View Full Version : Cheap non-FMJ .223 ammo

April 17, 2005, 03:50 PM
This new range that I have been going to won't allow the use of FMJ ammo on the rifle range due to concerns over ricochets. They will allow ballistic tips, hollow points, and soft points. What is the cheapest, American-made, non-FMJ .223 round that is over 60 grains? I have a 1:7 twist so I don't want to go below 60 grains.

April 17, 2005, 04:41 PM
Black Hills 60gr SP at Midway USA (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=662754)
Federal 64gr JSP at Miway USA (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=520900)
PMC 64gr JSP at (cheapest) at CheaperThanDirt.com (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/product.asp?sku=74032&thru=fr&mscssid=TJ8LNNRDVLHE8JGWGQX2EWFE5NJ46TA3)

Couldn't you shoot 55 gr just fine? If so, there seems to be a lot more 55gr out there than 60 +. Just my thought.


April 17, 2005, 06:16 PM
I'd like to shoot some of the very cheap 55 grain stuff, but with the open tip requirement, I'm afraid I'll spin the jackets right off the bullets.

April 17, 2005, 08:55 PM
You're not going to spin the jackets right off the bullets! Try some 55gr. soft points, hollow points, or some of Midway's house brand varmint ammo.

April 17, 2005, 09:06 PM
Unless your getting something like 4000fps out of muzzle you should be fine with 55gr., I would think you're fine.