Just fallout from Obamacare and the expected round tax (cigarette tax money is drying up so let's tax ammo - Rahm). Sorta like 9/11 when the Caseys raised their gas price to $5.99/gal (and there was a line at the pumps).
I was at Academy this afternoon, just snooping around. A kid that works there that I know from the gun club told me that they get ammo in twice a week. But it is gone by 10 AM. There are guys in the parking lot at 4 AM, and when the store opens, they come in and buy it all. Their 30-06 ammo is $40.00 a box. There was no pistol ammo. Some big bore rifle stuff, and some shot gun ammo.
You might want to check out a Dicks Sporting Goods, if you have one near by. I stopped by my local Dicks Sporting Goods and they had plenty of target and hunting ammo. Federal "blue box" target loads were $5.99. Pistol ammo was almost gone (the more popular calibers were wiped clean). They had two signs up: one stated .223 and 5.56mm ammo was limited to 6 boxes per person and then another sign that stated all ammo sales are limited to 6 boxes per person. *rolls eyes*.
As I just posted on another thread, Walmart has different prices for different markets. They are much cheaper where there is competition. The local Walmarts here have the Federal 4 packs for 20.97 and 17 miles south in a small town they are 25.97.
From what I heard. If Walmart has the Federal 100 packs and you want them, get them while they still have them. I was told that Federal lost their contract with Wal Mart and Reminton picked up the new contract. The guy I heard it from was happier than hell, telling me and another that made Federal would be able to fill the orders for his store now. THis was from the sporting goods store that our gun club buys all of our ammo through. So I would think that the person who told me this knows what he is talking about.