Need ammo... leave the city!
I travel a lot for work to and from remote customer sites in TX and OK.
I have made it a habit to stop a rural Wal Mart once in a while. Today I stopped at one I swear had at least 10K rounds of .223. I've been buying the 100 round Federal value boxes. Imagine my surprise at finding out they have 200 round value boxes too!
Rural Wal Marts have tons of ammo, and even some pistol ammo on a regular basis, but not in insane bulk like their rifle and shotgun ammo.
Rural Wal Marts also have rifles of all types, real broadheads for bows, bows, tons of outdoor gear including gillhe suits. You name it they have it at rural Wal Marts. They have 10X the outdoor gear and ammo of any city Wal Mart.
They also have it way cheaper than any stores in the metroplex. If you are buying ammo in this city, you are either lucky to find it and have been hunting, or you are being taken advantage of.
For a few gallons of gas and a short trip, you could find what most around here would consider a major windfall.