Best Practice .223 & Home Defense 5.56 Ammo?

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    Best Practice .223 & Home Defense 5.56 Ammo?

    I have a new Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport--I've poured 400 rounds through it with no issues. I put a Tru Glo holo sight, a Mag Pul vertical foregrip, a Streamlight tac light, and a Blackhawk ambi sling on it.

    I would like to shoot the best practice .223 rounds in it, and the best 5.56 rounds for home defense.

    What are my best choices? Any opinions?

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    For practice shoot whatever you can find that's cheap.

    For defense most folks like the heavier OTM rounds or the Barnes TSX.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Check out this thread for defensive ammo: 5.56 mm Duty Loads - M4Carbine.net Forums

    What do you mean by "best" practice ammo?

    The most common 5.56x45mm / .223 practice ammo is M193 55 gr. FMJ. Lots of different companies manufacture it, and it's all pretty much the same.
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