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gorenut
06-23-2010, 8:23 AM
Sorry, I've been out of the loop so I'm not really sure of the situation at the moment. I went to my local WM yesterday and noticed they were well-stocked with boxes of 100 Winchester range grade ammo for $29. Wondering if I should have snagged em up.. in the past I would have.. but I've done it enough times where I think I have somewhat sufficient ammo for the time being (I know, blasphemy.. can never have enough), but for some reason I didn't feel as compelled to just buy em all up as I did in the past.

den888
06-23-2010, 8:25 AM
.40 S&W is plentiful, compared with .45 ACP and .380 auto. $30 for 100 is a pretty good deal.

rromeo
06-23-2010, 8:26 AM
For the past year, Walmart has seemingly had an endless supply of .40 on the shelves.

gorenut
06-23-2010, 8:36 AM
Thanks for the info guys. Makes me a little more glad I went with .40 on my Sig.

Turo
06-23-2010, 8:45 AM
The 100 round packs of winchester at $29.95 are still more expensive than 2 of the 50 round boxes of federal at $13.49 a box.

gorenut
06-23-2010, 8:49 AM
The 100 round packs of winchester at $29.95 are still more expensive than 2 of the 50 round boxes of federal at $13.49 a box.

True, thats part of why I was hesitant to pick it up. I was comparing the prices to Federal. I didn't see any Federal there, however.

Alexjr1967
06-23-2010, 9:44 AM
aren't the remington 100 packs JHP? thats what I've bought in the past ... but at a price of 31.97 or 32.97 can't recall off the top of my head

DDG
06-23-2010, 10:16 AM
I was at 2 Walmarts yesterday (Palm Desert and Upland). Pleanty of 40 in the good old Winchester white box. Didn't notice the price. But both stores have a bunch of it.

gorenut
06-23-2010, 10:23 AM
aren't the remington 100 packs JHP? thats what I've bought in the past ... but at a price of 31.97 or 32.97 can't recall off the top of my head

Sorry, my mistake, I meant to say Winchester. They're the Winchester white boxes.

Alexjr1967
06-23-2010, 10:45 AM
Sorry, my mistake, I meant to say Winchester. They're the Winchester white boxes.

No worries ... I scope up those Remington Packs when I see them ... but thats not often:(

The Duke
06-23-2010, 10:48 AM
The 100 round packs of winchester at $29.95 are still more expensive than 2 of the 50 round boxes of federal at $13.49 a box.

Have you seen the prices recently? I was at the Walmart in Temecula yesterday and those Federal boxes that used to be $13.49 were going for $16.97. Don't know if that's just in the inland empire, but I was sure sad to see it.

Fate
06-23-2010, 10:56 AM
For the past year, Walmart has seemingly had an endless supply of .40 on the shelves.

The above is part of the reason I just scooped up a used M&P in .40. It was also only $250 :mnl: Gotta love plastic prejudice!

My .45 M&P will be jealous on range days when the .40 goes now instead.

Falstaff
06-23-2010, 11:09 AM
Federal 185 grain FMJ .40 is 13.97 per 50 and they have tons of it at every WM
They have federal 135 grain JHP box of 50 for 22.97 also plentiful.

Or you can go to Calguns private party ammo sales and pay some guy 50% more for ammo that HE bought at walMart! (saves you a trip I guess??)

map
06-23-2010, 11:38 AM
The Cerritos WM has had a good supply of .40 caliber and .223s at competitive prices. That's where I buy mine. Not so much luck w .357 mags and 38 specials.

terry4130
06-23-2010, 12:19 PM
I just saw 250 rd packs of UMC (or something like that) .40 cal for 69.99 at a local WM. Never seen them have bulk ammo and the guy said it was really rare. They do always have the federal for $13. They also have recently had 30 carbine on a somewhat regular basis.

SPE
06-23-2010, 9:14 PM
For factory ammo, I go with the WM Federal for $13.97 ($15.33 including tax). Cerritos WM has been pretty well stocked with the .40 Federal and WWB lately, so I will probably pick up another load of Federal soon.

But I also bought 1,000 rounds of .40 FMJ bulk reloads from RMAmmo.com for $11 a box, or $12 including shipping.

I've gone through 500 and only had one that didn't fire the first time (but fired the second time through). So for the price and convenience of delivery to my door (for the next few months at least), I'm a fan of the RMAmmo / BVAC reloads.

At $2 less a box, plus no 10% insane LA County sales tax (making it over $3 less a box), it's a great deal.

Heck, I've just convinced myself to place an order...

MarioS
06-23-2010, 10:49 PM
.40S&W has been the only popular pistol caliber that's been pretty much readily available and found through the whole ammo situation the past year and a half. You can find tons of it at around $13-14 a box of 50 for factory new.

Notblake
06-23-2010, 10:52 PM
my walmart in laguna niguel is filled up on both JHP and FMJ .40

rromeo
06-24-2010, 4:51 AM
Have you seen the prices recently? I was at the Walmart in Temecula yesterday and those Federal boxes that used to be $13.49 were going for $16.97. Don't know if that's just in the inland empire, but I was sure sad to see it.
Usually the pricing is all the same, but it doesn't seem to be the case. .40 is still $13.something up here. I don't have a .40 so I don't pay a lot of attention. When they have it, the .45 is $15.97.

skuehl
06-24-2010, 5:17 AM
I have been paying $14 per box of 50 for federal and $75 per box of 250 for UMC. I havent seen any deviation in the last 12 months.

About two months ago stock seem to Jump up so I bought another 400-500 rounds so I havent looked since then.

Jimmy310
06-24-2010, 7:11 AM
It seems like .40 is easier to find than 9mm or .45 acp. Everytime id stop by turners and ask if they had 9mm JHP's they never did. Ive only been to walmart once and saw the $9.97 boxes of Federal Champion 9mm fmj's.

ruddogg
06-24-2010, 8:49 AM
I just bought 4 boxes of the Federal .40 at the Walmart @ Foothill Ranch in the OC. $13.97 each.