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This past weekend I went to Miami so I stopped at Walmart and Bass Pro to check out the ammo. Both were well stocked with .223/5.56 ammo, especially Walmart. Then I saw the price, nothing under 54¢ per round before taxes. No wonder they had so much on the shelf.
 

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I reload at $ .21 - .22 a round with Hornady bullets AND enjoy some very accurate rounds.
That price is calculated using the CURRENT cost of primers, powder and projectiles.
 

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That's my primary reason for not owning that caliber. Too crazy expensive to enjoy shooting.
 

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That's my primary reason for not owning that caliber. Too crazy expensive to enjoy shooting.
Short of 22LR (also generally over priced) .223/5.56 still remains one of the more affordable rifle rounds TO shoot using commercial ammo.
Sad but true.
 

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typically about $ .40 a round unless bought in big bulk.
Not to be a jerk but I load 300 BLK with 150 gr Hornady for $ .30 a round.

Of of course I have to bend over and pick up all that dirty brass and spend the time loading...
Steel - shoot it and forgedabotit!! ;)
 
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I regularly pick up 500 round tins Tula at my local WMs for $128.00 OTD.

About as cheap as I can find it anywhere.
 

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typically about $ .40 a round unless bought in big bulk.
Not to be a jerk but I load 300 BLK with 150 gr Hornady for $ .30 a round.

Of of course I have to bend over and pick up all that dirty brass and spend the time loading...
Steel - shoot it and forgedabotit!! ;)
$5.50 for 20=$.28/round. I usually order from midway so no tax and they usually have X amount off of X amount order which easily covers shipping. They frequently have sales too and I've seen it as low as $4.50/20.
 

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$5.50 for 20=$.28/round. I usually order from midway so no tax and they usually have X amount off of X amount order which easily covers shipping. They frequently have sales too and I've seen it as low as $4.50/20.
I regularly pick up 500 round tins Tula at my local WMs for $128.00 OTD.

About as cheap as I can find it anywhere.
I was figuring $7 per 20 - a common price around here - also sold my SKS and AK so I may be a bit out of touch. Good pricing indeed.

Now - I'm off to the range and will be posting some .223 targets (hmmm, may as well grab the 300 as well) soon in the monthly rifle shootout...
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I regularly pick up 500 round tins Tula at my local WMs for $128.00 OTD.

About as cheap as I can find it anywhere.
Have not seen the Tula in local Walmart yet.
 

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I reload at $ .21 - .22 a round with Hornady bullets AND enjoy some very accurate rounds.
That price is calculated using the CURRENT cost of primers, powder and projectiles.
Reloading is the way to go, I was just a little surprised that it has not come down some with all the 35¢/round or less deals online. Almost makes me want to sell the 5.56 factory ammo I have stashed away that I purchased for around 28¢/round a while back.
 
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If I can get .223 for around 40-45 cents a round, that's fine. Do I like it? Not sure -- do I want to shoot my M4 rifle? Yes, I do.
 
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