Went to the store today and in my usual fashion I did not buy ammo until I compared prices but they were odd at my gun store, What do you guy's think:
.223 1000rds in a generic military can (just plain I don't think it was lake city) $450.00
7.62x39 Century Arms stuff (steel) 20rds 5.00
50 BMG could not get a name but it was in an orange box 10rds for 50.00
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March 9, 2008, 03:24 PM
Wait, are you saying you paid $45 a hundred for surplus 223? Holy smokes I'm glad I'm a reloader!
March 9, 2008, 03:28 PM
A bit high, but not terribly far off. I recently bought 500 GA Arms reloaded .223 for $165 and call that a good deal nowadays.
March 9, 2008, 03:37 PM
No, I did not buy anything, yet.
March 9, 2008, 03:39 PM
You mean that my $39 800 rds of surplus 8mm has gone up that much.
Sure glad I cast and reload + I use cheap surplus powder you can't find anymore.
Got enough to last me the rest of my days + enough lead alloy for two lifetimes.
March 9, 2008, 03:41 PM
You could get LC07 stamped 5.56 for about $380.
March 9, 2008, 03:54 PM
At a recent gun show I saw 500 round boxes of Federal XM193 for about $200. Shop around some.
This is the guy that was at the show.
March 9, 2008, 04:09 PM
It would be much cheaper at AIM, $66 per $200:
New Production .223/5.56x45 M193 ammuntion by Prvi Partizan of Serbia. Brass Case, Boxer Primer Non-Corrosive, 55grn Lead core Copper Jacketed bullet. Packaged 20rds/box, 200rds(10 boxes) 1,000rds/case. While supplies last.
Or it would be roughly the same price as Remington .223: