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    Question about the M4

    Are the M4/AR-15 and M-16 magazines interchangeable assuming they are for the .223 round?

    I'm having the darndest time finding 30 round mags for my M4 anywhere. The only thing I can guess is that AR-15 mags work in the M4.

    Also where is somewhere online I can get 500 rounds of .223 for about $120-$150?

    Thanks!

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    They are the same magazine,and I don't think you can find .223 anywhere on line that cheap
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    All of your M16/AR15 5.56/.223 magazines are the same.
    Also where is somewhere online I can get 500 rounds of .223 for about $120-$150?
    Start thinking more around $220-$250 just to start on that. If you search long and hard, you may see something more appealing, but just remember the shipping costs if you buy online.

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    $139 shipped for 500 Wolf 55gr FMJ at Ammoman

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    $139 shipped for 500 Wolf 55gr FMJ at Ammoman
    Wolf ammo pits your barrel! It also does dammage on your extractor if you fire a lot. so unless you want that stuff to happen, don't buy Wolf. I'm returning 400 rounds right now for the reasons I stated above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovrmydeadbdy View Post
    Wolf ammo pits your barrel! It also does dammage on your extractor if you fire a lot. so unless you want that stuff to happen, don't buy Wolf. I'm returning 400 rounds right now for the reasons I stated above.

    I've fired a lot of Wolf ammo through different rifles, and have yet to see any pitting...they use non-corrosive primers, the last time I checked, so I'm interested in how you think it pitted your barrel.

    As for the extractors...I think that's a bit overblown. I've got a RIA 1911 with over a thousand rounds of Silver & Brown Bear through it, the extractor is still runnin' fine. My SKS's run nothing but Wolf, and have yet to have a single issue.
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    I've never had an issue with Wolf. I've put 500 or so rounds thru my AK with no problems. What do you mean by pits in the barrel? Thats one I've never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovrmydeadbdy View Post
    Wolf ammo pits your barrel! It also does dammage on your extractor if you fire a lot. so unless you want that stuff to happen, don't buy Wolf. I'm returning 400 rounds right now for the reasons I stated above.
    How come? Anything to back that up?

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    you can find commercial reloads for under $200 shipped for 500 rounds.

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    Wolf ammo is the filthiest ammo made. All ammo is corrosive but Wolf is the worst. I have not had good luck with it, the casings have split in the chamber and have been a ***** to remove. I wouldnt shoot Wolf to save my butt ... literally.


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    The steele caseing on the wolf ammo is not as maleable as the brass is. and yes I know of 2 of my buddies that have had to replace their extractors in their AR. Cuda66 and Pro2a, the reason you havn't noticed is because the AK's are not as precisly machined as the AR's.
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    Extractors are cheap
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    Wolf .223 isn't even powerful enough to cycle my Bushmaster 16".
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    What ammo do you recommend that is not a dollar a cartridge but is not bad for the M4? I use Wolf ammo for my AK-47 WASR-10, as a matter of fact I just bought a box of 1000 rounds of Wolf ammo (7.62x39) and some 30 and 40 round mags yesterday from my FFL. I guess the old saying that you can run an AK thru the mud and it still works holds true :)

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    You can take a look at the Prvi Partizan M193 FMJBT at wideners.com. It's boxer primed, brass case that is supposed to match the M193 specs & have the same muzzle velocity. $71 per pack of 200 (plus shipping), $350 for 1000 (delivered). I bought a 200 pack & my total with shipping was just under $82.

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