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codecowboy
04-14-2012, 13:26
As much as I loathe Wal-Mart they have the best local ammo prices in my area. I've been buying Federal .22 ammo from them in 550 round bricks for years. Last time I bought ammo a few months back a 550 round brick was $14.97. Today it was $19.97.

Has anyone else seen this? That is a HUGE jump for what has been a fairly stable price for a few years.

vram74
04-14-2012, 14:00
It's always been $18.97 here, so you've had it lucky for awhile. For me, I haven't been shooting in weeks with no intention of doing so. Love guns, love shooting, but I've finally said enough is enough when it comes to the cost of ammo. Got enough stored in case of emergency but that's it. No interest in reloading as it's just trading money for time.

cyrsequipment
04-14-2012, 15:23
It's always been $18.97 here, so you've had it lucky for awhile. For me, I haven't been shooting in weeks with no intention of doing so. Love guns, love shooting, but I've finally said enough is enough when it comes to the cost of ammo. Got enough stored in case of emergency but that's it. No interest in reloading as it's just trading money for time.

I hear you on that, but remember; Shooting is a perishable skill...

itstime
04-14-2012, 15:39
Wow. You were lucky to get it that cheap. It's been 19.97 around here for a loooong time.

michael e
04-14-2012, 15:41
Was at walmart last night, it was around 20 not sure exact price. But it's been that way for better part of a year. I usually buy from another place because same price but don't have to wait for someone to unlock the case for me.

thesurefire
04-14-2012, 16:03
Yes, 15 a few months ago and it jumped to 19 about 3 weeks ago. I think ammo prices will continue to rise until a few months after the election, in a similar fashion to what they did in 2008.

JackMac
04-14-2012, 19:55
fuel expense to get it to the store from supplier is being passed on to you the consumer. Lots of things are going to get more expensive...food...clothing...services...and on it goes

Stevekozak
04-15-2012, 18:50
Yes, I noticed that too. It was not a gradual increase, but a solid $4 jump. I was as suprised and disappointed as anyone.
Also mad at myself for not stocking up more on this essential round.

quake
04-16-2012, 06:38
Been $19 or so here for quite a while; a year or two at least. That said, just three or four years ago, same stuff at same store was $8.96; more than doubled in less than four years.

evilspringer
04-16-2012, 07:43
It's been $19.97 here in Southern Ohio for quite a while, but since they price match I just tell the clerk $13.99 which is on a local ad in Northern Ohio.

Paul53
04-16-2012, 12:33
Just paid 19 and change with tax here.

cannoneer
04-16-2012, 12:37
$19.97 at our WW

Danno85
04-16-2012, 20:27
went from $15 to $20 about 1.5yrs ago @ walmarts around here

em2b96p
04-16-2012, 20:36
yes i noticed 22 ammo going up, but the wolf ammo stays the same. Good for when I want pistol ammo but bad when I want 22 ammo.

9mm +p+
04-16-2012, 23:36
Was 18.97 for the last couple of years, since Xmas it jumped to 19.97. Sucks, it wasn't long ago it was 9.97 for the same box.

TangoFoxtrot
04-17-2012, 04:48
fuel expense to get it to the store from supplier is being passed on to you the consumer. Lots of things are going to get more expensive...food...clothing...services...and on it goes

Your absolutely correct! I also have noticed with food products that the size has decreased but the prices go up.

Toyman
04-17-2012, 06:17
You guys should do what I've done. Every time I buy a box of ammo, I leave the price tag on it and write the date on it. It's just interesting to see the progression of the price increases.

quake
04-17-2012, 06:49
You guys should do what I've done. Every time I buy a box of ammo, I leave the price tag on it and write the date on it. It's just interesting to see the progression of the price increases.

Enlightening to do so, but annoying and disheartening at the same time. A couple years ago we finished shooting up some 1990's blazer 9mm that had $3.89 stickers on the boxes. Pay right about that much for .22's nowadays.

greatwun
04-17-2012, 13:04
Yes its been $19.99 for a while now

pugman
04-17-2012, 13:25
It's always been $18.97 here, so you've had it lucky for awhile. For me, I haven't been shooting in weeks with no intention of doing so. Love guns, love shooting, but I've finally said enough is enough when it comes to the cost of ammo. Got enough stored in case of emergency but that's it. No interest in reloading as it's just trading money for time.


Ditto.

Been 18.97 in my AO for probably 2-3 years.

dherloc
04-17-2012, 13:28
Just went by Wally World and it was $18.97

RichJ
04-17-2012, 13:29
On a related note: I was in WM earlier today and saw WWB 9mm 100 count loose pack for $19.98 The last time I checked that store it was $24.99. So I guess that's a good sign.

LongGun1
04-17-2012, 13:50
Been $19 or so here for quite a while; a year or two at least. That said, just three or four years ago, same stuff at same store was $8.96; more than doubled in less than four years.


I remember when it was $8.88...

..but that was about a decade or so ago...IIRC!


Bought the majority of my Federal stock back then & earlier...

..put it up in "Tall 50s" or fuse cans..(6,600 rds per can)

..expect it to be good long after I am gone.


I tend to shoot suppressed now & find Remington Golden Bulk to be better for that usage..(with modified firing pins)

..the Federal mainly is now a 'rainy day' stock!

glocks n roses
04-17-2012, 19:57
I noticed the price drop in wwb too today.here in houston

BudMan5
04-20-2012, 21:34
If you think the ammo prices are rising, drift over to the food aisles because they are either climbing or the producer are making their boxes smaller in quantity and keeping the price the same.

If you're really serious about prepping, it might be a good time to start getting fanatic anbout prepping.

Watch Europe, particularly Spoain and Italy. They are getting real close to being in the same shape as Greece and there is very little bail out Euros left to prop them up. Ireland and France are not far behind either.

You can do general prepping for just about an contingency (including 'zombies') but I think a general world wide economic collapse is the most probable.

Prices are going to get a lot higher. This is planting time and diesel to run the farm machinary is really expensive and that will be passed on and if the price of fuel is still high next fall when it's time for the harvest it's going to be a pretty lean winter for a lot of Americans.

PlasticGuy
04-20-2012, 22:00
I remember when it was $8.88...

Ha! Me too. I used to buy a couple bricks every pay day, and toss them in ammo cans. I'm down to my last couple ammo cans now. Well, at that price point anyway.