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Posted: 9/17/2005 5:27:23 PM EDT
i found 2 300 round battle packs for sale. the guy wants $.20 per round. is that a good deal?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:28:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 5:29:37 PM EDT by 1Gunner]
$4 for a box of 20? HECK NO, thats the price of M855
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:29:21 PM EDT
not really. you can get new boxer primed federal winchester or remington for that price. The SA is good ammo but is not reloadable and is old surplus ammo. Even if you don't reload you're better off with new production ammo than older surplus if the prices are equal.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:30:36 PM EDT
so you would rather buy fed ae or rem umc than milspec 5.56?
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:38:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By occaar:
so you would rather buy fed ae or rem umc than milspec 5.56?



Oh thanks for the AK parts man.
I would get the Fed AE, the remington UMC is some dirty stuff. I would get the AE over the Lake City PD, there have been some horror stories, the PD was not selected on one or more of three quality checks and couldn't go to military contracts.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:49:26 PM EDT
I reload so yes I would buy any of those over SA given no price difference. I loved the SA ammo but it's not worth .20 round. It's 20 years old and you don't know if it's been stored in extreme temperatures. Oh, and you can get current production Winchester m855 for the same price too (and it's a lot easier to find than the Win white box or UMC right not).
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:37:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By occaar:
so you would rather buy fed ae or rem umc than milspec 5.56?



Hold on there. What lot is this from? M1A1? M1A2? M1A3? M1A4?

M1A4 usually clocks out at spec, and M1A3 is a bit slower but still within tolorances. The others usually clock out a little slower (still faster than SAMII spec though). Some people have had problems with the case rims (could be the reason the ammo was surplussed).

It makes for great practice/training ammo, but not the stuff I'd stock for an emergency.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:51:40 AM EDT
Nope. Back in the day, it sold for $0.12 per round


I wouldn't pay $0.20 for it
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:31:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Nope. Back in the day, it sold for $0.12 per round

I wouldn't pay $0.20 for it



Would $.15 per round be an acceptable price?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:28:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Submariner:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Nope. Back in the day, it sold for $0.12 per round

I wouldn't pay $0.20 for it



Would $.15 per round be an acceptable price?



I'd say so.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:28:45 PM EDT
I was paying $30.00 to $35.00 a 300 round battlepack up until my supplier dried up. I have never had one problem with it. I would not have a problem with using it as SHTF anyday of the week. All mine has the same lot number and year. I have 3K of it stored away.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:31:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By Submariner:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Nope. Back in the day, it sold for $0.12 per round

I wouldn't pay $0.20 for it



Would $.15 per round be an acceptable price?



I'd say so.



I'll 2nd that
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:47:32 PM EDT
so if $.20 is too much and $.15 is a great deal what is a fair price per round? it is lot m1a3
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 8:30:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By occaar:
so if $.20 is too much and $.15 is a great deal what is a fair price per round? it is lot m1a3



I thought we just agreed on $0.15/round
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 1:03:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 1:04:44 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
$0.15 per round isn't a "great" deal, but pretty good by today's standards. Like I said, I stocked up at less than $0.12 per round delivered.


It's 25 year old ammunition that is starting to slow down.


$0.15 per round - $150 per case

AT $150 a case, the only thing cheaper is Wolf, and it's NOWHERE near as good.

$0.20 per round - $200 per case



At $200 per case, I've got other, newer options, such as LAKE CITY 55 GRAIN 5.56mm - $209.95 delivered from Ammoman, or .223 NATO 55GR Full Metal Jacket for $169.95 plus shipping from Natchez, Georgia Arms Canned Heat for $170 or so.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:03:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
It's 25 year old ammunition that is starting to slow down.



What do you mean? That, with age, the powder is deteriorating, be it ever so slow a process, and will not generate as much velocity as when it was new?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:29:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Submariner:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
It's 25 year old ammunition that is starting to slow down.



What do you mean? That, with age, the powder is deteriorating, be it ever so slow a process, and will not generate as much velocity as when it was new?



Yes.


Probably due to the storage temps, which we know will degrade powder and slow it down.


The M1A4 lot's are higher velocity than the M1A3 lot's
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