Just joined the AR-15 fold


November 10, 2006, 05:13 PM
Well, I just bought my first AR-15 lower. I'll be getting an upper soon, and can't wait. I guess now I'm looking at mags and ammo. Where is the best place to find .223?

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November 10, 2006, 06:15 PM
Awesome. I did the same thing just a few months ago. Picked up a Bushmaster lower and then went and ordered a Bushmaster Superlight barreled upper from PK Firearms.

What kind of upper are you getting/wanting? Have it picked out yet? If you don't, I can't recommend PK Firearms enough. Ordered an upper on Monday, got it Wednesday, and it was perfect. They have a lot in stock, from Bushmaster, RRA, and Sabre Defence and a few more. http://pkfirearms.com/store/get_items.aspx?type=0&term=77

For ammo I've just been hitting Sportsman's Warehouse, they've got Federal American Eagle 55gr fmj for $4.99 a box (was $3.99 a box for a long time and I stocked up on that). Also, Black Hills blue box 55gr SP and FMJ for around $13 for 50. Not bad. I'll probably do a surplus bulk buy soon but not sure where from yet.

You're going to need mags too, don't forget. Don't pay too much, you can find good Cproducts and D&H mags for around $10 on the net if you shop around. 44mag.com and globaltactical.com are both good sources I've found.

Good luck.

November 10, 2006, 06:21 PM
Ditto rec for 44mag.com

I love 20rd mags, and he has reputable brands for $9.99 (curved) and $12.99 (straight) w/ free shipping for $100 orders or more. I just like 20rd for some reason; partially retro coolness, partially easier prone shooting (I don't like monopoding) and partially because I have some gut feeling that they're more reliable/simple.

For .223 ammo: I just ordered an embarassing amount from Sportsman's Guide. I did join their "Club", which basically pays for itself pretty quick, plus you get coupons for future purchases. My upper eats 55gr Wolf all day, so I bought some bulk-packs of that. They also have Wolf sealed sardine-cans on backorder for a great price. Only truly justified complaint I've heard on Wolf, after reading the endless Sticky thread on ar15.com, is that it's a little harder on your $10 extractor.


November 10, 2006, 11:12 PM
How much per round did you Wolf come out to?

$10 per mag sounds about right.

I'm getting this upper:


This guy is local, and a great guy to boot. I'm not sure if he is on THR, but I know he hangs out and advertises on AR15.com.

November 11, 2006, 08:52 AM
It is an evil, evil, rifle design..
First you start shooting one, then you start customizing, then you start shooting them in competition, then you start building them,,,,,,
I love mine. Welcome to the fold.

November 11, 2006, 08:58 AM
For Black Hills .223 (which I like a lot)
this guy:
Kiser Munitions
P O Box 503
Hiram GA 30141
voice: 678.468.8637
fax: 866.869.2115
no website

For surplus and some new production (privi-partisan)
www.aimsurplus.com (http://www.aimsurplus.com)

Buy it cheap, stack it deep.
You can go thru 400+ rounds in a day.
Get a lot.

November 11, 2006, 09:12 AM
+ 1 for 44mag.com

great prices, fast delivery.

November 11, 2006, 09:23 AM
IMO Ameetec makes some good stuff for the price. You can basically buy an M4 upper and lower for $600. (The part I don't like is that they won't let you buy it together, If you do they charge you +20% and another fee.... I guess because their complete M4 goes for $850?) So if you order from them, Order the lower, wait a few days and then order the upper!

I should have taken my own advice, I bought a RRA varminter, and a S&W M&P M4. Sadly, The accessories on the M4 cost as much as the rifle. (MAybe more :uhoh: )

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