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Old 08-18-2011, 09:41   #1
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Reloading supplies at walmart

I'm on vacation visiting my parents. Stopped at the local walmart to pick up a couple odd ball things. Of course anytime I am in a new walmart I check the sporting goods section. Much to my surprise they had a ton of reloading equipment and supplies. Complete RBS(I think that was the brand), bullets, powder, dies for every many calibers, brass, even case cleaning media. Only thing I didn't see was primers. It just struck me as odd to see that kind of selection at walmart. I font reload as I don't have anywhere to put a setup so I apologize if this is common knowledge.

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Old 08-18-2011, 09:49   #2
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Welcome to America. I buy powder and primers at either of my local Walmarts. They always have the powder that I use (Unique), but primers come and go, so I usually buy a couple thousand when they have them.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:53   #3
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I bought my RCBS scale at Wal Mart for $20 less than it was at Cabela's and I always buy my primers there. They are $1.90 cheaper per 100 box than Cabela's.

Also, they have presses, bullet pullers, bullets, powders, reloading manuals, hell even equipment for bullet casting AND they sell guns too. A Ruger 10/22 is like $180.

I love my Wal Mart's sporting goods section.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:02   #4
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Some have them, and some never have. I've never seen supplies at a WalMart in AZ.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:08   #5
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I'm on vacation visiting my parents. Stopped at the local walmart to pick up a couple odd ball things. Of course anytime I am in a new walmart I check the sporting goods section. Much to my surprise they had a ton of reloading equipment and supplies. Complete RBS(I think that was the brand), bullets, powder, dies for every many calibers, brass, even case cleaning media. Only thing I didn't see was primers. It just struck me as odd to see that kind of selection at walmart. I font reload as I don't have anywhere to put a setup so I apologize if this is common knowledge.

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I see you are from NC, where are your parents? I haven't seen reloading supplies in Walmarts near the Charlotte area.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:08   #6
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Different walmarts do have different items. In Austin Texas, not all Walmarts sell firearms.....you go to a walmart in the what I call "San Franciscoed" areas of Austin and you are going to be lucky to find a spinner bait in the sporting good section.....but there is a massive stock of various pink bycicles.

Austin might be the capital of Texas and in the middle of Texas, but it is quickly turning into a MINNY CALI.

None of the Walmarts in the Central Texas area that I am aware of sell reloading supplies.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:48   #7
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I see you are from NC, where are your parents? I haven't seen reloading supplies in Walmarts near the Charlotte area.
There in Ohio. I have been in walmarts all over there state of NC and have never see reloading supplies, that is why I was so surprised. The walmarts local to me have crappy sporting goods, like no value packs of. 223 or value packs of any handgun ammo like I have seen at many other stores.

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:53   #8
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Damn if they had that stuff by me I may be reloading by now.
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Old 08-18-2011, 13:46   #9
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I am pretty sure they dont have any reloading stuff at our walmarts around Columbus. I wish they did
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Old 08-18-2011, 14:18   #10
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Not in Cincinnati either, at least not the ones near me last time I checked.
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Old 08-18-2011, 14:49   #11
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In Abilene The primers are behind the counter with the ammo.
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Old 08-18-2011, 15:43   #12
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In Abilene The primers are behind the counter with the ammo.
And thats where they should be. If they weren't... one can easily imagine someone's child grabbing a pack of primers off a shelf, setting off or swallowing a few, and the eventual lawsuit from the parents...

No reloading supplies in the Walmarts in my neck of the metro area.
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And thats where they should be. If they weren't... one can easily imagine someone's child grabbing a pack of primers off a shelf, setting off or swallowing a few, and the eventual lawsuit from the parents...

No reloading supplies in the Walmarts in my neck of the metro area.
Agreed, I just mentioned it because some folks may not even think to look, or ask the clerk at the counter. Up here they run just over $3 per 100. I usually order online in bulk.
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Old 08-18-2011, 16:31   #14
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Havent been to walmart in few months but they didnt have reloading stuff last time I went. I might need to check it out tonight.
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Old 08-18-2011, 20:26   #15
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The only place I've ever seen reloading supplies in a Wal-Mart was in Alaska. Even here in the firearms freedom-loving state of Idaho I haven't seen a Wal-Mart with reloading stuff. What a bummer. Instead, I have to drive 40 mile to Cabelas to stock up on powder & primers. Everything else I order on line...
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Old 08-18-2011, 20:46   #16
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Haven't seen any reloading supplies at Walmarts in the Lexington KY area. Be nice if they did cause the only place I find them is at Sportsmans Warehouse or back home in IN.

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:39   #17
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no w-mart sells reloading stuff here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:22   #18
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We have two WMs in our town, a Super Center and a normal sized store. The SC's been here about 15 years and has always sold reloading supplies, albeit limited in scope. The smaller one doesn't but has a good supply of ammo.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:18   #19
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I have nothing against Wal-Mart, especially if they are selling American Made stuff. We've been gouged pretty badly the past few years and I could use a little competition in the market. My area sells some ammo and misc, but no reloading. (SW Ohio)
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:24   #20
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Different walmarts do have different items. In Austin Texas, not all Walmarts sell firearms.....you go to a walmart in the what I call "San Franciscoed" areas of Austin and you are going to be lucky to find a spinner bait in the sporting good section.....but there is a massive stock of various pink bycicles.

Austin might be the capital of Texas and in the middle of Texas, but it is quickly turning into a MINNY CALI.

None of the Walmarts in the Central Texas area that I am aware of sell reloading supplies.
I lived in Austin for about 3 years and it was so funny seeing the people out at Zilker Park wearing the "Keep Austin Weird" t-shirts.

And none of the Walmarts I've visited anywhere in Texas have reloading supplies. Darn!
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All of the Walmarts near me have reloading supplies. I get a lot better deals on-line.
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Old 08-20-2011, 13:23   #22
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I see you are from NC, where are your parents? I haven't seen reloading supplies in Walmarts near the Charlotte area.
The only Wal Mart in NC I have seen those supplies in is in Boone. (mountains...home of the App State Mountaineers)
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Old 08-20-2011, 13:27   #23
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I'm in California and the only "firearms" that the local Wal-Marts (plural) sell are BB guns. When I visit family in Michigan it feels like Christmas!

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No walmarts in my area carry reloading supplies but we have a Cabelas 20 minutes from my house which makes up for it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:54   #25
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no reloading supplies in kansas city at any walmarts I know of.
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