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Title: Buying pellets local
Post by: Fly on June 13, 2018, 10:33:09 AM
 Early in 2000,s I could go in a Wal-Mart & buy a array of different brands of pellets. Not any more, they just do not have squat to chose from.
Oh yes I can buy them on line & pay shipping cost more than the pellets. Any suggestions?

                                                                              Fly
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: jmars on June 13, 2018, 10:48:32 AM
Shipping is 4.99 , or free for a $35 order.

(edit).....at Walmart shipping is free with a $35 order, and a small amount (<$5) on orders of less than $35.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: A.K.A. Tommy Boy on June 13, 2018, 10:51:38 AM
Jim, when I buy 25cal & 20cal pellets I get them from PA or AGD.   I try to buy them with some type of discount and I buy several of them.  If there are special brands of pellets that I use in 177cal & 22cal, I will add them to the order too.    i.e.:  when I bought my last batch of 25cal pellets, I bought 3,000 of them.   Anything else I try to get locally.     That is just what I do and others may have better solutions to this question.     

Best Wishes  -  Tom
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Fly on June 13, 2018, 11:31:36 AM
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

                                                                            Fly 
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: TennX on June 13, 2018, 11:40:58 AM
None of my guns (i got a lot) are pellet picky at 50 yards (give or take a inch...LOL. )thatís why I buy all Crosman,all the time from PA....that way I have a more harmonious day...good luck...
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Roadworthy on June 13, 2018, 11:43:47 AM
You can go to the Walmart online site and have them delivered to your local store with NO SHIPPING.  Sometimes you can score a deal on eBay.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: SteveP-52 on June 13, 2018, 12:02:18 PM
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

                                                                            Fly

Easy way to test without buying 12-15+ tins is go to Straight Shooters and get one of their pellets samplers. They have them in .177, .22 and .25 and have something like 18 different types/weights/brands.
Here's the link to the .177's:

http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html (http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html)
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: nervoustrigger on June 13, 2018, 12:12:37 PM
I would love it if I could get quality pellets locally but thatís just not the market demographic that Walmart is going for.  The best pellets Iíve seen in a Walmart since 2012 are Crosman Premier Hollow Points.  At the time, they ranged from above average to excellent.   Occasionally got some that would do MoA at 25yds and even a few times at 40+ yds.  Unfortunately in the last 3-4 years, I can seldom get them to do better than 3 MoA and most are more like 4-5 MoA.  For me, that just saps the enjoyment from shooting.  The hassle of getting quality pellets from online vendors is definitely worth it.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Oldgringo on June 13, 2018, 12:20:03 PM
Shipping is 4.99, or free for a $35 order.
Where that be at?
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: ranchibi on June 13, 2018, 02:39:41 PM
Jim, I donít know how many tins you purchase for an order, but once I found the pellets my rifles like I get them from PA, buy 4 get one free and if the total is over $150, free shipping, thatís the route I take....free tins and free shipping, big pellet order but save $.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Airspace on June 13, 2018, 02:48:21 PM
Just looked at the link for straightshooters. The sample packs look like a great idea. The only problem is their shipping is almost the cost of the .177 pack, but I did get the .177 and the .22 pack.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: SteveP-52 on June 14, 2018, 01:34:32 AM
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: A.K.A. Tommy Boy on June 14, 2018, 08:03:11 AM
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

Show Off !!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D      Nice Stash Steve !      Best Wishes  -  Tom
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: 19Sheridan57 on June 14, 2018, 08:06:13 AM
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

MUCHO PELLETS ! 

In Vietnam, we used to say , " He who has the most bullets,,, WINS !"
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Orion on June 14, 2018, 08:36:09 AM
Hey another option is to ask here what type of pellet are people using with your same gun. Then you can narrow your search with those first. This worked for me.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: SagaciousKJB on June 14, 2018, 05:22:26 PM
Yes bulk buying is the key. But one problem I,m have now, is I,m just now getting (back) into air rifles! As you know there are many
pellets to chose from before finding the right one for a given gun. I know that's just the way it is. But I,m trying to avoid the extra
shipping cost in trying this one & that one as you already know.

                                                                            Fly


Easy way to test without buying 12-15+ tins is go to Straight Shooters and get one of their pellets samplers. They have them in .177, .22 and .25 and have something like 18 different types/weights/brands.
Here's the link to the .177's:

http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html (http://www.straightshooters.com/straight-shooters-full-pellet-sampler-.177.html)

I both love and hate these packs.  Love them because of the obvious, hate them because they cost almost $20 to ship.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Fly on June 14, 2018, 06:09:10 PM
Have any of you been to a Bass Pro Shop & seen what they have on the shelf. We have one by Tulsa & I might stop in next time I go that way.

                                                                                 Fly
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Airspace on June 14, 2018, 06:47:45 PM
Bass pro here carries less than Walmart
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: P. O. I. on June 14, 2018, 09:59:12 PM
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

Printing a copy of this to post on my stash so the ol lady can see how completely reasonable I am being with about 2/3  of that in the closet.
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: Wayne52 on June 14, 2018, 10:21:09 PM
The biggest selection around here is Wallfart and it's not much of a selection.  If you ask about pellets at a gunshop about pellets they'll respond pellets ???
Title: Re: Buying pellets local
Post by: SteveP-52 on June 15, 2018, 01:29:27 AM
Wish I'd known about them when I first started and was testing pellets or I might not have so many of these...lol

Printing a copy of this to post on my stash so the ol lady can see how completely reasonable I am being with about 2/3  of that in the closet.

At last count, there were a little over 60,000 in 4 calibers in the stash but I've added a few since that pic...lol