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5.56 Ammunition Choices

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Yard Dart, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Curious to see what is the best brand/type of 5.56 ammo for your long term storage? I have been the following but wondered today if I have the best to hold on to or if I should be looking at additional resources........ Please let us know what your favorite is for either certain functions or in general stock.

    Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 5.56 NATO :: 5.56 NATO 75 gr BTHP Superformance® Match™
    FEDERAL 5.56mm XM193 RIFLE AMMUNITION | Brownells
    Ammo 5.56 NATO Lake City 62 Grain SS109 Penetrator Green Tip 3025 fps 20 Round Box XM855
    as examples.....
  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Long term storage only depends on if you store your ammo under the right conditions. I used to sell surplus ammo from WW2 in the late 80's (40+ years old) and it worked fine. I don't have a 5.56 sniper rifle so green tip is what I prefer for obvious reasons.
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Most of what I have is green tip.... Though I have a bunch of TAP as well since I do have a reach out and get you plinker.
    I had a friend that does sales, offer 1k BALL at $350... does that sound like a tasty cost per unit?
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    350 in hand, no shipping cost.
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Probably 5% over cost
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Just checked out the shipping cost for 2K rounds, $59.
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  8. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    223 is not a preferred perpetrator round with my buds. They prefer at least 30 cals for their AP needs. They reload their own in all kinds and for specific situations.
  9. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    So far hunting with the .223 I use the Nosler silver tip loaded with H-4895 at 24.4 gr. Pushing a 55 gr projectile
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  10. Mechwolf

    Mechwolf Monkey+

    lake city 62 gr. is what I hide away... will explain more in detail later. Gotta head back to work in a few minutes.
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  11. Grand58742

    Grand58742 Monkey+++

    My go-to mags are loaded with Winchester RA556B 62 grain bonded soft point and I have enough for a second reload of all the mags.

    Long term storage is M193 from various manufacturers.
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