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What do you guys think of this .223 ammo for $3.79 a box?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Joe Link, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I haven't shot my AR15 in nearly a year because I can't afford to feed it. Now that ammo prices are falling to reasonable levels again, I'm starting to see some deals. I'm thinking about picking up a case of this for $195 shipped ($5 shipping with the dadsday promo code) but I wanted to check with you guys first to make sure I'm not buying crap :thumbup:

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...&indexId=cat20839&hasJS=true&_requestid=27712
     
  2. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    I'd never shoot these in an AR. Steel cases in an aluminum reciever......not worth the chance...


    T_H
     
  3. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know for sure my Saiga loves them. Thanks :)
     
  4. UncalledForGabe

    UncalledForGabe Aloha Or. Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up!

    Yeah, they work just fine in an AR
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    That is the same as Wolf I believe, never have had any issues with steel in any of my AR's.
     
  6. HankDiesel

    HankDiesel Oregon Member

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    i just picked up 1000 rounds...shot a couple hundred through my AR without any problems! will be ordering up some more real soon!
     
  7. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    I've always subscribed to this theory also, just to be on the cautious side. Besides, I like coming home from the range with a bag full of brass to reload.

    I did find This little anecdote recently. The bottom line seems to be: it's perfectly fine for plinking and practice. Take it FWIW.
     
  8. 86-0134

    86-0134 north willamette valley Member

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    I dont know about shooting these through an AR but they should work great through my mini-14. thanks for the link!!!!!!
     
  9. xjjeeper223

    xjjeeper223 Medford Active Member

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    100% good to go. If your AR cant shoot steel ammo its the gun's problem not the ammo's. (Or it could be your problem)
     
  10. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    If the choice was to run cheap steel cases through my AR or let it sit all clean and pretty in the corner I would shoot the steel. I buy guns to shoot and worry very little about wear. Most AR owners will shoot a lifetime and never come close to shooting enough to wear out a rifle. I shot mountains of the old wolf ammo in my Bushmaster without any issues other than having to clean it more than with quality ammo. Now days I shoot mostly my reloads so I am shooting brass, but in a pinch I wouldn’t hesitate for a second on shooting this “crap” in my AR. :)
     
  11. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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  12. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hey Magnum, what do they charge to ship a case of 5.56 to your door?
     
  13. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I don't remember the actual dollar amount but it was shipped ups ground and they charge by weight. I think it was 20-25.00 over the case price.:thumbup:
     
  14. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's indeed an interesting anecdote, and oddly enough, I have had strikingly similar experiences myself with Wolf steel-cased ammo, but only with the .223 caliber.

    I've shot steel-cased (both lacquer- and polymer-coated) and brass-cased in either order, even mixing it in the same mags in all three of my 7.62x39's (Saiga, SKS, vz58) and not the slightest of problems occurred. Same with 7.62x54R, and again, 100% problem free. But with .223, steel caused problems.
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Buy it cheap and stack it deep.
    I don't think you can go wrong at that price. If I didn't have .5.56/223 ammo already stacked up, I would buy a few cases.
     
  16. gtslow

    gtslow Issaquah New Member

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    I bought a case of this a few months ago. Only shot about a hundred rounds or so but I haven't had any failures through my ar-15. Stinks just like wolf and it is dirty, but who cares for 20 cents / round?
     
  17. ernurse

    ernurse molalla oregon Active Member

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    Joey ive put about 5 hundred rounds downrange of this stuff, not one misfire or other problem with it. Used it in my Bushmaster 16 inch HB patrolmans carbine, decent accuracy for wolf type ammo, and not all that dirty.
    My freind had to adjust the gas setting on his MSAR to get it to function properly, but no problems once the gas regulator was adjusted.:thumbup:
     
  18. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I agree! I will not put steel case ammo in my chamber of my AR!
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I realize this doesn't answer any questions here, but Jack at Dan-Dee sales here Link recently got me 2,000 rounds of Federal XM193 5.56 for $700, or $350 a case.
     
  20. Phonelesscord

    Phonelesscord Portland, Oregon Member

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    It wont hurt your guns, save the money and go for it! The only reason not to is if you dont like cleaning your rifle as much or you reload.

    I shoot in the forest at a common shooting area over gravel, casings go everywhere, brass collection isnt worth it to me. Steel case is great for plinking.