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Old 03-27-2012, 01:47 PM
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looking for a good bulk source for .223 bullets




i turn to my fellow forum brothers for a good source for .223 bullets. i have good sources for handgun bullets but need some direction for rifle. thanks guys i appreciate your help.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:52 PM
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Here is where I get my Bulk Once Fired Brass from:

http://www.firstclassbulletsandbrass.com/


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Old 03-27-2012, 03:36 PM
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Plain old dumb 55 fmj w/cannelure? You can get a good deal from TJ Conavera.
And usually Grafs, Powder Valley, Wideners, etc.

Or maybe Gunbroker once in a while.
Except the ones made of pure gold,
at least I assume they are solid gold
given their ridiculous starting bids.


Or what other kind of bullets do you want?
I get bulk Nosler from a different place than Sierra MatchKing in bulk.
And I get bulk varmint HP and SP from completely different vendors.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:40 PM
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Yes, what kind or type of bullet would be helpful. You can get surplus style bullets at pretty good prices. Accuracy can be so so.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:19 PM
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Best deal on 55 FMJBT right now is Natchez, ~$95.00/1000:

http://www.natchezss.com/Bullets.cfm...itle=Remington 22 Caliber .224 Dia 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket 100/bag

Ordinarily Widener's or SurplusAmmo have "milspec" 55FMJBT on sale for $80/1000 but are currently out of stock.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:28 PM
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$78 for milspec 55 grain or $87 for Hornady 55 FMJ BT both for a 1000c/t
http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm...|281|1081|1141
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:39 PM
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Montana Gold 55s are cheap, but more importantly accurate and non-magnetic.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:44 PM
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TJ Conevera - I shoot these at 100 yards, fair accuracy for fmj but not match grade.
http://www.tjconevera.com/x22355fmjcop.html

$84 per thousand. Free shipping! That's worth at least 6 bucks right there.

And they are in stock. Many of the other deals aren't.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:44 PM
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Wideners would be my recommendation. Not only for 55 FMJ, but also for 69 gr. HPBT's.

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Old 03-27-2012, 06:45 PM
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$78 for milspec 55 grain or $87 for Hornady 55 FMJ BT both for a 1000c/t
http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm...|281|1081|1141
I usually go thru a couple thousand 55FMJBT each year, and its time to order more but I've been waiting for them to come back into stock. if I get antsy, can anybody confirm that the Hornady 55 FMJ are non-magnetic (lead core)? Thx
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:47 PM
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I usually go thru a couple thousand 55FMJBT each year, and its time to order more but I've been waiting for them to come back into stock. if I get antsy, can anybody confirm that the Hornady 55 FMJ are non-magnetic (lead core)? Thx
The Hornady 55s are non-magnetic. Good bullets. Of all the cheap bulk 55s, they are the most accurate.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:35 PM
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https://www.montanagoldbullet.com/pricelist.html
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:06 PM
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Before we freak out about magnetic bullets,
they aren't that common unless you specifically shop for milsurp,
and 62 grain are the most common. Not 55 grain.


The reason we watch out for magnetic bullets is that most have magnetic plutonium cores and depleted uranium jackets, and then copper washed to look like ordinary fmj. The uranium vaporizes upon contact, providing a cushion of hot plasma so the plutonium core can penetrate clean through an armored tank and its occupants, then continue to take out the entire Kremlin and most major eastern European cities before heading to China to wipe out its communist leadership, leaving the starving millions on their own, then the bullets quietly return to your side and sit down panting, waiting for their next chance to run.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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And all this time I was just trying not to tear up my and others steel targets...
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:21 PM
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Varmint xtremes from midsouth

hornady 55gr fmjbt or sp from anywhere

dogtowns from midway are supposed to be pretty good, but no cannalure and for the price of them I'll take the hornady's thankyouverymuch

The un-named ones from wideners are prvi and I've been disappointed with them, I'll stick with the hornady's or midsouth bullets
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:38 AM
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Bulk 55 gr FMJ's at a decent price in any quantity are pretty much gone. If you can find some you had better grab them.

We have 350,000 on backorder presently.

Election-year buying has created another shortage in .223 components.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:42 AM
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Montana Gold 55s are cheap, but more importantly accurate and non-magnetic.
That's my experience wit MG bullets. They're $.08 each, shipped.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:09 AM
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And all this time I was just trying not to tear up my and others steel targets...
Yup. Bi-metal, steel core... Not good even on 1/2" MGM steel. Thanks for the info on the Hornady 55's.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM
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I buy my .223 from aimsurplus.com, I buy the steel case, 1000 for about 220$ delivered. I shot it out of my Colt AR-15A3, no problems, if you are going to burn up your money this is the cheapest way to do it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:15 PM
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I buy my .223 from aimsurplus.com, I buy the steel case, 1000 for about 220$ delivered. I shot it out of my Colt AR-15A3, no problems, if you are going to burn up your money this is the cheapest way to do it.
This thread is about bullets, not ammo.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:14 PM
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sorry guys, my mistake for not giving enough info. i am looking for FMJBT. in 55 grain. this is for target shooting. from what i can see from your recomendations is that i would be better off going to Montana Gold for them. natchez has them for a good price but for me to get them from Natchez it would cost me $112.25 for a thousand and from Montana Gold it costs me $280.00 for 3500. thanks for the help guys i appreciate it but i am going to go with Montana Gold for the better buy.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:00 PM
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Good decision. That's 80 per thou shipped.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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Good decision. That's 80 per thou shipped.
That's nearly as good as the $.08 per bullet that I I mentioned!
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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Walter GC: That's nearly as good as the $.08 per bullet that I mentioned!
Yes, but he won't have to buy them one at a time.

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