ammo at walmart

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by bisbob, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. bisbob

    bisbob New Member

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    Picking up some ammo. Guy on line in front of me just bought $1, 313.00 worth and took all the 9mm I did not pickup.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  3. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Someone is getting prepared for whats going to happen in the next few months...
     
  4. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Ive done that at wally world also. Dont think it was that much but usually when i go they have the WWB 100 count of 9mm for $20 and i usually buy all that they have in stock if i have the extra cash. I have a picture of when my son was just a few months old when i bought some ammo at walmart. Not $1300 worth but thats what they had in stock.
     

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  5. DaTexanBoy

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    Stuff like this is why we have ammo "scares". People get all freaked out by the current administration and in turn the consumers cause the prices to go up. It's basic economics 101. High demand is going to push prices up.
     
  6. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    Yeah last time you couldn't even find .22 cartridges for quite awhile. There was a shortage on all kinds of ammo.
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Most people will buy 10X the ammo they will EVER use in these panic buy situations. Most of this ammo will go bad before these knee jerk jerks ever use it.
     
  8. AsSeenOnTV

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    Kept is a cool dry dark place ammunition will last decades. and in Air tight ammo cans makes it last even longer. Im shooting 7.62x 39 that was made in the 50s and never had a problem with any of them.
    If these people don't use them I believe UPS and USPS will ship to Alaska ;)
     
  9. 95sniper

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    Ammo will last a long time, but it's better to buy some as you use it so you don't go broke...
     
  10. 7.62 Man

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    Most of the jerks buy ammo because they think if the price goes higher they can sell it. Or if SHTF they can trade it for stuff they need.
    This is possible but most likely will just get wasted at the range or given a box or two to the buddy's.
     
  11. bill2390

    bill2390 New Member

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    Guns without ammo are just junk metal !!

    The current leadership of this country knows that they can never get the guns out of people hands-ask yourself how much cheap surplus ammo have you seen in the last 4 years/have you ever asked yourself why?Look at the increases for components/the a goverment hazmat fee of $ 25.00 plus shipping costs on powder/primers/The reason for no cheap surplus ammo-no import permits being issued--countries that want to provide surplus ammo-China communist block countries banned-then last but not least ask yourself the big one WHAT GOOD IS MY GUNS WITHOUT NO AMMO?
     
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  12. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    For what's not going to happen, FFTY.
     
  13. 95sniper

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    Sorry I'm posting off of my phone
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    amen!!!!!!
     
  15. willfully armed

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    In march of 2009 I was lucky enough to find 13'000 rounds of Blazer Brass on the shelves at a Walmart in Louisville KY.

    I bought it all.


    This was in a time where ammo was NOWHERE to be found. I sold half of it and burnt the other half in IDPA.
     
  16. Hightide

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    I do the same thing! But you have to catch Winchester White Box when its in stock, so my conscience bothers me if I take all of them. So I buy all but one or two boxes so somebody else can shoot. But it is a great deal and its hard not to grab all of it.
     
  17. tri70

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    People should plan better but Obummer is the gun salesman of the decade! You would think more people would get into reloading. I budget and plan ahead for shooting and stocking up, I bought my supplies 6 months before the last election. To each his own, Cabela's saw this coming and is selling a lot of bulk boxes.
     
  18. sdiver35

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    I'm with you on reloading. I'm set for .40, .45 and my wife just bought 9mm dies that delivered last night. I'm going to get 4 lbs of powder tomorrow. Not to mention what I have already in the safe which is around 4k rounds of the three calibers plus 5.56!
     
  19. DaTexanBoy

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    I reload for all my guns, except the .22lr of course, and I can still do it cheaper than buying, plus its customized for my specific guns. I got into reloading back in March of this year and I've already saved enough money from not buying ammo that my press and dies have paid for themselves. Everything I've loaded the last two months have been pure savings.
     
  20. bill2390

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    Ammo life

    To those that think ammo goes bad by just sitting around let me state beyond a shadow of a doubt this is not true as a avid machinegunner and target shooter-I have shot and currently am shooting military surplus in the following calibers 9mm/7.62x25/7mm/8mm/303/308/30-06/9mm Largo with dates of mfg starting for the 8mm Nazi produced ammo dated 1937/Turkish 8mm in the 1940s/9mm Czech in the early 40s/and even the lowly Japanese 7.7 mfg in China in the 1938-1944 period 7.35 italian mfg in the 1940 -1945 period and I doubt very seriouly that this ammo has been stoed in ideal conditions over the years-what about the .45ACP that was available a while back coming in from Russian mfg in the 40s and sent to Russian our support in WW 2 purchased by our country man and no doubt shot up and possibly stored for future use.