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Ammo question

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ghrit, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Has anyone tried any of this stuff? I've shot up about half a case of Wolf steelcase breaking in my carbine, and am looking to try something else. Especially if the brass can be reused. This might be my first reloading exercise, if all goes well. The ad is taken from the aimsurplus website.

    A223G 55grn FMJ .233/5.56x45

    High Quality 55grn .223 Ammunition manufactured by Industria Militare De Guatemala in the 1980-90's. This ammo Factory was originally set-up and equipped by a US manufacturer in the 1980's and is considered to be some of the Finest Surplus .223 Ammunition available. Features a Brass case, Boxer Primer, and is Non-Corrosive. We open each pack of 360rds to insure its condition is what you would desire. You will love this Ammo!!! Packed 30rds/box; 360rds/sleeve; and 1,440rds per case. Case quantities available below.

    360rds: $64.95

    (Case is listed as $246 and change.)
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    No sir, never tried it and know nothing of this ammo. However, the ammo you are considering isn't much difference in price than stateside 55 gr. FMJ factory ammo. Now maybe there is something different about the ammo in question and I'm comparing apples to oranges :dunno:

    Check this supplier out, I purchased some .45 ACP, 9mm and .223 earlier this week, price has increased since I was earlier this week. Seems as soon as the shelves are stocked, it's out the door. Obtaining 7.62x39mm is a crap shoot around here.

    Picked up 1200 rds. of Federal American Eagle 55 gr. Boat tail for $3.50/box from a local sporting goods store, cost me $210 about 6 weeks ago, regular price on this ammo is $4.00/box from this store, plenty in stock at the moment.

    Earlier this week I picked up 800 rds. of Remington UMC 55 gr. MC for $3.50/box from the same store for $140.

    That's all I know, which isn't much, same as usual.

    ghrit, I with ya on reloading, only way I will be able to afford shooting if the price and availability of ammo continues on the same trend. [boozingbuddies]
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

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