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Cheap and safe .223

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Dbuck, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Dbuck

    Dbuck

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    I need to by some cheap ammo for range use for my colt 6920. Please let me know your suggestions and sources for buying.
    Thanks for your info!
     
  2. Hackett

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  3. fivestar

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    Most people don't agree with me, but I use Wolf almost exclusively. I have close to 800 rounds if thru my Smith and I have yet to have a single malfunction. Of course I wouldn't use it for duty, but for range/plinking it works fine.

    Locally, Federal has come down to about $140/500 rounds. I can buy Wolf for $100/500 rounds. If brass ammo would drop within $20 or so, id gi back to it. For now though, Wolf has served me just fine.
     
  4. fuzzy03cls

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    Silverbear & Brownbear over wolf. A LOT more consistent in the power department. The Silverbear is coated with zinc & runs smooth like brass. Both are Cleaner then wolf too.
     
  5. Spiffums

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  6. zhix

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    Assuming you are ok with using 55gr., go to Cabela's or Gander Mtn. when Federal is on sale for $6/20 rd box. (don't buy if its at regular price), and maybe at a gun show if you're lucky.
    DSG had Fiocchi for $289/1000rds w/free shipping for awhile, don't know if its good ammo but I waited too long and now the price is $350.
     
  7. Dbuck

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    Thanks for the info! Are you guys buying the wolf, brown bear, silver bear, online and if so who has the best pricing and shipping?
    Thanks again!
     
  8. KBoyd

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    I checked at www.georgia-arms.com the other day and they are offering free shipping right now.

    Ok I just went back and looked and the free shipping is on orders over $500 for east coast, $700 for central and $1000 for west coast. Maybe if you had someone to go in on a few thousand rounds may be a good deal.
     
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  9. boomhower

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    What's the deal with them? They are charging more for reloads than you can buy factory for.
     
  10. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    I got some Tula 62 grain hollow points. $200 delivered for a 1k round case. I ran about 100 rounds of it last weekend and no issues whatsoever. I did talk to another guy that said his AR would NOT cycle steel cased. I have a Bushmaster XM15-E2S M4 btw.

    Only reason I got the HP is cause it was cheaper than the 55gr FMJ. :dunno:
     
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  11. Reswob

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    from where?
     
  12. toshbar

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    SGammo.com. small guy out of Oklahoma. good dude. I ordered ammo from him on a sunday, got to me in NC that thursday, ordered some more ammo the next sunday, and it came the following thursday. well packaged in peanuts. shipping on 1k rounds of .223 and 3500 rounds of .22lr was like $25. 55lb package if I recall correctly.
     
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  13. mjkeat

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    I ordered 1500 rounds of the 62gr HP from them as well. I ordered on Monday afternoon and had it in hand that Wednesday before 3pm.

    I wanted 1500 but they were only selling it in cases of 1000. Two minutes after a phone call to a very nice woman her husband had went in and updated their site. He added the 500 round option to various items that previously did not have that option. I will order from them again, maybe exclusively.
     
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  14. cowboy1964

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    I haven't used Silver Bear in .223 yet but works great in 9mm. I have used Tula in .223 and haven't had problems. For < $4 per box the savings add up fast.
     
  15. toshbar

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    That's the kind of place I like to support. AIM surplus won't sell to me because I'm under 21, even though it's rifle ammo and it's totally legal.
     
  16. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    No concerns about running the steel cased stuff through an AR?
     
  17. toshbar

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    some people say it wears extractors, but after 2k rounds you can pay for a whole new upper.
     
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