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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #1
 
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Current Ammo Prices

Can some of you who have been fortunate enough to have bought ammo recently provide the current selling price for ammo in your area? It has been so long since any handgun ammo was available in my area that I have no idea what is now the going-rate and what is price-gouging.

Any caliber and any volume would be fine, but I am specifically looking for the 50 to 100 round boxes of .40 S&W FMJ for the range and the smaller volume boxes of defensive ammo.

Maybe include seller information, too, like: Walmart, gun-show dealer, local gun shop, internet dealer, etc.

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Can some of you who have been fortunate enough to have bought ammo recently provide the current selling price for ammo in your area? It has been so long since any handgun ammo was available in my area that I have no idea what is now the going-rate and what is price-gouging.

Any caliber and any volume would be fine, but I am specifically looking for the 50 to 100 round boxes of .40 S&W FMJ for the range and the smaller volume boxes of defensive ammo.

Maybe include seller information, too, like: Walmart, gun-show dealer, local gun shop, internet dealer, etc.

Much appreciated.
Federal .223 100ct= 39.00
Remington .223 20ct=9.47
WWB 9mm 100ct=23.00
CCi .22mag 50ct=9.97
Winchester .22 LR 100ct= 6.30
Independence .357 JSP 50ct=24.00
Magtech .357 JSP 50ct=19.00
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Remington .357 SJHP 50 ct. 125 grain $23.99 wal-mart
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Walmart (all pricing with-in the past 30 days)
- Federal 550 bulk .22 = $13.47
- Federal 50 round .45acp = $14.97
- Blazer Brass 50 round (brass) 9mm = $8.97
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I just purchased over 1,300 rounds of Federal 9 MM 115 gr. FMJ for $8.97 a box at Wal-Mart. Limit 6 boxes per household, per day. It took a little over a week with the wife and I buying 6 boxes at a crack before they ran out. Nobody is going to beat Wal-Mart's price on the common calibers like 9 MM, which they sell now at pre Hussein prices. The trick is to find it when they get it in stock. It takes a lot of calling, but for the price it's worth it. Bill T.
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With all due respect, why would it matter what I am paying locally for ammo? Its not like I am going to buy it and sell it to you!

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Point taken. I was just trying to get an idea of what I should expect to spend so when I do come across a box of ammo for sale, whether locally or away from home, I can have an idea of whether or not it is worth getting or something I should pass on.

The links are helpful, but variances in shipping & handling expenses can skew an otherwise good deal into something more.

I will check them out, though. Thanks for posting them.
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Bill with all due respect, your part of the problem. Unless you shoot IDPA, 26 boxes of 9mm could have gone to others that may actually need it. I can't really tell you what I think of your doing that because they would ban me from this forum.

I would recommend you start reloading if you feel you need all the ammo there is for sale. I understand why you did it, I just don't agree with anyone doing that to others.
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I just purchased over 1,300 rounds of Federal 9 MM 115 gr. FMJ for $8.97 a box at Wal-Mart. Limit 6 boxes per household, per day. It took a little over a week with the wife and I buying 6 boxes at a crack before they ran out. Nobody is going to beat Wal-Mart's price on the common calibers like 9 MM, which they sell now at pre Hussein prices. The trick is to find it when they get it in stock. It takes a lot of calling, but for the price it's worth it. Bill T.
No wonder ammo can't be found.
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I just purchased over 1,300 rounds of Federal 9 MM 115 gr. FMJ for $8.97 a box at Wal-Mart. Limit 6 boxes per household, per day. It took a little over a week with the wife and I buying 6 boxes at a crack before they ran out. Nobody is going to beat Wal-Mart's price on the common calibers like 9 MM, which they sell now at pre Hussein prices. The trick is to find it when they get it in stock. It takes a lot of calling, but for the price it's worth it. Bill T.
It's great to live in America, because we have the freedom to buy what we want and can afford even when others don't like it.

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Bill with all due respect, your part of the problem. Unless you shoot IDPA, 26 boxes of 9mm could have gone to others that may actually need it. I can't really tell you what I think of your doing that because they would ban me from this forum. I would recommend you start reloading if you feel you need all the ammo there is for sale. I understand why you did it, I just don't agree with anyone doing that to others.
It's great to live in America, because we have the right to openly complain (and offer our humble opinion) when we don't like what others my say, do or in this case choose to buy.

The alternative .... To each according to his need ... From each according to his ability.
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Bill with all due respect, your part of the problem. Unless you shoot IDPA, 26 boxes of 9mm could have gone to others that may actually need it. I can't really tell you what I think of your doing that because they would ban me from this forum.

I would recommend you start reloading if you feel you need all the ammo there is for sale. I understand why you did it, I just don't agree with anyone doing that to others.

Oh Brother! Where do I start? For your information I've been reloading since 1971. I currently have 4 handguns chambered in 9 MM, and 6 in .45 ACP. Dozens more in other calibers. I have been purchasing ammunition by the thousand for over 30 years because it's cheaper than buying the components initially, then assembling it yourself. If you reload, you should know that. You should also know that Glock handguns cannot shoot reloads because of the unsupported chamber design of their barrels. I currently have 6 Glocks chambered in both 9 MM, and .45 ACP. They get the factory ammo.

Both my wife and I shoot, and it is not at all uncommon for the both of us to cap off 400 or 500 rounds in an afternoon. I buy more because I shoot more. It's as simple as that. Now, because a bunch of idiot's and local gun shop owners went nuts after an election, I'm supposed to alter my buying and shooting habits to keep you happy? Doubtful.

Just to educate you and others, a Wal-Mart store manager does not have the authority to limit purchases. That order has to come from the stores district office, or from the home office of Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Arkansas. I know both of the managers at my local Wal-Mart's because of the amount of ammunition I purchase from them. Shortly after the election my local Wal-Mart got a shipment of ammo in. One person came in and bought $1,800.00 worth. A second purchased $900.00 worth. The only reason he stopped at that number is because it was all they had! The manager called the district office and was told this was happening at Wal-Mart's across the nation, and a 6 box limit was imposed until further notice.

I told the manager, and he agrees that there is no doubt these were local gun shop owners who promptly put it out on their shelves at a much higher price. So the local shops we are told to buy from to keep big, bad Wal-Mart from running out of business, are the ones causing this along with the election Lemmings. Wal-Mart also has this problem when they put candy on sale. Vending machine owners come in and buy cases of the stuff to support their vending operations simply because Wal-Mart's sale prices are cheaper than their wholesale prices.

Bear in mind that Wal-Mart does not always have ammo in stock. It took weeks of phone calls, and being put on hold for several minutes before finally discovering it was in stock. Not to mention driving back and forth. You, and others could do much the same instead of sitting around bitching and moaning what others do. Last time I looked it was a free country, and a Capitalistic society.

I don't know why I'm doing this, but if you want to buy ammunition from Wal-Mart, here is how to do it:

1. Make friends with the Dept 09 (sporting goods manager) they can be a real asset.

2. Since "Hussein Fever" is finally dieing down, most stores are getting pistol and rifle ammunition each day!

3. The best time to get the ammunition varies (again see rule one) but find out when they are working the truck. Most of the time it will be after 8pm or before 8am.

4. Call about 2 hours before the truck is to be worked and get an update.

5. If they like you they can print a sheet that will tell them and you if they want to what they have on the truck.

6. If you don’t get any ammo ask (nicely rule one) for them to scan the tag and check if any stores in the area have any ammo. They can tell you based on a mileage area who has that item.

7. The best days to get ammo are Tuesday –Thursday. Most people want ammo for the weekend.

8. If you make a friend at the store they might call you before they put the ammo out. (not required to do this but might don’t offer them anything they can’t take it)

9. Bring a friend the daily limit is 6 boxes but friends over 21 can by six for you and they don’t care how it is paid for as long as the friend is with you.

10. Go to other stores as soon as you get ammo as the daily limit is only for that store.

I do what I have to do to be able to shoot and enjoy my firearms, of which I have a great deal invested in. If that upsets you it's not my problem. As I said, it's a free country. Bill T.

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Oh Dear Big Jim!,

Eat your heart out! Time to get off that Laz-Y-Boy and get your a$$ in gear! Lot's of good ammo waiting out there for you and everyone else to purchase! But you won't get it shining your a$$ on a bar stool, or whining about how we the alert, are buying it all up!!! As they say, The early bird gets the worm! Or the 9 MM!!! Don't you just love it when you can be part of the problem, rather than the "solution"! Bill T.

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I'm sure someone else "NEEDED" it more than I did, just like health care in this country. Do you think I should subsidise my health care payments to the more needy? I mean they have children that I don't. They could get sick and require a doctor that I myself didn't need. Here I sit "Hogging" all of that health care that I could be "Giving" to someone else who "Needs It". I think that is how you put it, wasn't it? If we're going to give away 9 MM, why in the hell should we stop there? Fair is fair, isn't it? I put it to you "Big Jim", give away those damn guns and ammo to someone who, "Needs It". How could I "Need" all of that 9 MM? It should go to someone else, shouldn't it?? Bill T.
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Damn! No wonder there is no 9 MM left! That hog Bill went and bought all of it! Bill T.
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Got a real talent for talking down to folks, eh, Bill?
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