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Got three Wal-Marts around me.

Posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:18 PM PST by JoeProBono

Only one had any shotgun ammo and would sell only a box of each.

Now there are none.



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KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; walmart


1 posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:20 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Under Nancy’s law, these will be illegal.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 2:35:26 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: JoeProBono
Optimizing Your Shotgun
3 posted on 02/02/2013 2:41:49 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: JoeProBono

Obama has been president for 4 years. We knew that he was going to cheat to win in 2012. We knew that he would go after the guns once he was re-elected. Everyone should have had a large cache of ammo by October!


4 posted on 02/02/2013 2:42:03 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JoeProBono
The last Ammo run/shortage time there was plenty of 22LR and 12 ga.

This time I find it interesting that a successful run on both has been made.

I'd guess that the 12 ga. is the Swiss Army Knife of popular firearms with more types of rounds produced than for any other platform. 22LR second in the # of available round designs.

Fortunately "my friends" picked up a decade supply of both ~4 years go.

These are troubled times.

5 posted on 02/02/2013 2:42:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: JoeProBono

I was in Academy the other day and they had acres of shotgun ammo.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 2:43:20 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

I did some grocery shopping this morning at a super Wal-Mart. They had plenty of guns tho no AR type. Their ammunition space was nearly totally empty. I didn’t take the time to see what was left but it wasn’t much.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 2:45:42 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Bryanw92
Unfortunately so many of us have suffered through a great deal of ObamaNomics and are unable to stock up on much of anything. Haven’t bought the Ruger Range Rifle I wanted and have only been able to go to the range once a month instead of twice a week.
8 posted on 02/02/2013 2:46:48 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: JoeProBono

I get all mine mail order these days. I instantly know what’s available and what’s not without leaving the house. Get it dropped and pick it up 2 or 3 times a year.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 2:48:20 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: JoeProBono
Joe, Karl painted this in high school. Thought you might like it. Browning Auto 5 shotgun...


10 posted on 02/02/2013 2:55:53 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: TheRhinelander

My local Cabelas doesn’t answer the phone


11 posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bryanw92

Heck, I knew after the 2006 elections that the Dims would probably get the White House... Stocked up then. Surprised that it took so long for them to mount this push.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 2:58:56 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: smokingfrog


13 posted on 02/02/2013 3:01:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Serious Questions...

1) What is preventing gun and ammunition manufacturers from ramping up production to meet the increased demand?

2) What is preventing new manufacturers from entering the market to meet the growing demand?

These shortages have been going on for some time now.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 3:02:01 PM PST by RBW in PA
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To: RBW in PA

My guess is they don’t want to build additional facilities only to have them empty once the surge is over.

Also there might be a shortage of raw materials such as brass, copper lead etc.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 3:07:03 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: RBW in PA

http://www.luckygunner.com/ammo-manufacturer


16 posted on 02/02/2013 3:07:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Sportsman Guide.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 3:13:03 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: RBW in PA

My two local stores say they can’t get ANYTHING sent to them. It is not just the run causing the shortage. Someone is choking off the supply and pressuring warehouses etc not to ship.

Ordinarily you would expect gun sellers to ramp up production to make as much money as possible, not let the supply run low. There is really only one good reason to throttle the suppliers and it’s not a good one.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 3:15:12 PM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people.)
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To: JoeProBono
I bought slugs and shot shells for the shotgun that is too heavy for me, before ammo disappeared and at the same time got hollow point cartridges for the too heavy rifle. Also got lots of 38 hollow points for handguns. All that before the rush.

Then, I bought a 22 rifle close to a month ago and it still isn't here. Bought 3 boxes of Remington hollow points for it around the same time and that ammo isn't here, either. The 22 rifle was in stock but there was a notice they were shipping so much as orders came in, the shipping would be delayed. I think the rifle will eventually get here and the ammo is from Cabela’s so I think it will come some time.

The United States has a virus and is throwing up daily. The source of the virus sits in the White House.

19 posted on 02/02/2013 3:19:30 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

>>Unfortunately so many of us have suffered through a great deal of ObamaNomics and are unable to stock up on much of anything. Haven’t bought the Ruger Range Rifle I wanted and have only been able to go to the range once a month instead of twice a week.

If you’ve been going to the range once a month, the Obamnomics didn’t hit you too hard. I cut down to 4 times a year and even then I shoot mostly 22 and just enough centerfire to stay familiar. The rest of my practice ammo has gone into the storage cabinet. I do a lot of dry-fire practice and trigger drills with a laser these days.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 3:22:25 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: JoeProBono

All I can find now is birdshot.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 3:28:02 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: smokingfrog

“I was in Academy the other day and they had acres of shotgun ammo.”

I’m sure none of it was buckshot or slugs.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 3:33:05 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JoeProBono

My local WM got a few boxes of PDX12 Defender in this morning. That was a nice surprise.

I haven’t seen a box of .22LR in a long time. I’m conserving what I have and daily plinking with the pellet gun.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 3:34:10 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s the ammo sources I use online:

http://www.ableammo.com/
http://www.sgammo.com/catalog
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/
http://www.midwayusa.com/
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/
http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/
http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/.50_Beowulf-Ammunition.html
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php
http://www.kygunco.com/
http://www.luckygunner.com/
http://www.ammoman.com/
http://www.corbon.com/
http://www.federalpremium.com/default.aspx
http://www.natchezss.com/


24 posted on 02/02/2013 3:39:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: JoeProBono

Play their game ..: leave to the parking lot and go back and buy a other


25 posted on 02/02/2013 3:59:07 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Marcella
I bought slugs and shot shells for the shotgun that is too heavy for me, before ammo disappeared and at the same time got hollow point cartridges for the too heavy rifle.

At close range, i.e. across the room, a too-heavy shotgun or too-heavy rifle can be "shot from the hip", much like sinking a cue-ball into a corner pocket. That will save your shoulder, and will make follow-up shots much easier.

A corner pocket is about 4.5 inches. The center mass kill zone on a man-size target is at least a 10" or 12" dinner-plate wide. Even if you miss the heart/lungs, getting gut-shot with 12-guage buck-shot or slug might not kill immediately, but I suspect the attacker's priorities will shift substantially.

26 posted on 02/02/2013 4:06:55 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Kirkwood
I’m sure none of it was buckshot or slugs.

Turn a few of your birdshot shells into slugs with wax or caulking.

27 posted on 02/02/2013 4:11:47 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: JoeProBono

I bought the last box of 30-30 at the WalMart nearest to me last week.

The only thing left on the shelf was .243, .270 and a few odd calibers. No 22LR, no 22WMR, few hand gun ammo loads.

It shows no sign of restock.

I have managed to get my on hand reload components to a level I am comfortable with. Plan on doing a little bullet casting soon for a couple of calibers.

Even found some new (scarce) .348 brass and some Hornady 200gr FTX bullets for that gun. It kicks like a mule but delivers a huge impact.

Still looking for a few things but the panic phase for me is subsiding.


28 posted on 02/02/2013 4:26:45 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: JoeProBono

Those who don’t mind paying shipping might consider Cabelas. They have a couple of calibers that I’ve had trouble finding elsewhere, including cheap .45 longs. No .22LR though.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 4:43:04 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: JoeProBono

My two local walmarts are pretty depleted except for target loads for shot guns. My local big box store (Academy) has a decent amount of ammo, including .45 acp and plenty of shotgun shells.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 4:48:31 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: JoeProBono

—Wallyworld here in Pahrump—(which sells 9m/m, .45ACP, .223 and 7.62m/m by the palletload to Frontsight customers) has been bare of most ammo for a month—


31 posted on 02/02/2013 5:07:38 PM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: JoeProBono

I just got back from my local WM and they had 12GA, 20GA and 410GA along with 45 and 40 ammo. not a lot but it was on the shelf.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 5:37:53 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: JoeProBono

Didn’t read all the way to the last reply. I heard a rumor that WM would no longer sell ammo. I asked the lady at the gun dept at a WM supercenter. Not true. Their central warehouse is empty. She said it would be 4 - 6 weeks to restock, then WM would acccelerate their ammo acquisition.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 6:09:13 PM PST by Repulican Donkey
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To: Squantos

Been there

Done that ;-{)


34 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:27 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

My walmart has plenty of 270 and about nuttin else....


35 posted on 02/02/2013 6:55:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome


36 posted on 02/02/2013 7:02:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

My Walmart had three boxes of Federal 9mm today.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:19 PM PST by pallis
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To: Pollster1

“Those who don’t mind paying shipping might consider Cabelas.”

I’m supposed to have three boxes of Remington 22LR hollow points coming from them. Surely they will get here this coming week or the next.


38 posted on 02/02/2013 7:33:01 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: carriage_hill

There are three on your list I haven’t tried. I’ll add them to mine and I check all of them every day.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 7:34:38 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, they don’t sell rifles but they do have that Cannon safe and I’m thinking about getting the one that is twice the size of that one.

I’ll get it at Tractor Supply


40 posted on 02/02/2013 7:35:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: meadsjn
My bedroom is upstairs. I was cleaning out my closet up there and found a target black outline of a man I shot at a range and scotch taped it to the outside of my bedroom door. The husband of my sister-in-law saw that and started laughing. I said, “Would that target eaten up in the chest area with 38 special bullet holes, stop you from entering that room? He said, “I wouldn't go in there.”

If someone got in that room, he would be hit with buckshot in the face followed by 38 special hollow points in the chest. (My specialty is chests.) I'm real serious when I shoot.

I can wad up a piece of paper and hit the inside a trash can across the room. Yes, I played basketball and coached a girl's high school team. Keeping your eyes on the target is what makes that paper/basketball go in. It's the same with bullets - keep the eyes on the target, don't waver and the bullet will go where the eyes are aimed. It works for me whenever there is a target and something needs to hit it.

41 posted on 02/02/2013 8:00:19 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella

42 posted on 02/02/2013 11:54:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Marcella

GunBroker Auction on now:

Pistol:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Ammunition/BI.aspx?Keywords=*Handgun+Ammunition&SearchType=1

Rifle:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Ammunition/BI.aspx?Keywords=Rifle+Ammunition&SearchType=1

Pass ‘em around to FReepers who need ammo; 99% of the other sites are sold out or have 2-3 week shipping, when they do fill an order.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 3:21:40 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Vendome; JoeProBono
I've got one, from 2002:

Cannon T-65, last of the series made:


44 posted on 02/03/2013 3:25:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: JoeProBono
Went to two Wal-Marts yesterday:

The store in New Smyrna, Fl had about a dozen boxes of Tula Russian steel cased 7.62 X 39, 1 box Tula .45 ACP and an assortment of 30-06. They seemed to have a good supply of shotgun ammo but I didn't note the gauge or loads.

The Port Orange, Fl store had some Tula 7.62 X 39, and Tula 9 mm , plus an assortment of .40 S&W and shotgun rounds.

Ammo is trickling in but sells out within a day or two.

To their credit, Wal-Mart hasn't gouged the prices on ammo like some of the other places. The 3 box limit is probably a good idea since many people were buying there and reselling at flea markets & gun shows at inflated prices. This might slow those guys down.

45 posted on 02/03/2013 6:06:06 AM PST by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Jed Eckert
Got plenty of Mosin ammo


46 posted on 02/03/2013 7:56:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: carriage_hill

Hohleeeee!!!!

That thing is huge! How much $$$????

The one I’m looking at is $900 or so.


47 posted on 02/03/2013 11:38:59 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

It retailed for around $5,600 and I got it from my FFL as a “discontinued item” (2001), for $4,200. I had to take 2 employees and JD 317 SkidSteer to move it on a 10-ton dumptruck. It was a handful at 2 tons.


48 posted on 02/03/2013 11:49:09 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: carriage_hill

Hmmm.....

Nice. I’d love to have one, just a bit large. I only have room for the 48 gun safe.


49 posted on 02/03/2013 12:33:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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