Author Topic: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?  (Read 592 times)

Offline john k

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2019, 08:00:03 PM »
Nothing  noticeable here, plenty on the shelves,  Nebraska, farming country, or the city. 

Offline wilbilt

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2019, 05:12:49 PM »
There are three Walmart stores in my immediate area, and for the past 15-20 years they have made the "politically correct" decision to minimize the sale of ammo and firearms. In fact they were pressured by the local anti-gun lobby many years ago to not stock firearms at all. Ammo supply was always sporadic and minimalist at best.

Now comes the surprise, or better said, "the irony"! Ever since Walmart decided to pull out of the military caliber ammo business, the shelves have been overflowing with stocked ammo -- in any caliber. Except for one small strip mall Walmart location (which never had much supply anyway), the larger stores and super centers are literally stocked to the rafters with ammo; ... and it's cheap!

Consensus is that they are draining their warehouses and regional distribution centers to comply with the new corporate mandate. Hence they plan to get rid of the stocks as quickly as possible and are holding prices very low. My question to you rural and mid-western members is -- are you seeing the same thing in your areas? i was up in West Virginia last week, and the local Walmart was stocked with everything -- including a great selection of long guns. 

November is hunting season and I expected full shelves, but they were literally stocking inventory in the aisles.

Here in my Nor Cal area, hunting is a big thing. Upland game, waterfowl, etc. Walmart was always the go-to for ammo. They used to have shotgun ammo stacked in the aisles this time of year. Those 100-round value packs were a good deal.

Due to recent laws enacted in this state, all ammo has to be locked up, among other ridiculous state requirements for both sellers and purchasers.

The only thing I buy there anymore is motor oil and fertilizer.


Offline eborcim

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Re: Price of ammunition - a barometer for the coming election year?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2019, 11:54:54 AM »
Walmarts around here closing out ammunition sales.