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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #16
 
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I live in SE Tx and the stainless & synthetic here is $ 197.00.
what? really? thats awesome.. i paid more than that for the black/wood one at dicks sporting goods. i want to get another 10/22 (for my kid) and wish i could find one for that price!
just another reason i wish i lived in texas



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I bought a 10/22 from Walmart for $219.00 just a few months ago. Honestly I'm not a fan of Walmart or their employees, but I think I lucked out at mine. I had intentions on buying it from Dunham's but it turns out that they wont sell firearms after 7:00 pm. So since Walmart was right across the street I stopped in and grabbed the only 10/22 in stock. The guy I delt with was very plesent and seemed to know what he was talking about for the most part. I'm all for buying local, but the local "Gun Shops" never stock anything I'm interested in, or could afford for that matter. If they're ever open, they're usually only good for small parts and some odd ball ammo that Walmart or Dunham's doesn't stock like my .257 roberts.

As for the gun, the stock had some blemishes on it (like mentioned above) and the top of the butt plate was scratched up, no big deal since I was just oing to slap an ATI stock on instead. It groups well, and fires reliably. The pins in the trigger assy are loose and will fall out if you're not careful, especially the mag release/bolt stop pin. The barrel fits relatively tight into the reciver, but not as tight as I would typically expect them to. Now that I have 3 of the BX25's it's not uncommon to blow through a couple of 525 bricks in a day, and the 10/22 never lets me down. Shop local first, or buy it from Walmart if it's a good deal and there's no one else around that has it. You wont be dissapointed.
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I can't imagine the guns themselves are any different in any significant way, or that Ruger would make a "lesser quality" version specific to Wal-Mart.

Why do they "walk you out" after your gun purchase, though, when you can open-carry a handgun into the stores (where it's legal, of course)?
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I can't imagine the guns themselves are any different in any significant way, or that Ruger would make a "lesser quality" version specific to Wal-Mart.

Why do they "walk you out" after your gun purchase, though, when you can open-carry a handgun into the stores (where it's legal, of course)?
for safety reasons, i dont imagine firearms would be different but their appliances & vacuums are.. same models have lower quality components but look the same. maybe guns could too...
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I wouldnt purchase a Firearm from Wally World any more than I would get a Cavity filled at Walgreens.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #21
 
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My 10/22 came from wal mart 9 or 10 years ago, but im not sure its a walmart exclusive. it is wood and stainless with a 22 inch barrel. It has been a great gun and has killed many rabbits and squirrels.

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How many members have the cheapo version of the 10/22 from Wal-Mart,
($217.97 in Blue & wood) or ($247.97 in Stainless & Synthetic) & what do you think of it for just plain fun plinking ??
The last time I bought a 10/22 from WalMart they were $169 for stainless and green laminated stock. I bought several of them back then ....still have them NIB in my stash.

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Unlike some people, I go for the best value I can find. As such, I purchased a 10/22 in Stainless with the laminate stock about fifteen years ago from Wally World.
I agree ...I will buy at the cheapest place possible. I know everyone likes to support their local shops ...and there is nothing wrong with that. I also realize that many people like to go to their local shops and handle everything in the store and bug the owner with a plethora of questions ...and some will buy at WalMart / on line. (this isn't cool) Some people need the 'special' attention of a local shop and don't mind the higher prices. I don't need to be petted, I don't need anyone to hold my hand, I don't need anyone to tell me what I need. So, I get nothing from paying higher prices. I do a good bit of my purchasing from Gun Shows ...so in a sense I AM supporting locals. Also Gun Shows allow me to buy without paperwork from individuals.


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... A week or so later I was talking about 10/22s with my local dealer and he told me that my purchase price was below his cost.
I'd have to call BS on that dealer. He is in business to make money. If he is dumb enough to pay more for a gun than he can get it for elsewhere ...he deserves to go out of business. If WalMart is cheaper ...why don't he get them there?


I will support my local shops for ammo. I am paranoid and locally I can pay cash and no one has a record of my transaction. Ordering online creates too much of a paper trail. Plus ...by the time I pay shipping I can usually get the ammo cheaper ...only problem buying at a Gun Show is carrying a few thousand rounds to the car.



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...only problem buying at a Gun Show is carrying a few thousand rounds to the car.



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I solved that problem by bringing one of those small Harbor Freight 2/4 wheel convertable dollys with me. Once you start getting near 300 pounds loaded onto it, it will start to bend the bar holding the swivel casters. Better to make several trips back out to the car.
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I bought a Walmart wood and blued carbine a week after i bought one at the local gun shop. Walmart price...$217. Gun shop price ...$255.

1. The walmart gun has real bluing. The gun shop one is flat matte finish of some sort.

2. The stock on the walmart model was in much better condition.

3. Both were display models. Both would not budge on price.

If walmart had had this one a week sooner, i would not have bought the one in the gun shop and waited for a second one from Walmart. I wanted to compare them, though, so this is okay as a live and learn. I had a similar experience a couple of years ago with two centerfire rifles. That time the local shop removed the included scope mounts and sold me new ones...i didn't know any better until i bought the second rifle from walmart...same model....40 dollars cheaper, before the price of the new mounts! All told, 65 bucks wasted at the local dealer for gun and new mounts that should have been included.

I'm all for supporting the local business, but they need to stop price gouging me too. The walmart gun is a traditional looking firearm at a better price. The gun shop version is "modern" in its metal finish and not worth a penny more than the blued one in my opinion. Both guns were accessorized immediately. I feel like i spent an extra $38 foolishly at the gun store. There is no used market here. Transfer fees to the local shops negate any online savings new or used.

Functionally these rifles are identical. The walmart gun has a little smoother bolt release. It was on display less than a week. The gun store ..who knows.

I was in the market for two of these. These were the first two i could find in this small midwest city. The one other shop in town wanted even more gouge money for a stainless version i didn't want.

These are just facts about my experience. I will buy where I can get the best value. I supported both this time...i won't again....fool me twice, shame on me. $38 buys a good bit of extra stuff for a .22. Or a pound of powder and a pound of sierra bullets to load for my .308.

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These are just facts about my experience. I will buy where I can get the best value. I supported both this time...i won't again....fool me twice, shame on me. $38 buys a good bit of extra stuff for a .22. Or a pound of powder and a pound of sierra bullets to load for my .308.
hell, $38 buys over a thousand rounds of federal 22's at walmart! my local shops dont even try to compete with them for plinking ammo because they tell me its not worth the time. i does suck to hear stuff like that but i'd rather make a few $ than none.
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Wally World Raised their price on 10/22's

Just purchased a Ruger 10/22 from Walmart last night and they raised their price to $227.00, which they were $197.00.
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Bought my first 10-22 at WalMart yesterday. Stainless/synthetic for $197.00. I live in East Texas. Our WalMart is also has ar15's .223
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I got the SS barrel, synthetic stock for $227.00 last Saturday. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, maybe tomorrow. It looks like a Wal-Mart exclusive since it has the SS barrel and blued receiver. I'm all for supporting local business but in this economy I don't know from one day to the next if I'll have a job, so if I can save a few bucks I will. Hopefully after November things will begin to get better.
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I was a little taken back to see AR-15s at Wally World here also. But GA is also a little open about guns. We have cows here just like TX.
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It's a Ruger and covered by Ruger warranty. If I needed another 10/22 I'd by one.
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