Originally Posted by locutus
Any name brand ammo you buy at Wal-Mart is exactly ther same ammo as what you get at the "mom N pop." store.
Winchester "white box," Remington "UMC" and Federal "American Eagle" are seconds. The company's "economy" ammo whether from WallyWorld or the local scalper.
Yep, I don't know where folks got the idea that ammo manufactureres had the time to set aside a special line for WalMart. Their bargain ammo is bargain ammo from the same line. Othe rstores just sell it for more money because they do not buy it in a large a volume to reduce shipping and hazmat costs per shipment.
Now it is true that WalMart has had some guns that were bought through a distributor, that had them made to specific specifications, such as some of the 10/22s that had a longer barrel and walnut stocks that could be found most commonly at WalMart because they bought the majority of them from the distrbutor. Nothing 'budget" about those models though.