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Shocked I say. Local Wal-Mart has 5.56

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by T Slothrop, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. T Slothrop

    T Slothrop Member

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    I was stunned this afternoon while wandering through my local (eastern burbs of Charlotte, NC) Wally World. Perhaps their 3 box per day per person limit is having some positive effect: They actually had a hundred or so 20-round boxes of Winchester White Box 55 grain FMJ 5.56 on the shelf. They also had several boxes of 9mm and a few of 45. Still no .22lr except snake shot. No 38 special or .357, and surprisingly no 40 S&W. Still this is the first time I have seen 5.56 in that store since the week before Sandy Hook.

    I dutifully purchased my three boxes.
     
  2. ID-shooting

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    If you don't mind, were they at at pre-stupidity prices?
     
  3. C5rider

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    Just picked up some bulk 22 at pre-silliness prices at Wally world. I know it's not 5.56, but I don't OWN a 5.56 shooter. :D
     
  4. HankR

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    They are at pre- the most recent stupidity prices at my local walmart, and there are signs of restocking and selling going on. I was in there last night getting some other stuff, and cruised down the ammo aisle. There was some .40, only the spendiest kind of .45 ACP, some .380 and some .38 special. Little boxes of .22LR (not the bricks) and lots of (hunting) rifle and tons of shotgun ammo.

    Had to go back today (to get Valentines for the daughter to hand out in school, an actual can't wait emergency) and they had more and different types of ammo. It was obvious the shelves had been re-stocked and, again, the bargain bulk packs of blasting ammo were gone but there were some of the more costly stuff (in different calibers, .44 Mag, some .45 (long) Colt, a different sampling of .38 special, etc).

    The price stickers on the empty shelves are around December 2012 prices for the stuff I actually buy (Federal bulk .22 lr was very low $20s, so not "pre Obama", but "pre Newton".

    (No I didn't buy any, probably would have tracked down a sales droid if there'd been any of the Federal bricks of .22 lr).
     
  5. Akita1

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    Lucky you! Still bare shelves in Central FL (except 17 hmr of course)
     
  6. T Slothrop

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    Not exactly. $12/20-rnd box, or $0.60/rnd. Much better than the $1.50/rnd that the crooks at CTD are asking, but more than the ~$0.45/rnd Wal-Mart was charging in November.
     
  7. msrfrog

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    All 3 local Wally's here are barren. But a small fishing shop that has been closed for 2 months was open today so I went in and found .22lr I just grabbed 2 50 round boxes of federal for 3.69 each. He told me since he opened up people have been grabbing a lot of the 22lr. All bricks gone. And he did raise the prices . I paid like 1.99 in the summer for the same stuff. Also a LGS had some 22 and 223 in small quantities.
     
  8. pikid89

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    Brand new walmart in Gainesville FL had 2 boxes of .270, and a few boxes of .410, and nothing else
     
  9. blaisenguns

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    Well there is only one thing to do, buy several different fake mustaches and sunglasses, and keep going back for 3 more boxes. Then you can sell them online for double.
     
  10. Milamber

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    Maybe central GA is different but I have picked up .40sw anytime I needed it at our local WW. They still had a SIG 556 on the shelf Christmas week
     
  11. izhevsk

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    Quite a bit of ammunition at the local Walmart this morning as well. First time I've ever seen XM193 on the shelves there.
     
  12. vamo

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    Actually saw some .223 at the local bass pro today it was the $1 per round hunting ammo though.

    The local cabelas in the St Louis area has actually had a ton of 7.62x39 for awhile now (steel cased but pre panic prices). Also saw some 9mm there, but it was a bit too rich for my blood; it was not gauged just a very expensive load.
     
  13. Jim Mac

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    stopped by wally world last night to buy a bike helmet. As I was walking back to the sporting section, I see alot of guys heading out with ammo in the plastic bags and smiling. I stopped at the counter and they had WWB 9mm 24 bucks a box of 100. So I picked up 3. Then as I cant find any adult helmets, I go to ask the guy at the counter and they have carboard cartons of WWB .45. I wanted to return the 9mm for the .45 but there is no exchange or refunds on ammo. So I did what any other redblooded American would do. I asked my wife to buy me 3 boxes of .45 100 round bulk packs. Now I may have to go shooting sunday.
    3 weeks ago they did have american eagle .223, $11.27 for the 50 gr. varmit soft tip and $8.07 for the 55 gr. jim
     
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    I'm pretty well stocked in 22lr .38 9mm .357 .40 .45 .223 and 12 ga, I have more 30-30 than I'll use this year.


    My local Wally's seems to have plenty of shotgun fodder and 30-30 on the shelf, I might pick up some 30-30 for my redneck AK.


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  15. CJW

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    My local Dunham's has 5.56 in stock, including Remington 250 round bulk packs. They limit 1 per customer on the bulk packs and 3 per customer on 20 round boxes. Also have plenty of 22lr at normal prices.
     
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    I'ts starting to ease up, as long a sthere are no incidents on the horizon this should get back to normal
     
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    Mine has dust bunnies running running around on the shelf.
     
  18. bluetopper

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    I am soooo very thankful I started reloading my own a few years ago.

    I have thousands of each component in all calibers.:)

    It's just crazy not to roll your own these days.
     
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    Walked into my local WM this morning. There were 17 boxes of Winny, WB 9mm value packs on the shelf. Myself and two guys right behind me reduced that by 9 boxes (3 box limit) and the guys behind the counter took two phone calls from guys checking if anything was on the shelf, so I'm sure they are gone now too.

    Virtually nothing else except the expensive hunting ammo, but at least something is dribbling in.
     
  20. blaisenguns

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    Well I am in a fix because I used up all my components just before this nonsense, and now I cant get any more :mad:
     
  21. xwingband

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    Well... the relocated 13th street Walmart. It never had much ever anyway. I doubt they bothered to stock the ammo anymore than the previous one had.

    I don't check the Archer one often, but go to the Waldo Rd. Walmart and go early. I always go 8-9AM when I can. Today I got the last three boxes of Tul .223. Attendant who's usually there said they had Tula Brass Maxi in 50rnd packs... never heard of it, but he and everyone buying confirmed it was Tula (made in Italy?) and brass. I also got three boxes of Federal last week.

    Waldo Rd has 7.62 in Tul or Winchester more frequently than that too. They had 8-10 boxes sitting there. I don't shoot it so I left it.
     
  22. centermass

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    I'm in Central FL too. Just happened to check my local WalMart today whilst there for some other stuff. Lo and behold, 7 boxes of Federal M193 on the shelf! Another guy there saw them at the same time, and called the clerk over frantically. The clerk said, "Lemme guess, three and three?" pointing at each of us, to which we indicated in the affirmative. The last remaining box went just seconds later. My lucky day, I guess. The clerk said they had two cases come in this morning. $8.95/ea, gouge-free price.
     
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    No matter how bad it gets I will not buy from Wally world. www.walmartwatch.com
    JUst can not stomach the dirty way they treat folks and their suppliers.
    I would revert to cap and ball first.
     
  24. hueyville

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    I have sworn off Wallyworld due to personal reasons but had to go this evening due to an emergency pharmacy item could only get there today. Wandered back to gun department out of curiosity. While thin, they had plenty of turn bolt rifles, several 10/22's, several pump shotguns and even one AR. Light on ammo but did have a few 22 lr, some 5.56, 357, 44 mag and a lot of their higher dollar boxes of rifle ammo. Could have walked out with 3 boxes per of every thing in stock which would have totaled lots o bullets and an AR. I will let someone else have it.
     
  25. jpdopes

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    On Friday morning my local Walmart had one box of 223 Tula and one of 7.62x39 Tula. As I told the clerk I'd like to buy them she said they were the only two boxes she got in that morning's shipment.
    They also had some tula brass cased .45 and .40 which I was surprised to see.
     
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