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Uranium238
12-16-2011, 7:40 AM
I was blessed with the reality of $1.00 per round last night for shooting my AR off the very first time at an indoor range. Kinda pricey stuff. Is there any other place where I can get it for less? I found a place called LOAD-X in Santa Rosa as the only other place to purchase it.

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 8:17 AM
On a side note, my apologies if this topic has been brought up before. I found another thread on this referring Cheaper than Dirt as the source, but they no longer carry it. Bummer :(

starsnuffer
12-16-2011, 8:31 AM
A dollar a round is pretty average.

Here's some cheaper, since you're indoor and probably not shooting far I doubt the ammo will make much difference in accuracy. Check out the copper matrix stuff, it's cheaper, looks like about $.69 per round:

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


-W

Atekhed
12-16-2011, 8:51 AM
From your loaction you must be shooting at Bullseye in San Rafael. I believe they require you buy their ammo for rifles anyway regardless so it may be moot to bring/buy your own.

paul0660
12-16-2011, 8:54 AM
Plan a day and go to Cow Mountain easy of Ukiah. Shoot half a case and you pay for the trip.

donking
12-16-2011, 8:58 AM
Seen it at many of the on-line ammo stores, though it seems to be out of stock here
http://www.weaponsworld.com/ammunition/rws-copper-matrix-ntf-ammunition-223-rem-42-grain-non-toxic-frangible-lead-free-500-round-case.html

It is in stock here
http://www.tacticalammunition.com/223-50gr-FRANGIBLE-NB-1000-TA88-02-TA88-02.htm

paul0660
12-16-2011, 9:05 AM
Is this what AR's eat?


http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/20rds-223-rws-copper-matrix-ntf-42gr-frangible-ammo/cName/223-556-frangible-ammo

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 9:17 AM
What about in Richmond. My friend told me there is an outdoor range there where I can expend some PMC ammo that I have been stockpiling. Anyone shot there on this board reading my thread?

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 9:20 AM
From your loaction you must be shooting at Bullseye in San Rafael. I believe they require you buy their ammo for rifles anyway regardless so it may be moot to bring/buy your own.

You are correct. Great place, but the price of frangies are scarying me. Apparently most indoor facilities require the use of this now since full metal jackets go through walls. If there are offices on the opposite side of the wall in the range, it would not be pleasant to have an employee's coffee mug shot right out of their hand thanks to rounds penetrating through. Still a great place and stellar customer service though; I look forward to buying another stripped lower from them soon!

zfields
12-16-2011, 9:27 AM
What about in Richmond. My friend told me there is an outdoor range there where I can expend some PMC ammo that I have been stockpiling. Anyone shot there on this board reading my thread?

Ive shot steel cased, bi metal at richmond a bunch.

If you can shoot that, you can shoot just about anything.

zfields
12-16-2011, 9:29 AM
Oh, and for what its worth, Ive bought a ton of .45 ammo from Load-X, they are a great group of people.

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 9:45 AM
I am a little confused with LOAD-X's catalog. They list two rounds but different grains. The ones I shot last night I believe are 55gr, but they sell 45 too. Is there much of a difference for shooting it in an AR if I go with a reloaded 45?

.223 Rem
45gr WTP 3130 NEW: $21.00 RELOAD: $17.00
55gr RRLP 2900 NEW: $25.00 RELOAD: N/A

paul0660
12-16-2011, 9:48 AM
I am a little confused with LOAD-X's catalog. They list two rounds but different grains. The ones I shot last night I believe are 55gr, but they sell 45 too. Is there much of a difference for shooting it in an AR if I go with a reloaded 45?

.223 Rem
45gr WTP 3130 NEW: $21.00 RELOAD: $17.00
55gr RRLP 2900 NEW: $25.00 RELOAD: N/A

You would think a 20% difference weight would matter.

I second Load-x's reputation. An interesting place to pickup from as well.

zfields
12-16-2011, 9:51 AM
I am a little confused with LOAD-X's catalog. They list two rounds but different grains. The ones I shot last night I believe are 55gr, but they sell 45 too. Is there much of a difference for shooting it in an AR if I go with a reloaded 45?

.223 Rem
45gr WTP 3130 NEW: $21.00 RELOAD: $17.00
55gr RRLP 2900 NEW: $25.00 RELOAD: N/A

Quick warning, at times there reload pricing is higher then commercial new ammo from some sources.

Some calibers you can save a lot of money on buying reloads, others not so much.

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 9:55 AM
Bullseye's frangible ammo is bagged from Load-X. I figured if that is what they use, I would use it too that way I don't have to drive further to a gun range and offset the price difference with the cost of fuel.

zfields
12-16-2011, 9:58 AM
I wouldnt be shooting rifle at bullseye. 25 yard range, expensive ammo, etc. Pistols its ok.
When I used to shoot there, all there reloads were either LoadX, or BVA.

Hit up Richmond, 100 yard range, no ammo restrictions (minus the obvious ones). Its also cheaper to shoot there to begin with.

ptoguy2002
12-16-2011, 10:05 AM
Just stay away from PMC Green ammo.
Bought some several years ago for my AR, and whatever they make the bullets out of comes apart when chambering a round. 100 rounds, and the gun needs to get cleaned.

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 10:13 AM
I have yet to open mine to see how dirty it is. We only put 60 rounds through it last night. Still, I was very happy with how my very first build functioned! :D

Atekhed
12-16-2011, 1:28 PM
You could also try Circle S Ranch in Petaluma for rifle shooting.

http://www.sonomashooting.org/circles.html

Its a little "old school" compared to Richmond but might be a little closer. The link will give you an idea of what I mean by "old school". ;)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/circle-s-ranch-and-outdoor-shooting-range-petaluma

zfields
12-16-2011, 2:29 PM
You could also try Circle S Ranch in Petaluma for rifle shooting.

http://www.sonomashooting.org/circles.html

Its a little "old school" compared to Richmond but might be a little closer. The link will give you an idea of what I mean by "old school". ;)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/circle-s-ranch-and-outdoor-shooting-range-petaluma

Always forget about that....from my house in windsor, it took me 5 minutes longer to get to richmond compared to circle S, so it wasnt really saving any time to get to.

Uranium238
12-16-2011, 2:43 PM
I'm 20 minutes away from there! AWESOME!!! Thanks for the info!!!