where you can't take ammo or guns, expect to have it taken and be given the fifth degree and treated as if it were live ammo
-put it in a gun and shoot it, then keep the case and make a dummy bullet
-if you don't have access to a gun, go to the shooting range and simply ask the owner if you can have a few brass cases for $1.00...the vast majority will let you.
-even if you manage to pull the bullet out with a pliers you will probably ding the case all up, and you still have the primer, so you STILL have live ammo. If going to a range to get empty brass is too much of a hassle, just buy premade 'bullet jewelery' rather than risk making your own.

July 26, 2009, 03:24 AM
Barney Fife hahahah your killing me

July 26, 2009, 06:42 AM
The really incredible part was that the bid was up to $.70 before it became a charity drive. Actually I never sent the guy the round and we both agreed to send RFC $5.00.


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