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by The Annoyed Man
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 6151

Re: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:43 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Made from fired brass collected at ranges, cleaned, deprimed, and reloaded—so you’ll end up with a batch with differing headstamps. Freedom munitions does it. Stand 1 Armory did it when they were in business, etc. Basically, it’s just bulk reloads, sold commercially.
I guess what I'm trying to say is have you had any issues with quality?
No issues. It’s just inexpensive bulk reloaded ammo with a soft point bullet. Goes bang every time and extracts cleanly. Reasonably accurate, but not match ammo. About the same general quality as M193 or M855 ball for accuracy and reliability. I buy from them because it’s hard to find affordable bulk-packaged soft point ammo. I don’t have a bias against ball ammo, but prefer to have some JSP on hand for home defense and/or hunting. Performance of light 55-60 grain JSP inside a house is even better than some handgun ammo if over-penetration is a concern.

Buying at bulk pricing means I’ll actually practice shooting the ammo I plan to use, so I know how it’ll behave in my carbine (So far, it has performed reasonably well in my other 5.56 ARs). On my next range trip, I’ll be chrono-ing the 60 grain JSP to confirm the ballistics that LAX Ammo claims, and to zero my ACOG for its use. As a retired person on a fixed income, that’s ammo that I would be more stingy about burning it up if I were buying the high-zoot stuff.

I have a supply of basically the same ammo, but with a 55 grain JSP, which I keep for use in my SBR. I feel like the slightly lighter bullet partially offsets the velocity loss to an 11.5" barrel. But I’ll be confirming that too with a chrono, when I hit the range sometime this week (probably tomorrow).
by The Annoyed Man
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 6151

Re: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW

Jose_in_Dallas wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:51 am
If you’re going to buy online for home delivery, LAX Ammo is well worth a look too. For my birthday 3 weeks ago, I bought myself a 400 round ammo can of factory new .223 60 grain soft points for $159.95. You can also get 500 round cans (100 more rounds/can) of either 60 grain V-Max or 60 grain soft points for just a couple of bucks more if you buy their remanufactured ammo.

BTW, if you want to know where some of your Freedom Munitions ammo comes from...


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How is there remanufactured ammo?
Made from fired brass collected at ranges, cleaned, deprimed, and reloaded—so you’ll end up with a batch with differing headstamps. Freedom munitions does it. Stand 1 Armory did it when they were in business, etc. Basically, it’s just bulk reloads, sold commercially.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 6151

Re: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW

If you’re going to buy online for home delivery, LAX Ammo is well worth a look too. For my birthday 3 weeks ago, I bought myself a 400 round ammo can of factory new .223 60 grain soft points for $159.95. You can also get 500 round cans (100 more rounds/can) of either 60 grain V-Max or 60 grain soft points for just a couple of bucks more if you buy their remanufactured ammo.

BTW, if you want to know where some of your Freedom Munitions ammo comes from...

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Freedoms Munitions ammo, loaded by .... LAX Ammo
by The Annoyed Man
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 6151

Re: Where to buy bulk ammo in DFW

I still have a small amount of Stand 1 Armory's subsonic .300 Blk on hand. Gosh, I'd forgotten about them. The last time I bought bulk ammo from a brick and mortar store, was probably 8 or 9 years ago, and it was two 420 round cans of federal M193 ball on stripper clips from Cabela's. I don't do it that way any longer, and for a good reason. As of this writing, that same 420 round can sells for $184.99....or $0.4405 per round. That would make 1000 rounds go for $440.50. Well I can get 1000 rounds of M193 ball online from Target Sports USA for $295.00 ... or 67% of Cabela's price. It makes zero sense to not buy online. In fact, Target Sports USA also sells a 420 round can of M855 ball on stripper clips, for $149.95, or $35.04 less than Cabela's price....and M855 usually costs more per round than M193. Grabagun's prices are even cheaper yet than Target Sports' prices. They're in Coppell. You can check availability by phone. If they don't have it at their store, they can have it delivered from the warehouse to the store, and you can go pick it up there.

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