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7.62 NATO ammo$ ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ol Bust Head, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. ol Bust Head

    ol Bust Head Gresham Member

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    My buddy just got an AR-10 for Christmas from his wifey. I want to help him find some ammo to start shooting. How much should I expect to pay for a "good Deal" on this ammo? He is not a reloader, so that is not an issue, Is the Wolf steel cased ammo worthy of feeding into his gun?
     
  2. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    You can get brass cased ZQ1 for 50 cents a round at Walmart. It's good stuff, you can get it online for 44 cents, depending on shipping charges that's not nessesarily better than Walmart.

    Cheapest I could find steel cased ammo was .34 cents a round before shipping. Lucky gunner did an experiment with steel vs brass cases, steel did wear out a chamber faster in a .223 AR. That was after 6,000 or more rds, and by that time they would have saved enough money on ammo to pay to get a new barrel put on.

    So if steel runs well in his gun, it'll save a little money. Here's a link to the article, it's about .223 but I imagine it would be a similar result in 308/7.62.

    http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/brass-vs-steel-cased-ammo/
     
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  3. ol Bust Head

    ol Bust Head Gresham Member

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    Thank-You for your thoughts and information Harry. I'll check with my Wal-Mart and have my buddy checking his in Hermiston.
     
  4. Foreverlost

    Foreverlost South of LesbianVille, OR. Active Member

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    Just a quickie, I tried some PPU in an AR-10. The rounds were inconsistent, about one in ten too weak to cycle the action. Cheap stuff, but don't take it to a war zone.

    Foreverlost,
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    +1 for ZQI best deal on the market for brass cased 1 MOA ammo.

    Sure, there is Tula, Brown Bear Wolf..etc.. But ZQI beats all.
     
  6. ol Bust Head

    ol Bust Head Gresham Member

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    Thanks guys! Found some ZQ1 at Wallyworld, so I picked up 100 rounds for him.
     
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