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Bi-Mart Ammo Purchase Policy

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by johnnydwoods, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. johnnydwoods

    johnnydwoods Beaverton, OR New Member

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    Just thought I'd pass along that Bi-Mart has changed their ammo purchase policy to include DAILY limits, not just limits per transaction. Now people can't just walk out to their car and walk back in until all of the ammo is purchased. This is awesome for guys like me, who work during the day and cannot camp out at different stores every morning to sweep up all of the supply.

    If I remember correctly, they limit handgun ammo (except .22LR) to 100 rounds per day, .22LR is limited to 200 rounds or 1 larger box per day, and there are other limitations on rifle ammo that I don't remember.

    I was able to purchase some ammo at 6:30 pm yesterday after work!
     
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  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Good.

    They have changed other policy's that help with the ammo scalpers too.
     
  3. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    Most stores have this policy once they start getting ammo back in after a "scare". The last time I just sat back and let everybody buy up every rounds of 223/5.56 that they'd get through the door, then after a few months they'd start having huge sales on the pmc stuff cuz they can't move it anymore. Pretty much happens every time lol... Thanks for the heads up though, good to know if someone was expecting to walk in and fill up their basket.
     
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  4. flybynyt

    flybynyt Battleground, WA Active Member

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    I think the market will be flush with AR's in the near future as well.
     
  5. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I have not once found any ammunition worth buying at Bi-Mart in Salem. Never any good deals, never anything in stock. Now, understand I am not a regular shopper at Bi-Mart, but whenever I have stopped by out of curiosity to check ammunition availability over the last 2-3 years, ammunition is either overpriced or out of stock. Bi-Mart is typically a big time waster for me.
     
  6. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    Yea, the Bi-Mart in Salem started carrying less and less ammo about 10 years ago. When I lived in Salem I always went to the Bi-Mart in Monmouth, they always had what I needed.
     
  7. johnnydwoods

    johnnydwoods Beaverton, OR New Member

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    If I waited for sales (pre-panic), I feel like Bi-Mart had some of the best prices I could find in the Portland metro area. I picked up some .22 ammo (Rem Gold Tops) a couple weeks ago for about $18.95 a box of 525. This was not on sale, but it was only $1 more than pre-panic non-sale prices and likely a lot better than any other store's current price.
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I seem to remember that in 2008 once the daily limits started appearing that the ammo gradually came back. Seems like we may be cresting the hill.
     
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  9. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    It does seem that way. Yesterday I bought some 30 cal bullets and powder which they've not had in 6 months or so. Plus I see they have primers and 40 cal loaded ammo back on the shelves.
     
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    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    Depends on what you're looking for I guess. The one on Lancaster generally had the best prices I could find for CCI .22 in town. They often had .22 Federal and other brands in bulk on sale for $15-18. Decent prices on target load 12 gauge shells too.
     
  11. Focer

    Focer Mt Hood Active Member

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    The store in Gresham started stocking random things at random times. I thanked them and bought my .22lr :)
     
  12. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have found ammo at the Salem BiMart the last two weeks. One week I found WWB .40 and the next week I found the same in 9mm. I also found some at the Newberg BiMart this week.I have given up on WalMart, I haven't seen ammo there in forever.
     
  13. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I have just checked my local Bi Mart for ammo for the last time for a while. Nothing but clear dusty shelves and an odd box of .45 of two.
    Yesterday Big 5 had 20 or so boxes of Winchester varmit .223 but at $24 a box I passed.
    And for folks waiting for a return to "normal" don't hold your breath.
     
  14. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    My local Bimarts had WWB in 9mm and Forty stocked, walked out with 2 each. Even got to buy some primers.

    I wouldn't say the supply is getting any better, just being at the right place at the right time.
     
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    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Wednesday I went to the Stayton one and it was bare bones. I haven't seen anything there in a long while. They used to have the best prices out of all the places I would go.

    I have heard that Sportsmans on Landcaster is getting some in and more frequently.
    This weather makes me want to shoot so bad..
     
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    vertical ascent Vancouver Active Member

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    I saw this sign at Bi-Mart:

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  17. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    The Tigard Bimart has had nothing on the shelves, that I have ever been present to see, ammo wise. I did manage to get 300 pills and some Pyrodex.
     
  18. Bravo4

    Bravo4 Polk County, OR Member

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    Got 1 box of 9mm Winchester white box 100 rounds at Salem Bi-mart yesterday for 31.97, that's 32 cents a round. I have not seen a lower price online.
     
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    tanzuki Salem Active Member

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    That's no bargin. Walmart sells it for just under $25. The 100 federal is just over $21.

    I found some PMC 9 at Bimart a while back but they wanted $17 for a box of 50, I had to pass.
     
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    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    Up until Sandyhook they had 1000/rnd boxes of surplus federal 5.56 55grn fmj. They didn't have it on the shelves or even a tag for it, you had to ask. But luckily someone on here posted it so I asked and they had three cases. It was great plinking ammo. Oh, it was only $299/case. Score!