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Hello, What is the best (most reliable) inexpensive 5.56 MM ammunition for high volume use in an AR 15? I know the best advice to follow with AR's is "Keep the rifle clean and use good ammunition". I know how to keep a clean rifle but what is "good ammuntion". What should I look for and what should I avoid? Thanks a million, Brett, Seattle WA

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

We run a lot of Sellier & Bellot and Federal XM193 through AR's with no problems. PMC and the Russian brands are dirty residue-wise. The Tula is just plain crap. HSM is good stuff, too. Remington and Winchester .223 is good, but not cheap.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

i shoot a fair amount of lake city arsenal surplus out of cheaper than dirt.com

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

Surplus if you can get it.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I have a friend who heads quality control for a manufacturer of AR's, and they use Cor-bon for their accuracy and reliability proving.

I use Georgia Arms' or Black Hills match depending on the AR configuration.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I buy the Rem. in bulk at Wal-Mart when they have it and the cost is not terrible. Shoots reasonably well and the cases are great for my handloads.

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from d1996 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I use wolf ammo its not to expensive and is good ammo. Also if you prefer not to clean your rifle a lot you want to avoid corrosive ammo. If you you buy ammo in large quantities wolf is definitely the best.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

We run a lot of Sellier & Bellot and Federal XM193 through AR's with no problems. PMC and the Russian brands are dirty residue-wise. The Tula is just plain crap. HSM is good stuff, too. Remington and Winchester .223 is good, but not cheap.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

i shoot a fair amount of lake city arsenal surplus out of cheaper than dirt.com

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

Surplus if you can get it.

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from sgaredneck wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I have a friend who heads quality control for a manufacturer of AR's, and they use Cor-bon for their accuracy and reliability proving.

I use Georgia Arms' or Black Hills match depending on the AR configuration.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

I buy the Rem. in bulk at Wal-Mart when they have it and the cost is not terrible. Shoots reasonably well and the cases are great for my handloads.

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from d1996 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I use wolf ammo its not to expensive and is good ammo. Also if you prefer not to clean your rifle a lot you want to avoid corrosive ammo. If you you buy ammo in large quantities wolf is definitely the best.

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