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September 25, 2012, 04:59 PM
Whats a good price for 5.56 ammo? Surplus?


September 25, 2012, 05:46 PM
Are you willing to go 223 or just 556?

September 25, 2012, 05:48 PM
Personally, I consider $0.30 per round plus shipping to be my target price for 55 grain XM193 or similar. Seems like now it is getting more difficult to find for under $0.35 per round though. The more exotic the type of ammo (polymer tip, heavy weight, etc.), the cost will climb significantly.

September 25, 2012, 05:59 PM
I found some .223 at Cabelas this weekend for .30 per round and bought a few but .556 was a little more expensive so I'm curious about the price...

September 25, 2012, 08:56 PM
you can usually get lake city surplus at $400 for 1000 rds

September 26, 2012, 04:34 AM
$0.40/rd is a pretty standard rate for 55 grain in brass cases (commercial) or M193/M855 surplus.

September 26, 2012, 06:09 AM
Buy it in bulk

September 26, 2012, 06:49 AM
20 cents/round Wolf 55gr (http://sw5.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/wolf-223-556x45-mm-55-gr-fmjbt-260-rds.aspx?a=884067&cjaffsite=adrian+laza&utm_medium=CJ&CJ=1&cjaffilid=4084797&************=Redirect-Enabled+Deep+Link&utm_source=adrian+laza&cjadvid=1522857&cjadv=CJTSGUSA)

I'm cheap and shoot a lot of steel :eek:

September 26, 2012, 08:53 AM
Back in July case price on LC M193 was .30 to my door. It appears to be up to .35-40 a round shipped now, that's crazy increase for 60 days...damn election.

September 26, 2012, 09:46 AM
Yeah, brass has really gone up in price. Tula and Wolf are good options if your gun will fire them. And, you can get FMJ and HP for very little diff in price. My Spikes will shoot steel-cased all day long so I use it almost exclusively now.

You may also get decent deals at gun shows. Here is a listing of gun shows across the US.