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truevil1313 07-14-2008 12:08 AM

5.56 or .223 that is good and cheap?
 
Can anyone recomend a brand of either 5.56 or .223 that is resonably priced, easy to get, and is capable of delivering consistant groups? I have tried a few different brands ranging in price from $20 for a box of 20 to $6.56 a box of 20. As we all know, there is always a difference between ammo, I am looking to buy one brand, of one type, and store up over time. I am a Vet. going to school, and surviving on just my G.I.Bill and V.A. disability check, until I can finish school next year. So budget is important, since it is quite limited, but I want something that is consistant. Any suggestions?

Righteous 07-14-2008 12:24 AM

go to Academy Sports and get there brand, Monarch .... the brass ones, for about $7 a box

Lt.Underhill 07-14-2008 03:25 AM

Learn to reload....




SEMPER FI

matt g 07-14-2008 06:37 AM

Dillinger suggested these guys: http://www.surplusammo.com/

jeepcreep927 07-14-2008 11:26 AM

You may want to check out Ultra Max. They remanufacture ammo so the brass is usually a mixed up box of various brands, but the bullets are always of the same brand. They offer quite a few bullet weights and types for .223. I have used a ton of thier 9mm ammo with good results.

cpttango30 07-14-2008 02:03 PM

I have had real good luck with black hills blue box ammo.

bkt 07-14-2008 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcreep927 (Post 31799)
You may want to check out Ultra Max. They remanufacture ammo so the brass is usually a mixed up box of various brands, but the bullets are always of the same brand. They offer quite a few bullet weights and types for .223. I have used a ton of thier 9mm ammo with good results.

+1 on the Ultramax. They're very reliable, reasonably clean, and perfectly acceptable for plinking. But they are NOT target rounds. If you want less than 1 MOA, you might want something a little more upscale.

Lt.Underhill is right: reloading would ultimately be the cheapest way to go to get exactly what you want.

robocop10mm 07-16-2008 01:31 PM

+100 on reloading. My ammo is consistant 1/2 minute in my HBAR and 3/4 minute in my carbine.
IF you choose to go with reloads like ultra max, sort by head stamp. Different thicknesses of the brass will yield different pressures and different velocities. Generally the powder charge is consistant, the brass is the variable. If you unbox (unbag) the ammo and separate by head stamp (manufacturer) it creates individual lots that will shoot nearer to each other. Put the Rem cases in one box, the Win cases in another box, the FC, LC, TW, PMC etc cases in their own boxes


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