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Are ammo prices going up at your local Walmart?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hometheaterman, Oct 3, 2010.

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  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Member

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    I wondered if this was just my store, or if they were going up everywhere. Federal .40 S&W had been $13.97 a box. Last night when I went in it was $14.97 a box. The 9mm Federal was $10.47 a box and had previously been $9.97. Is this a national think, or is it just my local store jacking up the prices?
     
  2. FatPants

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    Yep, they went up here in Raleigh, NC.
     
  3. Sebastian the Ibis

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    The 9mm Federal was $10.47 a box and had previously been $9.97

    Damn! I knew I should have bought another dozen boxes.
     
  4. blackrussian

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    The prices went up nation-wide.
     
  5. hometheaterman

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Oh well.
     
  6. jcwit

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    WalMart prices are going up on just about everything, not just ammo. Must now shop carefully there now.
     
  7. cbrgator

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    Went way up at my Wal-Mart too. Not too pleased but what can I do?
     
  8. writerinmo

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    Reload...
     
  9. Sebastian the Ibis

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    cbrgator

    Which Wallmart are you going to? Is there another one, besides the Kendall Wallmart, that regularly stocks 9mm?
     
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    The spot price of copper hit a two-year high last week; and I expect to see additional increases. This will necessarily impact the price of ammunition and components.
     
  11. TexasGunbie

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    Only a few walmart here carries ammo =(.
     
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    I get my ammo from other B&M stores over W/M. I don't like to sit and wait for ammo, then have them walk me out to my car like I have done something wrong. None for me thanks, plus I get it cheaper then I can at W/M.
     
  13. Encoreman

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    I believe it is not just ammo, look at milk, bread, other goods. It's all going up!!
     
  14. hometheaterman

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    My Walmart doesn't walk me out to the car, and most of the time they have what I want instock. I wasn't happy to see the price increase, but it's still cheaper than any local gun shops by far. Seems like the local gun shops want closer to $16-20 for a box of 9mm and around $20 for most .40. I looked online to see if I could find some cheaper, and I couldn't find it cheaper online either. So while I don't like the increase, it's not like I can get it cheaper somewhere else.
     
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    I walked out of WM 2 days ago when i saw the price on .40 and no .45 in stock.
    I went to my LGS and bought 6 boxs cheaper.
    The only decent price WM has is on 9mm and i dont even own one.
     
  16. Big Bill

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    hometheaterman - actually those prices seem cheap to me. Better stock up now, because prices for precious metals are going to continue to climb. It's a good thing we ain't the Lone Ranger. The silver he uses for his bullets has really shot up.
     
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    Lucky fellows, 9mm Federal has always been $15.box here at the local wally world.

    WWB is now at about $15/box....looks like I'll need to get into reloading, and get some lead wheel weights from the tire places, this is getting too darn expensive.
     
  18. MrWesson

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    I miss the blazer they replaced those ran about $8.

    Federal was still 9.97 at my walmart but that was last week.
     
  19. joed70

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    I agree with the comment that all Walmarts prices are going up all over. The back of their semi trucks used to say "......low prices always". I had an employee who loads their trucks tell me that has been changed. but hey.....Lowes was asking 7 dollars plus for a can of WD40....
     
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    Things are improving at WM here. Yesterday for the first time in ages they had .45acp and it was $40/100pk. They also had CCI MiniMags. There were hardly any empty spots on the shelves!
     
  21. jcwit

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    I believe only the tip of the iceberg is showing.
     
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    Prices seem pretty stable for the easy to find calibers like .40 and 9mm. I did spy a 50 box of .380 going for nearly $40. Seems commensurate with prices on websites nowdays though, I can still get plinking ammo from Wally world cheaper than I can order it online when I compare shiping versus gas to drive to the store.
     
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    Revolver ammo prices have risen highest in my area. .38spl is about as high as 45acp.
    My local Walmart has started carrying Russian 9mm steel cased ammo under $10/box. It's marked Tulammo, I think. I haven't tried any yet.
     
  24. RBH44

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    ammo prices going up

    I haven't seen a price increase here yet. 9mm is still $9.47 for fedreal FMJ's & $14.97 for same in .45acp Guess I better get back there and buy all that I can!! I have however been doing some research on line and the absolute cheapest that I've found on line was at ammoman.com and no It's not all junk either!
     
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    It's fall, hunting season demand always causes a modest price rise. It'll get back to normal (whatever that is) Springtime. Joe
     
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