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Where to Buy 223 Ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Teamowner, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Teamowner

    Teamowner Vancouver, Wa. Member

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    Anyone know of a good deal on decent quality 223 ammo?? Would prefer something local as shipping costs make internet puchases rather cost prohibitive. 8)
     
  2. GunBit45

    GunBit45 Oregon Active Member

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    ammoman.com ships free
     
  3. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    I order 5 cases of ammo from SG for 23.00 shipping?

    CAI ships for free over $500.

    Shipping isn't bad at all
     
  4. shane

    shane Gig Harbor, WA Member

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    If you reload, I have some once fired Military Brass I would be willing to sell.
     
  5. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    how much for the brass?
     
  6. brandnew

    brandnew PNW Member

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    Hi. I'm selling 300rnds of Winchester 5.56 55grn FMJ, but I'm located in Seattle which is a bit far for you. The 300 rounds are $140.

    I'm also selling 500 casings of .223 military brass (once fired) for $80.
     
  7. shane

    shane Gig Harbor, WA Member

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    Hows 500 for $60 sound?
     
  8. wildcard97

    wildcard97 Portland, OR Member

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    I have around 200 rnds of hand loaded ammo. I just sold my AR at the last gun show. Make me an offer. I also have a Lee Pro-1000 in .223 that has about 500 rnds loaded on it.
     
  9. shibbershabber

    shibbershabber Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that they are about $35 more expensive than anyone else.
     
  10. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Which can make up for the shipping. So they really don't have free shipping then.

    M
     
  11. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    bimart?
     
  12. wildcard97

    wildcard97 Portland, OR Member

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    Sold all of the above.
     
  13. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    I'm thinking of trying to make it to the PDX gun show friday the 23rd, and see what's there for .223/5.56 ammo - anybody have luck at recent shows?
     
  14. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You had better get there EARLY and be the first in line. The last BIG show up there that I went to everyone was SOLD OUT VERY VERY quickly.
     
  15. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    American Eagle XM193 (technically they're labelled as 5.56mm) 55gr FMJ have been on sale at Sportsman's Warehouse for the last few weeks: 200 rds for $90+tax.

    So far that's the best I've found. For target-grade ammo you're going to pay about 50 cents/round (give or take a nickel) just about everywhere whether you buy in person or online.

    Not counting Wolf ammo, of course.
     
  16. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Excellent! Thank you for that tip JumpWings!
    Now I just have to make it over to that side of town...
    5.56 - I usually don't see this in stores, usually just the .223

    BTW - anybody have experience with reloading .223/5.56?
    Is it cost effective if I can get the equipment for a decent price?
    I've heard I should use a progressive press... I guess i'll have to search the forums or make a new post to get info on this...
     
  17. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Bi Mart in PDX area has Remington UMC 55gr MC for 89.95/200. 55 gr FMJ at 8.95 a box. Been that price for about 3 months.
     
  18. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    THe Bi Marts here in Southern Oregon have the very same Remington UMC stuff for $8.99 a box. I wonder why the 4 cent difference?
     
  19. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Sounds like the exact same deal as SpWarehouse.

    I should mention that I cannot testify as to the quality of the American Eagle ammo; I haven't tried any of it yet.
    The rumor mill suggests that it's decent ammo for plinking.
     
  20. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is great ammo. Very consistant, and pretty accurate.