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Reply from Winchester Ammunition Company

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GhostRider66, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. GhostRider66

    GhostRider66 Well-Known Member

    After inquiring at several local Walmarts, I found that they were not ordering any more ammunition than normal. As it was explained to me, the orders were completely automated and probably didn't account for the fact that the ammunition was going out as fast as it was coming in. So I decided to email Winchester and ask about this. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Here was their response:

  2. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret member

    Gee, you guys must go thru a lot of ammo. I have only seen the shelves at the local Wal Marts empty one time for WWB ammo, and that was for only a day or two. There is always Remington ammo on the shelf. Recommend to the manager that he change his order quantities to be in line with demand. The store here increased their orders by one case of each caliber with the exception of .22 rounds
  3. ar10

    ar10 Well-Known Member

    I haven't even been shopping for ammo for over a year now, I don't buy or even look at it. And I have plenty :neener::D
  4. I have about a thousand rounds pending across the rest of 2009 if not twice that. The problem is actually getting TO the ammo in stock.

    Ive already canceled one B/O and moving more rapidly to those with ammo in stock in one box, two box or whatever I can get.

    Make that across the USA and you can have a good picture of the situation.
  5. erict

    erict Well-Known Member

    I strolled by the counter last week and they had 2400 rounds of Fed bulk .223. I bought 300 rounds just to have a few extra.

    I went back in the very next day and the remaining 2100 rounds were gone.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  6. shootistpd27

    shootistpd27 Well-Known Member

    You have to give the ammo companies some credit. They have the opportunity without the aid of Obama to raise the price of ammo to $50 bucks a box and if they did that now all of price hikes would be pure profit because Obama hasnt enacted any extra taxes yet. It all comes back to supply and demand. My hats off to them for raising the prices but not to the outrageous price that most gun enthusiast would actually pay to stay locked cocked and ready to rock. If they worked the same way as the gas companies we would really be screwed.
  7. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if this huge increase in gun and ammo buying makes Obama sweaty. "How am I supposed to start a Socialist revolution with all these armed citizens?" ;)
  8. GhostRider66

    GhostRider66 Well-Known Member

    Stopped by last night at one of the usual Walmarts and in typical Walmart employee fashion (very nice but not too bright) was able to purchase some ammo.

    Arrived and looked in counter. Nothing except for .25 Auto. Found employee. Asked if they had any .45 ACP WWB. Employee looks into counter and replies "no". I ask if the delivery truck has come in today. He replies "yes". I ask if the truck has been unloaded yet. He replies "yes". I ask if they may have received some of this much-desired ammo on this truck. He replies "probably". I ask if he would go in the back and check. He goes into the back and comes out with a case (5 boxes of 100rnd ea). I buy them all.

    Last night, I notify my co-workers of the score and they ask me to check on my way into work.

    I stop at same Walmart. Twenty minutes. Find employee. Ask about ammo. He looks into counter. "No". I ask if they received any last night and just haven't stocked it. He goes into back and checks. He comes back out and reports that a whole case came in last night and some jerk bought it all before it hit the counter. I inform him that if I find that SOB, I'll make sure to kick the crap out of him. Oh do I have a beating coming.
  9. Carlos Cabeza

    Carlos Cabeza Well-Known Member

    I go in to my local China mart every day and I am only able to buy one or two boxes of whatever cal. I have each time. Otherwise shelves are EMPTY.
  10. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member

    Been that way across the board for a while now. The last gun show was litterally over an hour wait JUST TO GET WAITED ON. And as a vendor at the show, I was in line BEFORE the show even opened. The two guys behind me took the last 5,000 rounds of 55gr FMJ 223 the vendor had.

    The local Cabelas seems to be keeping a decent variety in stock. Not much though, just enough to keep some on the shelves.
  11. feedthehogs

    feedthehogs Well-Known Member

    Is that new, new math?
  12. erict

    erict Well-Known Member

    Is that new, new math?
    :D whoops.... I'll fix that. I'm usually a whiz with math but something here at work must have distracted me for a moment. I actually wondered earlier if I may have done that but never double checked...... it's been a long day.
  13. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    "I wonder if this huge increase in gun and ammo buying makes Obama sweaty. "How am I supposed to start a Socialist revolution with all these armed citizens?" "

    Ted Kennedy reportedly told the NRA*, "If you resist us, we will kill you; the army has more guns than the NRA."

    *When he about to be anointed great leader, before he went swimming.

  14. gego

    gego Well-Known Member

    I have plenty of ammo, but pick up some each time I go to Walmart just to add to the mania. Hopefully our expanding socialist government will at least take note that we citizens are stocking up. Let them imagine why.
  15. Elm Creek Smith

    Elm Creek Smith Well-Known Member

    I bought a 440-round can of 7.62X54R Bulgarian light bullet ammo at the most recent gun show for $89.00 including tax. When my wife asked me why I had to buy that much ammo at once, I explained that Da One's Attorney General was making gun ban noises and that one of his old chums from Chicago had introduced a gun licensing/registration bill. I wasn't waiting.

    More lead bullets, primers, and enough powder to top off my reloading equipment will keep me in ammo through the next eight years.

    I'm looking for a few more guns to complete my battery. I need a couple of battle rifles suitable for the other adults in my house, and I'd like to get a Dragunov.

  16. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

    I cleaned out the 9mm at my local WW last Monday.

    It was a single 50 rd. box of WWB. Apparently, it was all they had received from their warehouse in three days...
  17. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Since Wal-Mart is now in bed with New York City's Mayor Bloomberg, I suppose some lurid tales must be getting back to that gentleman concerning the current ammunition rush. As the numbers add up I wonder if he's losing any sleep at night. If so it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy… :evil:
  18. DeathByCactus

    DeathByCactus Well-Known Member

    I've given up trying to find ammo at stores. Besides most stores around here don't carry 6.8mm SPC readily, so I just buy in bulk from SSA. Which for some reason, they haven't shipped yet...
  19. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret member

    What ever the Obamanation does or does not do, I will have a sufficient supply of ammo to either ward off his Strong Civilian Force or do some serious range time. I am game for what ever he wants to do. I have 32 ammo cans in my spare bedroom closet or about 15,000 rounds of handgun ammo
  20. DanielW

    DanielW Well-Known Member

    Well, I went to 5 local walmarts and they were out of any brand of .45 and 9mm. Completely gone.

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