Ammo

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by xdm11chad, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. xdm11chad

    xdm11chad New Member

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    K guys I wanna know the Truth about ammo steel cases and brass! I'm in northern Oklahoma and ammo is getting thin. I don't have the funds to reload or I would! I have a model 1 upper chambered in the 5.56 and I'm not educated enough to make the decision of shooting steel cased or brass or both.. I can currently get my hands on a lot of steel cased for a decent price
    Leave you opinions below.
    I'm all ears from here thanks guys
     
  2. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    We're seeing the same thing here, and I'm preparing to take my AR out for it's maiden run in a few days, after the last parts come in. Got some American Eagle and Tula today, which is steel case. I'm going to run both through it. I want a billy goat, not a finicky eater, so we'll see soon.
     

  3. elfmdl

    elfmdl New Member

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    Steel case ammo is normally fine as long as it isn't corrosive
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    Brass cases slide into the chamber smoother, expands quicker to form the seal, contracts faster to be ejected, and can be reloaded easier. Steel cases are not so nibble, does not form a close seal, may crack during expansion, harder to eject, and more difficult to reload.
     
  5. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Where In Oklahoma? I know down here in Norman we have a decent amount of ammo in a 556 for sale at academy
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My DPMS eats steel but it is dirtier so you have to clean more often. I clean every time I take it out so it does not matter. I tried some Tula and their quality stinks. No consistency in the primer depth. Wolf and Silver Bear work the best for me. I am a slow shooter so it may be my cases have time to shrink or my chamber does not get that hot.
     
  7. xdm11chad

    xdm11chad New Member

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    I'm up in Ponca city I'll be through Norman at the end of may tho
     
  8. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Check around the academy's in Edmond or NW 63rd. They may have the 420 5.56 ammo cans
     
  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    How much per can? joebobs has 200 round boxes of .223 Federal for $74.95. If you order two, you get free shipping, so for $150.00 you get 400 rounds to your door, and if you want to go five hundred rounds it's $170.00.
    The 420 round can is $175.

    http://www.joeboboutfitters.com/223_5_56_Ammo_s/17236.htm
     
  10. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Yeah it was about 170 for the can. I used to work there so I got it discounted but I believe the average price was 169.99