GUN Is Federal bulk pack .223 from Walmart good stuff?

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  1. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    I might pick up two boxes. $40 per 100rds.
     
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    Put 400 rounds through my AR without problems.
     
  3. For what, plinking? It should be fine, I've never had any trouble with any of the bulk pack ammo.
     
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    prolly just as good as anything else (PMC, american Eagle, etc)

    plus you got a pretty badass price and still did not have to pay any shipping

    I'd say you win sir
     
  5. johnson

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    Breaking in my new rifle.

    I brought 140rds of prvi m193 with me (going to the range after work) but will use the Federal instead.
     
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    I've got like 700 rounds stocked up. I keep wanting to buy privi, but I always find this and buy it up.
     
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    Assuming it is a 5.56 chamber I've generally seen it recommended that you do the "break in" with 5.56 ammo.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Just use the Prvi stuff. It's all I've shot in my rifle.

    Don't buy into this bullshit idea that you need certain ammo to shoot out of your rifle for the first time.
     
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  10. Are we talking about an AR? Is it chrome lined? What exactly is being broken in here?
     
  11. johnson

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    I bought two boxes. Didn't want to use the m193 because it's the "good" stuff.

    Breaking in BCM upper.
     
  12. The idea of breaking in even match barrels is controversial. Breaking in a carbine barrel, and a chrome lined one at that is totally unnecessary. Just shoot the thing and enjoy it.
     
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    I think in his case though its a good idea to run cheaper ammo first, just to make sure its running right before you get to the good stuff.
     
  14. I really don't follow that logic. It's a pretty simple weapon, what's going to go wrong? And if something didn't work right, what does it matter which ammo is in it? It's not like once you open ammo it's going to go bad. If you shoot M193 and something is wrong with the gun, just stop shooting until you figure it out.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    As long as it doesnt blow up its good to go :bigthumb:
     
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    The logic I've heard regarding 5.56 for "break in" isn't anything to do with the barrel. Just that higher pressure = more energy to cycle a potentially stiff/tight action. Once its "broke in" then it should run either fine.
     
  17. This makes some sense, but I'd be wary of a rifle that's so tight that it's right on the edge of functionality without using the most powerful ammo. Obviously it can "loosen" up a little bit, but what happens when it gets dirty? I know things slow down and friction increases. I wouldn't want to have to be worried that anything other than full powered 5.56 ammo will cycle it.
     
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    the only "break in" i had to do with my AR was with the bolt in the upper, it wouldn't slam forward. 500 rounds through it, works like butter even when dry
     
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    I've shot tons of the federal bulk and even the remington bulk without issue.
     
  20. Did you have to use the forward assist to get it to go into battery?
     
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    Someone loan me $400. I don't want to take it out of the savings.
     
  23. hsmith

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    yes, the "coating" on the upper was gritty. it would slide enough if i ran it really, really wet. now i don't have to do shit
     

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