View Full Version : Best Bulk brass .223 ammunition to by, price wise?

December 19, 2009, 10:09 PM
Your thoughts?

December 20, 2009, 03:17 PM
In my area its hard to beat PMC Bronze. $7.75-$9.00 per 20 rounds. Clean firing, really accurate, and the brass is great.

If your rifle is rated for 5.56 mm then Federal American Eagle XM193 is an excellent choice for paper punching or defensive use. It comes in 200 round packs for a decent price, $79-$89 for 200 rounds.

Here is a link to the XM193. This is not the best price, but it will show you what to look for.



December 21, 2009, 09:49 PM
I shoot lots of PMC Bronze, 55gr FMJ. It runs about 3000 fps from my 20" AR. Goes bang every time. One of these days I may try the Centurion (cheaper than PMC right now) but I know the zeroes for PMC and I would rather not change.

I do not shoot the penetrator (M855/SS109) ammo because I shoot matches with steel plates and I would not want to risk damage to the plates (and a DQ because the matches do not want their plates damaged).


December 22, 2009, 02:25 PM
+1 for the PMC Bronze.

The only drawback is that they have military crimped primer pockets (or at least the case I bought did).

If you save your brass and decide to reload .223, keep in mind that swaging 1000 brass cases is a major PITA ;)

December 22, 2009, 10:41 PM
Federal XM193 is just as cheap as PMC and better in my opinion. My mini-14 in not picky but my Bushmaster piston does not like PMC.

December 28, 2009, 07:45 AM
Do you guys get the Sellier&Bellot 55gr bulleted stuff in 140 pcs brown boxes, crated to 1120 in bulk? I shoot that all the time, including matches. Works for me from a Bushmaster MC 16" barrel out to 300 meters just fine.

moose fat
January 5, 2010, 01:31 PM
I like Winchester from Midway USA.