Walmart bird shot


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MagnunJoe
February 27, 2014, 01:57 PM
U can tell things are getting from bad to worse when Walmart has bird shot ammo, if u can find it, for $28.50, including tax, for 100 rounds of Winchester.
That's over $7 per box of 25, and that's at Walmart where just 3 years ago I was paying $4.99 per box and where just over a year ago I was paying $5.99 per box.

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jakk280rem
February 27, 2014, 02:01 PM
Seems pretty understandable. Every commodity used to make shotgun ammo has increased in price the last few years. Steel, brass and oil have all increased in price and will continue to do so in the future.

rule303
February 27, 2014, 02:26 PM
When I read the title of this thread, I pictured a cartoon bird with the Wamart happy face being gunned down:). In all seriousness though, the ammo price situation is preventing many from shooting as much as they would like.

MtnCreek
February 27, 2014, 02:33 PM
When I read the thread title I pictured a jammed Benelli. :D

oneounceload
February 27, 2014, 02:34 PM
Ammo like that is actually cheaper at Gander Mountain and Dick's

primalmu
February 27, 2014, 02:38 PM
Call me crazy, but although I'm not a shotgunner I can't help but think that $29/100* isn't a bad deal when 9mm is pushing $15-16/50 rounds (when you can find it).

*Opps! Still, that doesn't change my point. ;)

utbrowningman
February 27, 2014, 02:42 PM
Make that 100, not 1000.

Larry Ashcraft
February 27, 2014, 03:35 PM
Cabelas has Estate brand (made by Federal) for $59.99 per case on sale. That's ten boxes.

plmitch
February 27, 2014, 03:54 PM
Just another reason to not buy from walmart.

1KPerDay
February 27, 2014, 04:35 PM
I walked by a big stack of the Winchester Universals at wallyworld this morning, which in my experience are universally crap.

I buy the Federals when available (even though they are now $28+/100 as well), as I've had great luck with them. I will never buy Universals again.

Vol46
February 27, 2014, 04:41 PM
It is just about worthwhile to resume Shotshell reloading. Even with shot at $50 for 25 lbs, I can do a lot better than $7 per 25 round box.

Walkalong
February 27, 2014, 05:26 PM
Cabelas has Estate brand (made by Federal)Academy sells it here. I do not remember the price, but it was the cheapest stuff they had for playing at the range or non serious clay shooting.

JSH1
February 27, 2014, 10:43 PM
I recently purchased Winchester AA at Walmart for $6.99 a box and didn't think anything of it. I'm not going to get excited about paying and extra 3 cents per round. Yes I could buy it for $5.99 a box if I looked for a sale but I purchase ammo when I need it.

javjacob
February 28, 2014, 03:43 AM
I bought 2 cases of the ESTATE from cabelas recently. cheaper per round and better ammo than the 100rd Winchester and federal wal-mart has.

Hunterdad
February 28, 2014, 02:46 PM
Picked up a flat (10 boxes) of Rio's from gander for $60 last week. Other than smelling pretty funky, they shoot really good.

plmitch
February 28, 2014, 03:11 PM
Been buying rio and estate fron local range, good ammo dirt cheap.

Blackrock
February 28, 2014, 10:12 PM
I can reload better and cheaper 12ga 1oz loads now although components are tough to chase down.

oneounceload
February 28, 2014, 10:42 PM
I can reload for about $4/box using premium lead, about $3.25 using reclaimed. I save the factory for tournaments.

MagnunJoe
March 1, 2014, 02:30 PM
Cabelas has Estate brand (made by Federal) for $59.99 per case on sale. That's ten boxes.
Not a good deal once u include shipping. And NO, before u tell me to, I will not a get a Cabela credit card just to pay $5 flat shipping.

MagnunJoe
March 1, 2014, 02:44 PM
Ammo like that is actually cheaper at Gander Mountain and Dick's
Funny u mentioned that. Just yesterday I went to BPS in Ft. Lauderdale. And guess what? federal or Winchester both at $7 per box plus tax. That's 40% Thant just 3 years ago when it was $5. Twice a year I take my 2 sons and their best friends trap shooting, about 500 per session. Range fees are $5 per volley on weekdays. Plus $7 for ammo = $12 per round X a total of 20 rounds... No wonder I'm broke!
What really pain me is that I'm introducing the sport to the next generation of shooters but a the rate things are going the expense will be too mucho for them.

Liberty1776
March 1, 2014, 08:04 PM
yersh.... I remember no too long ago that 4-pack was $14.99

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