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Best .223 ammo deal (1000 rds)???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Citadel99, May 11, 2004.

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  1. Citadel99

    Citadel99 Member

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    What the best deal around on decent .223 ammo? Ammoman.com has 223 LAKE CITY XM193 55GR for $199-1000 rounds. Anything better out there?

    Mark
     
  2. No4Mk1*

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    1,000 rounds of S&B are $160 plus shipping.
     
  3. 444

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    I pay $98/1000 rounds out the door at our local gunshows for Wolf.
     
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    The 40 round bulk packs at Walmart are only about $180/M by the time you do the math.

    I haven't shot any of it yet, but it's as good as I've found, pricewise.
     
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    i just got 1000 rnds of new 2004 Federal LC XM193 55gr for $185 delivered in a new ammo can from a guy on AR15.com.
     
  7. mattf7184

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    Natchez has $2.99 a box for American Eagle 55gr FMJBT.

    So about $149.50 / 1000 rounds, plus figure about $20-$25 shipping.
     
  8. Texas Gunman

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    This morning, at ar15.com in the accessorie f/s forum, someone has the new Wolf ammo going for $79 per case.

    My ar's eat wolf up like cotton candy.


    TG
     
  9. jdseven1

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    Does anyone have any trouble with wolf .223 ejecting after about 50 rounds??
     
  10. Phantom Warrior

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    K=1,000
    M=1,000,000

    If you can get a million rounds off .223 for 180 bucks, please let me in on the secret. :what:
     
  11. MrAcheson

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    Nope, the Roman numeral for thousand is M, not K. Just like in french, thousand is "mille" while million is "million". Otherwise we wouldn't be living in MMIV would we?
     
  12. lee n. field

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    SSSSSssssss! (Makes hex warding gestures with fingers :)). I've made my feelings known about that stuff elsewhere.
     
  13. Randy in Arizona

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    PW,
    If we were using the metric system you would be correct.
    But the 'M' is from the Roman Numeral system and denotes 1000.

    C = 100
    L = 50
    X = 10
    V = 5
    I = 1



    Phantom Warrior quote:

    K=1,000
    M=1,000,000
     
  14. WhiteKnight

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    Walmart would probably be the cheapest option (though you have to pay tax) unless you pick up some Wolf at a gun show (which more than likely requires an admission fee).

    Viable option:
    Buy the Walmart bulk packs as you need them, saving all the while, until you can splurge on a couple thousand rounds at the next gunshow.:)
     
  15. Litefoot

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    How do you nitpickers even know which numbering system Jame intended in the first place??? I think everyone knows what he meant. Geeez!!!!
     
  16. Al Thompson

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    Thanks Jame!

    Found the .223 ammo in my local Wal-Mart this morning. New to me...

    7.58 for the ammo, .38 cents for tax, total is 7.96 and box of 40. Ammo is made in Isreal, so is this the old Q3131A stuff?

    Breakdown is 19.9 cents a round, total for a thousand is $199 including tax, no shipping. Not cheap, but it's eaiser to digest that 8 bucks a pop than the 200 or so for a case.

    Thanks again! :)
     
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    Botach has Israeli (IMI) for $189/1200 rounds delivered.
    http://botach.com/IMI/IMIAmmo/imiammunitions.htm

    This is the same as Winchester Q3131a, which is top notch, Mil. Spec. ammo.
    For target shooting, my Mini 14 loves Wolf, but you'll different opinions on it.
     
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    "Walmart would probably be the cheapest option (though you have to pay tax) unless you pick up some Wolf at a gun show (which more than likely requires an admission fee)."
    If the admission fee is $50 you are still saving $30 a case. In reality the admission fee is $15, so you are saving what ? $65/case ? With no shipping or sales tax ?
     
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    I was just stating that admission to many gun shows requires an admission fee ($5-$30) while Walmart charges sales tax ($$ depends on how much you buy).
     
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    "7.58 for the ammo, .38 cents for tax, total is 7.96 and box of 40. Ammo is made in Isreal, so is this the old Q3131A stuff?

    Breakdown is 19.9 cents a round, total for a thousand is $199 including tax, no shipping. Not cheap, but it's eaiser to digest that 8 bucks a pop than the 200 or so for a case."

    No problem, Al. I'm a cheap S.O.B., and a Purchasing Agent by profession. Good, cheap, and easy is the way I like 'em!
    :D

    I heard about it on AR15.com, and I'm pretty sure they said it was old Q3131A. The question that bears asking, is what Walmart will do when the stuff is gone.
     
  21. Phantom Warrior

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    Randy in Arizona, you summarized it correctly. I apologize for saying something before I figured out exactly jame meant. It is pretty standard to use metric system for most everything except the year at the end of movies. Y2K, Starting pay 17K, potential to earn 5K a month, etc. Read the classifieds sometime. So I (key word here) ASSUMED that he would be using metric. And we all know what happens when you assume...

    My apologies to everyone.
     
  22. Litefoot

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    That was thoughtful of you, PW. You're a good man.
     
  23. Citadel99

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    Thanks for the input. Probably will order from Botach. NC sales tax is pretty hefty. Don't like Wolf ammo.

    Mark
     
  24. Mark13

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    Are Walmart Winchester 40 rounders Q3131a mil-spec?

    I just bought a couple of boxes for 7.99 each, will I see Q3131a on it somewhere? I'm not seeing it?
     
  25. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

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    If it is Q3131A, the white box will be labeled "5.56mm" instead of ".223" and the product code on the box will say "Q3131A".
     
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