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Just joined the AR-15 fold

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TX1911fan, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    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?
  2. Lonestar.45

    Lonestar.45 Senior Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    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.
  3. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Washington DC (!)
    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.

  4. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2006
  5. Onmilo

    Onmilo Senior Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    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.
  6. BozemanMT

    BozemanMT Senior Member

    May 29, 2003
    Longmont CO
    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)

    Buy it cheap, stack it deep.
    You can go thru 400+ rounds in a day.
    Get a lot.
  7. Xander27z

    Xander27z New Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    Phx, AZ
    + 1 for 44mag.com

    great prices, fast delivery.
  8. chicane

    chicane New Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    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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