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Detectorist
01-08-2012, 16:30
They have an ammo can with 420 rds of Federal M855 for $149. These are on stripper clips.

Good price?

Eurodriver
01-08-2012, 16:49
What is sales tax like where you live? I guess that would be the deciding factor.

Here that would be $160 with tax, and I'd probably pick it up just for the convenience.

UniversalBrow06
01-08-2012, 17:49
Not to Jack the thread and I apologize if this has been discussed many times before already, but why is practically EVERYONE now overflowing with M588? I've seen everyone from Academy to Wally World to all the local gun shops now super saturated with this stuff, even if they have only offered .223 rounds in the past and no 5.56 Nato. Is it because of the military's decrease in operations? Are some or most of the military branches switching to Mk262 and Mk318? Or has supply finally built up enough to surpass demand?

G30Mike
01-08-2012, 17:55
I've bought two of these cans in the last 3 months. It shoots great for me, haven't had any problems with it. Good deal in my book.

WoodenPlank
01-08-2012, 18:00
It's only $10 cheaper on Palmetto. However, M855/green tip isn't always the ideal range ammo, if that's what you are looking for. It's often prohibited on indoor ranges, will damage some types of steel plates and poppers, and is generally more expensive than lead-cored ball. It can also suffer from iffy terminal performance from shorter barrels, if you are looking for HD/SD/SHTF ammo.

If you want a small stock on hand as a "just in case", then go for it. It's not something I would buy in bulk or with great frequency, though.

jellis11
01-08-2012, 18:15
Makes me want to run by walmart tomorrow or when I get home from ATL!

Detectorist
01-08-2012, 19:33
What is sales tax like where you live? I guess that would be the deciding factor.

Here that would be $160 with tax, and I'd probably pick it up just for the convenience.

7.925%

If and when I get an AR, i do get a 10% discount at Wally World.

K. Foster
01-08-2012, 21:26
That comes out to .35 a round. Not a bad price, especially if you want your ammo on stripper clips. As an example, PSA sells 855 on stripper clips for .33 per round. Only a 2 cent savings without figuring shipping vs sales tax. It’s not a bad deal, if that’s the ammo you want, go for it.
However, I agree with Wooden Plank. For plinking, there are cheaper/better options like XM 193 from PSA for .27 cents. For defense, there are much better choices.

TACLOAD
01-08-2012, 22:19
I'm thinking we might see more on the market and prices go down just a little since we shut down OND.

boomhower
01-08-2012, 23:46
Not bad, especially for local. They have them here but I personally don't care for steel tip. 193 is cheaper and I can't think of a realistic reason I'll ever need steel penetrating ammo. Some stores carry Federal XM193 for $5.99 a box, that's hard to beat no matter what route you take. Personally I'm a steady buyer of XM193 from PSA.

TangoFoxtrot
01-10-2012, 08:25
My Wally World sells only Federal 100 rd packs (most of the time) for $39.95. Dick's Sporting goods was selling TulAmmo for $6.99 and American Eagle for $7.99 for 20 rd boxes. Just another reminder not to shop for ammo at Dick's!

mgs
01-10-2012, 09:38
They have an ammo can with 420 rds of Federal M855 for $149. These are on stripper clips.

Good price?

I paid that with free shipping....no sales tax, Mike.

B.Reid
01-10-2012, 10:53
Remember that you won't have to pay shipping.