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Discussion in '.223 Remington/5.56 NATO' started by CarolinaGunGuy, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  2. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Trop's is about 45 minutes from me and I was in there yesterday after a funeral. They do have the American Eagle in stock. I don't know how they are for mail order. They just moved into a bigger building, added an indoor range and ramped up mail order sales. The new owners have improved it greatly in the last 2 years.

    John, that's awful but I'm glad you posted it. I should have mentioned that I haven't bought from those companies. I just included them since they had some of the lower prices. I bought 1000 rounds of Prvi Partisan for $310 before the uproar and here's hoping it keeps creeping back down.
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  3. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Wow that sucks. Sorry man. Placed an order last week and it's coming in tomorrow.
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I ordered 500 rounds of Federal 7.62x51 from TROP about 2 weeks ago, they shipped it within a day, and I had it in hand 2 days later (granted that I'm not far from PA ;) )

    And I actually laughed out loud when I read their shipping confirmation email. The subject title was something along the lines of "Your trop box of awesome has shipped".

    I got an email from chattanooga shooting supply this morning with Russian 7.62x39 for $3.99 a box/20. I've not seen prices like that in about 7 years.

    I picked up 2 cases of x39 from http://ammunitionstore.com/ a while back that came with a free AK mag w/each case for $209 each that I thought was decent price. Especially including a mag with it.

    The main reason I think that the prices are coming down, people bought a lot of ammo in the last few years and still have a lot, so people aren't buying as much. I'm crossing my fingers that 22LR is not far behind making a comeback.

    Myself, I am taking advantage of the availability and pricing and am ordering what I can, when I can. That BS of not knowing when another box was going to be on the shelf for months at a time does not sit well with me.

    Instead of buying a bunch of different guns, I have earmarked most of my gun money toward ammo.

    I don't know that you can ever have enough ammo, but I'm trying my best to test that theory LOL
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  5. zagmp03

    zagmp03 .270 WIN

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    Going along the same thread, how about match ammo for 5.56/223? Has anyone had luck with the Prvi Partizan match in either 69 or 75 gr? I've shot some of the 75, but not enough to confirm performance. aimsurplus.com has 69gr for $9.50/20, which seemed pretty decent.
  6. zagmp03

    zagmp03 .270 WIN

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    well they did. Sold out now.
  7. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    JohnA…. picked up my order from Freedom Munitions. It was seamless. I think you got a Murphy's law moment with them. I snagged some .223 55gr Vmax from them and I'm going to be testing out some different brands when I get in the MVP. If Freedom groups as well as Hornady Vmax brand I'll be buying from Freedom at half the cost.
  8. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    has anyone used the brass credit program that freedom offers? i know a lot of you are reloaders, but ive been saving all of mine, and everyone elses that shoots here an doesnt pick it up. does it really offset the cost by much with the price of shipping? i havent really done the math yet to find out.
  9. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    give up my brass…. that's crazy talk.

    Boo this man!!!!
  10. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    i plan to start reloading and even bullet casting in time, but for now its more feasible for me to use an exchange to discount my purchase. if its really a viable alternative
  11. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    at $2.50 a pound you could probably make the shipping costs back…. but the kicker is…. you have to ship the brass to them so that eats away at the discount.
  12. zagmp03

    zagmp03 .270 WIN

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    I have done the brass exchange process with them when it first started with a bunch of glock fired .40 brass - it worked pretty seamless. Made the order take longer, but not bad otherwise. Best way to do it is large flat rate USPS boxes - get about 50 lbs of brass in one (depending on casing). Let me tell you, the postmaster was not very pleased when I showed up with a dozen large flat rates that weighed 50 lbs each! but at $15 to ship, I figure I still did ok considering it was brass I wasn't going to use and didn't have the time/energy to deal with the hassle of trying to sell it individually. It got me $1500 in ammo for $180...and I'm still shooting it...back in the days of $170/case 9mm and $270/case 55gr .223.
  13. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Did that include the shipping that you had to pay for?
  14. zagmp03

    zagmp03 .270 WIN

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    the shipping was the $180 - 12 boxes at $15 each.
  15. Stanley robinson

    Stanley robinson Copper BB

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    Are you selling them? And what do you think 500-1000 223s would run me I just shot some TulAmmo what junk 1st shoot stuck.
    Rob Robinson
    Im in Las Vegas NV

    *edited to remove email link--John A.
  16. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Stanley, look into Wolf ammo they have brass and steel. Have ran hundreds, if not thousands of both. In both handguns and long guns. Never had an issue.
  17. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I don't think that was a sales pitch.
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  18. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    Thanks, but I can't legally sell ammo BUT you can reload similar loads with a fairly minimal investment IF you are going to stick with it.

    I'll be happy to discuss my setup if you are interested!
  19. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    mingaa knows his schidt about reloading, so if you have questions about getting started or more advanced topics I would trust his advice.

    And he's correct, it is illegal to sell (or even trade) any ammo that one has reloaded without a federal license.
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  20. ELIMN8U

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    I've had good luck with the FM stuff, both the new and reman have run through the SR40 very well...I don't have any reloading equipment so I have done the Brass Program...a guy can pack alot into those "if it fits it ships" boxes :)

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