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    .556 ammo recommendations

    I currently use Federal Eagle and like it. I need something simple and cheap for the range for simple target shooting. LCAAP (Lake City Army Ammunition Plant) seems to be the cheapest I can find at .29 cents/round new. I found reman from Freedom Munitions for .27 cents/round. I've had real good experience with NEW from Freedom but never tried reman. I don't want to spend too much time clearing duds out of my AR. Is it worth the 2 cents a round? I would likely buy 1k rounds at a time.

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    I've used SGAmmo and bought the lake city ones. Never had an issue.
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    What about using .223 for range-plinking? Usually a bit cheaper than 5.56.
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    I like PMC 5.56. works for me. Not super cheap, but ok on sale. I consider it "cheap quality ammo". (currently I see $315/1000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by notme View Post
    I like PMC 5.56. works for me. Not super cheap, but ok on sale. I consider it "cheap quality ammo". (currently I see $315/1000)
    I've had good luck with PMC.
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    PMC, Fed LC, foreign made 556 NATO spec have all run well for me. I haven't purchased any (ANY!) ammo for a couple years so I don't know what the race to the bottom looks like these days. For myself, I'd never try an unknown to save a few pennies and believe that if it seems too good to be true - it likely is.
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    Wolf Gold, don't knock it it's good stuff. My dad shoots [email protected] yards with the stuff out of a first generation Mossberg MMR with a 16.5" barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfiller View Post
    Wolf Gold, don't knock it it's good stuff. My dad shoots [email protected] yards with the stuff out of a first generation Mossberg MMR with a 16.5" barrel.
    Funny, I was just looking at this.

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    I only shoot XM855 (62gr) in my AR and my X95. Mostly Federal, but occasionally the Lake City. Both guns are zeroed at 25 yards with this round, so I know where the hold is from 0 to 500 yards.

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    Here is 500 rounds of your Federal for $141 shipped ($.28 per round). Use code SH2713 at checkout to get free shipping.
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