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5.56X45 bulk Federal @ Bi-Mart

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fallingblock, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. fallingblock

    fallingblock willamette valley Member

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    I just picked up a case of 2000 rds. of Federal 62 gr. FMJ ammo at Bi-Mart in Corvallis for $899.97.

    That comes up around .45 cents a round.. It's coming around finally :)
     
  2. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool, but I still have ~1500 rounds to work through at 23¢ apiece and feeling good about it.
     
  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    The Bi-Mart out here has the same bricks. They got several of them in last week.

    Neat to see, but dropping 9 bills is kind of hard to do.
     
  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    The NATO standard, nato-bug.jpg , M855 round is intended for use against light matériel targets and personnel, but not vehicles. Identified by a green tip, the 62 grain projectile is constructed of a lead alloy core topped by a steel penetrator, the whole contained within a gilding (copper alloy) metal jacket. The primer and case are waterproof. (See representative cartridge drawing.) Despite the round's penetration abilities, BATF has specifically exempted it from the AP ban.
     
  5. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Just FYI, bullets with steel penetrators are banned at many ranges (like our club) due to fire hazard and steel target damage. On the other hand if we are ever invaded by body armor clad zombies, you are all set! :D
     
  6. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    My club DRRC has the same rule. XM855 steel tipped ball will chew-up AR500 armor plate targets.
    Shopping around, Much of the inexpensive stuff is Armor Piercing.
    I just ordered a box of 600 XM193 Ball (no steel) from a new outfit IMI AMMO.COM
    Made a mistake on the order, called and got voice mail and hung up.
    They called me back promptly and fixed my goof. Order should arrive later next week.
    Shipping cost was $11 bringing the total to $361, 60 cents per round.
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    *cough*
    $0.60 a round... Ouch!
     
  8. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Went to Bimart to get the box of 2000 at 45 cents per round but it's XM855 green tip, it has a steel tip under the gilding.
    I can't shoot steel tip ammo at DRRC
    BiMart does have XM193 INDEPENDENCE 5 boxes at $8.99 each, 45 cents per round.
    Didn't have any last week.

    IMI-Ammo.com has the ammo. Just another opportunity, where there are few to choose from.