January 25, 2010, 09:28 PM
So I been going to wally world for some time and i usually check the ammo to see if they have anything i can use. I find it predictable but unfortunate that I can find allot of .223 UMC, always 40 S&W, and even sometimes 9mm but they are now sold out of .22lr. ALL THE TIME! This sucks I am addicted to my rimefires and I guess now everyone else is too. I try and stay away from the big stores, ie cabelas, bass pro, etc fro .22lr but they are the only ones who have it now.:scrutiny:

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January 25, 2010, 09:30 PM
Same where I live. Both wal-marts near where I live only have .22 shorts. :(

January 25, 2010, 09:51 PM
Same where I live. Both wal-marts near where I live only have .22 shorts.
I used to buy 36 shorts at Walmart before I gained weight! Sorry, just couldn't resist!:neener:

January 25, 2010, 09:57 PM
Are there any small non chain gunshops where you fellas live? Here there are still hardware stores that sell ammo. Go into the chainstores 100 times and you're still a stranger, go in and spend 10 bucks a week in the small guys places and in a month you're sitting down drinking coffee and bulling about guns.

January 25, 2010, 10:07 PM
yah there is the gun shop I buy most my guns at. they just want way too much for their ammo. For instance, 9mm UMC 50 rnd box walmart-12.49, cabelas-14.99 local shops-19.99. its like that across the board they want 25.99 for fed bulk .22lr at my local shop, Its 15.87 or so at walmart. I know what your talking about small shops and bsing about guns and thats cool but im the guy who is in and out, minimal talk. On top of that some of the guys, and girls at local shops here are know-it-alls and i dont fair well with that.

January 25, 2010, 10:07 PM
I buy all of my ammo here:

January 25, 2010, 10:14 PM
I try not to buy ammo online as i live in Illinois with all of its stupid a## laws and rules.

January 25, 2010, 10:33 PM
hmm I never buy 22lr online, but I do buyout walmart whenever I get a chance.

I guess I am the problem not the solution. But I wont be runnin out of ammo anytime soon like I did last year.

January 26, 2010, 02:52 AM
The few times in the last year I have seen .22 lr at Walmart, I couldn't get anyone to sell it to me. Funny how Obama has made the stuff so hard to come by. I had 10K of the CCI Blaser on backorder since March of last year with Sportmans Guide. They finally delivered it last month. Fortunately they still sold it to me at the March price!! So I'm set for now.

January 26, 2010, 03:03 AM
In Fort Smith Arkansas you can find entire pallets of the stuff. I mean literally a 4'x4x4' pallet of nothing but .22,

January 26, 2010, 10:45 AM
I still check the three nearby Walmarts, but it's more miss than hit when it comes to finding any bulk pack .22s, either Federal or Winchester. Whenever they do get some in, it's usually just one or two cases, and it's gone in rather short order. At least they still limit how many you can buy with each trip.

January 26, 2010, 10:55 AM
It's been awhile since I bought ammo at a discount store, but I remember going to K-Mart once for .22s. They had bricks that were intended to be broken up to sell boxes of 50 so they were marked with the per-box price ($1.50?). The dumb clerk didn't know that bricks could be broken up so he charged me the single box price for the whole brick! :D

I'm sorry I didn't buy more than the 3 I grabbed, but I didn't want to call attention to what was happening.

January 26, 2010, 10:57 AM
I bought 5,000 rounds in a Bass Pro in SC a few weeks ago.

January 26, 2010, 07:16 PM
I haven't seen any .22 ammo at any of the WallyWorlds I frequent in the state for months and months now. I routinely check three different stores in different parts of the state, and all of them are belly-up when it comes to .22s, either bulk or Mini-mags. The last time I saw any at a Walmart store, now that I think about it, was two Christmases ago.

January 26, 2010, 07:39 PM
Well i went today and found some. It was Remington Thunderbolts, dirty little buggers. I still bought 10 boxes of it, for 1.95 a pack. That will keep me busy for a while.:D

January 26, 2010, 07:42 PM
No 22 in NC either .

January 26, 2010, 07:44 PM
I just bought 2 bricks of CCI Blaser from my local gunshop, they sold for the same price as the Federal bulk pack at WM was last week.

January 26, 2010, 08:16 PM
Walmart has been hit or miss. I do find bulk packs occasionally and CCI LR's. But the Federal stuff is hard to find and sells quickly when they stock it. Remington 22 ammo last longer, but it gets bought too and then they complain about it. I'm not going to run out anytime soon, but I do routinely check the Sporting Goods Department when I am in Walmart for 22 ammo.

January 27, 2010, 02:33 AM
My walmart usually does have 22 ammo, but they are almost always out of Federal bulk packs. I just wasted my money of some crappy Winchester bulk last time

Every other kind of 22 ammo I try just flat sucks. Lots of duds. Of course most of the guns I shoot are 50 years old, but Federal runs and fires just fine and everything else creates problems.

January 27, 2010, 03:48 AM
It's a trade off, the small shops don't buy the ammo a truckload at a time so their prices start higher than the retail price @ Wally world. The Know it Alls do get on my nerves too, so I avoid their shops...seems like they're so insecure they have to spout anything, the scary part is they actually believe what they're saying. Brrrrr.

January 27, 2010, 04:53 AM
our local Walmarts were the same way for a while, but now they have plenty of 22lr in bulk, just no cci mini mags.

January 27, 2010, 12:44 PM
I remember when you could buy .22s at 7-11; shotgun shells, too!

January 27, 2010, 12:50 PM
I have not seen any Fed bulk in Wm for months. I finally found some .22LR in WM last week. THunderbolts. I got a couple boxes.

January 27, 2010, 12:55 PM
Yesterday at Walmart they had 600 mini-mags. "Yes sir, I'll take 400 of them. Wait, my wife isn't looking? Make that 600."

January 27, 2010, 01:29 PM
www.cheaperthandirt.com has some awesome ammo deals as well.

January 27, 2010, 02:03 PM
Remember when Wallyworld sold the 550 round valu pac of Federal and Remington for around eight bucks??
Well, every time I went in to get something else, I bought a box and squirreled it away!! Now that the ammunition famine is upon us, I'm set!! In fact, I'm think'in about take'n the Rugers out to the range and blasting off a couple hundred rounds!! :neener:

January 27, 2010, 02:10 PM
i've never understood why folks who really like shooting their .22lrs only buy a couple of boxes or even a brick at a time...maybe they just like going to the store.

i just makes so much sense to me to buy at least 5000 rounds at a time, when i find a good price, and have it shipped to the house

January 27, 2010, 03:42 PM
It has been over a year since I have seen any .22 rimfire in Wallyworld. I bought 15,000 rounds of Federal Champion from them the day John McCain got the nomination, sure am glad I did. :)

January 27, 2010, 04:24 PM
I buy 90% of my ammo on line and dropped at my front door. Too bad some countys in Illinois ammo has to be ordered thru a FFL. I think California just past something like that too for the future.

Alaska No Ammo
Brooklyn, NY No Ammo
Chicago, IL No Ammo without a FFL
Cook County, IL No Ammo without a FFL
Hawaii No Ammo
Los Angeles, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Massachusetts, NY No Ammo
Manhattan No Ammo
New York City, NY No Ammo
Orange County, CA No Ammo without a FFL
San Francisco, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Sacramento, CA No Ammo without a FFL
Washington D.C. No Ammo
APO & FPO Address No Ammo
PO. Boxes No Ammo

Everyone needs a hord.

January 27, 2010, 05:16 PM
Well the local wal marts around here have the win 555 for 17 bucks and are always in stock. I still remember 8 bucks a box and realy wish I had stocked up!

January 27, 2010, 05:18 PM
i buy it when they got it

normally just 1 to 2 packs

January 27, 2010, 07:52 PM
$26 dollars a brick for CCI SV at Dick's. WM hasn't had any when I went in for over a year. Don't really want to buy 5k of something I haven't fired before. Seems kind of a waste.

(For instance, my CZ452 likes the CCI SV, but my Neos likes something with a little more. I had a FTF shooting on the Neos with the CCI, but the report sounded just a tad weaker than the others. Only FTF or FTE I've had in about 2k rounds.)

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