Where to buy 5.56 brass?


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harmonic
November 16, 2008, 01:16 AM
I believe Lake City is recommended? Is that a brand?

Anyway, I can't seem to find any at my usual reloading places.

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MMCSRET
November 16, 2008, 09:31 AM
TOPBRASS.COM has it in 500 and 1000 packs. good people and good prices.

harmonic
November 16, 2008, 11:22 AM
You mean these guys?

http://www.scharch.com/

They only sell 223. Isn't there a difference between 5.56 and 223?

paperpuncher49
November 16, 2008, 12:22 PM
.223 is the civilian version of 5.56. There is a technical difference, but not a real practical difference. In terms of using the brass, it is essentially interchangeable. Unlike military 308 or 30-06 brass, in loading military 5.56 brass, reduced loads are not as critical because there isn't much difference in case wall thickness. LC, or Lake City Arsenal brass is good brass, but so is Remington, Winchester, and Lapua, if you can afford it.

Walkalong
November 16, 2008, 01:31 PM
Top Brass (http://www.scharch.com/categories.php?cat=7)
Ready to go and nice, but pricey.

Brassman Brass (http://store.brassmanbrass.com/servlet/-strse-Rifle-Brass--dsh--Once-Fired/Categories)
Some crimped, some not, all needs trimming.

Marster Canada (http://www.marstar.ca/ammo/e-brass.htm)
Prices look good, but all out.

TJ Conevera (http://store.tjconevera.com/1000-once-fired-223-military-processe.html)
Primer pockets processed. Needs trimming. Good service.

Cheyenne Brass (http://www.cheyennebrass.com/once_fired.asp)
No experience with them.

Good article on using military brass (http://www.jarheadtop.com/article_milbrass.html)

TooTaxed
November 16, 2008, 01:55 PM
Pick it up for free at your local shooting range. Tumble, resize, trim (normally required after the first firing) and you are in business. Sort by manufacturer and load accordingly.

Lake City (headstamp LC) is the primary military ammunition loader.

Samgotit
November 16, 2008, 02:07 PM
LC - $65 per 1000

http://www.gibrass.com/brass.html

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