Ammo in stock academy.

I’ve only bought a ML from Academy,or any other “Box” store. I deal with just a few LGS that have knowledgeable,and courteous employees. Good customer service,and a knowledgeable person to deal with if something goes wrong/warranty issues. I’d never set foot in a box store again,if the small guys could compete with ammo prices.!
 

Bowyer29

Senior Member
I'll buy Ammo from Academy if they have something I want, but if I'm going to buy a "new" gun , I always try to buy from a local gun store, usually Cherokee gun and pawn, their prices usually best everyone around, including Academy.
Cherokee has the best prices, almost every single time. I bought my Savage B22 online when Cherokee told me to. they said they couldn't beat the price. I shipped it to them, and no transfer fee, as always.
I won't do that again. I'll pay the extra $20. They earned it.
 
Just bought 3 boxes of Blazer 9mm @13.99 each at Academy in Gadsden,Alabama. Also grabbed a box of Hornady.45 185 xtp 20 rounds for $15.99
 
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rosewood

Senior Member
those 2 rounds was like finding a dollar bill.
 

Jester896

Senior Member
$2 it would seem...I picked 4 rounds up off a guys floor the other day...handed them back and told him I didn't want to be accused of Grand Theft. All the while walking on 55gr FMJ loose bullets.
 
Well, if that's the only way to get ammo from them then I guess I won't be buying any more ammo from Academy. If you've ever purchased a firearm from them, it's worse than buying one at wally world. I've only bought one from them, a Remington 597 in 22wmr a few years ago on clearance, and declared at the end of the transaction never again.
Bass Pro is as bad if not worse. A real pain to buy a gun from them.
 

flynlow

Student at the Hard Knock School of Aerodynamics
Bass Pro is as bad if not worse. A real pain to buy a gun from them.
Can't recall ever buying one from them, but I've come to the conclusion the big box stores may be ok for ammo, but not guns. I prefer a LGS for better service, better selection, and support a small local business in the process. It's gotten me some fair deals on guns, and dare I say more than my limit on ammo for being a good customer :wink: You're not going to get that at a bog box store, even if you know the guy/gal behind the counter.
 
Can't recall ever buying one from them, but I've come to the conclusion the big box stores may be ok for ammo, but not guns. I prefer a LGS for better service, better selection, and support a small local business in the process. It's gotten me some fair deals on guns, and dare I say more than my limit on ammo for being a good customer :wink: You're not going to get that at a bog box store, even if you know the guy/gal behind the counter.
I bought two rifles from Bass Pro, only because they were on sale. After the first one, I said I wouldn’t do it again, but I did. I much prefer dealing with the local guys.
 
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rosewood

Senior Member
I bought two rifles from Bass Pro, only because they were on sale. After the first one, I said I wouldn’t do it again, but I did. I much prefer dealing with the local guys.
Great deals many times makes u forget about bad experiences, or at least lessens that bad taste.
 
I hate Walmart at least as much, if not more, as the rest of y’all, but I swallowed my pride and went there today because a friend told me they had 20 gauge shells at a decent price, which they did. As my bonus buy for going there, they’d just gotten a shipment of Federal .22 LR at about .04/round, which is more in line with what they should cost, not .12-14/round like they’ve been going for. I grabbed 2200 rounds, and may go back for more. Good thing is my Ruger SR22 ran them with nary a hitch. Sometimes it’s a bit finicky on ammo. Maybe the supply is loosening up.

Went back by there today and got another 1100 rounds. Should hold me for a week or so😉
 
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I don't think any of the big chains are selling at highly inflated prices, at least that I've seen. They are still selling at normal prices, when they have it. That's the kicker. They told me at Academy in Athens that they got something in nearly every week, stocked it early Friday mornings, so be there then.
I stumbled across some 9mm hollow points (Hornady) a couple of weeks ago at Dunhams in LaGrange. Had four 50 round boxes. I bought two of them, didn't want to keep someone else who might be in bad need from getting it. I do have a good bit of practice 9mm, from GA Arns.
 
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rosewood

Senior Member
Good for them?
Buy a new gun every time you need ammo?
Academy sucks, IMO.
I suppose if you bought a new gun from them and they didn't have ammo to sell you for that new purchase you would still say the suck? Or would you be happy with that?

This is a temporary rule until the supply catches up. If you currently need ammo, you must have been shooting up your supply knowing you couldn't replace it.

Rosewood
 
There's a fishing tournament this weekend giving away free ammo. It looks like they have several thousand rounds to give away and you can claim 100 rounds of 9mm, .223, or 22 LR for weighing in 3 fish.
Tournament Flyer FINAL.jpg
 

Nimrod71

Senior Member
Macon Academy. I was there today and let me tell you I was surprised. They didn't have hardly any ammo and very few guns. They did have shotgun shells, no buckshot. Very few pistols and rifles. But what was a bigger surprise was the clothing inventory. I bit they didn't have half of what they normally have and Christmas is not far off.
 
Douglasville Academy had a decent amount of hunting ammo yesterday, 350 legend, .243, 308, 25-06, etc, did see some .357 ammo on the shelf, had some other stuff behind the counter I didn't ask about, virtually zero reloading supplies though. plenty of shotgun shells, didn't see any buckshot or slugs though
 
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