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Ammo Coming Back!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bonza, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. bonza

    bonza Member

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    I was at the Everett, WA Wal-Mart this afternoon & did my customary stroll thru the sporting goods department. For the first time in weeks they had a very good supply of 9mm Luger, & 7.62x39. In 9mm they had Blazer Brass for $9.47/50 & Winchester white box 115gn FMJ for $20.97/100. The 7.62x39 was $14.47 & $24.47 for the two different size WWB ammo. They also still had a decent amount of Remington (green box0 .223 Rem. 55gn FMJ at $9.97/20.
     
  2. jnyork

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    Same here in Yuma last Saturday, including a pile of rimfire Federal. Went back in Sunday morning for something, all gone, the shelfs were nearly bare again.
     
  3. Sam Adams

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    Such a bargain...only $0.50/round.

    Still, better to be able to get it for a lot, than not at all. Now that Iraq is drawing down and Obama not wanting to spend much on the military, I'd think that there'd be more mil-spec ammo brought to the civilian market.
     
  4. 3pairs12

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    Remington Green box is always more than Wolf and the likes.
     
  5. bonza

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    Yep, I know, but at least it was on the shelf! I bought 200 Federal .223 Rem. 55gn FMJ a week or so back for $39.97/100 at the same Wal-Mart.
     
  6. Izaak Walton

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    Gee and whiz I feel old(er).
    Last time I bought .223 it was $125.00 for 500 rounds.
    And I thought that was steep.
     
  7. Carlos Cabeza

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    I can't stand paying fifty bucks for 100 rounds of .223 55gr jacketed ammo ! but it beats nuthin'............
     
  8. Guitargod1985

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    Yeah, I was able to find a 500 round 1/2 case of 7.62x39 Wolf FMJ today for the first time in a couple months. Found it at Cabela's for $139.99 + shipping. Granted, it's back-ordered and won't ship for another two weeks, but that's better than not even being able to place an order or going to Gander Mountain and paying $8 for a box of 20.
     
  9. 22-rimfire

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    Walmart is finally getting their ammunition stock back in. I'm sure certain things will sell out in a day for a while or until folks start "believing" that there will be more on the shelf the next time they visit the store. The panic buying stops at that point.

    I picked up a couple boxes of 40 S&W Blazer brass yesterday. I could have purchased at least 10 boxes if I had wanted to.

    I actually was looking for Federal 22 LR shells. They were sold out. I feel it will be the same with the 22 ammo also. When folks think it will be there when they shop the next time, they will only buy their normal amount on a given visit. I give it a month and things should be back to normal.
     
  10. dirt_j00

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    The Wal-Mart stores in the Montgomery, AL area are also slowly restocking many of the more sought-after calibers (.223, 9mm, .40).

    I've picked up 2-100 ct. boxes of .223 Federal FMJ for $39 ea. for my S&W M&P15 I'm picking up Sat. (!!) :D

    550 ct. 22LR bricks are $14 also.
     
  11. bratch

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    I sure hope so I have alot of hungry .22s to feed and I'm getting mighty nervous at the lack of resupply for my ammo stash.
     
  12. WinchesterAA

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    There's a little gun shop in Highlands, Texas off of crosby lynchburg and battlebell that has golden tiger x39 for 8.47/20rds

    I don't know how much supply they actually have of that, but they had about 400rds on display. A lot of other stuff too, and some really good deals. Also performs other firearms services in a very dedicated manner which isn't necessarily the case in most firearm businesses where special requests such as ordering, and transfers, are frowned upon.



    Pig supply gun shop..
     
  13. KevinAbbeyTech

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    Same here, with most stuff.

    I need to ask which days they get ammo in.

    I still can't find unjacketed .22LRs in bulk.

    I want to buy a couple of the 550 packs of federals, but I just can't find any.
     
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    I don't think that it is that the ammo is coming back so much as it is that the ammo isn't going away. The panic is slowing down now.
     
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    Not in my Wal-marts, I hhave not seen 22, 9mm, 38/357 at Wal mart since the election.

    I did get the last five boxes of federal .308Win for a good price last night
     
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    Was able to find 9 m/m but no 45 at a local WM in south Ft.Myers, FL. First time in a month!
     
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    When this stops, the supply will build up to previous levels. I would imagine Walmart is loving it to a degree as the "shortage" gets more people back to their sporting goods department to check. Then they buy some other things since they are there anyway; fishing lures and other related stuff comes to mind.
     
  18. Pilot

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    I've been shooting a lot of .22 LR lately due to cost and availibility. Plus, I don't have a lot of time to relaod right now. My local Walmart has had Federal and Remington bulk in stock as well as Federal Auto Match along with some other decetn .22's.
     
  19. MagnumDweeb

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    I had to go by a Walmart a couple of days ago and stopped in. They had a ton of .40, plenty of .270 and other hunting rifle rounds, but no .22lr, 9mm, .38 special, etc etc. and someone without credit to say so said that Florida has limited the amount of ammunition that can be shipped into the state. That's what he said he read in the newspaper so I don't place a lot of stock in it. I prefer to order from online in bulk. After shipping the 9mm might cost $10 a box of 50 but it is good quality stuff that can be reloaded to same pressures for about three to four times before going to the scrap yard.
     
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    It never seemed to go anywhere here in central Florida. I've seen all of the most popular ammo around at various shops, including places like Gander Mountain.
     
  21. CoRoMo

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    This isn't the end of anything, just ebbing and flowing.
    All stores will receive their orders, but as a few of these post illustrate, the shelves don't stay stocked, they empty with a quickness. Nothing has changed.
     
  22. UpInSmoke

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    I live near 3 wal-marts and ive only seen 9mm 3 times since december and i havent seen any 8.97 UMC .223 since november.

    They do have alot of .22, .40, and shotgun.
     
  23. Texas Moon

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    Same here.
    Dropped by Wally-World yesterday.
    Took a stroll thru the sporting goods section.
    They had a small amount of 9mm, 40SW, and .223.
    Out of everything else centerfire except the high end hunting rifle ammo.
    Talked a few moments with the clerk. He said they had received nine cases of 9mm and it was almost all gone by the time I saw it Thursday morning.
    .22LR and shotshells were well stocked.
    Its slowly trickling back in.
     
  24. Delford

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    I went to one WM nearest work and found WWB .45 AUTO FMJ for $30/100. I bought a box. I decided to get another yesterday and went back. They hadn't sold one of the 6-8 boxes they have since I was there earlier. I know this because a box had been torn & taped was still there. I refused it the first time but figured I'd take it this time. If I find only 99 cartridges I'll take it back. The other WM by where I live still hasn't restocked.
     
  25. expvideo

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    Ooooo!!! Those aren't the best prices I've ever seen on ammo in my lifetime or anything, but they are lower than they were a couple months ago. That's a really good sign!
     
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