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JustinL
March 16, 2008, 05:57 PM
Hi

I am new to the world of center-fire rifles, having recently purchased my first: a Stag Arms 2HL carbine. I have only used it once, firing Sellier & Bellot ammo without incident. I am now looking to make a bulk purchase of ammo but am unsure as to which manufacturer I should choose. My local gunstore has Lake City Xm193 ($229/500) but I see other retailers online selling other ammo such as Sellier & Bellot, PMC, Remington, and so forth and am unsure which would be the best.

I am simply looking for ammo to shoot at the range, not a personal defense round. Having a good price doesn't hurt either! Does anybody have any recommendations? Thanks for your time.

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MaterDei
March 16, 2008, 06:06 PM
It's all pretty good. If you're looking for cheap plinking ammo the only real decision is whether you want to shoot steel or brass cased ammo. Some people (not me) won't shoot steel for fear of damaging their chamber. Others won't shoot it because they reload and want brass.

Check out www.gun-deals.com

wideym
March 16, 2008, 06:10 PM
Any of the brand name manufacturers will work just fine, even Wolf. Lately PMC seems to be cheapest brass cased .223 ammo. They even started shipping it in new steel GI ammo cans. Magtech is another good buy. Lake City ammo is just too expensive to shoot nowadays.

paperpuncher49
March 16, 2008, 06:38 PM
To quote MaterDei:
If you're looking for cheap plinking ammo the only real decision is whether you want to shoot steel or brass cased ammo. Some people (not me) won't shoot steel for fear of damaging their chamber. Others won't shoot it because they reload and want brass.

I would only shoot brass. First, many shooters who do not reload eventually decide to do so. Save your brass just in case. If you never decide to roll your own, you can sell or trade the brass.

Gary G23
March 16, 2008, 07:17 PM
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7169

Soybomb
March 16, 2008, 07:28 PM
I'd buy some cheap stuff like wolf if you don't want to reload, aimsurplus.com has a decent price on prvi in brass cases if you think you might.

Fly320s
March 16, 2008, 07:58 PM
Justin,

As said, all of the major manufacturers produce good to excellent ammo for range use.

I've used Winchester USA (what everyone calls "white box"), American Eagle, Sellier & Bellot, Remington, UMC, and Black Hills. Everyone of those rounds fired on the first try. They all shot reasonbly close to the same point of aim, and they all functioned properly.

Here is a source for online ammo prices: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=318515

000Buck
March 16, 2008, 10:59 PM
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7169

Best stuff for the money, or the XM193 at the same place for $362.

000Buck
March 16, 2008, 11:12 PM
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7169

Best stuff for the money, or the XM193 at the same place for $362.

SpeedAKL
March 16, 2008, 11:20 PM
I've used PMC, Wolf, Igman, Winchester 5.56, American Eagle, Remington UMC, Georgia Arms bulk reload, and probly some other stuff I can't remember. It's all worked fine. Just keep in mind that steel-cased ammo typically runs dirtier than brass and to give your AR a nice thorough scrubbing after a trip to the range when using it. I most recently bought American Eagle's XM193 and have found a great deal locally on Federal XM855 milsurp.

LeibstandarteAdH
March 17, 2008, 12:13 AM
The stuff from Privi that wideners and AIM have is the best that i have ever shot including lake city and radway green.

SpeedAKL
March 17, 2008, 12:18 AM
I've heard that Radway Green is deliberately loaded down because the SA80 couldn't handle the good stuff. Is this true?

ben dzl
June 2, 2009, 04:24 PM
i have cases of 223 fmj.im just down the street from u in sarasota..the cases are $223 a case or $2000 for 10.I will be looking forward to hearing back from you,yes or no.thay go quick.

ben dzl
June 2, 2009, 04:26 PM
fmj federal 223cal..at $223each or $2000 for 10..thanks ben dzl.

Arbor
June 2, 2009, 04:49 PM
My Stag carbine shot good with Wolf, PMC, and Remington UMC all cheap stuff but accurate. The Remington was definitely the best, payed 9 a box. Even the PMC will outshoot Wolf, though, and it's reloadable.

MichiganShootist
June 2, 2009, 04:58 PM
There is a ready market for your brass... so deduct it's resale value from the cost of your brass cased ammo. A quick google will get you current prices.

Dr.Rob
June 2, 2009, 09:32 PM
I've shot PMC, UMC, Winchester and Federal Premium out of my Colt 6920, Winchester seems to group a little tighter than PMC or UMC, but shockingly the Federal premium varmint loads gave me the worst accuracy.

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