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Posted: 9/16/2003 11:03:30 AM EDT
Iam up in Canada .. and surplus 5.56 is hard to com by .. but Norinco .223 55gr is available at an ok price *ok by Canadian prices that is *

its like $400 canadian per case of 1600rnds
so its about 300 us bucks but stuff up here is
insanely priced anyway...

its supposedly new lots not surplus and its
.223 not 5.56m.... any thoughts ??

heres the link for anyone in Canada intesrested

http://www.marstar.ca/ammo/556x45mm.htm

is the chinese stuff crap ?? will it blow my 5.56 DMPS M4 up ;)
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 3:01:24 PM EDT
here is my experience; i have a olympic CAR15 bought in 1991, at that time i shot about 1000 rounds of yellow box norinco and then 500 rounds of the black&white box norinco (made @ 1993 roughly). at that point the bolt cracked right where the cam pin hole is. i never relly noticed the ammo being excedingly hot but i did have a few failure to extract issues back then so maybe it was too hot. i have also seen other AR bolts to this using different ammo. i would say the brass is good though, i have reloaded the norinco brass many times before it split the case mouth. YMMV
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 3:45:31 PM EDT
That yellow box stuff is great shooting. I put about 2,000 rounds thru a Colt M16 and was hoping to get more when the turds banned the import into the U.S. That pricing seems a bit crazy cause I think I paid $130 or $150 per case back then.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 4:48:27 PM EDT
I bought the yellow box stuff back in the 90's and no problems. It was great and priced cheap. I still reload the cases,so can't be all that bad! I think i payed something like $1.99/bx from Paragon which I believe went out of business. Now it's Wolf and no reloads!
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 4:54:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 4:55:57 PM EDT by ark-and-spark]
Originally Posted By NM6: Iam up in Canada .. and surplus 5.56 is hard to com by .. but Norinco .223 55gr is available at an ok price *ok by Canadian prices that is * its like $400 canadian per case of 1600rnds so its about 300 us bucks but stuff up here is insanely priced anyway... its supposedly new lots not surplus and its .223 not 5.56m.... any thoughts ?? heres the link for anyone in Canada intesrested [url]http://www.marstar.ca/ammo/556x45mm.htm[/url] is the chinese stuff crap ?? will it blow my 5.56 DMPS M4 up ;)
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Link Posted: 9/16/2003 6:40:24 PM EDT
Norinco .223 in the "yellow box" or China Sports (which is Norinco) in the "red and black box" is good ammo. I've shot thousands of rounds through my M16 and it has worked very well. Despite what people might believe, Norinco is NOT corrosive nor will it blow up your rifle anymore than any other "major" world country ammo. There are some exceptions to this! I use it primarily for the HUGH flash it produces out of my 11.5" barrel. I only wish I could get more of it!
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 5:28:04 AM EDT
I've shot a few hundred of the red and black box stuff in each of my ar's and so far so good. Not the most accurate, but fun when just practicing.
Link Posted: 9/17/2003 8:06:02 AM EDT
Thanks for your input guys ... I wish I could rent a semi and get a load of ammo from the US ... you pay alot less and have alot more choices ... that price is a good price up here .. the only other semi bulk ammo available to us regularly is the remington UMC stuff and its $90 for 200 55 gr rounds up here .. *sighs* oh .. to be able to buy cheap ammo and have 30rnd mags that arent pinned to 5rnds thanks again!
Link Posted: 9/20/2003 11:46:34 PM EDT
Is the Norinco ammo Steel Core or anything like that. The range I go to does the magnet test for the ammo. Will it pass?
Link Posted: 9/21/2003 11:10:25 AM EDT
Will they ship to a US address? I still have about 600 rounds of this and it was EXCELLENT ammo, full velocity and a slightly thinner jacket than spec M193. I would like to have more. Ops
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