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its now cheaper to mail order target rounds than buy them at your local walmart

i have been tracking the pricing for a little while now:

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Wally World .40 S&W
3/11/2006 WWB $17.55 with tax for 100 rounds - $175.50 per 1000
4/12/2006 WWB $18.30 with tax for 100 rounds - $183.00 per 1000
9/8/2006 WWB $19.38 with tax for 100 rounds - $193.80 per 1000
12/24/2006 WWB $19.38 with tax for 100 rounds - $193.80 per 1000
1/26/2007 WWB $21.54 with tax for 100 rounds - $215.40 per 1000


basically i am lazy and like the ability when i notice i am getting low to run out to wally world and pick up 1000 rounds

now i will have to plan a little better and mail order them - for example when in stock AmmoMan.com has 1000 Federal FMJ .40 S&W for $209 shipped


i knew right before xmas this might happen as i was picking up some fishing stocking stuffers and i asked about a .22 rifle they had on sale and the sporting goods guy told me that they were no longer going to be selling firearms but would continue to sell ammo
 

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1000 stopped selling firearms. Mainly they sold bottom end stuff so it doesnt suprise me that people werent buying them. Especially Charles Daly which is not only inexpensive, its shit.
 

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DJ 9iron said:
All walmarts arent selling firearms or just yours?


dont know about all of them - at least the one on the way to the office that ALWAYS had a good stock of ammo
 

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Adler said:
1000 stopped selling firearms. Mainly they sold bottom end stuff so it doesnt suprise me that people werent buying them. Especially Charles Daly which is not only inexpensive, its shit.

agreed - cheap crap gunz - but sometimes that what you need LOL!!!
 

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It's California.

Apperently, Wal-Marts in Cali used to sell firearms, but ever since someone sold a guy a gun and ammo in the same sale and didn't have him escorted out of the store (as they are supposed to do, as well as announcing it), the customer decided to load the gun in the store and start shooting people. Hence, all Cali Wal-Marts have stopped selling firearms.
 

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Some of my own local ones have stopped selling firearms as well.

That, and they jacked up the price of .45 Auto as well :(.
 

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Toxin said:
Some of my own local ones have stopped selling firearms as well.

That, and they jacked up the price of .45 Auto as well :(.

yea - but almost $2 a box?


damn wally world communists!
 

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MrMcCrackin said:
yea - but almost $2 a box?


damn wally world communists!
It’s not just Wally World. You guys notice it there because that’s were you buy (myself included). It’s the cheapest place to buy if you do the brick and mortar thing. Unfortunately the price of ammo has gone up everywhere. I’m going to have to find a www to get it from now.
 

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Ducman said:
The price of components are up everywhere because on the demand for copper and brass

its getting out of control


feeling the urge to stock pile 1000 rounds of everything including 00 buck
 

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No its not just wal mart, Where I work we are makeing up the ammo because the cost of the ammo comeing is so climbing so much... We we keep our prices lower than anyone around but people are still getting mad at us that its so expensive.

on avg cost wise comeing in its $1.50 to 5 bucks a box more in the last few months.
 

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Steel cased shit is way up as well. Last time I bought 7.62 x39 I paid 79 bucks for a case of 1k. Now cheapest is 120 with some up to 160.


The global war on terror and the falling dollar are most likely to blame for it.
 

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Wally World and Dick's both have hd significant price increases over the past 12 months.
Ask an employee and they will tell you same.
As noted by other metals and components are in short supply/high demand thus increased cost and ammunition overall thanks to purchasing by Uncle Sam is in shorter supply.

Maintain a stockpile...:\

- Janq
 

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Jeremy said:
All the more reason to roll your own..

For anything but 9mm, 7.62x39mm, 223, and 5.45x39mm its a very attractive option. Especially when you have guns in wierd calibers like 6.5x52mm, 7.5x54mm, and 25-20WCF
 

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Adler said:
For anything but 9mm, 7.62x39mm, 223, and 5.45x39mm its a very attractive option. Especially when you have guns in wierd calibers like 6.5x52mm, 7.5x54mm, and 25-20WCF
It all depends on how much you shoot and what calibers you own. We reload the 9mm and .223, it's not impossible for us to go through 4000-6000 rounds of 9 and 223 in a week. So it's worth while to reload them but you need to buy powder by the keg and bullets, primers 2000-5000 at a time to make it beneficiary. I also shoot .220, and 22-250 so the same bullets can be used.

No the odd balls like you say is where the money is saved. For .308 my "expensive" match loads run .35cents a pop factory loads with same bullet cost 1.50$+ Cheap FMJ's run 15-20 cents. When you get in to metric or BIG bore you can save a fortune.

I reload .416 Rigby for a buddy of mine Factory ammo is 8.90 a shot for bulk factory ammo 100/890$!!! Reloads with same case and bullet are 100/450$ saves 4$ a shot. Even adding in the initial price of the reloading Die for .416; 70$; it still saves a shit load of money.

In this case he could have bought reloading equipment and bullet,s brass, powder and primers and still saved 50$. This is the extreme end of the spectrum but the money percentage you save by reloading is about the same, usually the percentage is higher with normal calibers.
 

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Yes, to buy factory match grade your looking at 40$+ or over 2$ a shot reloading would cost you something like 30-50 cents a round depending on the bullet you use.
 
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