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Wal-Mart adopts new ammo policy

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ashcons, Jan 24, 2013.

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  1. brolin_1911a1

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    Well, if they should ever begin to feel unwanted in Ct., they can rest assured that we'd welcome them with open arms and friendly faces here in Missouri. As long as they don't try to settle in the urban Kansas City or St. Louis City environs any protestors would soon find themselves swamped with progun supporters. We would love to see any or all of them relocate here where the local paper publishes photos of hunters as young as 8 years of age posing with the deer or turkey they've harvested. Tell 'em to come on down. <grin>
     
  2. c4v3man

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    Anything's fair, but the 3 box limit doesn't make as much sense on .22lr IMO. Maybe 3x 100's or 3x bricks, but 3 50rd boxes just doesn't last that long...

    Stopped by the walmart near me today and the ammo section looked at least 2/3 stocked, but all the cheap stuff was gone. They have plenty of oddball and even premium standard calibers.
     
  3. xwingband

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    Got the experience of two walmart due to having to get my motorcycle serviced in another county.

    Mine had .223... but at 3 boxes 60 is nothing as it wasn't the 100 round "bulk" packs. Still got my 3. I was tempted to ask some friends to come over... or come back when someone else was working.:evil: They pretty consistently have had 7.62/.308 over the last 3 weeks.

    Now the one a county away surprised me. It was Tul... but they had like 200 boxes of .380ACP. I haven't seen that many boxes EVER. They didn't have any other common calibers though.

    I really like that they're doing the 3 boxes. Sure it's a bit silly, but people buying the whole shelf is hurting a lot more.

    ODD NOTE: Does anyone buy those 135 grain low recoil Federal JHP?!?! Stupid crap is still on the shelf anywhere. LOL
     
  4. 6.5x55swedish

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    I doubt they will be moving any time soon... They have been here since their creation. Actually if you think about it all of the Manufactures who have been around for 100 or more years are based in the Northeast. The National Shooting Sports Federation is also here. They are like the NRA only they represent gun dealers and Manufacturers.. They have a lot of pull with local politics and were instrumental in getting Cabela's into East Hartford.
     
  5. soonerfan85

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    I suppose as further evidence that ammo supply may be catching up in some areas, my brother just texted me to say that at 6:30 am this morning he bought a 1000 round can of Federal .223 at the Wal-Mart in Edmund OK for $400. Unfortunately he got the last can so none for little brother. As is typical for WM these days, they were selling ammo off the pallet. Just seems odd that ammo is going out in bulk cans when it's so hard to find right now.
     
  6. soonerfan85

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    I know it's an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone else has run into a ONE box of ammo per customer at Wal-Mart? I was in North Arkansas visiting the inlaws this past weekend and ran in the WM in Russellville, AR to see if they had any 30-06 ammo. Saw four boxes of Remington 30-06 ammo on the shelf. Asked the clerk for two boxes and was told that as of the previous Sunday they are limiting ammo purchases to one box per customer. OK, so I bought my one box and left. Earlier that same day I bought one box of Federal Deer Thugs .308 at the WM in Dardenelle, but since I was only after one box I didn't notice if they had a one box limit or not. Curious if the individual WM stores are lowering the limit or if corporate is behind it? Has anyone else run into this?
     
  7. brolin_1911a1

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    The last I knew (about a month ago) the local Wal-Mart here in West Plains, MO had a three box per customer limit. Not that it makes much difference because they never seem to have any ammo other than some 12 gauge and, perhaps, an occasional box of .30/30. Otherwise the shelves are bare.

    The evening that I overheard one clerk telling the other Sporting Goods clerk about the three box limit happened to be a Thursday night about an hour after a truck had arrived. The aisles were packed with pallets and associates restocking shelves throughout the store. So I asked that Sporting Goods clerk if they had any .22LR. He laughed and said that I was too late. They'd received 100 100rd boxes (20 "bricks") of CCI Minimags an hour earlier. He said that it had sold out within half an hour even at the 3 box per customer limit.

    The last time I went past that department the ammo shelves were almost completely bare. There were, IIRC, five 20rd boxes of Federal hunting rifle ammo at the far right edge of the shelves. Otherwise they were completely bare.
     
  8. Batty67

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    I'm almost done checking local W-Marts for ammuntion. Even though not too time consuming, I'm batting like 1-10 in the last few weeks.
     
  9. soonerfan85

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    Yeah I've had no luck finding .22 ammo at WM either, execpt for .22 shorts early on but even they are nonexistent now.

    Just guessing, but I'd bet the WM in Russellville was getting enough complaints about never having ammo that they implimented the one box limit on their own. I called my local WM this morning and they still have a three box limit. Of course they never have any ammo when I go there.
     
  10. jrhyne

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    I've read on other message boards about Wal-Mart distribution drivers unloading their palette of ammo in the back, and walking around the building thru the front door and proceeding to buy it all. They'll call in a girlfriend or buddy to help them get past the limits.
     
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    They have a 1-box limit now here in Texas. They cannot sell ammo before 7am. I got a 1000 round-count box of Winchester .22 LR ammo today.

    Guys start lining up about .6:30 by the ammo counter.
     
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    I was told at my local wal-mart that the shelves are stocked every morning at 7:00 and that a line has usually formed by 6:30. If I had a motorcycle I'd probably be riding out there every morning before work to take my place in line. I wish they'd vary their stocking times so that more people would get the opportunity to purchase ammo. The girl at the counter said most openly admit to putting the ammunition they purchase online and selling it at double the profit.
     
  13. Arkansas Paul

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    Hot Springs Arkansas is still 3 box limit.
     
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    I picked-up several boxes of .45 auto ball at 2:00 AM night before last. First they had in months. I hope the shortage is easing.

    Prophet: Thank you for your sig line. That's how to do it.
     
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    Personally I hope they keep up the three box limit into the future. I can't tell you how many seedy pawnshops bought up ammo out Walmart to try and resell it at nearly double the retail price. A three box limit would help ease demand issues and allow those purchasing truly for themselves to have a chance at getting ammo. Walmart is a retail store not a whole seller, businesses can get their ammo any gun shop can and order it. If you want to use Walmart to stock your hoard then you can go a few times a week if it is that important to you. Buying three boxes a week is plenty to keep up my recreation shooting and stock up my hoard. The one box seems extreme but if it works it works.
     
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    Do private sellers make enough money to make it Worth waking up very early just to stand in line at 0630?
    Even if I knew how to earn a hundred bucks(+) a month selling ammo, there is no way that losing so much sleep, even a few times, and waiting... would be worth it.

    Maybe those folks could do better by carrying resumes to another employer, if still working or studying.
     
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    Still a three box limit in the Southeast part of Virginia where I live. I bought 2 boxes of 9mm and one of 45acp at 4:00 p.m. a couple of days ago.
     
  18. straightShot

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    West Plains? I've been there numerous times on travel for work. I haven't been to the Walmart, though. Maybe by the next time that I get there, they'll have something on the shelves!
     
  19. MagnunJoe

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    I gave up checking the 5 walmarts with-in a 30 mile radius of my house, that's right, 5.
    I got tired of their B.S. so my next purchases will be online, but not unil the madness subsides & that may take a year.
     
  20. brolin_1911a1

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    Heheh! What in the world is in West Plains that would bring a Michigan resident this far south for work? Medical industry?

    In any event, I wouldn't count on it for awhile. I was in there two nights ago and other than a few (as in less than ten) boxes of oddball Federal rifle rounds there was nothing on the ammo shelves.

    A friend who works with law enforcement over in Springfield, MO mentioned yesterday that the Walmarts there are talking about banning one particular individual. Managers compared notes and it seems that this character's been going to each store, buying the limit, and then putting it up on Gunbroker.com the next day for about 3 times Walmart's price. I believe Missouri has some sort of law against price gouging and LEOs in the Springfield area are working on getting this guy.
     
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    Walmart in Yakima WA had zero pistol/rifle ammo.
     
  22. mopar92

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    Nashville is 3 box limit, 1 box per household/family in anything bulk or ammo can. .22lr included. I'm perfectly happy with that. But the real sales happen out back as they unload the pallet.
     
  23. Bill50

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    Everyone here supporting the free market is missing the real point. America does not have a free market if a president has the power to just say he might abuse his power, alter a market (ban the sale of certain consumer goods), and actually have an effect on the market.

    Here we are 100 years after the American free market officially ended in 1913 still pretending we have a free market. I doubt anyone on this site has been around long enough to actually see a free market.

    All rules of free market economics with regards to ammo can now be thrown out. Its hard to admit, but America is no longer a capitalist country. It hasn't been for a long time. I work in a heavily regulated subset of the financial sector. We don't ever try to predict actual values. We program and then try to justify crazy results from government regulated methodologies.

    When all is said and done, the people that made these poor financial laws don't even know what they mean. They just ask for more money keep helping us to consult. When they get their things together, the just write new laws.
     
  24. PabloJ

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    I'm glad Walmart does not stock 10mm ammo so I do not have to go to sporting department to view empty shelves.
     
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    Well, maybe: Assuming that folks are desperate enough to pay such exorbitant prices. One guy on the web is selling Russian 9mm for $1.55 per round. Another is selling Federal 9mm at $46 for 50 rounds.
     
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