Where can I get a bunch of .223 ammo?


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Kodiaz
February 5, 2006, 10:07 AM
So where have you guys been getting your ammo lately?

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AK-74me
February 5, 2006, 10:13 AM
www.ammoman.com has some on sale right now

TexasRifleman
February 5, 2006, 10:13 AM
Depends on what kind you want.

Ammoman has SS109 in stock by the case (5.56)
M855 by the case.
In .223 he shows Federal American Eagle 55gr and 62gr in stock by the case.

That's pretty much everything except the 55gr XM193 and Wolf, which of course is what everyone wants.

I've had to change to messing around with the SS109 because I don't want to use up what XM193 I have.

The prices are going up everywhere, but there is some to be had.

Kodiaz
February 5, 2006, 10:23 AM
whats xm193??

TexasRifleman
February 5, 2006, 10:25 AM
whats xm193??

XM193 is the 55gr 5.56. Generally that's what everyone wants.

See The Oracle (http://www.ammo-oracle.com) for reasons why.

GoBrush
February 5, 2006, 10:30 AM
http://www.thehuntingshack.com/

This place is "Sammi" certified and loads ammo for State and Federal Law Enforcement. They also load bulk ammo for places like Cabelas, and Sportsmans Warehouse.

Make sure you look at their specials and if you order from them ask for specials over the phone.

I have never placed an order to ship so I dont know how much that would cost I buy from them at the Gun Shows.

Ive shot 1000's of rounds from these guys and have not had a problem

taliv
February 5, 2006, 10:33 AM
i have a little blue elf that makes all the ammo i want for me. all i have to do is give him powders, bullets and primers and the next morning, all my ammo cans are magically filled again

Fly320s
February 5, 2006, 11:58 AM
pssst, Taliv, can I borrow your elf for a few days?

LJWebster1
February 5, 2006, 12:43 PM
I must be missing something with these websites that offer ammo. Cheaperthandirt, ammoman, and the rest. Everytime I go there, they are more expensive than Academy Sports or Walmart. I can buy WWB 9mm, FMJ for under $5.00 a box. So 500 rounds would be $50, but for 500 rounds of American Eagle on ammoman, its $85. WHat am I missing here? Why would I order it online when its cheaper to get it at the store? Is this because I am in Texas?

Kodiaz
February 5, 2006, 12:46 PM
I price checked walmart they are more expensive than ordering online. For .223

MM
February 5, 2006, 12:46 PM
I like to limit my Bushmaster ammo to Q3131, the Israeli made product. So I shop the web for quantity discouts on lots of 1K or more. Midway, Ammoman, etcetera. Just shop it around.
SatCong

TexasRifleman
February 5, 2006, 01:08 PM
I must be missing something with these websites that offer ammo. Cheaperthandirt, ammoman, and the rest. Everytime I go there, they are more expensive than Academy Sports or Walmart. I can buy WWB 9mm, FMJ for under $5.00 a box. So 500 rounds would be $50, but for 500 rounds of American Eagle on ammoman, its $85. WHat am I missing here? Why would I order it online when its cheaper to get it at the store? Is this because I am in Texas?

They are not always cheaper, but with 5.56 in particular they seem to be in most cases.
Lots of the retailers carry .223 and not 5.56 as well.

They also cater to people that want large quantities.
If you need 2 boxes of something online isn't really the way to go.

Are you including sales tax in your $5.00 a box calculations?

As usual it pays to shop around.

Kodiaz
February 5, 2006, 01:09 PM
Hey what is the midway website.

Yeah I'm looking for 1000 rounds.

Webster I burn through so much pistol ammo I have to buy it from 3 - 4 different Walmarts because I clean them out

TexasRifleman
February 5, 2006, 01:12 PM
Hey what is the midway website.

Yeah I'm looking for 1000 rounds.

Webster I burn through so much pistol ammo I have to buy it from 3 - 4 different Walmarts because I clean them out

http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7519&categorystring=653***690***

GoRon
February 5, 2006, 04:24 PM
This thread at ARFCOM is a "sticky" in the ammo forum. It is updated daily.

ARFCOM (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=222888)

In a pinch the $7.73/40 .223 at Walmart isnt a horrible deal and it is good ammo.

DHFirearms
February 5, 2006, 04:50 PM
This thread at ARFCOM is a "sticky" in the ammo forum. It is updated daily.

ARFCOM (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=222888)

Thats awesome!!! Saves a guy alot of time checking around on his own.

dmftoy1
February 5, 2006, 08:28 PM
For XM193 I've had good luck using the "email me" feature at Natchezss . . you have to place your ordering within 7-8 hours of receiving the email or they're sold out again. I tend to just automatically order 1k when they send me the email. :)

Have a good one,
Dave

NMshooter
February 5, 2006, 08:55 PM
That WalMart .223 is the best deal going for shooting ammo.

If you get there before I do...:evil:

They let you order by the case, if you give them a weeks notice.

pcf
February 5, 2006, 10:22 PM
For blasting ammo I like Wolf. I can usually find it for $120 a case with shipping. No problems in the 6000 rounds. Definitely not as accurate as Federal or Winchester. And the ammo is fairly heat sensitive.

My favorite ammo is Federal American Eagle, very accurate, very clean.
Second is Georgia Arms, Winchester White box, XM193, M855, and then UMC

Attached are two groups I shot earlier today, the first is 55gr FMJ Federal American and the second 62gr FMJ Wolf, both at 50 yards, 100rds, and shot in about 5 minutes each from a 14.5" Bushmaster. For blasting ammo it's hard to beat Wolf.

lycanthrope
February 5, 2006, 10:56 PM
All my guns shoot about 3 MOA with Wolf. For blasting it's hard to beat.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?p=WX2&i=84156

treezorz
February 5, 2006, 11:08 PM
your best bet would be to google it

swingset
February 6, 2006, 12:31 AM
Wolf .223 from Cabelas.

They ship it in 2 very nice lockable storage cans, and their shipping is cheap.

lamazza
February 6, 2006, 02:16 AM
Walmart Winchester White box can't be beat for price or reliability. i don't know if prices vary, but in WI I pay $7.88 for a 40 round box. SS109 can be bought pretty cheaply, but further away than 50yds you arent going to group very tight

MechAg94
February 6, 2006, 10:38 AM
I must be missing something with these websites that offer ammo. Cheaperthandirt, ammoman, and the rest. Everytime I go there, they are more expensive than Academy Sports or Walmart. I can buy WWB 9mm, FMJ for under $5.00 a box. So 500 rounds would be $50, but for 500 rounds of American Eagle on ammoman, its $85. WHat am I missing here? Why would I order it online when its cheaper to get it at the store? Is this because I am in Texas?
Might want to double check your math on that calculation.

MD_Willington
February 6, 2006, 04:03 PM
http://www.thehuntingshack.com/

I've used HSM .223 in a mini-14, trying out a dozen (Ruger factory) 20 round magaziness I was given (guy thought they were AK mags :scrutiny: ) all of the ammunition ran fine, still have a pile of it, though it is older stuff.

5 gallon bucket was no match for it... :neener:

ocabj
February 6, 2006, 04:12 PM
I've been getting my ammo through RCBS.

gonzo_beyondo
February 6, 2006, 04:21 PM
I get my ammo lately from Sportsmansguide. Joining as a member has some decent enough benefits, and my membership paid for itself twice on the very first order. Coupons help the cause.

Otherwise, I like to run into this fine establishment at Funshows, he's the only reason I attend the Jerky festivals. http://www.ammunitionstore.com His prices in person are untaxed, no CC upcharge, he has a great selection of ammo and mags all at very fair, if not the best prices... and he even brings the affordable Wolf rifle bags with him. :cool:

atblis
February 6, 2006, 10:45 PM
feed them the cheapest nastiest ammo you can find. They'll never be collectable (I know never say never).

lamazza
February 11, 2006, 02:07 AM
Thank you Gonzo-they have some very good prices on Q3131.

XD9USER
February 11, 2006, 11:10 PM
I shoot this ammo from Natchez. http://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?contentID=productList&ammoRecID=1&brand=FA&subgroup=5813&CFID=2084746&CFTOKEN=12606871

I like it a lot.

RWW

asknight
February 12, 2006, 04:12 AM
Might want to double check your math on that calculation.

Where is his calculations off? Mine coincide with his. WWB for ~$5/box of 50 = $50 for 500rds. Ammoman's Fed American Eagle is $85 for 500 rounds.

If you really wanna know what I do for plinking ammo, I buy all the CCI Blazer that I can at Academy for $3.86/box of 50, or $77.20 per thousand rounds.

gunsmith
February 12, 2006, 04:25 AM
if you go to the store or gun show you pay for gas etc...I just stock up at gun shows my self, that may change soon as here in Reno you can find some ok deals in stores. I plan on trying ammoman for the heck of it though

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