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How much does 1000 rounds of .223 go for nowadays?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by EM87, Oct 4, 2010.


  1. EM87

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    I had an AK a while back and paid over $200 ($224 or something) for 1000 rounds of 7.62x39 shipped. I'm curious; is it cheaper to shoot .223?
     

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    No. The cheapest ammo I can find is BVAC from Cheaper than Dirt, for around $335 - $360 depending on the bullet weight. You used to be able to get Wolf for around $300 per thousand, but I don't think it's that cheap anymore and I really prefer shooting brass, anyway.
     

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    I just ordered that AIM deal on Wolf .223...for some reasons shipping for 2000 rds wasn't much more than it was for 1000...anyways, got 2000 rds for $412 shipped.


    If you are buying the brass factory stuff, prices seem to start around $300 plus shipping per 1000.
     
  5. EM87

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    Holy crap, that's expensive!!! I thought that the smaller round would be cheaper. Is 7.62x39 still around $200 per thousand?
     
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    Depending on the manufacturer,......seems to be about $225
     
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    If you've got 1000 pieces of .223 brass, send it to BulletBoyAmmo.com. His cost will be $240 loaded and it's what I primarily shoot. Definitely cheaper than buying factory all the time, AND I guarantee it's more accurate/reliable. Check him out!

    edit: Forgot to mention, he has his FFL 06 license and is legally licensed to remanufacture ammunition, provided you send him your brass.
     
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    I'm lucky to have cheaper than dirt close by. .31 cents a round for brass!
     
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    If you compare Russian x39 and Russian .223, the price is about the same. But when you look at the non-Russian, reloadable brass .223, then the price jumps up dramatically. That's the stuff around $300.

    $200 give or take is the going rate for x39. A few vendors do have it for less than that, so it pays to shop around.
     
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    I bought Federal XM193 in a bulk box of 1,000 which came in a loose plastic bag for $300 + tax which came out to a tad under $330 here in SoCal. I also mail ordered Wolf from Sportsmansguide, 1,000 rounds in 2 packs of 500 rounds packed 25 boxes per rectangular container... forgot how much that was... but wasn't too much more than what you guys paid for Wolf, I don't think. Forgot, it's been a while.
     
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    Jgsales has 1000 rounds of .223 from $199 up.
     
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    The brass case adds $$$. Most Russian is steel cased.