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.22lr @Walmart: Why is Federal Lightning (40g) cheaper than Federal bulk (36g)

This is a discussion on .22lr @Walmart: Why is Federal Lightning (40g) cheaper than Federal bulk (36g) within the Ammo Dump forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Federal bulk 550 brick is $19/550 = 3.5cents each Federal Lightning box = $1.50/50 = 3cents each Lightning is 40g, bulk is 36g. Why is ...


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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM   #1
 
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.22lr @Walmart: Why is Federal Lightning (40g) cheaper than Federal bulk (36g)

Federal bulk 550 brick is $19/550 = 3.5cents each
Federal Lightning box = $1.50/50 = 3cents each

Lightning is 40g, bulk is 36g.

Why is Lightning cheaper? it's not bulk, and it has more gunpower



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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:18 PM   #2
 
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Could be any number of things, maybe Federal just made a ton of Lightning and is offering it wholesale for cheaper, and places like WalMart are passing the lower prices along to the customer in an effort to move more of it.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Federal bulk 550 is $15.47 around here.

I think the reason its cheaper, most people just take it for granted that when you buy in bulk you save $$$$. Wally world takes every advantage it can..

It pays too shop with a calculator!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:21 PM   #4
 
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Maybe it's even more inaccurate and unreliable
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 12:33 PM   #5
 
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Typical Wal Mart marketing.
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I don't know why but I am gonna go buy some Lightning.
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Old November 2nd, 2010, 12:25 PM   #7
 
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federal bulk is copper washed bullets federal champion is plain lead.

Plating ads to the cost that is why it costs more.
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Looks like it is time for me to go shopping at wally world
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 03:27 PM   #9
 
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It would be worth it to get a box and try it.
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They could give it away and I still wouldn't step foot in one
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 04:35 PM   #11
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I don't know why but I am gonna go buy some Lightning.
I bought some a few months back. Next to Thunderbolts (thunderturds) this has to be the worst ammo I have ever used. I expect a few duds in a brick but 1 out of 10 is too too many. On top of that there were a handfull that had crooked rims. This would cause jams and miss feeds. At first I thought it was my gun then I started laying some of the ammo on the table and inspecting them. After that I left them there as freebe's to someone else.
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Usually a 36 grain bullet in a .22 is a hollow point. Could that explain the difference?
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I agree with "scattershot" 36 gr bullets are hollowpoints while the 40gr bullets are solid lead.I have used both and find that my rifle prefers the 40gr bullets.
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iI have tried the Lighting ammo had trouble in semi-auto rifles. Never had much trouble with the bulk copper washed stuff and the kids shoot alot of it.
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