where are you getting new production, brass cased .223 for 4 bucks a box? personally, if i'm shooting to reload, i use m193s i get for 38-45 cents a pop. if im just plinking, i like that i don't feel obligated to pick up the steel, especially with how far my mini throws them...Not to keep beating this dead horse, but I just don't get it. You can buy brass-cased ammo for nearly the same price as steel. So Why???
I said nearly the same price.where are you getting new production, brass cased .223 for 4 bucks a box? personally, if i'm shooting to reload, i use m193s i get for 38-45 cents a pop. if im just plinking, i like that i don't feel obligated to pick up the steel, especially with how far my mini throws them...
It's brass cased but in my experience we always had the ****tiest brass you can find. You may think that lake city M193 is mil spec but the truth is actual military ammo is of poor quality. FTF and FTE rates are the same as with wolf with good ole army ammunition. JOMOI said nearly the same price.
Wolf is $5/box (I've never seen $4):
Ammo | Rifle | 223 Remington | Wolf Ammunition - Natchez Shooters Supplies
Federal is $6/box:
Federal 223 Rem 55 gr FMJ American Eagle 1000/box - Natchez Shooters Supplies
I just don't get the mindset of guys that think nothing of spending $500-$1000 on a firearm, then try to find the absolute cheapest sh** they can to send down the barrel. If I find I can't afford to buy ammo because of a $1 price difference, I'll find another hobby.
Sorry, just my opinion. I shoot steel case all day long in my AK or other eastern milsurps that were designed for it. Not one of my other firearms will see it.
If it's so great- and cheap to boot- why does our military still insist on brass cased ammo?:huh:
I meant to say that M193 that we can buy is better than the M193 that the Army uses.I know the M193s aren't the best quality. I've never had a single failure with it, and my mini shoots it pretty well FWIW. I look at gunshows and hit sales, which is where i get my 55gr WOLF for 4 bucks. seeing as i'm a simple high school student earning minimum wage, it makes a difference for me. once I can start handloading, then i'll probably ditch the steel cased stuff, except for casual plinking.
my sentiments exactly. I have access to a friend with a Dillon progressive, so I just need to 'bite the bullet' and get started. unfortunately, he lives an hour and a half away. we'll see. can't wait to try out some 55gr matchkings....I'm with Scuba, when you don't have time to reload .20 cents a round is a good deal. Plus the cost of reloading equipment would set me back 4 months worth of ammunition.