Walmart reloading supplies in Texas


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fields
July 1, 2010, 06:26 PM
I have heard that some Walmarts in Texas sell reloading supplies. Would anyone let me know if the Walmart in your area has reloading supplies. What is typically available now? Are their prices reasonable compared to Grafs, Midway, etc.?

richard

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pcwirepro
July 1, 2010, 07:00 PM
Well I hope that comes west. Just what I need... Chinese powder and primers.
I can hardly wait.

ccjcc81
July 1, 2010, 07:05 PM
:D Funny

Drthelongshot
July 1, 2010, 07:08 PM
None in Northwest Arkansas, But I wish they did.

Chas.
July 1, 2010, 08:27 PM
The Walmart nearest me here in E. Tennessee sells a limited amount of reloading products - a half dozen types of powders, CCI primers (when they can get them), popular size bullets and brass. Most of the products are targeted at the "deer rifle" community.

GP100man
July 1, 2010, 08:41 PM
2 in my area removed firearms & related items , not even a camoflaged or orange hat !!!!!

1 is stocked to the hilt but not with reloading supplies , YET !!!

oneounceload
July 1, 2010, 09:11 PM
One of the three wally's here in my spot of Florida sells reloading supplies....prices are OK - not great, not bad........all depends on how you buy - if you're a bulk buyer, buying powder in 8# jugs, primers by the 5000, etc......Graf's and others have better prices. If you're looking for 1# of powder, 1 bags of wads, etc. for new load development, they'll save you any hazmat or shipping.......

Vacek
July 1, 2010, 09:37 PM
Loveland and Fort ollins Colorado each have one. Prices are typical to local Sportsmans World.

shibbykins
July 1, 2010, 09:42 PM
el paso tx is a big negative

greyling22
July 1, 2010, 09:43 PM
I've been to walmarts all over texas and have never seen any, though I"ve heard that rumor too. most of what I see is walmarts not carrying guns anymore.

bds
July 1, 2010, 09:52 PM
Some Walmarts in Northern California near Oregon border carry limited reloading supplies.

calaverasslim
July 1, 2010, 10:04 PM
Rumour control has it that the wally world in NE San Antonio is going to start carryin reloading supplies. Just waiting to see it.

jdh
July 1, 2010, 10:07 PM
Abilene did last time I was there.

DIM
July 1, 2010, 10:27 PM
Nothing in NY :-) but I seen powders for muzzle loaders and bullets for them...

Rottweiler
July 1, 2010, 10:49 PM
My experience has been pretty much like Greyling22's

Have never seen reloading supplies in any walmart I've been in. In Texas or anywhere else.

04whtrubicon
July 1, 2010, 11:06 PM
San Angelo Walmart has a limited selection. Thats the only one i have noticed.

BluBob
July 2, 2010, 02:14 AM
Fountain, CO Wal*Mart sells quality stuff. Speer and Lyman manuals, RCBS starter kit with the single stage, 5-0-5, measure, block, ect. Individual RCBS components like impact pullers and funnels are available there. They also sell primers, powder, and rifle bullets. The Big R farm supply store in Fountain sells the same as well as guns and holsters.

qajaq59
July 2, 2010, 09:30 AM
They sell some BP stuff here but that's about it.

moxie
July 2, 2010, 09:41 AM
I've seen nothing in Erath or Tarrant counties.

ReloaderFred
July 2, 2010, 11:33 AM
The one in Susanville, CA (Northern part of the state) had Red Dot (8# kegs) and Unique (1# bottles), shotgun wads and shot when I stopped there on my way through on Wednesday. Shot was $49.95 a bag. None of the Wal-Marts in Western Oregon that I've been in carry reloading supplies any longer.

Hope this helps.

PS: The Sportsman's Warehouse in Medford had a good supply of powder, bullets and Primers last week, and the Sportsman's Warehouse in Reno, NV had an even better supply, but neither had any Winchester 231 or Reloder 7 in stock.

ForneyRider
July 2, 2010, 04:30 PM
Brady, TX Wal-Mart has reloading supplies. RCBS tools, Alliant and Hodgdon powders, Hornady, Nosler bullets.

BTP
July 2, 2010, 04:38 PM
Nothing at the ones I've been to in Houston. (Meyerland, Pearland, Dunvalle, 45 S. & Beltway) It'd be nice though.

Sam Adams
July 2, 2010, 05:31 PM
Rumour control has it that the wally world in NE San Antonio is going to start carryin reloading supplies. Just waiting to see it.

Which one - DeZevala, 1604 & 281, other? I wouldn't mind for some things, though I still like to support either the local Mom & Pops or a place like Grafs that is truly pro-gun.

aerod1
July 2, 2010, 06:21 PM
I had just as soon they stay out of the reloading business. I'll buy my reloading equipment and components elsewhere.

pcwirepro
July 2, 2010, 06:35 PM
I had just as soon they stay out of the reloading business. I'll buy my reloading equipment and components elsewhere.


I feel the same way. I don't need Wally's putting my little Gallensons in UT out of business.
Only slightly related... I bought a little 3-tined rake at the Hom% De*ot the other day. After getting it home I noticed the sticker said "made in France". WOW! We even import rakes.

Hondo 60
July 2, 2010, 06:42 PM
The local Wally Worlds in NE Wisconsin don't have any reloading supplies.
They have ammo, cleaning kits & Hoppe's No 9 & stuff but no powders, primers or bullets.

Rokman
July 2, 2010, 07:34 PM
Non in the DFW area that I have seen.

calaverasslim
July 2, 2010, 07:38 PM
I have been told the Wally World across from rolling oaks mall at 1604 and Nacogdoches is the one

azar
July 2, 2010, 09:18 PM
Gallensons...my favorite reloading shop. No way Walmart would ever put Gallensons out of business. Never seen a more comprehensive supply of reloading gear than at Gallensons. Reasonable prices and knowledgeable staff too. The three local Walmarts around me carry reloading supplies. One small little shelf of it. A whopping total of 6 powders. Gallensons has basically the entire line of powders available in the U.S. Walmart would have grow their reloading section a lot before Gallensons need fear.

It's a specialized hobby and not something the masses get into. It's not something Walmart can buy cheaper in China either. I see it as a niche they can't fill. The only time I've ever bought anything from Walmart was when others were out of stock of RL-22 (I bought a whopping one pound) and the Hornady #7 manual. I'd rather shop at a specialized store fore reloading supplies and I'm betting that most reloaders would too.

That said, it IS nice to have as a backup (if the carry what you are looking for).

pcwirepro
July 2, 2010, 11:52 PM
azar,

The three local Walmarts around me carry reloading supplies.

In Utah? Never seen such a thing.

Quoheleth
July 2, 2010, 11:55 PM
The three WM's closest to me in NE Harris county (i.e., Houston) haven't carried any reloading supplies. The few times i visited the WM in Liberty there haven't been any. I haven't been to the one up in Porter, but they are the only WM left within an easy driving distance that still sells firearms --- they MIGHT sell reloading components.

I was surprised that at the height of the ammo shortage, two local Academy stores frequently had primers.

Moral: you never know what will show up at a big box store...or what will disappear...

Q

bluetopper
July 3, 2010, 10:29 AM
I bet it's up to the individual store manager to carry reloading supplies or not???

I've never seen any in any W-Mart.

HOWARD J
July 3, 2010, 10:40 AM
Wally world in our area has joined Sears & K-mart---they stopped selling guns & ammo.
Keeps our local gun shop happy.................

qajaq59
July 3, 2010, 11:16 AM
I bet it's up to the individual store manager to carry reloading supplies or not??? I seriously doubt that..... Individual managers don't even control the thermostats in their own stores. It's all done from a central location.

nitetrane98
July 3, 2010, 12:03 PM
I seriously doubt that..... Individual managers don't even control the thermostats in their own stores. It's all done from a central location.


That's my take as well but it's obvious that if some WMs have reloading supplies then the stuff is in the WM system. Would be interesting to know what the criteria is. I wonder how much, if any, customer request it would take to get a local WM to stock components?
I ask them to stock 10mm everytime I buy ammo at WM. They haven't yet. They say, "We can't get it." It's not like WM doesn't have the stroke to get anything they want to put on their shelves. They sure find a way to put some relatively obscure rifle ammo on the shelf.

The clerks at my local WM are just key carriers. The management might think it requires a bit more knowledge it they had to stock components.

c919
July 3, 2010, 12:18 PM
I'm in East TN and I've never seen any reloading supplies in any of the Walmarts around here. Hell, they don't even sell guns anymore.

bluetopper
July 3, 2010, 04:57 PM
Yes, there might be some knowledge liability. Some clerk might tell somebody Bullseye is what he needs to load 30-06.:eek:
Just a thought?

qajaq59
July 3, 2010, 08:31 PM
Hell, they don't even sell guns anymore. Wal Mart kowtows to the antis when they are in a location where there's a lot of liberals. Too bad, but money is money........

azar
July 3, 2010, 10:32 PM
pcwirepro,

Centerville Utah, Layton Utah, and Riverdale Utah Walmarts all carry limited reloading supplies. Don't expect anything like Sportsmans or Gallensons though. It's just been a small shelf or two with bullets for the most common calibers, 6 powders, some brass, limited RCBS dies and gear. I've never seen primers in stock and don't know if they even carry them.

I seriously doubt that..... Individual managers don't even control the thermostats in their own stores. It's all done from a central location.
I would have to disagree. When I purchased the Hornady #7 manual from Walmart the manager remarked that the reloading supplies didn't sell well and he was considering dropping them. (That was pre-Obama/component shortage).

Col. Plink
July 3, 2010, 10:40 PM
WalMart in Cedar Park, TX (NW of Austin) sells guns... no reloading supp's taht I know of...

goste
July 4, 2010, 02:37 PM
The WM in Brownwood does not, However I was in a Midland WM, and I was shocked at the amount of reloadind stuff they carried......

Otto
July 4, 2010, 04:16 PM
WalMart in Cedar Park, TX (NW of Austin) sells guns... no reloading supp's taht I know of...And they make you show proof of age to buy ammo even if you're 60.
I watched them ask a cop for proof of age, he walked out...typical walmart droids.

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