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I just bought my first rifle, and I got sticker shock when I went to get ammo for it. The cheapest at Gallenson's was $18.95 for 50 rounds! I was under the impression that .223 was one of the cheaper rifle rounds. Anyway does anyone have the scoop as to where the cheapest place in Salt Lake for .223 or 5.56 ammo is? I checked a Walmart, and they didn't have anything, except one kind that was $18 for 20. The rifle is chambered for 5.56, but from looking on the internet, that round is pricier than the .223.
 

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These days, "cheap ammo" is an oxymoron!

Generally the best prices anymore are from the online dealers such as http://ammoman.com/ , but you have to buy in bulk (ammoman runs .425 cents a round (delivered) if you buy 1,000 versus the .90 cents (+ tax) a round at Gallenson's.

There are many online dealers.
 

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I have purchased wolf from Miwall at the gun shows. FBMG says they are going to be representing HSM at the show as well. In the past HSM has had some decent prices, but who knows now. Your best bet is going to be purchasing in quantities of 500 or more.
 

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FBMG says they are going to be representing HSM at the show as well.
I have seen 2 reports of KaBooms involving HSM ammunition, one with the Boulder (Colorado) PD and another reported by George Hill on his blog (George is at a gun shop in Vernal): http://www.madogre.com/News.html see 4/8/2008
 

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Is the wolf steel cased stuff fine to use in AR-15s?
People seem to be divided on the issue of using steel-cased ammo in ARs. Some people report using thousands of rounds of the stuff without problems, others say it'll eat extractors and result in stuck cases. I haven't seen a definitive answer to that question. I suspect, however, that personal preference enters into it.
 

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Thanks for the tips. Is the wolf steel cased stuff fine to use in AR-15s?
Yes, it is almost always fine in AR's. A few report having problems with Wolf, but most AR's will chew it up just fine. Wolf ammo is a bit dirtier and a bit harder on extracters, but you should be fine with it. I'd probably shoot a box before buying it bulk though.

Also check the KSL classified for good deals. I got 1300 rounds of brand new Federal .223 a couple months ago for $.28 each. The same stuff is now around $.48 online and $.60+ in the stores. You should be able to get Wolf for around $.30 or so right now (without shipping). The hard part is finding any in stock.

AR-15.com has an ammunition exchange forum and an ammo prices/info forum.
 
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