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ap3572001
04-08-2012, 1:33 PM
What is the best ON LINE source today for brass case/quality brands .223 FMJ factory ammo?

And ABOUT what I should pay per 1000 rds?

THANK YOU .

Capybara
04-08-2012, 2:18 PM
It is a moving target as most of the vendors change whether they have ammo is stock by the hours these days. Hundreds or even thousands of cases are bought each day so when you see a deal, you have to jump on it that second.

There are multiple sights you can go to see all of the prices and availability. I like www.slickguns.com, they update multiple times a day.

FWIW, I have had the best luck on .223 this year from www.sgammo.com and http://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?contentId=ammoGroup&ammoGroup=1&searchBy=size&ammoSize=205&category=3 and http://www.aimsurplus.com/catalog.aspx?groupid=5 All three have consistently had the best deals, in stock most of the time and reasonable shipping.

That's another gotcha, some of the places with the best deals on ammo also charge expensive shipping so always compare prices including shipping and you will find that the cheapest ammo doesn't always end up being the best deal when you factor in shipping. This year, I have bought mostly PMC Bronze for anywhere from a low of $289.00 all of the way to $339.00 per thousand rounds. I also picked up some good deals on XM193 from some shops in Texas as well if your rifle can handle 5.56.

AIM Surplus had some Aguila .223 for $279.00 a few days ago but sold it all within an hour or two. I have not shot Aguila .223 before but most report it is okay.

CrysisMonkey
04-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Always look at the price with shipping. I have seen good prices on ammo, then they nail you on shipping. With shipping, I typically pay no more than .32-.34 per round. Otherwise I may as well but it down the street.

Capybara
04-09-2012, 1:59 PM
I'm right on the edge with .223 and reloading. I know you save a little money and can load more accurately but with .223 and especially 9mm, it is right on the borderline of it being worth it to reload.

I am probably going to begin learning how to reload with .30-06, .45ACP and 12Ga. I know that all three of those are highly worth it but a lot guys say that for .223 and 9mm, only worth it if you shoot a LOT.

ljgrasso
04-09-2012, 7:31 PM
Always look at the price with shipping. I have seen good prices on ammo, then they nail you on shipping. With shipping, I typically pay no more than .32-.34 per round. Otherwise I may as well but it down the street.

It seems some sellers have bad carrier rates or are trying to make up part of the price.

G-Solutions
04-09-2012, 7:35 PM
Check out Gun-Deals (http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.223%2F5.56).com - they take several online dealers break the price down to price per round including shipping.

MikeR
04-09-2012, 7:38 PM
targetsportsusa.com

Most everything is free shipping when you buy a case.