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austin125 01-30-2012 06:20 PM

looking for a good inexpensive ammo
 
This is my first ar15 and I'm looking for some ammo choices. Also what is the difference between 223 and 5.56??

Quentin 01-30-2012 06:41 PM

If you have a 5.56 chamber you can use either 5.56 or .223 ammo. Try a little steel case .223 and see if your AR likes it for plinking and practice. 20-25 cents a round if you look around. For more serious ammo there are lots of good choices.

mjkeat 01-30-2012 07:55 PM

I finally had a malfunction w/ 62gr Tula. I tried a few things in the past but nothing ever happened until today. The funny thing is I wasn't trying. The round chambered in normal fashion but went click, soft primer strike/hard primer. I reloaded the round and it went bang. Well S-O-B...

30 min. ago UPS dropped off 1k rounds of Wolf 55gr Military Classic so we'll see how that goes.

What I'm saying is I have put a good amount of Tula down range w/ only the 1 issue. Lube is your friend.

purehavoc 01-30-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjkeat (Post 694183)
I finally had a malfunction w/ 62gr Tula. I tried a few things in the past but nothing ever happened until today. The funny thing is I wasn't trying. The round chambered in normal fashion but went click, soft primer strike/hard primer. I reloaded the round and it went bang. Well S-O-B...

30 min. ago UPS dropped off 1k rounds of Wolf 55gr Military Classic so we'll see how that goes.

What I'm saying is I have put a good amount of Tula down range w/ only the 1 issue. Lube is your friend.

Same deal here I have put roughly 1000+ Tula 55gr down range and one FTF , every single one of them has went bang so Im blaming my FTF on a new mag :D

AgentTikki 01-30-2012 08:11 PM

PMC .223 55GR is a pretty good deal if you want reloadable non crimped brass approx 25-28 cents a round on sale.

purehavoc 01-30-2012 08:44 PM

+1 on the trying steel cased ammo , just buy a couple boxs and try it if it doesnt run it your out less than $10 , much better than buying 1000 rds and not being able to shoot them .

austin125 01-30-2012 08:51 PM

So I can either buy 5.56 or 223 with no problem?

AgentTikki 01-30-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austin125 (Post 694229)
So I can either buy 5.56 or 223 with no problem?

is your barrel marked 5.56? .223?

Do you know what your chamber is?

austin125 02-04-2012 05:17 PM

My barrel is marked 5.56

Minionsram 02-04-2012 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by austin125 (Post 699254)
My barrel is marked 5.56

Then short answer is yes you can shoot both.


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