So what should I get?
I left the LGS yesterday with 3 boxes/20 rounds of something called Sellier & Bellot in 55gr fmj. It seemed like a good deal. 7 bucks for 20 rnds. I'm on ammunition.com and it appears it is one of the pricier rnds. I'm looking at other choices and one specifically says a great ammo for target practice... Here's my thoughts on that statement;
It must be a pretty accurate round, no? Probably not, as it was pretty cheap, but my thoughts are this; I want my ammo to be accurate when I target practice. I'm in a controlled situation sighting my rifle in, playing with different distances, and I don't want my bullets to be wandering all over the place. I want to cover my shots with a quarter. That way in a defense situation I can hopefully keep them within a couple inches of each other under stress. Does it really make a difference if you hit the left side of the heart or the center, lol? Anyway, that's my thinking. I'm thinking the statement could have better been phrased "good ammo to blow through", as in my mind target ammo should be accurate. If I'm going to buy a thousand rounds of something, I want good multi-purpose ammo. Do they make such a thing? Should I be looking at 5.56 or .223? Stick with 55gr? I don't think I want any specialty ammunition, just a good, accurate ammo that won't break the bank and that I won't wish was something else if a tough situation comes up. I need to get something quick before the prices go up.