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Bruce M
01-23-2010, 13:47
I longingly remember a time when the selection and price of ammunition was appreciably better at the gun show than at Walmart

82ndVet
01-23-2010, 14:06
Are they jacking up the price at the shows now? I haven't been to one in a couple of years, but will be going in Feb. to a local show. What should I be expecting as far as price? Examples would help alot....

fiasconva
01-23-2010, 15:07
Law of supply and demand. If Walmart doesn't have it and you need some, the only place you can find it may be at a gun show. Then you have to decide if it's worth the price.

G23c
01-23-2010, 19:11
I agree, every now and then there are good prices on milsurp,

Brucev
01-23-2010, 20:00
Last weekend I went to a nice sized local gunshow. I found the price of most ammo to be higher than the same item at Wal-Mart. That in itself did not bother me as I figure on WWB, etc., Wal-Mart is likely to have the best price. What did concern me was to see reloaded .45 ACP with lead bullets priced the same as jacketed ball ammo at Wal-Mart. And the idea that reloaded jacked ball would cost even more was to me rediculious. On the other hand, I did find numerous sellers offering various SD/HD ammo at prices only slightly higher than what one might pay ordering on-line. I only found one person selling primers... any size rifle or pistol for $34/1000. I did not buy any as a local shop has them for $31/1000. Sincerely. Brucev.

82ndVet
01-24-2010, 07:54
I did find numerous sellers offering various SD/HD ammo at prices only slightly higher than what one might pay ordering on-line.
So, it would almost be like the online price with shipping, if you were buying somewhere around 6-10 boxes...?

Kalmah
01-24-2010, 08:26
I longingly remember when Wally World always had ammo in stock, and it wasn't all that difficult to find online deals that beat their prices - even when shipping costs were factored in.

As far as gun shows go, I can't remember the last time I found a good ammo deal at one. Now I go just to laugh at the prices people are charging. I know ammo isn't as plentiful as it used to be, but still, I don't know anyone in their right mind who would pay $40 for a WWB 100 round value pack of 9mm or $400 for a case of Wolf 7.62x39. I did see these prices at the last show I was at a couple months ago.

Bruce M
01-24-2010, 13:25
This morning WalMart-

40 Cal $14 357 Sig $23 22-250 $19 300 win mag and 7mm Rem magnum $26 The 555 box of 22 lr $15
Of course no 9mm in stock

Noon time Gun show (Lauderdale) no 22-250 300 win mag $27

Didnt see and 7mm Rem Mag 357 Sig $23 The 33 box of 22 lr $15

The only thing close to a "deal" was the guy up on the stage who had 9mm at $13 a box It was either Fiochi or Sellier and Bellot I forgot which - zi should have wrote it down. Of course I should have bought Microsoft stock on day two