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I'm trying to understand why their is a price difference between .223 & 7.62 by 39

Can anyone answer this question?: I have looked into this a little, by ring the local gun dealers & find the price difference is 11 cents per round, to me when buying 1200 rounds at a time,the cost involved is great.

7.62 by 39 is in my country 23 cents per round, the .223 is 34 cents a round. Brand Norinco.

I need to know why

To me this means that I must have atleast one mini 30 for going out for the cheapest fun on the market, other than the .22 rifle.

The 7.62 by 39 comes out with the hunting round, that is soft point & for military the full metal jacket.





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I've got a Mini-30 and a Mini-14. I found my Mini-30 to be considerably more accurate, so I (patiently) bartered around and got a Leupold 2.5 short scope for a song! Let me tell you brother, that Mini-30 is one nasty gun. As soon as I have a serious stockpile of good mags, I'm gonna put it in a Choate P.G. or Dragunov style stock. My Mini-14 is pretty much ideal the way it is. It wears a Choate winged blade/flash hider, and will probably get a Choate P.G. stock and then it'll be just about perfect!
Both great guns, can't really go wrong...
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OR, you could shoot custom made bullets for 14 cents/rnd. Save yer brass, reload yer own! It works fer me!
 

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I've wondered about the price difference between 7.62x39 and .223, too. Logically, you'd think they should be about the same price. In addition to my Mini-14, I have a Romanian SKS, and commercial ammo for the SKS is far cheaper. On the other hand, $3.97 per box of UMC .223 isn't exactly expensive.

In any case, I reload for both guns. I get military-surplus .223 brass for around $6 per 100 at gun shows, and even commercial brass isn't awfully expensive.

I reload the .223 with Hornady 55-grain boat-tail bullets. What are other reloaders using?
 

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When I was trying to decide between the 30 and 14, someone told me it was about impossible to get decent magaziens for the 30. So, I got the 14.


But I'd still like to get a 30! Like someone said, the ammo cost is about what 22LR goes for!
 

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Same price as .22LR? Where?!?!?! I wanna shop there!

In my shopping, the Wolf 7.62x39mm ammo is about same price as the Wolf .223.
 

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Originally posted by Satan2655
Same price as .22LR? Where?!?!?! I wanna shop there!

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You're obviously buying cheap 22 ammo, my friend. :D

Some of the 22 lr ammo I'm testing now costs up to $8.00 for 50 rounds. The last .223 I bought was about $7.50 for 50, but I've seen 762 for near $4.50 for 50 rounds.
 

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Yeah, the .22LR ammo I buy is like $7.00 for 550 rounds! My .22 is a hellovalot more accurate than my Mini-14, even with the cheapest .22LR I can find.
 

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Cheaper than Dirt has Wolf .223 for $2.39 / box, 7.62x39mm for $1.99 / box of 20, and CCI .22 for $1.34/ box of 50. Are ya counten cheaper by the box? or per bullet?
 
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