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Local Walmart rationing ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TarDevil, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    "...limit five boxes per customer until supply matches demand."

    If only five boxes were available!!!
  2. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Well-Known Member

    While by definition that may be "rationing" I figure when folk do this it's to keep speculators at bay much like combating scalpers with venue tickets. Nothing insidious here folks.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  3. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    That is very reasonable of them. It's not right one guy gets ten and next fella zero.
  4. col_temp

    col_temp Well-Known Member

    Note that Cabela's is limiting to ten boxes for all types of ammo. So Wally is following suit.
    Not to surprising with the panic buying out there.
  5. cheeze

    cheeze Well-Known Member

    Mine has had a 2 box limit for over a year.
  6. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    There's been a 6-round limit at the local ones since the dawn of time...lol
  7. Deer_Freak

    Deer_Freak Member.

    A lot of gun shops are going to walmart and buying all the ammo on the shelf. They know walmart only gets so much ammo per delivery
  8. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    ^Who's doing that?
  9. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    My local WM has had a two-box limit occasionally (including currently).
  10. rodinal220

    rodinal220 Well-Known Member

    Depends on each store.Some are limiting purchases,some are not.
  11. jhop73

    jhop73 Well-Known Member

    The Cabela's in Dundee Michigan has a 5 box per person limit.
  12. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

    My local WM did this in 2009, 5 box per customer, per day for several months.

    It got so bad, guys were coming in everyday just waiting for ammo to be brought out, and then speed dialing friends with their cell phones telling them "it's here"...and the swarm would descend.
  13. travisd

    travisd Well-Known Member

    The Scheels here has a limit of 500 round of handgun ammo and 1000 of rifle per person. Not much of a limit IMO. Walmart was out of most of the calibers a ling time ago.
  14. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    Midway is limiting magazines to two on backorders.

    Fair enough.
  15. stolivar

    stolivar Well-Known Member

    I myself

    Have seen people at walmart buying ammo for their stores.

  16. JVaughn

    JVaughn Well-Known Member

    I have been to my local Wal-Mart about 4 or 5 times in the last 2 weeks. I always check the ammo just to see what is going on (I did this before the panic started too.) I usually buy something, always with cash, it's a weekly activity of mine.

    Lately, they have had .270 30-06 and 12GA bird shot, precious little else. They can't keep up either.
  17. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

    That is very reasonable of them. It's not right one guy gets ten and next fella zero.

    But what about the people that can not afford to buy any ammo? The poor have the right and probably a greater need for S.D. than other groups.
  18. Most folks will run out of money before being able to buy that much ammo at Scheel's prices. :)

    What does that have to do with Walmart limiting ammo purchases?
  19. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    Buddy picked up 15 boxes yesterday with no issue.
  20. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    So buy 5, have the wife but 5, and BS with the guy, ask when he's off work, then come back and repeat.

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