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I just got my ar fully equiped with everything and now its time to shoot.i have yet to shoot it becasue it was an optics ready package and i needed to purchase optics before i could shoot. my questions is what is a cheap ammo that can be safely shot out of the gun. i hear good and bad reveiws about herters or wolf ammo. at the same time 25 cents a round vs 47 cents a round is very apealing. it is an m&p 15. i dont mind if something is dirty as i always my weapons after shooting. this is just for fun plinking out to 100 yards but most shots at 50 and under. i have reloading equipment but have gotten away from it due to the fact that i dont shoot as i used to and the higher cost of materials. i am new to this AR shooting and anything help would be great

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Re: AR ammo

I personally shoot Tula Russian in my AR. I have also bought the Herter's, which I believe is the same manufacturer. I had one case get stuck in the chamber out of a few hundred rounds. No other issues have surfaced yet. I don't reload, so steel case makes sense for me.

For brass-cased ammo, I hear that many Wal-Marts will have 420 rounds of Federal 62gr FMJ in an ammo can at good prices. Have't seen that personally.

Another choice may be to check out Cat Ammo. they do bulk re-manufactured rounds. I think they may be based in PA. Haven't checked them out yet.

Aim Surplus usually has decent deals. I can't recommend Palmetto State Armory anymore, because they never seem to have anything in stock.
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Re: AR ammo

check sportsmansguide.com for surplus ammo

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Re: AR ammo

Tula shoots just fine out of my M&P.
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Re: AR ammo

Ooops.Also meant to say:Herters does as well.I(and a couple others) can hit a soda can at 50 yds off hand with the cheaper ammo.Bottom line:In my opinion you absolutely don't have to spend top $ to have alot of fun plinking accurately.Hope that helps.
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thanks for all the info guys

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Re: AR ammo

I've shot Remington UMC and Federals out of mine with no problems.
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Re: AR ammo

i shoot wolf, silver bear and federal XM 193 out of mine

no problems.

watch the wolf ammo if you plan on heating up the barrel (rapid fire) its laquer coated and will make things sticky.

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