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Where are u getting cheap .224 plinking bullets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by glockky, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. glockky

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    Just wanted to know where you are finding bargain hollowpoints to shoot in your AR.
     
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    Midsouth Varmint Nightmares or Midway Dogtown bullets are both relatively cheap.

    The best option for plinking is to go with something other than a hollowpoint. Rocky Mountain Reloading usually has about the best deals going and the proprietor is a member here.

    http://www.shop.rmrbullets.com/
     
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    If you're buying bulk, then consider Montana Gold. I have also gotten a good deal on hornady bulk from Natchez in the past.
     
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    Every once in a while you can get a good deal on 55 grain soft points from someone. A lot of times there just generic or blemished. They are quite accurate in my 223s. I buy 'em 1000 at a time.
     
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    Montana Gold has really good prices if you buy a case. I just bought 1k from Rocky Mountain Reloading for $71 shipped. Hard to beat that.
     
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    Thanks I just figured i would go with a hollowpoint or softpoint that way if i decide to shoot a varmit or something i can use the same ammo i punch paper with.
     
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    If they don't have to be hollowpoints Wideners has the M193 for $80/1000
     
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    Lately I've just been driving to the local Cabella's or Bass Pro and picking up Remington bulk FMJs. Comes out to around 12-13 bucks per 100, so unless I can find a good sale online with free shipping (such as the rocky mountain link posted above... thanks, btw), it comes out to be roughly the same price as online...
     
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    $130/1,000 + tax is a lot bulk FMJ. I linked to Wideners & forgot that I actually got my projectiles from Grafs. Hornady 55 gr bulk FMJ was $86.31/1,000. http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/6136

    They have free shipping and a $4.95 handling charge per order (non-HAZMAT). I bought 3 items with that order so my overall delivered price for just the bullets was $87.96. I don't have a Cabela's or Bass Pro within a reasonable distance so can't compare to walking in & buying there. We have a Gander Mtn with insane prices and hardly any reloading supplies.

    I like Wideners because they're only a couple hrs away. The cheapest shipping option gets me stuff the next day which is really nice. They are very fast about getting orders sent off too. If I place an order Sunday night, it will be on my doorstep Tues in most cases.
     
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    do rmr's pulled bullets work fine? Does a pull mark or slightly different cannelure affect accuracy much? (is it capable of a 1.5-2" group at 100 yds, assuming the gun and operator etc are capable of less than 1" with a midway or midsouth branded bullet)
     
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    The pulled bullets are typically mil-spec bullets (unless they're something special like the 62gn Fusions I got from him a couple months ago) which are not the paragon of accuracy. If they consistently do 2MOA, you're doing well. It's nothing to do with the fact that they're pulled and everything to do with the inconsistent boattail and heel on the FMJ bullets.
     
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    Well, the OP did ask for "plinking bullets" and pulled bullets are fine for that, especially at RMR prices. :D

    +1 to helotaxi's comments. Pulled bullets worked well for me. I have a 20" Bushmaster HBAR and get comparable shot groups to my reloads, but I am not a precision rifleman (qualified sharpshooter with M16 in the Army - barely missed expert :D).

    BTW, my reloads with pulled bullets are more accurate than cheaper commercial .223 ammo! :eek: I attribute this to more consistent powder charges producing more consistent chamber pressures with H335 and H4895. So I don't think pulled bullets will affect accuracy that significantly relative to powder/charge consistency.
     
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    Thanks guys looks like RMR or mid south shooter supply is the way i am gonna go. The varmint nightmare soft points looks like the cheapest.
     
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    New SS109. So new they don't have green tips (which I'm told get painted on manufactured ammo, if they are green they've been pulled). I think I pay around $90 or so for 1000. This is the cheapest bullet I shoot in the AR or M4, and the lightest. I get 'em from a local guy, but he sells on here too. Sells LC brass and these bullets along with the 55's too.
     
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    SS109 projs. $88/1k M855 projs. $71/1k on RMR right now. Shipped prices.
     
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    I like the Midway Dogtown 55 g. HPs. I generally load hollow points, vs. FMJ, because some of the ranges around here do not allow FMJs.
     
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    Another +++vote here for Widener's. They have lots of other neat stuff too, and they were shipping primers when noone else was.
     
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    I've reloaded many, many thousands of the FMJ bullets from Widener's. Unless I find a better deal locally, I buy from Widener's.
     
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    And those primer prices weren't jacked up so high as to break you.
    They had to raise prices but they didn't gouge like a lot of other online dealers were.
     
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    Just ordered 4K of the pulled M193 from RMR I will let ya fellas know how they shoot when they get here.
     
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    I've had similar results with my bulk 55gr FMJ reloads, when compared to wolf or other steel-case mil-surp or "bargain" commercial ammo. It's not a huge difference, but it is noticeable.
     
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