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Bulk 5.56 ammo prices?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by inkinskin, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. inkinskin

    inkinskin Member

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    Who has the best prices on 5.56 bulk ammo? Not picky, just needs to brass cased & fmj.

    Thanks in advance.


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    That looks like a nifty site!
     
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    It is out there, but you'll spend about $100 more than you did a year back.

    I saw Surplus Ammo and Arms had some in stock.
     
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    Gun shows are another place to check out.
     
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    Was at the gun show in Tampa 2 weeks ago and the ammo was going out the door in cases very quickly!
    Fortunately I purchased a large amount before the rate hike.
     
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    Yep. Last winter, I got in on the Federal XM193, 1000rds for $269 shipped. A few months ago I got 1000 rds freedom munitions for $309.(good stuff,btw)
     
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    cost of my reloads is holding steady :p
     
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    Some Wal-Marts are carrying 420 round ammo cans of 62 grain penetrator rounds.
     
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    I've been buying more and more of my 223/5.56 ammo at Academy lately. I can get better prices online but some require you to fax a liscence over. Add shipping cost and its not really worth it. I just bought 240rds of Fedaral AE 223 at Academy and paid 90$. That's 37-38 cents a round. I can live with that. I really want to start reloading though.
     
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    Current ammo prices really make me appreciate my investment, years ago, in reloading equipment! I'm loading quality .223s @ around $.15 per round.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. I ended up ordering a 1000 round can of 5.56 fmj red tip tracers for $299 from Cheaper Than Dirt. Almost went with some cheaper stuff but after reading the reviews, people were complaining if the primers falling off and damaging their rifles. Prob due to the ammo was dated in 86 lol.
     
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    i doubt it. if that ammo blew primers today, then it most likely would've blown primers when it was brand new back in '86. in terms of functioning properly, 26 years is not old for ammo.
     
  17. inkinskin

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    Well whatever the reason, I wasn't about to take a chance on damaging my rifle.
     
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    i don't blame you
     
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    Over the last 4 weeks, two shooting ranges I was in attendance at had grass fires started by someone shooting tracers.
     
  20. W.E.G.

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    Hopefully you have a place to fire those where the backstop has no combustible materials for a few hundred yards with the cone of dispersion.

    The fire marshall does not give warnings when a pumper is involved.
     
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    Here's another website to try. WWW.ammoseek.com. The nice thing about ammoseek is that they break it down to cost per round.
     
  22. inkinskin

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    I am well aware of the fire risks. The places I shoot are safe and allow tracer rounds to be fired.


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