SO - What Ammo Is Still On The Shelves?


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CA Raider
March 9, 2013, 02:40 PM
The current ammo shortage is not exactly new news.

But the purpose of this thread is for folks to report what boxes of ammo are still sitting on the shelves of their local outdoors/hunting store. It would be interesting to find out what hasn't been bought up in the nationwide mad panic.

For this thread ... let's focus on rifle ammo.
I will post a corresponding thread on the handguns section.

CA R

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Kachok
March 9, 2013, 02:48 PM
270, 30-06, 243, 12ga, 38 Special are on the shelves here.
308, 223, 9mm, 40 S&W, 22LR and 45 ACP are hard to come across, I know a place where I can get them at a fair price but you have to be there when the trick arrives because they will never see the shelf.
Think finding ammo is tough try finding a pound of IMR 4064, Varget, or a brick of Fed 210M Primers.

CA Raider
March 9, 2013, 03:06 PM
thanks ... by the way - post where you are.
It's possible the ammo shortage is affecting people differently around the USA.

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Kachok
March 9, 2013, 03:08 PM
Deep South Alabama.

rcmodel
March 9, 2013, 03:08 PM
Walmart today had 4 boxes of CCI .22 Short and 3 boxes of CCI .22 WMR.
Also 5 boxes of 12 ga hunting loads.

That was it.

rc

Shanghai McCoy
March 9, 2013, 03:16 PM
North Topeka Walmart had '06,270 ammo and some other basic huntung loads and calibers Thursday as well as shotgun shells aplenty. Rimfire was scarce with just some 22 shorts and 22WMR on the shelf.

GCMkc
March 9, 2013, 03:33 PM
KCMO Wal-Mart by my house was empty as of yesterday. All they had was some .243.

I did however score 20 boxes of Winchester 5.56 (55gr) for $160 from a local guy. He had some more Israeli 62gr 5.56 and 13 more boxes of the Winchester. Foolishly, I didn't buy it all. After I bought the 20 boxes he jumped the price on his ad from $8 to $12 a box.

MAJOR SCORE! :D

WoodchuckAssassin
March 9, 2013, 03:46 PM
The walmart around here has 270, 7mm Rem. Mag, 300 mag, and 243. There is no 357/38 special or 45 at Walmart, but the local shops seem to have plenty of American Eagle 45acp laying around. Good news for my 1911, but bad news for my 686 :(

newglockguy
March 9, 2013, 04:24 PM
Off the top of my head at my work we have some .38 Special, some stupidly expensive .357, .270, .243, some 30-30, 30-06, 7.62x54r. I'm in Tempe, Az

jim243
March 9, 2013, 04:32 PM
Cabela's in Hoffman Estates still has a lot of shotgun ammo on the shelves, but slugs and buck mostly in 20 gauge. Some 9mm and 38 special. Need to check often since the ammo sells quickly.

Jim

frankenstein406
March 9, 2013, 04:45 PM
They just got in hornady 22mag and that all sold.
17 lots
308 got a little bit back in
3006 ^^
22 short

Okay selection just seems hit and miss.

Gander has everything pretty much but priced higher.

swiftak
March 9, 2013, 04:56 PM
Around here I'm seeing some .45 acp, some 9mm, more .380s. Bought 2 boxes of 357 sig this morning. I could have bought more. Alot of 38s and .357 mags on the shelves. Seeing all the rifle calibers except the 223s or 5.56s.

stsimons
March 9, 2013, 05:20 PM
I'm seeing 30-30, 270, 243, and a little 30.06, basically the main deer hunting calibers.

The_Armed_Therapist
March 9, 2013, 05:56 PM
I'm always shocked how much .30-06 is on the shelves. I was at a large store the other day--one kind of .308, and it was almost gone... $39.99/20. There were about 2 dozen brands of .30-06 fully stocked. Makes me feel silly going with a PTR91 over an M1 Garand because the .308 is cheaper (more mil-surp stuff) and more available.

beatledog7
March 9, 2013, 06:05 PM
Yesterday my favorite LGS had every cartridge except 22LR. But almost no powder.

wraith56
March 9, 2013, 11:33 PM
The big box store I visited had all their normal centerfire rifle calibers including milsurps. rimfire ammo was limited to shorts and 22 magnum. Pistol calibers were really out. Only cowboy loads of 38spc and 45 colt left.

PhotoBiker
March 9, 2013, 11:42 PM
7.65 Argentine is readily available.

Guess what I shot today?

Kachok
March 9, 2013, 11:59 PM
People are more worried about the SHTF calibers then old mil-surp or hunting cartridges. Things are going back to normal now though, saw 45 ACP on the shelf today and 223 last week, reloading supplies are still a little slim though since there are a BUNCH of new reloaders out there since this scare, still cannot find any suitable 308 or 223 powders anywhere, good thing I have a nice stash :)

Smith357
March 10, 2013, 12:07 AM
Anthing non NATO or ComBlok is still plentiful. Plebty of 06, .243, .270, et et

TCBPATRIOT
March 10, 2013, 12:16 AM
I've noticed that here in west TN ammo is starting to become more available a little higher priced than it was but I also have been going around to the smaller ffl guys to find what I've been able to. I've been able to find all the calibers I need by taking a "path less travelled" approach. I'm not patient enough or even have the time to sit around waiting for the big box stores to unload their shipments

Takem406
March 10, 2013, 12:18 AM
Everything in several stores here. Though a few are getting low...

In God and Glock we Trust

CantHitSquat
March 10, 2013, 12:37 AM
Plenty here in Flemming Co. Kentucky. Anything you want, but price is climbed 33% or so since november on Nato rifle and all handgun. .22 is scarce oddly enough.

Arkansas Paul
March 10, 2013, 12:51 AM
Wally World here had .22 short, .22 WMR along with the standard rifle rounds (.270 .30-06 .30-30 etc).
No .22 lr, .223, 9mm, .40, .45 acp to be found.

Paper_Zombie
March 10, 2013, 01:21 AM
All of the ammo available to me is unfortunately not the ones I use, so I don't pay heavy attention, but it seems like .270 and 30-30 are almost always there, and 12 ga. in all variety except buckshot and slugs.

Saw a couple boxes of .38 special today though (which I have a use for), but it was HD rounds at about $.75 a round. Not paying that.

Happened to get lucky the other night and hit Wally-World just as they got a shipment in, and scored two boxes of Winchester white-box .40 S&W. Haven't seen it actually on the shelf in about two months though.

In North Carolina, btw.

(Edit) Oh...for those in the area, .410 slugs are readily available, however. So...if you've got one, stock up. You may appreciate them. (FYI, I go after slugs only because I can use them at indoor ranges)

Skylerbone
March 10, 2013, 01:43 AM
Rifle ammo here in Eastern Iowa: Walmart has 7 or 8 boxes of .22 ratshot, about a dozen boxes of .17HMR. Gander Mountain's rifle ammo isle was, as of last week, featuring 30cal. Surplus ammo cans (all empty storage cans) and .17HMR spanning the entire length of the top shelf, approx. 25 ft. in a single line. Think I spotted a returned/damaged box of 22-250 and another in .303 Local gunshow today had ammo in boxes I haven't seen since the '80s piled on every table. Specials seen were 5.56 tracers priced at $400/420 and a $60 box of Fiocchi FMJ 50 rounds. Also spotted a $36 box of MiniMags with the old packaging. Sad.

Good news is my basement has plenty in all calibers, thousands of bullets, several dozen pounds of powder and, as of yesterday, another 800 or so pieces of 5.56 brass to add to the pile.

meanmrmustard
March 10, 2013, 10:50 AM
My LGS has literally everything: 223, 308, 9, 45, 22 LR.

But, not much and they are not your "nicer" brands.

Im loving going into the shop and buying 6.5x55 and 54R in large quantities, as I have everything else already!

HKGuns
March 10, 2013, 11:09 AM
I bought two boxes of 5.7x28 ammo just yesterday at a very reasonable price point.

CA Raider
March 10, 2013, 01:17 PM
interesting response.
it looks like the standard deer calibers and some of the unusual hunting calibers didn't get touched. as someone else said ... it seems like people have raided the NATO ammo and the 9 mm, 40 mm ammo.

I heard yesterday from a friend that a Gov't buyer had come to some of the major survival/surplus stores in Los Angeles and bought up ALL of their survival rations. All the dehydrated food. So some of these supplies are gone for at least several weeks. It probably doesn't affect the whole country ... but did affect some major outlets here. I've got no idea what's going on.

but it's good to know that the basic deer calibers can still be obtained in some parts of the country.

BTW ... at Turners Outdoorsman in Los Angeles the only ammo sitting on the shelf here is a few boxes of 45 acp and shotgun shells. That's it folks.

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Enderg
March 10, 2013, 06:04 PM
Hit the Bass Pro in Holywood Fl, they had shotgun rounds galore. Nothing but 17hmr and odd ball sizes,

BigN
March 10, 2013, 06:19 PM
About all I can get here at our local Walmart are trap shells.

Bobson
March 10, 2013, 06:27 PM
I'm in Phoenix. All I've seen are .270 Win, .30-06, and .17 HMR almost every time I hit a store with ammo. That's the only rifle ammo I've seen in the last three months.

12 gauge #5, 6, 7.5, and 8 shot are widely available for shotguns.

44 Special for handguns.

I haven't seen anything else since late December.

heeler
March 10, 2013, 06:33 PM
I am still seing 30-06,280 Remington,300 Savage,and 270 with pretty regular frequency.
And on pistol ammo 45 ACP.

USMC8541
March 10, 2013, 06:37 PM
375 H&H is available in MASS

CA Raider
March 10, 2013, 08:15 PM
You know ... just taking this thread by itself .... there's an awfully good argument for having one rifle at home chambered in 243, 270 or 30-06 :-)

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JVaughn
March 10, 2013, 08:19 PM
270, 7mm, 30-06, and 22-250 are pretty available at Walmart here, LGS have some selection of most other calibers but no Walmart prices of course. No one in my area that I am aware of has 22LR, 9mm or 5.56 x 45.

East Tennessee

TexAg
March 11, 2013, 12:45 AM
Yep, lots of .270, .30-06 and .243. Not much .308 and even less .22lr and .223 (though one LGS has some PMC for $29/20).

rxspeed88
March 11, 2013, 02:37 PM
It seems as though that Western NC is where everything gets sold out at high prices. You cant find .22 lr around here for less than 40 a brick. .45s are 28-30 for hardball. 9s are 14-16 a box. NO .223 or 7.62 for less than a dollar per round (when you can find it). Shotgun shells are still on the shelves.

Primers, powder and projectiles are rare as hens teeth.

mach1.3
March 11, 2013, 03:10 PM
.22LR is hard to come by here in Houston. The shelves at Walmart are bare.
Some .22-250 Winchester VarmintX available and shotgun shells--that's it.
I've looked around at other places and can find .22LR but CCI MM is very rare and all ammo is limited quantities and 1 box max/cus. Most online backorders are mid-August delivery???? I'm not an ammo hoarder, just wonder when the madness will end---not really sure why these shortages came about? If you see what you want--buy it on the spot.

VegasAR15
March 11, 2013, 03:12 PM
17HMR, 30.06, 22-250 seems to be all that I really ever see at my walmart.

ElPasoCounty
March 11, 2013, 03:25 PM
.243, .270, 7MM, .30-06, .300 WM, and a host of other "less popular"...like .416 Rem Mag, .303 British, 7MM STW.

Ive seen .45 Long Colt, and premium .44 REM Mag.

Hokkmike
March 11, 2013, 04:45 PM
LGS (in southern Bradford County PA) has adequate 7.62x29, 7.62X54r, .22 mag, and some .22. All of the popular pistol cartridges are available. What is missing is the AR ammo.

sammass
March 11, 2013, 10:23 PM
IF you can determine the delivery schedule and IF the store is not gouging the price, you can obtain reasonable but limited ammo. Or if you have credentials, look up the CMP site for Sales and order from them. You are not going to wait longer and the ammo is very good. Or just wait a while and the pipeline will open up. No Worries. :-)

Tolkachi Robotnik
March 11, 2013, 10:40 PM
It was $12.xx per 50. They had a cart from the truck and had not shelved it yet. I could have bought more but figured someone else might need some.

I would guess the 30-06 is still around because the people that use them are not near so excited about the situation.

Even .308 did not dry up completely around here. The rare stuff is .22LR, 9mm, and .223. All three used to be really inexpensive and it does not cost anyone much to pile it up.

guitarguy314
March 11, 2013, 11:42 PM
My local Academy has plenty of 375 H&H and 35 whelen.

...;Now if only I show 375 H&H or 35 Whelen...

chanroc
March 12, 2013, 12:10 AM
...I would guess the 30-06 is still around because the people that use them are not near so excited about the situation.



That and the 30-06 isn't a round you just go and blast uncontrollably with. I was at the range two weeks ago and not one, but two people were just blasting the target as quick as they could empty the mag at 25 feet. I get for some that doing that is a form of stress release, but seeing how the .223/5.56 is kinda sparse and not as cheap, it would of been nice if they took the time to aim and focus more on a controlled accurate burst.
Unless one has a BAR, I don't see that happening with an 06. Heck, I won't do that with my Garand. Perhaps I'm being just an old fogey.

Forgot to add that I still see plenty of .270 / .30-06 here in Central Ohio. Not much of .223, .308, and .22 rimfire of any kind.

JeffsJeep04
March 12, 2013, 12:32 AM
That and the 30-06 isn't a round you just go and blast uncontrollably with. I was at the range two weeks ago and not one, but two people were just blasting the target as quick as they could empty the mag at 25 feet. I get for some that doing that is a form of stress release, but seeing how the .223/5.56 is kinda sparse and not as cheap, it would of been nice if they took the time to aim and focus more on a controlled accurate burst.
Unless one has a BAR, I don't see that happening with an 06. Heck, I won't do that with my Garand. Perhaps I'm being just an old fogey.

Forgot to add that I still see plenty of .270 / .30-06 here in Central Ohio. Not much of .223, .308, and .22 rimfire of any kind.
This is true. With .223 going for about the same price as '06 now though, makes me really glad to have two rifles chambered in it. If SHTF, I can do a lot of good feeding and protecting my family with it.

Ignition Override
March 12, 2013, 02:46 AM
For planning late this spring, do the staffers at Bass Pro allow ALL of the Shipments' Contents to make it to the public shelves, or do/can they hold back boxes of .22 and bottles of powder etc (in hidden places) for certain friends when it arrives?

Sav .250
March 12, 2013, 08:11 AM
Shotgun ammo

herkyguy
March 12, 2013, 09:12 AM
turkey loads and target loads are the only shotgun ammo at wally world. other than that, there's the standard deer calibers, but in limited quantities.

I have three LGS's in my area that I hit up about once every two weeks. I pick up the random box of 9mm, 22LR, .380, or .45 maybe every third or fourth run, although at about $20 a box for 50 9mm or .380. I have picked up two bricks of 22LR at good prices, but it is really hit or miss.

i hav enough to shoot moderate amounts, but i am definitely counting rounds and trying to shoot what i have more of rather than burning .223.... i was shooting sunday and really wanted to take my AR, but opted to leave it at home since i'm down to about 300 rounds.

HoosierQ
March 12, 2013, 10:48 AM
Around here. A lot of .270 (nobody can hunt anything with it in Indiana), usually some 30-06, .243 is not as bad as I first thought though all the middle-weight stuff is gone...59 and 100 grainers are to be had.

anothernewb
March 12, 2013, 12:27 PM
30-06, 38, 357. and the odd ones like 7-08 and 6.5x55 and 30-40

Bear70
March 12, 2013, 09:10 PM
Basically any of the common bolt action hunting rounds other than .308 are still on the shelf. And .223 ammo has become Unicorn status. One thing I have noticed is that 22-250 is very hard to come by also. Probably because they share the same bullet size as the .223 and the ammo companies are concentrating on production of that.

Shanghai McCoy
March 13, 2013, 08:31 AM
As of 3/12/13 the west side wallyworld in Lawrence Kansass had the same boxes of 06, a few 410's some shotgun, various, and 3 or 4 boxes of 32 auto...
No 22 rimfires except for some ratshot.

tahoe2
March 13, 2013, 09:33 AM
NO 06, 308, or 223, everything else is back on the shelves at my local Sportsman's Warehouse, but reloading components(bullets & powders) are still out.

bannockburn
March 13, 2013, 04:02 PM
At the local Walmart they had a couple of boxes of .243 and a box of .17HMR on the shelves. No handgun ammo and still lots of 12 ga., 20 ga., and .410 shotgun shells.

Welding Rod
March 13, 2013, 04:32 PM
My local Cabellas had no 223/556 or 22LR last night. Two boxes of .308. Lots of 06 though.

No common powder, only shotgun primers, almost no .308 bullets, and not a single .224 bullet.

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