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Old 02-07-2012, 3:43 AM
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Default Cheap 308 Ammo - $1 a bullet...is it really?

Even the cheap ammo is normally .80 - $1 a bullet for 308 win. I know someone selling 308WINchester China North Industries ammo. Like $81 for 180rds. Is it a good deal or is it not worth it because of quality issues?
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I'm glad none of the gunshops here are charging $1 per round for .308.
Even shopping retail you should be able to get 200rnds of ammo for @$100.
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Old 02-07-2012, 3:50 AM
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i got on line like on gunbroker figuring its cheaper but i see prices like that. i'm worried the chinese ammo is not really any good though.
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$479 per 1,000 delivered is .47 cents per round, right?

I'd buy Malaysian or Serbian before Chinese.
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Palmetto has PRVI for $10 a box = $0.50 /rd and AE for $11 a box.

You can get Federal GMM for $1 or less per round.
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What are you shooting out of; your buddy's prices are .45cents per round. I wouldn't know how Norinco ammo performs (hopefully it's non corrosive).
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i'm using a dpms 308 and just want to get use to the rifl. nothing special but i cant find cheap ammo to play and get a feel of my rifle.
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well reloading is no picnic either

3 cents for the primer around
25 cents for the bullet and
approx 25 cents for the powder


223 is so much cheaper at $10 cents a bullet and $12 cents for powder same for the primer but i found some at a gunshow on sale for $19.99 so that was like cents each

i wish i could find some chinese 308 for 40 cents each that stuff was great
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Uh yeah, because the Chinese don't know how to make ammo? LOL!
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Portuguese battle packs, $71.80 per 200 round pack. That's 35.9 cents per round.
https://www.samcoglobal.com/Ammo-nato.html
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thats nato, i can find nato rounds for real cheap but i have a 308 winchester rifle. not sure if i can use nato round in it. the bottle neck of the bullet is different.
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ok, i found some for cheap, lets hope they stilll have them tho

thanks guys for the help. i might go and get the chinese ammo too for the help of it.
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actually, it's the opposite of the .223 vs 5.56 when you move up to .308. SAAMI lists higher pressure proofing rounds for .308 than 7.62 NATO. So, I always thought you could shoot 7.62 NATO in a .308 but you wanted to avoid shooting .308 out of a 7.62 chambered rifle.
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thats nato, i can find nato rounds for real cheap but i have a 308 winchester rifle. not sure if i can use nato round in it. the bottle neck of the bullet is different.
NATO should be fine in .308...but not necessarily the other way around.
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Uh yeah, because the Chinese don't know how to make ammo? LOL!
Last batch of 7.62x39 I bought from Norinco was corrosive. So, yeah they know how to make it, but I'll run non-corrosive whenever I can.
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thats a pretty big chance to take. Anyone tried using nato in a 308 win. rifle before? I agree with you, 308 win. has a high pressure round but also the neck region of the case is slightly different too.
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thats a pretty big chance to take. Anyone tried using nato in a 308 win. rifle before? I agree with you, 308 win. has a high pressure round but also the neck region of the case is slightly different too.
Do some research... It's pretty common knowledge that shooting NATO out of a .308 barrel is perfectly fine. You can't shoot .308 out of a NATO barrel. Like mentioned before, it's the opposite of 5.56. You can shoot .223 out of a 5.56 barrel, but not 5.56 out of a .223 barrel.
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Do some research... It's pretty common knowledge that shooting NATO out of a .308 barrel is perfectly fine. You can't shoot .308 out of a NATO barrel. Like mentioned before, it's the opposite of 5.56. You can shoot .223 out of a 5.56 barrel, but not 5.56 out of a .223 barrel.
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I'm glad none of the gunshops here are charging $1 per round for .308.
Even shopping retail you should be able to get 200rnds of ammo for @$100.
thanks guys, going to get some nato rounds to use for practice

308 Malaysian seems like the cheapiest at $100 for 200rds
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308 Malaysian seems like the cheapiest at $100 for 200rds
I saw Tula (Steel cased/berdan primed/non-corrosive) .308 at Walmart yesterday for ~$8 per 20.
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Retail around here is $1-$3 a round, depending on brand.

My current batch of components cost me .11 for powder & .19 for bullet.
Yeah, I'll keep rolling my own.
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I don't remember the price at walmart, but they had two different brands, one was way high, the other wasn't to bad.
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