Suggestions for plinking 223 bullets.

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    Suggestions for plinking 223 bullets.

    I am going to be starting reloading. I plan on just plinking with my AR so the bullets to me don't really matter. I just want the best bang for my buck. Thanks

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    Midway USA -search around. What's the twist rate on your barrel? Somewhere on Olympic Arms's web site you can find what works best for your twist.
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    its a 1/9 not chromed

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    50grain to 69grain. My 1:9 shoots 1 ragged hole w/ Black Hills 52gr Match Hollow Points @ 100yds. They also makes muskrats explode!!
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    Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC 5000 55 grain shipped $345.00
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    I was looking on Midway.com, what are the problems you would get with blemished bullets?

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    reloading for the 223 is fun and if you have one you need to know how to reload for it. but have you look into getting a 22lr conversion kit for your gun. most kit are under $200.00 and they drop in. you can "plink" a whole lot more with a 22lr kit over reloading.
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    I have but I already spent the money for the kit and its on the way. I also plan on reloading for my 9mm and 38 special handguns.

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    Sometimes this guy has surplus or "pulled" military bullets for cheap.

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    Try Montana Gold.


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    "Blem" bullets are I have found pretty OK for general target and plinking work. Last batch of 2,000 223 FMJ's I got were pulled tho, and very good price. (Also had a stellar deal on about 2,500 158 JHP's, 'blems' - Hornady Gold dots - that was a sweat deal and darned if I have found a bad one yet.)

    Those do just fine but I did take the time to sort them a bit as canellures were of variable height and so graded them a bit. The best were kept for good use rounds - the random ones went to plinking loads. Might be worth paying attention to ogive location if a batch happens to be mixed lot - to make sure ''jump'' is kept within bounds when deciding on OAL.
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    Can sometimes get a decent deal on bulk bullets from Dillon, but Midway usually has the best sales when you can catch them.
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    Try TJ Conovera.
    55gr Winchester bullets for $69 per 1k. Also good prices on 38 and esp. 9mm fmj and plated bullets as well as brass.
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