Monday, March 30, 2015
Screaming 9mm. and .308 ammo deal at Walmart
Those of you who shoot those calibers, call your local Walmart ASAP. I was doing some other shopping there an hour ago when I happened past the Sporting Goods department (funny how I find myself at the ammo locker so often, isn't it?). They were unpacking Perfecta brand 9mm. 115gr. ball and .308 147gr. ball ammo at the ridiculously low price of $6.94 per box (of 50 and 20 rounds, respectively). I haven't seen prices that low for those cartridges in years. (To put it in perspective, that's 14c per round for 9mm. and 35c per round for .308. It's hard to reload for the same price per round today, if you use jacketed bullets.)
Needless to say, I bought as much as I could afford. The staff hadn't even finished unpacking the stuff yet, and they laughed that I was ruining their efforts to set up a display of it. Too bad - by the time I'd paid for mine, two other shoppers had come by, done a double-take as they saw the price on the shelf, and reached for their wallets.
I predict this is going to fly off the shelves. My local Walmart had several cases of each caliber, and I'll be surprised if they last until this evening. If you shoot 9mm. or .308, grab some while you can (and check whether other calibers are available at your local store). Perfecta is decent ammo - see here and here for just two threads reviewing it. It appears to be made by Fiocchi in Italy. For practice and plinking, I'd say it's as good as anything else - and it's brass-cased, so you can reload it.