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Posted: 1/19/2006 2:52:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 2:52:43 PM EDT by JackalAR]
I have about 800rds. of Q3131 I'd like to sit on so I'm looking for some good range only ammo. Seems my cheapest options are WWB USA223R1VP purchased locally at Wally-World or Georgia Arms G223B.

WWB: (after tax)

$103.50 / 500
$207 / 1000


G.A. 223: (after shipping)

$101 / 500
$185 / 1000

As you can see, the G.A. is cheaper and is loaded to mil-spec velocity using Winchester's M193 bullets, where as WWB is loaded at typical .223 velocity. I'd prefer to use the full power stuff, but it's more convenient to pickup the WWB as needed, especially after having just dropped $225 on Q3131 and will be dropping another $400 on an EOTech here in the next few months. I know it's a toss up, but what do you guys think? I believe I'd only be buying 500rds. at a time for now anyway, so the additional savings for 1000 isn't an issue. Guess it boils down to is it worth the extra money to use what I depend on for SHTF / self-defense and what I sighted in with? Is the POI that different between .223 WWB and M193?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 3:32:45 PM EDT
GA Arms is good ammo, but it's not loaded to 5.56 pressures - it's purely a .223 round at about 3150fps out of a 20" barrel for the 55gr loading.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:07:54 AM EDT
Thanks man, they said it was"Military Spec" so I assumed they meant it was 5.56 spec. How does this velocity compare with WWB? I grabbed up some more VB lastnight so maybe I'll continue to do so for now.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 9:16:02 AM EDT
I think WWB runs just a little bit lower compared to the GA stuff. The GA ammo i have shoots awesome (although it is thier match 223 ammo). When comparing the 2 , i'd say go with GA. GA is a very good company with good people , they're cheaper too , so i'd support them :)
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:21:20 AM EDT
See if you can hook up a few friends and do a group buy. GA will ship for free if the order is $750 and more to MO, that's about 5K rounds. In this case you can get 1K for $160.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:58:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 12:00:22 PM EDT by JackalAR]
Best bet would be to split a case for $92.50 / 500. I'm planning on doing this with another local ARFCOM member here in the next few months...haven't found one yet, but I'm sure it won't be a problem. None of my buddies have AR's...and one just wants a Mini-14. (he's a Ruger guy)
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:06:09 PM EDT
I just picked up 500rd of canned heat. Supose to be loaded to 5.56 pressure, however the primers and bullets aren't sealed, WWB is.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 4:17:27 PM EDT
...sounds perfect for range use.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:47:53 PM EDT
Canned heat is Good stuff. Ive used several cans of variuos calibers, and SEVERAL of .223. QUALITY STUFF.
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