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Old 11-24-2017, 02:23 PM   #1
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A funny thing happened buying ammo today.

Nothing against Academy sports. Love the place and the people are very nice.
That out of the way, they were packed today and lot's of part time employees and I get it.
Looking around for a Kim but no go so I jumped around and bought a gun rest I didn't need because I have two, but it was on sale, very light (cheap plastic) and I could put in my bag that's already too heavy. Wanted to pick up a plano gun case but instead got a 2 gun tactical performance rifle bag. I like and it was a great price.
Long story to get around to the point so, I cruised by the ammo dept. and picked up a couple of boxes of hornady black box 140 grain 6.5 creedmoor ($19.00 a box) when I heard the conversation between a temp and a guy wanting to buy some ammo for the AR he bought for his young son.
The kid was telling him it didn't make any difference if it's 223 or 556 because all AR's shoot both.
Told the Dad, "sorry to be that guy" but do you know what it's chambered for? He said he didn't have a clue.
The kid said they're the same and that's when my mouth got in the way and I told him he needs to talk to his manager about this.
The price wasn't reduced on the 556 or 223, so I told him to go home and check to see what it's chambered in and where to look for it. All he knew was it was a DP.
Suggested he check and since Walmart is a block away, check their price first then if it's cheaper here, no hurt no foul.
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To be safe the dad could have bought .223 and all is well either way.

A. Dad bought AR he should "Know" what it is chambered for.
B. Part time employee should NOT guess and assume. If he don't know...say you don't know and seek help to find out.
C. I assume you and the dad looking for AR ammo both own smart phones. One of you could have looked up AR rifle in question and found out caliber of ammo needed.
D. A lot of part time employees should not even be in the shoe department much less in or near the guns and ammo section.
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Old 11-24-2017, 02:48 PM   #3
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I could have kept my mouth shut (I have the right to remain silent not the ability. Ron White), but this guy knew ZERO. Telling a person that 223 and 556 are exactly the same just the Military calls it by a different name, is just wrong.
Ha.
Like the kid that gave me two boxes of 6.5 grendel when I asked for 6.5 creedmoor. Not the same skippy.
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I could have kept my mouth shut (I have the right to remain silent not the ability. Ron White), but this guy knew ZERO. Telling a person that 223 and 556 are exactly the same just the Military calls it by a different name, is just wrong.
Ha.
Like the kid that gave me two boxes of 6.5 grendel when I asked for 6.5 creedmoor. Not the same skippy.
Oh I agree you did the right thing, I didn't mean to imply that you should have remained silent. Wrong information is one thing but that was a dangerous wrong statement that could harm the guy or his son. It is all of our duty to correct those issues.
No matter whether your asking for ammo or hamburgers you must know what you need and Check what you are given.
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He did say he felt silly not knowing, but I told him "no one knows till they know.
Now he knows".
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He did say he felt silly not knowing, but I told him "no one knows till they know.
Now he knows".
Safe to say everyone is NOT "into" guns like we are.
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.223 WILDE..problem solved
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