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.223 noob question

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Hi all, new to this forum.

Don't laugh too hard, but I'm pushing for a Mini-14 for Christmas for myself (or at least some funds from the wife to help towards one), and with the recent ".223 evil caliber" scare going on, figured I might as well start stocking up on it now before it and the rest of the 'high powered military nuclear rifles' are banned. Especially don't laugh, seeing I live in LA, where they just banned the 50bmg, and are pusing to ban all sales of 'hunting calibers' like 00 buck!! I also figured I might as well order/buy it on the National Ammo day, Nov 9th.

Anyway, I know about Zero, zilch, nada, about the .223 variations and am looking for a generic decent quality, inexpensive brand/grain/type of .223 to order before I start all the reading up on it. Any basic ideas of where to start?

For instance, if someone asked me the same question, but regarding 10mm auto for pistols, I would direct them to Georgia arms 180gr gold dot jhp's. Cheap, reliable, effective for SD and practice.

thx! :usa:
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For the money I've found the Federal Lake City XM193 to be the most accurate for my mini. Great quality and loaded a bit hotter than the civilian stuff. Only use it if you don't mind noise and a huge fireball. Look for sales at the normal places (Midway, Kiesler's, CDW, Ammoman) sometimes for just over $3.00 per box. Not as inexpensive as the Russian steel cased rounds or the S&B which my mini doesn't like.
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