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Old December 1, 2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Which Ammo to buy 5.56 or 223

I am going to a gun show next week and want to get a box of 1000. for my AR what mostly to stock up and use for general purpose plinking and Zombie defense . Would 223 of 5.56 be the best to buy and which brand Pmc or Federal? What are the pros an cons of each. I read the other post on preasure and my colt match should handle either, correct me if I am wrong.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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You have a Colt Match rifle and you are asking about bottom dollar fodder to feed it?

I'll bite. Between PMC and Federal I'll take Federal.

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Old December 1, 2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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I wasn't worried about price just what is best as far as acuracy and reliability and best overall for the gun long term.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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Between PMC or Federal, either. Just buy brass cased.
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Old December 1, 2012, 08:27 PM   #5
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They both have always went bang for me . I would have to give the edge to Fed for accuracy but not buy much .
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Old December 1, 2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Of the two 5.56 or 223 which would you say is more acurate?
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Old December 2, 2012, 02:14 PM   #7
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JLK, typically if you have a rifle chambered for 5.56 (like most stock ARs), 5.56 will be more accurate than .223 due to it fitting the chamber dimensions slightly better.
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Old December 2, 2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Good article explaining .223 vs 5.56 basics

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