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Academy institutes 3 box limit

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by sonoma, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. sonoma


    Jan 23, 2008
    Yesterday i was at Academy outdoors and they told me i could only buy 3 boxes of ammo and they all had to be different calibers.They had 100 round box of remington 22lr and monarch 50 round boxes of 9mm and 40.The monarch 9mm monarch was $16.00 for a box of 50.Dont remember what the 40 was.I ended up buying 100 rounds of 22lr, wasn't going to pay $16.00 for 50 rounds of 9mm.
  2. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    I can see the 3 box limit but 3 different calibers is a little harsh. They are just trying to do what they think is best to keep as many of their customers happy as possible.

    The stores keep having one or two guys buy up all the ammo as soon as it hits the shelves, thus pissing off other customers.

    Go to a local Cabelas store on a Sat or Sun morning right when they open. As soon as they open the doors there will be a stampede to gun area.

    I was at a local shop the other day picking up a gun. They had a few boxes of small pistol primers. I could have bought them all because they are scarce and you can never have too many SPP. I just bought one box because there were not that many and no doubt others needed some. It would be nice if others would do the same.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013

  3. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

    Mar 25, 2003
    Its better than WalMart. They have a 1 box per customer PERIOD. Other than the practice shotgun loads they have on the counter.

    Its not like I need ammo though, I just wanted a box of Stingers of Velocitors in .22LR (all my Walmart has now are shorts).
  4. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    My wal-mart has not been limiting anyone. Was at wal-mart today and the lady said whenever they get some ammo in one guy usually buys the whole lot at once. Part of the reason for the limits.
  5. I'M Glockamolie

    I'M Glockamolie

    Jun 23, 2006
    I think that rule at Academy applies only to 9mm, .40, .45, .22lr, .223/5.56 and 7.62x39. Maybe 1 or 2 others (.380?). They're doing the same with some mags (PMags, etc.) at 1 per customer. I should have taken a picture of the new signs. I know they've been having people camping out half the night on weekdays. Hey, if someone could get a basket full of PMags, they could flip them for $40 or $50 a piece and make a good profit. I think they're still selling for $17 or so.
  6. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

    Mar 25, 2003
    My guess is enough complaints to the manager would put this limit in place. I am not against it at all becuase I believe everyone should have the right to have at least one box of ammo without having to reach for their ankles to buy it.
  7. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    Bend Oregon

    I always leave more than 1/2 the supply of ammo, primers & bullets at the local stores 'round here. karma
  8. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Went to the range yesterday. They have a one box/customer limit. But that is one box per caliber per customer. A gun shop that I frequent has a one brick/500 rd. limit on .22 LR ammo and not limits on any other calibers. Cool.
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    My NH WM is not limiting anyone yet because they do not have ANY CF ammo.