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Old 10-14-2013, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm getting sick and tired of seeing the ridiculous prices for 300 blackout and it's keeping me from enjoying my rifle. When I started ordering parts for the build I could find ammo for $.65 per round. Now it's still almost double that and holding

So give me some options without having to make a lot of changes. I don't really want poor performance either. 5.56/.223 isn't a good option is it? I'd like to have decent grouping out to the 200-300 yard range. Any suggestions?
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Wish i had something other than switching it to 556, I don't think that there are many things u can do except try and find bulk, next time I go to range I will see what they have for ammo. They don't rip off people with prices and maybe able to get some for less than what your getting for.... how much are u paying for a box of 20 fmj so I can see what my guy is selling them for...I'm always looking for ammo so i will keep an eye open for ya.. later ranger danger,
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308> Not much help but more ammo out there after war is over.Maybe
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LGS wanted $25 for a box of 115 grain remington umc. Crap was $11-13 a box before all this crap. I kindly told them to pack sand
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308> Not much help but more ammo out there after war is over.Maybe
How will 308 perform out of a 10.5" barrel?
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With a 308 I'd need a whole new gun. Nothing is interchangeable
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Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
I don't really want poor performance either. 5.56/.223 isn't a good option is it? I'd like to have decent grouping out to the 200-300 yard range. Any suggestions?
Yo can get that w/ 69 -77 grain match ammo.
the PPU Match ammo 69 gr Ammo is only 25% more than normal 5.56 mm...
So a lot cheaper than 6.8 SPC or 300 Bo
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Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
Yo can get that w/ 69 -77 grain match ammo.
the PPU Match ammo 69 gr Ammo is only 25% more than normal 5.56 mm...
So a lot cheaper than 6.8 SPC or 300 Bo
How will that perform in a 10.5" barrel? I wouldn't mind going up to a 12" barrel if I had too but it can't be shorter than 10.5"
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There's no free lunch. Any rifle caliber is going to lose a lot when you go down to 10.5"
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