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#4029142 - 04/25/10 Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF?  
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So I am in Walmart today purchasing a box of .22 ammo and the clerk asks me if I am buying it for a pistol or rifle? What is the purpose of this question...can one kill you any better than the other? I answered rifle of course...but I was thinking...I have both and what difference does it make. Please enlighten me. Thanks

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#4029195 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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All I know is that there are more rifles that one thinks with this dumb question.

#4029197 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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The idiot was selling paint yesterday.


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#4029199 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: derby_dude]  
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you get asked if it's for shotgun or pistol on 410 shells as well.


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#4029201 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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Depends on your age and I've also been some place (don't recall where said place was) that they had to log sales of pistol ammo but not rifle.


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#4029204 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: tmax264]  
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Because by law you have to be 21 to buy handgun ammo, 18 for rifle/shotgun ammo.

#4029207 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: tmax264]  
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Not knowing how old you are...you have to be 21 to buy handgun ammo..stupid question I know when in comes to dual purpose ammo.


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#4029221 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: eh76]  
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^^ What they said....but also because the little computer popped it up and they had to answer to keep scanning stuff and probably wouldn't know if you told them "rocket launcher" as long as the computer would keep going.

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#4029228 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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They are required by company policy to ask the question. They're required by ATF regulation to ask if there's any possibility you might be under 21.


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#4029233 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: EthanEdwards]  
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They freaking ask for ID here if you appear bordlering on spray paint as well. Dumber than asking about ammo if you ask me.

If I grew up today I don't think my parents would have let me get a license till 18 if I couldn't have been the person they told to go get this and that for home and the business at age 15.


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#4029236 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: NathanL]  
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#4029247 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: EthanEdwards]  
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Well there are times when I'm the idiot and this is one of them. I didn't know they had to ask that question. I've never been asked but of course, I'm almost 63.


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#4029248 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: NathanL]  
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You might be huffing the stuff. Same thing when I was young and you were buying Testors Model Glue.


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#4029260 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: eh76]  
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You know walmart here no longer sells plastic models/paint/glue...noticed that the other day when I wanted a little bottle of paint to touch something up.

I don't know if that's a company wide deal or not.


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#4029307 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: NathanL]  
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I still get asked that question, and I'm 66 (but I don't look a day over 65!). And recently I did answer the question with a yes...it is to be used in a rifle or a handgun. The sales clerk insisted, very rudely asking if I didn't know what kind of firearm I had. I replied that I have about three .22 rifles and a couple of handguns, and have no idea which of them I will eventually use this particular box of ammunition in. The clerk said she just had to have an answer before she could sell the ammo, so I shrugged and walked off. Sportsman's Warehouse has the same stuff at $1 per 525 higher price, and no hassle.


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#4029326 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: denton]  
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She didn't want to sell you .22 Long Rifle ammo if you might use it in a pistol or a short rifle. Smart gal, probably saved your life.


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#4029328 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: denton]  
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the question is just part of the screen prompts that are required for the employee to complete the sale; as previously stated 18 for rifle, 21 for handgun, and the Walmart system requires them to ask it. Here in Illinausea, they are prompted for the FOID card for the sale to proceed as well.

#4029344 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: levrluvr]  
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Whatsa FOID card?


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#4029350 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: levrluvr]  
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21 was a long time ago in my past...so it could not be the age thing. Heck I haven't been carded for buying beer in I don't know how long. If it is company policy to know if it is to be used in rifle or pistol...you have that info in the computer now what...what purpose does it serve. Stupid policy. Why don't they ask me what kind of car I am going to drive when I drink my beer...makes about as much sense. Really pisses me off!

#4029355 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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What amazes me is people actually get pissed about Walmart. If you ain't figured it out by know, you ain't ever.


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#4029376 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: awapiti]  
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Chalk it up to corporate geniuses and bureaucrats that feel they have to protect us from ourselves.

And as to being carded for ordering a beer, I was last week in a Pizza Hut in Casper Wyoming. The kid that carded me wasn't old enough to carry our beers out. He said it was corporate policy to card EVERYBODY. He had his manager bring tour beers out. I told the kid that I was legally drinking beer before his dad was born. He just gave me a dumb look like he didn't have a clue as to what I said. I legally started drinking beer in 1964.


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#4029456 - 04/25/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: Steelhead]  
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I like Wal-smart. Tomorrow I'm going to go there and buy some 357 magnum ammo for my Marlin lever action carbine.


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Originally Posted by Bulletbutt
I like Wal-smart. Tomorrow I'm going to go there and buy some 357 magnum ammo for my Marlin lever action carbine.


I found one box of 100 Rem 357 Mag 125jhp at Wal-mart recently. Felt like I won the lottery! It's been scarce around here. Should work well on coyotes out of my Marlin 1894C.

#4029590 - 04/26/10 Re: Walmart .22 ammo - For Pistol or Rifle question. WTF? [Re: Plinker]  
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The Wal-Mart store I work in is pretty much being able to keep everything on the shelves except .45 Auto. It's just non-existent, apparently.

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