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Old 11-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default 5.56 practice ammo?

I don't know if this is the proper place for this thread but here goes.
A few years ago I bought a 500 Rd brick of practice/training ammo along with 100 Rd of "tap" ammo I think they were from Hornady but I can remember. The practice ammo was steel cased and Berdan primed. They came in 50 Rd boxes. And they had the same ballistics as the tap ammo I had. I have been looking around and cant even find a whisper about any kind of training ammo let alone this type/brand. Does anyone know what kind of ammo this was or the manufacturer. I would love to find this ammo again it was great stuff for more then just trainning. I know it's probably a pipe dream but any help would be appreciated
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hornady imports primed cases and loads them here. Called Steel Match ammo
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What I consider plinking/range/practice ammo, is any 50-70gr FMJ that I can get my hands on for around 40cents per round. That's for brass. I consider that to be sort of the vanilla price. Sometimes you can do better.

If you're willing to shoot non-brass Russian (I am in some cases), you might pay 30% less.

If you want to spend less still, you're going to have to begin investing in a reloading regimen that will eventually pay dividends over the long haul. And then you may have to buy your components in bulk to reap the full benefits. Without a good strategy that includes buying/shooting in bulk, 223/5.56 reloading (in order to save money) can be tricky.

I get my ammo all over the place. Much of it online...also from local sources, including Walmart (don't think I've bought anything there in nearly a year, however).
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Yeah, since all this ammo nonsense started a couple of years ago, I find Tula to be the perfect "backyard" ammo for me. Times have changed.
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Originally Posted by GTX63 View Post
Yeah, since all this ammo nonsense started a couple of years ago, I find Tula to be the perfect "backyard" ammo for me. Times have changed.
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Although it is more economical to train with lower grain ammo, it will benefit you to also train with the ammo you intend on protecting your self with. I generally shoot 55 grain in my 1:7, but still train and sight in when I'm done with 75+ grain. It's not cheap but there is a bit of difference. It is more noticeable with handguns, but still a good practice to get in to with AR's. I know at 500 meters there is a work of difference.
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