Your thoughts on this ammo? .223

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by DickTheNickhead, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. DickTheNickhead

    DickTheNickhead New Member

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    .223
    55 grain
    American eagle

    I'm building my first AR as we speak.
    16" mid length has system 1:7 twist.
    I'm new to all of this. I was wondering if this ammo is a rip off or a good deal..

    100 rounds for $59
    ???
     

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  2. DickTheNickhead

    DickTheNickhead New Member

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    I'm just buying it for range practice and getting acquainted with my new firearm...
    I will of course try out other grains and other ammo manufacturers but wanted to hear if any of you have shot this...
     

  3. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  4. armysharpshooter

    armysharpshooter New Member

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    If you shop around you can find .223/5.56 at bulk prices. The 55 grain federal stuff is same/same military ball ammo.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I view American eagle from a standpoint of the gun. If your gun can run it without issue you're in good shape. Lol
     
  6. DickTheNickhead

    DickTheNickhead New Member

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    Yeah, American eagle is brass.

    I also picked up some of this PMC.
    Brass. 55gr.
    Decent?
     

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  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Honestly IMO (again) It's not bad.
     
  8. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Dude , stop talking and go shoot :D . Sorry I'm on a roll today
     
  9. GTX63

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    I've seen American Eagle for $49 per 100 just recently. I shoot it on occasion and it does just fine. It's hard to be picky about what brand you use in this day and age, but I bought my 6920 and my RRA to shoot whatever I put in them without any backtalk.
     
  10. DickTheNickhead

    DickTheNickhead New Member

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    Me?
    Well, I wish.
    Except I'm still in the building process. I have EVERYTHING I need, EXCEPT my lower. I pick it up on Friday. I'll complete the build that morning then head to the range in the afternoon!
     
  11. Bevo

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    DTN, I can't wait for your first range report. I don't have the talent to build my own AR, though I'd love to. Give'em hell and shoot'em up!
     
  12. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What? I built one. It was not too difficult. It's like putting a puzzle together.
     

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  13. DickTheNickhead

    DickTheNickhead New Member

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    Dude, I can't even fuggin put Legos together.
    All you need to do is buy all the parts and watch a YouTube video. It's cake.
    Well I haven't done it yet, but ask everyone. It's pretty simple...well the lower is at least.
    If you want to build the upper than that's a whole other can of worms...
    But hey, it's much more fun to buy a complete upper and build a lower and get exactly what you want, rather than pay more for someone else to put one together for you.
    Some may argue it's not much cheaper to build, but I've found that it is...especially if you're going to change out any parts on a complete that you buy.
    Anyway, I was intimidated at first but I've realized it's extremely simple!
    Go try it!

    I'll keep everyone posted with pics when I get that lower in. Wish me luck!
     
  14. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    That looks pretty light, what does it weigh in at?
     
  15. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just over 4.5 pounds. :)
     
  16. bluez

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    PMC Bronze and American Eagle mare not bad.
    They are both .223 so are both softer loaded than the equivalent 5.56mm offering that bot manufacturers offer (at a slightly higher pirce)

    PMC used to be by standard training Ammo and despite being a bit low powered to compared ot 5.56mm I never had a problem with it.
     
  17. sweeper22

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    PMC/AE are fine. I have 1000++ of each. They're right at the minimum weight your rifle will perform well with. Not in the wheelhouse (60-80gr), but good enough outperform most shooters for the first 250yds or so.

    Most of my ARs are 1:7. And I shoot quite a bit of both of these rounds with generally positive results...but of course I'm remedial shooter with limited skills, so...
     
  18. Bevo

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    Some of you gents have more mechanical skills than I. Some day maybe......until then I will enjoy my factory built AR15.