View Full Version : Best SHTF/SD ammo around $.50 a round. Bonded if available?

Tier One Arms
11-02-2010, 8:46 PM
The title says it all, I would like something bonded if available. Gun is 16" 1/7 twist.


11-02-2010, 9:09 PM
223/5.56? It looks like it with your barrel, but I'm not sure. I'd consider reloading if I were you. I have just started and am getting great accuracy with 62gr pulled M855 bullets loaded into range brass. It's a lot cheaper than $.50 a round too! I also have gotten good results with 55gr bullets of various manufacture. I wouldn't go smaller than a 55 though with your twist. I have the same in my rifle. (not anything I have seen personally but my books say anything lighter may breakup before impact) I also wouldn't go with Wolf or the like for the simple reason that even a couple failures to feed or fire are to many if they are the ones headed for a zombie!

11-02-2010, 10:00 PM
silver bear 62 grain? Most people say they fly hot and are accurate

11-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Since we didn't specify caliber... M2 .30-06 in Enblocs from CMP. :61:

11-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Personally, if SHTF, I wouldn't mind spending a dollar or two a round. But that's just me. :p Hornady TAP FPD.

11-02-2010, 10:43 PM
PPU 75gr, cheap for that performance

11-03-2010, 3:38 AM
I agree with Reductio, hard to beat the Greek M2 Ball from CMP for about $.50 a pop! LOL

11-03-2010, 7:39 AM
You can pick up M855 for about $0.30 to $0.40 a round, even the LC stuff. Palmetto, Ammoman, and Ammunition to Go all have good deals right now. PPU 75 gr is also a good choice, you can get that for less than $0.50 a round if you shop around. Palmetto has the new Marine round, the Mk318, which uses the .224 62gr Trophy Bonded bullet, but they want about $0.75 a round.

11-03-2010, 9:21 AM
For self defense ammo, I wouldn't skimp. For clarification, most people usually pick up one or two mags of the good stuff. Depending on your budget, maybe more.

For SHTF, the economical solution is M193 or M855. With a 16" barrel you still have enough velocity for fragmentation within a considerable distance for urban skirmishes.

If you can afford it, pick up a case of Hornady TAP and call it a day!