Friday, June 11, 2010

Cheapest 5.56 out there?


I have a buddy who is looking to pick up a couple thousand 5.56. Does anybody have their finger on the best price on brass cased stuff these days? (He doesn't like Russian steel-case.)

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

ammoman.com

LC Scotty said...

PMC has 55 gr .223 running about 350/1k at the local purveyor of death, destruction, mayhem and whatnot.

I like cruising through Ammoengine and lucky gunner for prices as well.

Dr. Richard said...

I have paid $450 per 1000 rounds for brass cased 62 grain green tip SS109 steel core penetrators recently at gun shows. Brass Cased 223 tracer (64 grain) cost me $110 for 200 rounds.

I don't care for the Wolf or Brown Bear laquered steel case ammo. I have had good luck with Silver Bear - I most recently paid $267 per 1000 rounds.

Anonymous said...

www.ammoengine.com

Michael said...

Mike - this is where I usually get mine (local for me). It's the cheapest I have been able to find for the Lake City, and this store is usually well stocked.

http://eastcoastgunsales.com/search.php?&CatID=257&CaliberID=8629

David said...

Try ammoengine to locate best prices.

http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.223_Remington_5.56x45mm

Anonymous said...

I found this website via the LRC:

http://ammoseek.com/

Hope that it helps

ddwyo

parabarbarian said...

I usually start at ammoman.com. I can sometimes find better prices but not often. Ammunitiontogo.com is another good place to try.

Uncle Lar said...

Cheap Russian carp is going for $200/k several places, berdan steel cases.
CTD has BVAC reloads for $175/500 or new Lake City for $520/k
AmmoMan has 2k LC for $880 including shipping.
Scharch has DIY ammo can combos with 1k of 100% preped brass and 55gr FMJ bullets for $219. Just add primer and powder at about another nickel a round and you're good to go after a bit of cranking.

typeay said...

surplusammo.com


(I have NOT shot the stuff. Yet.)

Chief Instructor said...

www.AmmoSeek.com searches hundreds of sites. It's a great tool

MD Bryant said...

Guns shows take the cake for me, online try DSG arms and with a simple email from .mil email and creating account a decent discount is factored in. Currently they have various Fiocchi.

1000 55g fmj @ 339 w/o discount
1000 m193 @ 365 w/ free shipping
900 federal xm193 on 10rd strippers @ 349

w/ discount 330, 355, 335 respectively

also, 45g and 62 gr available

www.dsgarms.com

service is flawless so far

Jackson, ms July gun show will have good deals as well if applicable, as well as other MS venues

370+/- for 1000 PMC, also m855 or similar available, lake city usually around as well

www.mississippigunshows.com

I'm not a vendor, Godspeed,
Michael in MS
III

Anonymous said...

Try ammunitiontogo.com, based in Brenham, Tx. I have ordered thousands of rounds of various calibers from them and never had a problem. They have the best prices Ive seen on the internet.

Anonymous said...

900 rounds on strippers $359

http://www.ammoman.com/index.htm

jeepster

Anonymous said...

I have purchased from these guys before.

http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/223_ammunition.html

Anonymous said...

https://surplusammo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_38&products_id=119

Anonymous said...

Mike, here's two possible sources.

Grog
III

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/rifle-ammo-223.aspx?c=96&s=907&stk=1

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemListing.aspx?catid=110

Jerry_from_ct said...

http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.223

Ed Rasimus said...

Natchez Shooter Supply at Federal 55 gr XM193 at $362.12 per 1000. That's $7.24/20. Brass, of course.

Anonymous said...

http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.223

Anonymous said...

check on

http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.223_Remington_5.56x45mm

Slobyskya Rotchikokov said...

Don't know about any surplus stuff, but a great site to check with is ammoengine.com ; they list calibers, weights, etc. in a chart which shows prices per round, lowest to highest, and has links to the dealers offering those rounds at those prices.

Anonymous said...

Ammoman.com has 5.56 XM 193 on clips, 900 rounds for $359 delivered.

If you're in the Birmingham area, Marks Outdoors had the same product for $300. They received a bunch a couple of weeks ago. I think they take phone orders as well so you may want to compare shipping and check their availability.

Eric
III

Dakota said...

Wideners has Israeli and Partisan for pretty good price. I haven't seen Israeli in years.
http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=18|830|845

http://www.ammoman.com/index.htm

http://georgia-arms.com/search.aspx?find=g223bcAN


I just want to say a couple of things about the Russian ammo that is very abundant and cheap. I think that it is acceptable for training and practice. I see it for .20 a round pretty steady and the other is ..35 to .50 a round. I like to shoot ... yes the Russian is a bit dirtier ... don't you clean your rifle? I for one want to know that my weapon is capable of shooting all types of ammo, cause the day may come when I can't be picky. If it won't work in your rifle .... get a rifle that can.

The only recommendation I have is that you should have spare parts that come in contact with the steel cases. I can only assume that these parts will wear faster than with brass. We should all have spare parts anyway .....Right?

Jimmy the Saint said...

Armscor makes pretty good, cheap ammo. I haven't used their 5.56, but all of their ammo that I have used has been solid.

Anonymous said...

Go to ammoseek.com. And enter the caliber, etc and the prices per round are there for easy sorting. Then click o. The supplier. I have had excellent results from ammoman.com on all ammo including the m193 and ss109 223 ammo there

The Allegory. III

Anonymous said...

Classic Arms .com!!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=436159

http://www.ammoengine.com/find/ammo/.223_Remington_5.56x45mm

http://gun-deals.com
/ammo.php?caliber=.223

Anonymous said...

Try
https://www.ammoman.com/webstore_223.htm
if you don't like the RUSSIAN 55 GRAIN FMJ at $239 per 1,000 rounds.

You can get the good stuff,
5.56mm 55 GRAIN FMJ - FULL METAL JACKET
PACKAGED ON 10 ROUND STRIPPER CLIPS
FEDERAL PART NUMBER # XM193AF
900 ROUND PACK for $359

These prices are delivered. I buy from them. In lager quantities the free shipping makes a big difference.

Neil E. Wright said...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=173183084

This vendor has several 1k lots for $325.00 per 1k plus shipping.

Anonymous said...

ammoengine.com. prices updated daily.

Anonymous said...

I believe the best website to use is http://gun-deals.com/ You can sort columns to get exactly what you want. Put in your zip code and get shipping prices and see the cost per round. It is a great site. Though not as great as this site.

Barry

in CO

Anonymous said...

M855 1000-Rounds for $389.95 at:
http://www.classicarms.us/index.htm

Sean said...

Get the dies and powder,bullets,primers, and brass and make it. It's the gift that keeps on giving, and you'll learn something useful. And you'll be less in fief to the vagaries of the system. And for any of the regimes goons watching, they really won't know how many rounds you're making, will they?

Hypnagogue said...

palmettostatearmory.com has PMC M855 for $319/1000.

Walter said...

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/military-surplus-ammo-223-556mm

Anonymous said...

Go to gun-deals.com and they have an ammo link where you can find out who is selling the ammo you want and what the price is.


Doug
Newark, Ohio

Anonymous said...

http://www.ammoman.com/webstore_223.htm

Lake City Surplus on stripper clips, $359/900 shipped.

Newbius

Anonymous said...

pmc bronze at palmetto state armory. right now their 55 grain and 62 grain stuff is on sale.

Diesel said...

Surplusammo.com has PMC 55 grain for pretty good price.
Unfortunately, for .223 cheap is a relative term these days.

Son of Liberty said...

-www.ammoman.com

-select 5.56/223....

-scroll down

Anonymous said...

AIM?
You pointed me there for a great deal on .308 and 8mm Mauser, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Mike,

Don't know if they're the cheapest but I've bought from both of these in the past with no problems. The prices at Ammoman include shipping.

http://www.ammoman.com/index.htm

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/223-556-fmj-ammo

Regards,

Doug III

Russ Stewart said...

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9019

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=10000017

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9017

Wyn Boniface said...

Forget cheap, go with duty, just because the .mil is restrained by rules doesn't mean we are . . . get TAP or Match from Hornady.

Justin said...

Mike;

I handload 68 grain HPBTs for about the same price as your run of the mill 55 grainers (assuming you re-use the brass at least once).

A bit onerus if one is talking thousands of rounds, but is A LOT cheaper than Hornady TAP or Black Hills equivalent.

I buy American Eagle and use that brass to load the 68 gr HPBTs. Ammo selection is, well, limited in Alaska.

No doubt you have found what you need by now. That's just my $.02.

Justin
III
Train like there's no tomorrow. There might not be.
Tempus Fugit.

Justin said...

Mike-
Oops. I shoot and reuse the brass from PMC, not American Eagle.


Justin

nick said...

Man, some of you guys just buy without shopping it would seem. This guy has it right:

Hypnagogue said...

palmettostatearmory.com has PMC M855 for $319/1000.

That's the best deal out there if you don't want Wolf 55 grain (which I've shot thousands of rounds of and never had any trouble). You can get the wolf for .20/round, at aimsurplus.com

Anonymous said...

classic arms has some m855 62 grain for 399

Anonymous said...

A lot of 5.56 is back to being cheap...for now:

http://gardenserf.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/shooting-a-hole-in-the-ammunition-glut/

It could change a lot in the future.

Anonymous said...

I'll second, or third, http://surplusammo.com.

Always decent prices, great stock, great service, great people. They do not advertise online unless they stock it (as a general rule).

If you are in western Washington, you must stop in.

Warthog said...

I know the Wolf is cheap but...If you're like me and own a DPMS you should probably re-read your handbook as Wolf is banned by name and shooting ANY steel cased ammo voids your warranty.

Anonymous said...

.45c each., on the shelf.

Anonymous said...

Natchez shooters Supply has green tip for $424/1K and decent prices on new LC brass.
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