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#6098204 - 12/23/15 10:02 AM What's best 223 ammo for the price?
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Registered: 11/25/13
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What's accurate an good priced? What's better to shoot, brass or steel?

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#6098249 - 12/23/15 10:35 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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Depends on what you're shooting it out of. If you're shooting an AK or cheap AR then steel is ok. If you have a high-dollar AR then probably stick to brass.

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#6099234 - 12/23/15 09:08 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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For me it's Federal Fusion MSR ammo for hunting and for target/plinking I use Federal or PMC FMJ.

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#6099256 - 12/23/15 09:17 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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Chad's son was wearing out 500, 600, and 700 on my range this Monday with .223 ammo he loaded.
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#6099666 - 12/24/15 08:34 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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Cheap steel cased stuff, or handloads.
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#6099985 - 12/24/15 12:22 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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Steel....NEVER, lacquer coated...NEVER

for bulk shooting I like the American Eagle and Fiocchi. have a bunch of mags loaded with this for when the Zombies come to take what's mine.


Everything else is handloads for LR accuracy
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#6101605 - 12/25/15 03:26 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
MarkieMark Offline
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Check out ammoseek or gunbot

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#6101650 - 12/25/15 04:24 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
Cast Offline
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Hand loads.

But seriously, there are about a thousand different 223 ammo types to choose from. What are you shooting at?
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#6101733 - 12/25/15 05:50 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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#6103822 - 12/27/15 09:00 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Cast]
Smeb Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Hand loads.

But seriously, there are about a thousand different 223 ammo types to choose from. What are you shooting at?


Both shooting for fun but also hunting.

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#6103847 - 12/27/15 09:15 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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I like xm193 FMJ for the range. It shoots pretty well for me. For hunting ammo, you're on your own. It will be hard to find and expensive. I hand load 60gr Partitions for hunting, but rarely use the 223 for hunting.
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#6104267 - 12/27/15 01:44 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Steel....NEVER, lacquer coated...NEVER

for bulk shooting I like the American Eagle and Fiocchi. have a bunch of mags loaded with this for when the Zombies come to take what's mine.


Everything else is handloads for LR accuracy


What's wrong with lacquer?
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#6105547 - 12/28/15 06:29 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy


What's wrong with lacquer?


The InterWebZ says it ruins your barrel. bang
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#6106083 - 12/28/15 11:55 AM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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Speer Gold Dot if you can get the LE hookup. Very accurate, for what it is, & top shelf for blind barrier rounds in a 223/556.
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#6106108 - 12/28/15 12:07 PM Re: What's best 223 ammo for the price? [Re: Smeb]
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I really like Hornady 55gr Soft Point training ammo for just about everything.

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