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Old June 23, 2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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walmart 12ga federal target shells on sale

i stopped at wally world today and they had federal 12ga target 3dr. 1-1/8 oz #7.5-#8 shot for a little less than 20.00 for a four box value pack(100 rounds), i bought six boxes. the also had 20ga 100 round value packs for the same money. eastbank.
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Old June 23, 2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Good price. I've been paying $27 for that.
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Old June 23, 2014, 06:05 PM   #3
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I'd buy a bunch for $20 also. $28 bucks is Wally's price around here.
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Old June 23, 2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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$28 here. Wonder what's up with price where he's at.
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Old June 23, 2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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Several sites have folks mentioning these under $20 prices in a variety of locales - but not where I am; $28+tax is the norm and has been for several years which is why i stopped going there and I buy online for less for better ammo
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Old June 23, 2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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Looks like I'll be making a trip to my local Wal-Mart tomorrow on lunch. I could use a few more cases at that price.
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Old June 25, 2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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Ok the original poster isn't nuts. I walked in the the local walmart today and winchester bulk 100 was $27. And then I backed up and saw an end cap of Federal 100 round packs for $19.98.

I didn't need any and wasn't looking for any shotgun shells but now I have more.
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Old June 25, 2014, 07:27 PM   #8
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I didn't need any and wasn't looking for any shotgun shells but now I have more.
Which is exactly how the great 22lr shortages started
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Old June 25, 2014, 09:01 PM   #9
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I will check my wally world tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up!
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Old June 26, 2014, 04:33 AM   #10
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Which is exactly how the great 22lr shortages started
Except for the fact that I wouldn't have bought it if there was a shortage or it was the last one or even 10 on the shelf.

And I won't be squirreling it away for long as i'm going to the range Friday.

12 gauge takes up a lot of room so I don't like to keep a lot on hand. Of course I was shooting clays the one day and saw a guy with a whole pallet in his truck. Probably shot 20 rounds of clays before I even got there. And another 20 after I left. At least 1000 rounds.
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Old June 26, 2014, 06:48 AM   #11
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I have a friend who buys his by the pallet - 100 flats at a time (25,000 rounds), but then he'll shoot most of that in one year. Personally, I am happy with about 20 flats on hand at any given moment
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Old June 26, 2014, 12:31 PM   #12
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I just checked the Walmart here - yep $19.95/box. Unfortunately, the only 12ga they had left was 7 1/2 shot and I wanted 8s. They've got a spot for the 8 shot so I know they normally have it. They did have a couple of boxes of 20ga (7 1/2 is all they ever carry in 20ga) so I picked those up. Next time, hopefully they'll have the 8s in stock.
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Old June 26, 2014, 06:43 PM   #13
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When I saw this thread, yesterday, I went to my local WM. Not only is their price $28 - they were out of Federal ValuPaks.
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Old June 27, 2014, 06:47 PM   #14
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Good price! Light loads make good HD training loads!
There are some super heavy (1 oz) heavy powder charge too dove Loads.
A couple in the chest will stop the fight, may not kill him but you want to stop agression!
The question of Buckshot killing vs dove loads injuring is a complex one that you need to figgure out.
Personally, I use light target loads for pratice.
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Old June 28, 2014, 12:09 AM   #15
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These aren't "light" loads but the standard wally world bulk promo packs with a price "rollback".

Back to $5/box, they are at least priced decently
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Old June 28, 2014, 07:09 AM   #16
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Boxes at $19.95 were sold out yesterday. $27 boxes were available.
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Old June 28, 2014, 10:57 AM   #17
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Do these lower price Federal "promo" loads pattern sufficiently well enough to justify the quality step down from Federal Gold Medal target loads?

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Old June 28, 2014, 11:14 AM   #18
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The Federals work just fine. I shoot with a master class sporting clays shooter, he only uses the bulk\promo ammo for shooting tournaments. The premium stuff is over rated imho.
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Old June 28, 2014, 11:42 AM   #19
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SauerGrapes "The Federals work just fine. I shoot with a master class sporting clays shooter, he only uses the bulk\promo ammo for shooting tournaments. The premium stuff is over rated imho."

Have any national or even regional tournaments been won with "Promotional" shotshells?
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Old June 28, 2014, 12:19 PM   #20
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Wow, that's a swell price! I'll have to look into finding me some of the shells!
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Old June 28, 2014, 02:04 PM   #21
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Do these lower price Federal "promo" loads pattern sufficiently well enough to justify the quality step down from Federal Gold Medal target loads?
Depends on how well they pattern in YOUR gun and how much you pay for Gold medals
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Old June 28, 2014, 03:34 PM   #22
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Do these lower price Federal "promo" loads pattern sufficiently well enough to justify the quality step down from Federal Gold Medal target loads?

Depends on how well they pattern in YOUR gun and how much you pay for Gold medals
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It seems that question brings us back once again, to the lonely and forsaken pattern board. That unused arbiter of shotshell value!
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Old June 28, 2014, 06:20 PM   #23
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The promo hulls are not exactly to be sneezed at for reloading either. I know some advise otherwise, but I've had some of my hulls go through the Load-All II at least three times without issues. I bought quite a bit of this stuff before I got into shotshell reloading (I had the foresight to save all the hulls) and while I was waiting for the loader to arrive (it was all that was available locally), but I've since come into more used hulls than I know what to do with.

I reckon it's been over a year and at least a couple of hundred rounds since I've actually fired a factory-fresh 12 gauge shotshell. If things keep up the way they are, it's quite possible that I may never do so again.
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Old June 28, 2014, 06:46 PM   #24
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If you get really into reloading you'll soon see the need to get a better machine. Lees work ok for a few boxes, but some of us shoot several hundred in a weekend, so speed makes more sense and the ability to reload a hull 10-15 times, like a Gun Club, becomes essential.
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Old June 29, 2014, 08:43 PM   #25
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At that volume of use, I agree. For what I am doing, the Lee is fine and the time spent is calming and therapeutic.
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