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Old 01-03-2011, 10:33   #1
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Recommend some target ammo for my AR please!

I went to Walmart yesterday to pick up some 9mm and some 223 for my Glock and the AR I will soon have built. I've always browsed ammo engine just to get an idea for prices. I was a little surprised when the only ammo I saw at Walmart was 223 Remington 40 rounds FMJ for $39.00. I figured the price was inflated because they were running low since they only had 1 brand and 3 boxes left. I then went to Gander mountain, which has a great ammo selection and the best deal I could find was American Eagle 223, 100 rounds for $59.99. I knew I had seen PMC fmj for around $7.00 on cheaper than dirt and ammo engine (20 round boxes) so I decided I would save a bit of money by just ordering it. I see that wolf and tula are running around $4.00 for 20 rounds, but they are steel cased. Should I stay away from steel cased ammo and just get fmj? I have a spikes lower and Daniel defense upper, both chambered in 5.56. Does anyone have experience running steel cased ammo through this setup or a similar one? Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:54   #2
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For average fun at the range, I run Wolf. Most of my .223's see nothing but cheap Russian crap. I'm happy with it, and the paper I'm killing doesn't seem to mind, either.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:17   #3
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^ what he said
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Old 01-03-2011, 13:15   #4
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The local dick's here is running 7 bucks a box for Rem UMC 55 fmj. Steel cased is fine as long as you clean well.
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Old 01-03-2011, 14:57   #5
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The local dick's here is running 7 bucks a box for Rem UMC 55 fmj. Steel cased is fine as long as you clean well.
Thanks for the info, just went to Dicks and bought the 10 boxes they had left!
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Old 01-03-2011, 14:58   #6
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I'll be ordering some cheap steel cased ammo soon.
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Old 01-03-2011, 15:44   #7
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My Wal-Mart carries Federal target rounds 100 count for $43. I try to buy a box every paycheck.
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Old 01-06-2011, 20:18   #8
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You guys paying 7-8 dollars a box do realize that you can get the same ammo for much less online don't you ????
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Old 01-06-2011, 20:51   #9
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Not sure if there is an Academy Sports near you but I buy their Monarch brand of brass for $5 box when they have it on sale. I have also used Tula, Wolf and PMC with decent results.
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Old 01-06-2011, 21:04   #10
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I'll be ordering some cheap steel cased ammo soon.
ammunitionstore.com 1000 rounds of wolf 55g .223 was $210 delivered. I bought 2k.
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Old 01-06-2011, 21:35   #11
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Tula steel-cased from Walmart for $4 or so including tax works fine for me. That's essentially what I pay per round for 9mm!
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:09   #12
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This is mostly what I shoot....

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/168.php
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:47   #13
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I shoot the 100 rnd bulk pack Federal available at Wal-Mart. Its realatively cheap and readily available in my area.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:12   #14
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Take a look at http://georgia-arms.com. I have shot several thousand of their stuff in pistol and rifle. Never a problem and cases are reloadable.
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Old 01-07-2011, 13:38   #15
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I don't shoot Wolf in most of my guns anymore, just personal preference.

In my experience Dick's prices on ammo are usually a joke.

Decent US made Federal brass cased 55gr can currently be had for $6/20rd. box.

223 is one of the few common calibers that is not cheapest at Wal Mart.

The closest I have ever come to getting one of those alleged "great deals" buying ammo online was when DSG had Fiocchi 55gr FMJs for $289/1000 with free shipping, but the price has since went up $30 or so.
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Old 01-07-2011, 15:43   #16
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http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/168.php

Another vote for the above mentioned product and deal. I have dealt with Palmetto state armory and they excellent on their products and service.
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Old 01-07-2011, 15:48   #17
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http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/168.php

THIS or the federal XM193 they have at around the same price depending an availability.
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Old 01-07-2011, 15:55   #18
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Yes clean well and you should be fine.
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Old 01-07-2011, 19:40   #19
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I agree if your going to shoot -buy a case by the thousand online! Buying bulk is the cheap way to go! If you don't want a thousand rounds - alot of place sell buy the 500,200 counts as well!
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:13   #20
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Wideners has 1200 rounds for $338 if you are into reloading. If not, Wolf can be had for around $220 per thousand. I thought I saw a place that had it for $189 but I can't remember where.
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