How far are you from Tampa.
It’s not the suppliers. Wal marts have always had a great deal of difference from store to store. 25 + years ago the Wal Mart by the Huey P long bridge just outside New Orleans had a good selection of M1As, bought a National Match for $1300. Agonized over it or one of the Super Matches they had in stock for $200 more. It seems the manager of sporting goods in that location at that time was into guns.Our Wally World usually has 5+ .22 rifles. Around 8-10 centerfire rifles and 10-15 shotguns. They've been there forever. The ammo shelves beneath the gun racks are full of overpriced Winchester Super X .22 shells in the yellow boxes ($44) and 12 gauge shotshells for $29.95 on the target loads and around $20 + for a 25 round box of lead hunting loads. I did see one box of .308 Winchester ammo for $39.95. Evidently Walmart's suppliers are jacking up the prices, they USED to be reasonable. No more.
The pile of that Winchester .22 ammo seems to keep growing at the Wally World closest to me. Meanwhile the pile of Federal Automatch on the shelf above the Winchesters tends to "yo-yo".Only 22 ammo i have seen is the winchester super x retro box stuff priced at $ 44 .00
I bought a Remington 700 adl in .223 for $79.00 and a month later I bought 2 Savage A-17's for $99.00 each. Nikon 8x40 Monarch binoculars for $39.00. You have to watch the clearance sales.2 years ago I was at one I had never been in, they had a savage axis 243 win marked clearance $49. I had the clerk to check the price and it rang up the same so I bought it. Got home and discovered there was a $50 rebate on it and got it after a few months of waiting, so I paid $5 in tax for it
Next time, go tell automotive.Last time I stopped in at our local Walmart, I was after .177 pellets. They were locked in a glass case! Getting someone to open the case was a bear, too, having had them paged three times in 30 minutes to get an associate to show up. Ammo, guns - forget about it. They don't even have an employee assigned to the department at this store, nor the other two stores in the area. Some kind of Super Walmart, eh?
They all quit selling pistol rounds several years ago except for .22's. We have two within 30 miles and they usually have a couple of those turntable racks of rifles and shotguns. Ammo shelves are close to full but I haven't checked prices.Most of the Walmarts around here sell ammo. Only rifle and shotgun loads. No pistol rounds.