GUN Wal-Mart Ammo

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    Just cleaned off Wal-mart's shelf of 4 Federal 100rd Valuepack boxes of .223 55grain FMJ.

    About $0.43 a round after taxes.

    Good buy, bad buy?

    I need it this weekend, most internet stores will take too long if they have any at all.
     
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    43 cents good god
     
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    I know :ugh:

    I was actually looking for the Remington 200rd ValPack for ~$86+ tax, but I saw the Federal 100rd for 39.95 and just cleaned them out.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Wow...

    Don't worry, when Obama pulls us out of Iraq in 16 months, 5.56/.223 will come down :rolleyes:
     
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    And when regulatory legislation on ammo is passed, it will jump back up, TENFOLD!
     
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    Not too horrible :hs:
     
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    Considering that some of the same kind of ammo was going for $12-17 bucks a box, not that bad, esp at a local retailer.
     
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    But still, .33 is expensive as fuck. .43 = :wtc:
     
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    I haven't even priced .223/5.56 this month. I'm running low and afraid to see how much it's going to cost :wtc:
     
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    Bi-Mart had XM193 for $7 or $8 per box a few weeks ago. I'd check there first.
     
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    There was nothing left yesterday at my local Walmart except for shotgun slugs and .22lr. I needed some 9mm. :hs:
     
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    Federal brass sucks for reloading
     
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    Some of this shit looks like it was reloaded.

    Some look dirty as hell, and others have dings and dents.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I went to the range on sunday and I was taking a new 9mm so I needed ammo for it, I went to 2 Walmarts, 1 Sportsmans Warehouse and 1 Sports Authority and none had any 9mm at all, I finally found some at a gun shop, but it was $12.90 for 50. Plus is was that brass jacketed stuff that seems to cause accuracy issues.
     
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    That's not a bad, but definitely not a good price ... I try to keep my ammo expenses at 40 cents a pop for "good shit" aka XM-193 from Federal... and under 40 cents a pop (35 to 37) for compromise rounds like Privi Partizan, PMC, etc. 30 cents a pop for 55 grain reloads from BVAC are my favorite for shooting/reloading.

    I'd buy a few hundred at that price, but save up and buy in bulk ASAP to save yourself cash. Or even look into reloading.

    Its nice that I can waltz right into the Surplus Ammo/Arms store though. Check them out, "Surplus Ammo and Arms"

    Federal brass stamped "LC" is Lake City and is the best for reloading. Federal brass stamped "FC" is known to have weak webs that can cause head seperations during firing, aka, it's bad stuff.

    I generally reload my FC brass once with a mild load and leave it to the brass fiends.
     

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