GUN Ammo for AR

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  1. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Now I can read all day long on different weights, makes, tapers, casings, and manufactuers... but man...

    What does everyone typicalling use to plink with their AR? And what do you usually leave for personal defense?

    btw: shooting from a 5.56 16" CMMG carbine 1:7
     
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    From what I've seen, Wolf is cheap plinking ammo but some people have issues with the steel casings jamming.
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I get shit for it but I only put good ammo through my AR. I dropped $1,200 on it so why cheap out on ammo and risk it?
     
  4. Paul Revere

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    i have a 30cal ammo can filled with ~70% remington white/green box 55gr .223 and ~30% remington UMC

    i agree with THT and will probably never put wolf through it
     
  5. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I'm looking into one of these 2. I'm staying away from Wolf, I remember how filthy it was in a friend's Sig last range trip

    5.56 Prvi Partizan 55gr. M-193 FMJ Ammo
    5.56 Federal / Lake City XM193A 55gr. FMJ

    I'm assuming the later is generally better as far as reviews go
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    either would be fine :dunno: IIRC they're both mil-spec
     
  7. Sardaukar

    Sardaukar Active Member

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    I should have bought more 5.56 when it was less than $300 per 1,000. :wtc:
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Mainly PP M193
     
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    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    midway HAD XM193, but now its out of stock
     
  12. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Price is still going up, right?

    I've been buying 9mm ever trip to Walmart since the last price hike.
     
  13. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I saw that too. Evidently I missed out on it by a week. :hs:
     
  14. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I'm gonna call to a few local places tomorrow -- not that I'm expecting a price difference, but just to see
     
  15. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Wolf runs horribly you should send all of it to me for proper disposal :big grin:.
     
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    Aim surplus has some cheap prvi.

    I'd plink with cheap 55gr stuff and load 75 gr hornady tap for defense.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I'm actually running a mix of wolf brass milspec wolf steel and independence reman right now. They all shoot fine.
     
  18. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    It's tempting to get a case that cheap for training classes. But damn, I remembering cleaning other rifles/pistols after running that stuff....
     
  19. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Does anyone make specific defense ammo in true 5.56 as opposed to .223?
     
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    hornady (makes both)
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I just wipe down with clp. Oil it and run a boresnake down the barrel. No problems. The new ammo is good.
     
  22. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    It's sad but when you look at my investments and compare their return to my stash of XM193, the ammo has done so much better :hs:
     
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    You should see my AR-15 that I shoot 9mm WWB out of. :noes:
     
  24. Willie J

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    i put steel wolf fmj through my ar all the time, no prob and just as accurate. i use these when i hunt
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  25. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    So which Wolf is 5.56 or is it only .223?
     

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