Hi-Power Jack

Best .223 factory ammo for <300 meters shooting

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What experience do you have with different brands of available .223

factory ammo, that's $300 - $400/1,000 rounds.

 

Will be used no further than 300 meters in 3-gun competition.

 

Any good buys going on right now?

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Stand 1 armory or Freedom Munitions 55g.  Both of these consistently shoot sub moa in my guns, with the edge going to Stand 1.

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thanks, Charlie.    Where do you get them, and what do they cost?

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25 minutes ago, Hi-Power Jack said:

thanks, Charlie.    Where do you get them, and what do they cost?

Google each company to order from their website.  They both run approximately $300 per 1000.

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Wolf Gold may fit the bill.  Order from SG Ammo.

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Just make sure there is NO steel in the projectile. M855/green tip is the obvious example, but you would be surprised how much other (non-62gr) factory ammo attracts a magnet too. Most MDs will DQ you if you bring such ammo to their match. You should be good to go with any of the brands that cater specifically to the 3-Gun market.

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5 hours ago, StealthyBlagga said:

 You should be good to go with any of the brands that cater specifically to the 3-Gun market.

 

Great.   Which brands are those?

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My success with Freedom Munitions was far less than stellar. The 55 V Max load was accurate, when primers didn't blow. They did send replacement ammo, but, I've been leery to shoot it.

Fiocchi, PMC Bronze, or Wolf Gold may fill your requirements. Target Sports USA usually has all of them in stock, get some of each and see if they shoot well enough for you at distance.

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On 5/5/2017 at 10:01 AM, Hi-Power Jack said:

Any good buys going on right now?

as far as good prices, go to ammoseek.com, it sorts by price per round, but you definitely have to factor in shipping as some can be outrageous.  that's the good thing about targetsportsusa.com.  if you buy in case qty's, shipping is free.

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ORR Tactical has great ammo Veteran own here is the link for them

 

www.orrtactical.com

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7 hours ago, superfly said:

ORR Tactical has great ammo

 

That's $.55 / round - double any other ammo I've found ...   

 

Is there a discount code?    or bulk price?

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I have had real good luck with Federal American Eagle 223 55 grain F.M.J. it has been very consistent lot to lot and runs around 1 M.O.A. out of most my 223 barrels. I have won more than a few matches with it, and have used it out past 300 with good effect. You can usually find it through target sports or ammo man for 300-350 per 1000

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Orr tactical for my burner ammo. I also use Federal 55 gr fmj.

 

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I use Federal American Eagle. Works great and can be found for $.30-.35/round pretty easily.

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Is there any .223 ammo that is a little slower than normal?   (Less blast, for

hosing).

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If you have a good comp I wouldn't be searching for "light" ammo. That blast is what keeps your muzzle flat.

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On 5/19/2017 at 3:03 PM, Hi-Power Jack said:

Is there any .223 ammo that is a little slower than normal?   (Less blast, for

hosing).

I've found PMC to be softer shooting than any other factory ammo I've tried. It's my go to for short range ammo.

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