Best bang for the buck on 223 ammo

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Mossyoakman3006, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    What the best deal on ammo wanna start buyin in bulk and lookin for the best deal on good ammo, tired of payin a fortune for the stuff at wally world
     
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  3. JonM

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    take up reloading. its easy cheap and fun. i typically come back every range trip with a couple hundred extra empties than what i started with when the tacticool guys are out there. my typical 5.56 load is around .19$ a round but i like to use decent easy metering powder. i can get a little cheaper on the powder with a little more hassle. 9.50$ per 50 3.80$ per 20 19$ per 100 190$ per 1000 could prolly shave a bit on the really big bulk if i tried. the real savings is re-using your brass. easy to get brass from range pickups.
     
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  4. russ

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    +1 on the PMC Bronze. It's good, consistent, and clean for budget ammo. Not a fan of the steel cased stuff, but if you go that way, I choose the Brown Bear over Wolf/Tula/Herter's.
     
  5. mjkeat

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  6. Quentin

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    I have to agree with mjkeat. Not a thing wrong with saving money using steelcase. Lots of good choices but 55 or 62gr SC is what I shoot most of the time.
     
  7. ktmboyz

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    I have run thousands of rounds of the steel cased stuff without a problem, one carbine class I was in last summer it chewed up over 800 rounds in about 6 hrs.. not one hiccup
     
  8. CA357

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    I have some PMC 55.gr. and some Wolf 55gr. that I use as my range ammo. I have some '09 Lake City XM193 and some TulAmmo in 62 gr. HP and 55gr. FMJ for when the Zombies come.

    I have a 580 series Mini, and it just shoots the stuff all day long. I don't know how the TulAmmo & Wolf would run in an AR.
     
  9. dnthmn2004

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    I was thinking about picking up some 55gr Wolf for drills/plinking. I've read good reviews about it but have not first hand experience with it.
     
  10. mjkeat

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    I have read many many good things about Wolf and Tula from guys who use it exclusively in 2-3 day carbine classes and are in the AR industry as a way of feeding their families. If its good enough for them its good enough for me. They have however mentioned increasingly light loads over the years.
     
  11. willfully armed

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    Nothing wrong with wolf. I pulled a 3 shot, 3/8" group at 100 yards with 62gr during a precision rifle class.

    I've had nothing but trouble with tula. It kept sticking in the chamber of my DPMS A2 carbine, and the extractor would rip the rim off. Chamber was squeaky clean. Stuff got stuck in my buddies White Oak chamber too.
     
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  13. diggsbakes

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    I gotta differ. Wolf 62 grain FMJ .223 is the only cartridge I've had trouble with in my ARs. It caused my BCM middy to s
     
  14. mjkeat

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    Did you go/no go the chambers?
     
  15. diggsbakes

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    I gotta differ. Wolf 62 grain FMJ .223 is the only cartridge I've had trouble with in my ARs. It caused my BCM middy to short stroke quite A bit.

    I gave the gun a good a good cleaning and changed lubes to a much lighter regimine and it did help, but still failed to go into full battery a few times during rapid fire.

    BUT, Why buy wolf, when there is decent mil-surp brass cased ammo on sale everywhere??

    AIM, Surplus Arms and Ammo are the main two spots.
     
  16. Durangokid

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    I reload. That said, the ground here is covered with deep snow all winter. I just hate to donate brass to mother earth. My winter .223s are Herters. They were down to $3.99 the last time I was down to Provo,Ut.

    DK
     
  17. mjkeat

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    I would rather spen $179 a case than roughly $300. Well honestly Id rather spend $300 on bras ammo but financially the $179 a case is more attractive. I just ran through a case of ammo just shy of $400. I will admit its more fun shooting the cheap stuff. Im not going $.40, $.40 $.40, everytime I pull the trigger. $12 every half minute gets expensive and makes for a short day.
     
  18. CA357

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    The prices at the bulk ammo places always vary. A dealer that had the best price yesterday may not be cheapest today. So I just have a bunch of companies bookmarked and check them all before I buy.

    I've also been very happy with these folks: SGAmmo.com | Family Owned and Operated, Stillwater Oklahoma
     
  19. ennbee15

    ennbee15 New Member

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    PMC is good stuff. Great price and more bang for the buck. Pun intended! Enjoy