Hi folks. I just wanted to pass on an interesting finding. Three days ago I e-mailed the walmart customer servie center at corporate headquarters. I asked (very nicely) if they would consider stocking Tula ammunition in .308. I mentioned that they already stock it in .223 and some pistol calibers and that online forums indicate some walmarts already stock it. Today i received a call from my local Walmart to let me know they will begin carrying it. The sporting goods associate i spoke to this morning didn't know anything about it, but it's also possible he passed on our conversation this morning, since they called after i talked to him. I am glad to have a local supply of cheap plinking ammo now. I suspect they will carry it at a price that makes it nearly as cheap as reloading so I can save my brass for dedicated hunting loads and experimentation. The real point of the thread is information. This is my experience and i am sharing it with you. Ask and you may get a similar result. WalMart prides itself on tailoring store inventories to locality. There is a store only 30 minutes from here that carries a whole line of .308 ammo from federal to winchester..but not tula..yet. My local store had very little for the .308 and Steve told me today he will probably have the same stock of winchester and remington (not federal..don't carry it...lol.) next year that is sitting on the shelf since deer season started this year. He told me guys around here aren't buying the other tula ammo in some cases because it is manufactured in Russia. I am over that, having served during the cold war and in desert storm. I have an experience based opinion on which one is the greater evil. He said those same guys won't buy swiss pistol ammo. I guess if you want a new item at WalMart, corporate is the place to ask the question, since the associates and managers simply respond to corporate and can't really add items on their own. Likewise, none of these people will know you want it unless you speak up. Clearly The Associate has feedback from customers, but as usual, most of it is "i don't ...blah, blah, blah...negative feedback, while they go sight in annually and pay 20 bucks a box and shoot most of it at a deer that gets away. Ammunition is a drop in the bucket for a place like Walmart and they don't even worry about it because it gets you in the store. They have a force-fed inventory like most retailers, so it is to their benefit to get you in there anyway they can. I realize there is the local gun dealer/pawn shop (always the same place here in this town.) Unfortunately, the price of every single new item from rifles to scope rings adds up to a huge chunk of change and no significant service to justify it, at least here in this town. I used the "community citizen" angle and told them hunters who practice more become safer hunters because they are better shooters. I said WalMart can help us do that by providing good practice ammo at a fair price. So, if your ammo is missing on the WalMart shelf, this may be useful information to you.