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John Q Public

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223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« on: November 18, 2008, 04:02:00 PM »
I just picked up 500 rounds of .223 at my local firearms dealer.

I was able to get Federal - new American Eagle 55 Grain FMJ 5.56 with a reloadable brass cartridge 500 rounds for $205 out the door.

Since I am relatively new to forearms, I am wondering if this is good ammo and how the price stacks up?

Opinions please......

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »
Wow, killer price. I paid slightly more for a case of 200 rds, although I purchased the Winchester Supreme Silver Tip....they're not cheap. Great deal man.

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 08:37:31 PM »
Good price these days.

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 08:46:54 PM »
Good price these days.
What he said.

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 10:27:28 PM »
For anyone looking for .223, keep an eye out for Centurion. I found 1K for $380 with tax the weekend before last at a gun show. Several cases later it was going for 400 plus tax. Brass case, boxer primed. Aim Surplus had some recently for $169 a half case a few weeks back. Looks liek good stuff.

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 10:37:15 PM »
As others have said, that is a decent price out the door.  As far as another ammo recomendation is the Priv stuff that ammoman.com has:  55 Gr FMJ, brass case reloadable.  Ammoman.com is selling this ammo for $379 shipped!  I went ahead ordered up another 1K from them.

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2008, 10:44:07 PM »
Are they taking orders again? I thought that most of the online ammunition shops were buried with orders and out of stock????

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 10:46:53 PM »
Ammoman is taking orders.  They are about five days behind on shipping according to their website. 

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 11:34:58 AM »
I've been picking up Federal .223 from Walmart at $40/box of 100 rnds.

These are usually behind shelves or locked glass. And 80% the time the counter people don't even know they have them.


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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 07:20:47 PM »
A good rule of thumb is 40 cents a round for bulk .223. 

 

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Re: 223/5.56 Ammunition -- Good Price?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 11:37:54 AM »
For those of you located in Southern California, I know that Ammo Brothers sells their own 55 Grain FMJ 5.56 for $339.99 a case of 1000.

http://www.ammobros.com/