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Do you know that WalMart will only sell you 6 boxes of ammo in one transaction?

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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I just went there to pick up 8 boxes of 223 ammo. I could only afford that amount. They said that I can only buy 6 at one time. Just a thought. I will have to go multiple times once I get my tax check in.

God Bless




posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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I think them doing that is based on supply rather than some institutional decree.

I've bought way more than 6 boxes at a time from them recently.

This trend seems to vary from location to location and is either routed in local supply on hand or clerk ignorance.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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It's better to buy it from your local gun shop anyway. Screw Walmart.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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im in new hampshire and ive bought way more than 6 of 223 at a time. the only problem ive had getting ammo is finding the guy with the key to the case. and when i buy them out of stock haha



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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I had one Walmart employee ask if the .22s I was buying was for a handgun or a rifle. That she couldn't sell me the .22s if it was for a handgun.

I said it was for a .22 artillery piece I had.

I think it depends on what mood the employee is in at the time.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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or you can do what i did and look online for the best deals and order ammo in bulk. and have it delivered right to your doorstep. it worked for me. just sayin



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:43 AM
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I used to work in sporting goods at a Wal-mart I say screw them. They treat you like crap, then give the supervisory position to a felon (and in sporting goods, we sell fire arms) They got all in a huff when I pointed that out to them.

I should have let the feds know, but I was sick and tired of being bent over by management anyways.

So again I concur, screw Wal-mart!



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
It's better to buy it from your local gun shop anyway. Screw Walmart.


Unfortunately WalMart has put most of out local gun shops out of business.
So I say, screw em all, save your brass and reload.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by BlastedCaddy

Originally posted by OldCorp
It's better to buy it from your local gun shop anyway. Screw Walmart.


Unfortunately WalMart has put most of out local gun shops out of business.
So I say, screw em all, save your brass and reload.


You can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting a mom and pop gun shop.


Everyone knows where Walmart's profits go right? China. No lube.

Support your local stores.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by OldCorp
It's better to buy it from your local gun shop anyway. Screw Walmart.


I live in a major US city and there is only Two gunshops within city limits that sells all types of firearms including pistols. The prices are almost double what wal-mart offers. Being Wal-Mart is based in USA, and the ammo is with all probability made in USA, where does China come in?

Save yourself some dough, be selfish, buy the best ammo for the cheapest price.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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I would say that the clerk behind the counter was just trying to be courteous to the next couple people that come in looking for that caliber before they get a chance to restock.

Or he may have been wanting to buy a box or so when he gets off work that day.

I try to avoid being a hog in those situations on my own. If I see that they are down to two to three boxes or so of any type of that caliber that I was wanting then I will just buy a box if I actually need it. If I don’t actually need it at that point, then I will just forget about. The next couple people that come in just looking for a box because they are 100 percent out, will be thankful.

I have been in that situation more than once, and being able to find one box is all I needed at the time.

If I come in and see that they have the shelves stacked full of a particular caliber and type of ammo I want, then yes, I may buy a bunch so that I don’t have to worry about it for a while. I generally try to avoid buying more than a 1/3 of the stock on hand at any one time.


Those rules go for any product you are shopping for. Just remember, there is other people that need stuff too.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Is there such thing as being selfish in a survival SHTF scenario?

Be courteous is one thing, being weak is another. Gimme all da bullets, cause ya never know.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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The manager of the department was there with 2 of the staff. I never bought more than 5 at one time because they only had a little of the ammo I need. This is a newer store in martyland. I will go to my stor in West Virginia and ask them about the policy.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by emaildogs
Is there such thing as being selfish in a survival SHTF scenario?

Be courteous is one thing, being weak is another. Gimme all da bullets, cause ya never know.


Besides, when push comes to shove, Walmart never runs out of anything. Ever. That's why they're called Walmart.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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Be glad you can buy 6 boxes at a time.When our "president" was first
in office,you could only buy 4 boxes,if they had any at all.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by emaildogs
Is there such thing as being selfish in a survival SHTF scenario?

Be courteous is one thing, being weak is another. Gimme all da bullets, cause ya never know.


This is the type of attitude that will prevent civilization from being rebuilt after a disaster. It's the reason I'd begin to wonder who the lucky people are, those who died in the initial fan hitting, or those who were left with the ridiculous survivors who will shoot you for a biscuit...



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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WalMart started limiting purchases to 6 boxes to prevent people from buying up all the stock when ammo was in short supply. I actually liked the fact that they were doing this, because in my area the local shops were going into Walmart and clearing them out so they could keep selling their over priced ammo.

Don't get me wrong I hate Walmart, and I try to support my local shops, but when they were gouging everyone who walked through their doors to the tune of almost double what Walmart was charging, that is when my loyalty and my wallet had a major conflict.

If you are looking to purchase more than 200rds of ammo Walmart isn't the place to go anyhow. There are many ammo supply houses on the internet that offer much better deals than Walmart, and you don't have to deal with half wits who have no general knowledge of the sporting industry.

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 11:55 AM
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I'm just curious...

I live in Scotland and as you know we can't buy that sort of stuff but...

What are you maniacs doing with all that 'ammo'?

How many boxes is 'enough'?

It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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We are shooting things….. Lots of things……

How much is enough, is dependent on the caliber.

When it comes to 22LR. I usually try to keep several thousand rounds on hand. I usually have more than six or more varieties on hand. I currently have over 10 varieties on hand.

In 12gauge I usually keep over 300 rounds of bird shot of various sizes. And about 100 rounds of buckshot in a couple different flavors.

When it comes to larger rifle stuff. I usually try to keep over a 100 rounds of 30-06 in various bullet weights.

In regards to small mom and pop stores selling ammo. The two around here don’t do the price gouging stuff. They are usually within %30 of the walmart asking price for the same ammo. They also have a tendency to stock a lot of different types that walmart doesn’t stock. Like surplus ammo, PPV, S&B and rusky stuff. They have bulk packs of Rem 22lr LRN and CCI LRN for $22 to $25 which walmart doesn’t even have. When it comes to PPV and S&B, they usually undercut walmart’s price point for ammo in the same caliber.

When I just want a box or two, then I usually stop by there, because it’s cheaper than paying for the gas to go to town.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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You go through a lot of ammo.

A typical IDPA around here is 6 stages 30 rounds so there goes 150 rounds in a morning.

I can go through a thousand in a weekend of events or just plinking in the yard with friends.

Practice makes perfect.



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