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Walmart is king again

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by radiotom, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    Heads up because I like you guys, I just picked up some Federal 223 Rem. 55 Grain FMJ BP223BL. They had four value packs of 100 rounds priced at $34.97 each. I cleaned them out. :D

    So check your Walmarts regularly.
  2. kyletx1911

    kyletx1911 Well-Known Member

  3. JBrady555

    JBrady555 Well-Known Member

    My walmart just got in a load of PPU 9mm 50 round packs, don't expect them to last long though, lol. No 7.62 or 5.56 to be had though.
  4. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    looks like we've lowered the bar for 'king' appreciably
  5. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    Today I bow down and kiss Walmart's feet. Tomorrow is another story.
  6. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    I have to go hunting for magnum large rifle primers (don't have enough for ladder testing.)

    Hoping I'll find some! ... somewhere.

    Walmart isn't king if they don't sell primers, BTW.

    They're more like a ... court jester maybe?
  7. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live Well-Known Member

    Columbia, SC, Garners Ferry Road location is still pretty much cleaned out. I was in a little while ago and they were stocking a cart full of bird and skeet shells but all the other stuff has been cleaned out a long time ago. There was a few boxes of some off-brand 9mm Luger, don't remember the brand but had never seen it before. The guys stocking said nothing on the horizon.
  8. Batty67

    Batty67 Well-Known Member

    Besides some Wincherster 555 packs of 22LR, I'm 0-5 in 3 different Wal-Marts. Okay, so call it 1-6.
  9. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    Has the Walmart Purchasing Dept. in Springdale AR ordered much larger quantities of such rounds than was normal in pre-panic times?
    If so, how soon could any of their distributors manufacture such quantities?

    Maybe they will soon decide to sell Silver Bear 9x18 Makarov, even though this has not seen extra demand.
  10. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    our walmart has plenty of .410 left, and that's about it.
  11. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Well-Known Member

    I think its been seven or eight weeks since I was in Wal-mart. Doesn't matter...haven't been shooting in about the same time. :(

    Maybe that will improve soon.

  12. trigga

    trigga Well-Known Member

    nice, last I was there they still have various handgun ammo like .380, 9mm, .45acp, .40sw, but no .223 and 7.62x39. I wish I still had the funds to stock up on mags and ammo...
  13. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    I'd swear that some employee in my two local Wal-Marts is in cahoots with someone who buys up all the .223/5.56 before it even hits the shelves. I gotta schmooze the gal that works the sporting goods counter a little better, I guess ... (yeah, I confess, I hit up Wally World a couple times a week -- it's on the way to work -- and I've been in the habit of regular ammo and bait runs while also picking up cheap DVDs/Blu-Rays and Sam Adams when I'm there).

    We got plenty o' .17 HMR and .410 available, but that's been about it since the silliness started. Oh, and yeah -- NOW there's plenty of .380 around, after I traded off the PPK and 232 ...
  14. Intrepid Dad

    Intrepid Dad Well-Known Member

    Sportsmans' Warehouse in Loveland, CO

    I was at the Sportsmans' Warehouse in Loveland, CO earlier this evening and they had ammo overall IF you weren't looking for .223/5.56, 9mm or 22LR (I can't speak to AK ammo as I wasn't looking for it).

    I did notice they were also out of 30-30 but had a fair amount of 30-.06. In fact, most hunting calibers were in stock. They also had a number of handgun calibers sans the 9mm. Plenty of the high-end defense ammo that goes for a $1/round or so. But also had target ammo in calibers like .44, .357 and .38.

    I picked up a 250 round value pack of .40. There were two there and I have a bit of non-buyers remorse for not grabbing the other box.
  15. radiotom

    radiotom Well-Known Member

    Yeah I figured if I didn't buy all four then I would regret it. By the way I forgot to mention that the guy said they had JUST put that ammo on the shelf. I think somebody likes me up there.:cool:
  16. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    If there is enough demand in the area, Walmart carries reloading supplies.

    Gun coverage is also area-specific. Some sell muzzleloading supplies only during deer season around here, but have rimfire, centerfire rifle and shotgun ammo and guns year round. Last time my son checked, the one in Bristol TN had reloading supplies.
  17. d-dogg

    d-dogg Well-Known Member

    Don't know why folks like one retailer over the other. Pretty sure the ammo I bought late night at Walmart the other night was the same thing I would buy anywhere else.

    They had a reasonable selection too. Not too surprising they were out of .223 and 5.56x39, and the supply of 9mm was slim.
  18. SigSour

    SigSour Well-Known Member


    this morning I searched for a store where it was "in stock" went in to one to see if I could find it. One of the guys who works there says "sorry, Walmart doesn't carry 223 ammo anymore" - really? Hm.. interesting. I go home, look online and it still says it's "in stock".

    I call the store ask for the manager, tells him what happened. He takes my number says he will call me back. 10 minutes later I get a call "sorry sir, we have 8 boxes in stock, how many would you like?" - "uh, all of them?" - he says he'd set aside MY 8 boxes. That will do just fine to round out my stash, even though the price is a little higher than I'd like.

    Moral of the story, don't take any crap - I'm thinking that guy just wanted them for himself or just had no idea what was going on. If you need ammo, make a stink, they could be giving your bad info.
  19. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Let's see if Obama can buy Walmart into supporting the gunshow "loophole" before we determine what type of crown we nail to their heads.
  20. 3twelves

    3twelves member

    Went to wally world today they were cleaned out of everything except for shotgun and some .40 cal jhp.

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