View Full Version : Wal Mart Ammo ?

05-05-2011, 10:10 AM
I've been doing my grocery shopping at 6 am at Wal Mart. They always seem to have some ammunition I want available and I like adding a 20 to 40 dollar ammo buy to the grocery bill each week....my wife minds that less then a 1k box showing up she has to lift into my man cave. Recently I got a new caliber for me, 45 auto. Wal Mart sells a 50 round Federal 230 gr fmj for 16.97 or about 18.50 after tax. At $370 per 1000 that is comparable to most of the online ammo dealers ... Especially if they charge shipping. Is wallies any worse then Cabellas or any others that sell Federal? I went thru 84 rounds of it with my new 1911 and had zero problems thank goodness. Gun seemed fairly clean after that batch too. Just wondering....it seems Wally ammo gets a bad rap around here.....is that justified?

05-05-2011, 10:20 AM
What I read is that you can set up to reload .45ACP for less than 1K of WWB... ;)

05-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Not a big reloader.....I haven't gotten the components yet for 45. I haven't gotten the brass yet either and have never bought new brass. I always buy ammo that gives me brass I can reload. Some of my 357 brass have gone thru a few times but for the most part I consider anything I reloaded a long term hold for SHTF or really cheap practice rounds.....any bullets I buy are extreme low or hi end....hi is shelved for long term pray I don't need and low for practice.

05-05-2011, 10:36 AM
it's fine. same results I've gotten with the same brands I have purchased elsewhere. Goes bang every time.

05-05-2011, 10:37 AM
Used brass is dirt cheap here till you can generate/scrounge enough for your stash. .45ACP brass isn't critical as far as strength goes. Very low pressure round. Check the straight shooters & deadbeats thread.


I use different bullets but generally come out about 1/2 the price of WWB ammo.

05-05-2011, 10:46 AM
I have not had any problems with the Federal or winchester ammo from them in .45 i dont pay much attention to how dirty it is as i clean my gun anytime i use it. I normaly get the 100 pack of winchester as they are a little cheaper but come with out holders if you want to reload them, and they still use the large primer as with wally federal they use the small primer.

05-05-2011, 12:07 PM
I buy the WWB at Walmart, and when Obama first got elected everyone started hoarding ammo you couldn't find one box on the shelves, neeedless to say I had to order 4 boxes of the same WWB that Walmart carries but since it was from Cabella's online I had to pay way more. Less than a month or 2 later the shelves were fully stocked and I haven't seen them empty for awhile. If you don't do your own reloading then it really seems like Walmart is the best option.

05-05-2011, 12:19 PM
if you go to the same Wal Mart that I do...the lady who usually works the counter is very cool and they keep pretty well stocked..

I've been through lots of boxes of the WWB stuff and no problems at all... and @.28 a round (for .40) and .22 for 9mm thats about as cheap as it gets..(and no shipping etc...)

05-05-2011, 12:37 PM
The problem was federal recalled a lot of that .45 stuff... But recently it's Been showing up more and more. It's the best price for
45 if you dont reload

05-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Never heard negative info on ww ammo. I keep factory ammo in stock, about 700 in .45, and another 500 (down from 1k) reloads i got for less. Ww ammo is g2g

05-05-2011, 4:17 PM
Local walmarts in socal also carry Remminton UMC 250 packs which my springfield digests just fine, not sure if your does. You can also get Federal AE 250 packs from Palmetto armory for $89/$8 shipped

05-05-2011, 4:26 PM
I never knew there was a problem with wm ammo. I assumed that Federal or winchester is the same no matter where you buy it. I buy all my ammo at wally world

05-05-2011, 4:29 PM
I use this all the time for target shooting and for building up my brass supply. By it; shot it; collect the brass and have fun. :)

05-05-2011, 5:53 PM
i love walmarts ammo prices. it is the only place I buy ammo, unless i need leadfree.

NorCal Einstein
05-05-2011, 6:36 PM
I've never gave bad reputation to WalMart for their ammo sales. It's cheap (generally cheaper than any other brick and mortar in my area), assuming they have the caliber you need.

I do tend to buy most of my ammo online, but when ever I'm in the area of a WalMart, I'll stop in and see if I can pick up 4-6 boxes. The only "issue" like others have mentioned, was the recall on Federal .45, but that was Federal and not a WalMart specific thing.

05-05-2011, 6:45 PM
Local walmarts in socal also carry Remminton UMC 250 packs which my springfield digests just fine, not sure if your does. You can also get Federal AE 250 packs from Palmetto armory for $89/$8 shipped

Walmart ammo are fine for the range. I have shot a couple thousand rounds of the UMC 9mm for my CZ SP-01 and I never had a problem with them until yesterday when my CZ jammed but hard smack on the slide solved the problem. I picked up another box today.

05-05-2011, 6:53 PM

05-05-2011, 6:56 PM
I've shot quite a bit of Federal Champion .45 that I got from Wal-Mart and its been fine. I did hear that Federal was starting to use small primers in the .45 Champion brand so look close if you are buying it to use for reloading. I've picked all of mine up from Huntington Beach several months ago and all of mine has large primers.

NorCal Einstein
05-05-2011, 6:57 PM

They can have it if they lower the price of ammo across all calibers! ;)

05-05-2011, 7:17 PM
whally ftmfwz !!!

05-05-2011, 7:56 PM

I'd much rather buy from a mom and pop store. I loathe Wal-Mart and I don't want to give them my money. I'm new to shooting so all of the ammo I've shot was either borrowed or from the range. I'm also a teacher and despite what you've heard we don't all drive solid gold Lamborghini's so cost is an issue. Target Master's is where I've done most of my shooting and they can't touch those prices so I may have to tuck my principals between my legs and bow before the evil empire.

05-05-2011, 8:21 PM
^^^ YES! Walmart sucks, treats their employees like crap and pollutes the environment. There is more to life and just getting low quality items on the cheap.

Besides, you really break even because Walmart employees get government assistance to survive. Either way- you are paying more out of you wallet.

05-05-2011, 8:32 PM
Dont buy the federal Walmart stuff if your going to save the brass....its all that small primer crap.

05-05-2011, 8:41 PM
Am I reading this wrong you are concerned ammo mfg send different ammo to different stores? When it comes to ammo if the price is right I buy it. Doesn't make a difference if its wally world or cabela's the cheaper price gets my bucks.

05-06-2011, 5:07 AM
I use for range stuff and I have never had a problem with it and as far as being dirty just clean it

ROTC sniper
05-06-2011, 5:44 AM
WWB is fine but if you're looking purely at cost, find a reputable reloader and buy reloads. I got some for sale by the way :D....

All kidding aside, factory is good but if you're just plinking, reloads are a great way to save money.

05-06-2011, 7:17 AM
I buy my ammo from walmart all the time. I have never had a problem with any of it. Anything from 22lr, .40 , 12ga. If my walmart would just carry 7.62x39 now my ammo supply would be complete