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I have also had good luck with TargetSports, 9mm, .45 and 5.56mm. 

I've shot thousands of rounds of .223 by S&B (9 & 45 too). However, it has a steel core (attracts a magnet) so not optimal for my local indoor range. 

Check out for higher end 5.56 (Gold Dot, MK318 etc.).  Also similar products in 9mm & .45. 

Once upon a time G&R Tac offered good deals on Black Hills 5.56mm, but it's been awhile (well a decade or so) but it was good M193.

I've never bought or fired and ComBloc 5.56 (or any other caliber) ammo.  Beyond a spam can of PRC 7.62x39 bought at the Pomona Fair Grounds gunshots in California in the 80's.  Too its credit, it fire well last year in an AKM type, which I first cleaned with boiling water.  Would not do that in my ARs.  

In today's political climate, but early and often. Max out your gun budget and climate controlled storage. It'll probably never been cheaper. 


Brock01 posted:

Wolf Gold can be found on occasion for like $305 shipped for 1,000 rounds. This stuff is labeled as 55 gr .223, but it's velocities are pretty much in the m193 ball park. This is my personal favie as you can get it from SG Ammo pre packaged in cans for only a few dollars more typically.

Wolf Gold is my current fav as well. Loved by AR & SCAR alike. Shoots very clean, too.

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 Well I’m hoping it’s just stocked up to shoot up in practice/training.. BUT if worst case, it needs to be “duty” grade too. 

 BUT if it comes to the point I’m digging in this stash for defenses, it really won’t matter if I’m shooting expanding or M193/855. 

Hope that don’t sound DERP. 


Midway has IMI M855 for 119.00 for 420 in a 30 Cal ammo can. 

Free shipping over 100.00

BKS posted:

BUT if it comes to the point I’m digging in this stash for defenses, it really won’t matter if I’m shooting expanding or M193/855. 

Hope that don’t sound DERP. 

Doesn’t sound too derp to me.  

About 10 years ago, when our rifle/active shooter training/ mindset was less enlightened than it is now, I asked the training Sergeant for extra ammo to fill 2 more rifle mags in addition to my issued 2.  She told me that she couldn’t give out anymore duty .223 at the time.  She cringed when I told her that I’d fill up on 55gr ball instead.  When she objected, I asked, “Lauri, if I’m down to my third or fourth rifle mag, do you really give a shit what I’m shooting the guy with?”

She thought for a moment, and then gave me 60 rounds of our practice ammo, and said, “you’re right.”

Point is, unless you’re getting a killer deal on a premium ammo, whatever you’re shooting, as long as it’s 100% reliable and reasonably accurate and close to your zero, will do work.

If the end of American Society As We Know It arrives, and you zip someone with some American Eagle 55gr ball, it will still ruin their day; it’s not as if they’ll look down at their chest and say, “whew! Glad that wasn’t 75gr TAP!”  

If on the other hand, that day doesn’t arrive, but you get an opportunity to bust into your stash to take a class, you won’t feel guilty.

It all depends on why you feel you need to stockpile.  There are plenty of good reasons, and plenty of dubious ones, but only 1 is yours.

Sometimes, I think the more gun-centric forums (not this one) lead people to believe that if they’re not stacking mk. 262, mk. 318, or Hornady TAP deep, then they’ve virtually sold their family into post-apocalyptic servitude. 

Just don’t forget the 9mm and the .22LR.

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