Good deal on .223 ammo

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Good deal on .223 ammo

Post by dutchman2858 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:43 pm

I got a tip from an A-R rifle website: Walmart has Federal/American Eagle black box .223 on sale for $5/20. Price shown might be $6.76 or so, but have the clerk scan it: the WM's I checked had the legitimate $5 per box price.

The two Marysville stores (Tulalip and on 64th and Hwy 9) are out [rolleyes], but others may have some left. Now I've got to buy an AR to shoot it in!

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Post by branweeds » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:58 pm

I get my .223 ammo from Palmetto State Armory. They have great bulk deals, I picked up 1,000 Rounds for 199 dollars shipped. I think that comes out to 4 bucks a box, just about the same price. They also have good AR kits.

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Post by dutchman2858 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:06 am

Thanks for the info Branweeds. I'll check it out. I'm currently going back and forth between building my first AR, or buying a complete rifle. For an entry level I'm considering the S&W and the Ruger. Both can be had for around the $500 mark and have reasonable reviews for an entry level gun.

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Re: Good deal on .223 ammo

Post by branweeds » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:43 am

I bought the Ruger American Predator in .308 a while back and I am pretty happy with it. I have yet to take it out on a hunting trip, as I am mostly a weekend gravel pit trip kind of guy. I did get my first AR kit from Palmetto too, and it was a breeze to put together. If you are looking for a fun gun in a bigger caliber, I would suggest building an AR-10. The .308 can be a good hunting round and its not going to empty your pockets from the cost of ammo. Plus you get just about everything I have in my Ruger American Predator, except instead of holding three rounds you can hold up to 50 rounds in a drum.. and it is semi-auto.

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