Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

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Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by John_in_Longview » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:25 am

I just got my first AR-15. Any brands of ammo I should avoid? Any that you really like?

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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by evan price » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:59 am

Tula/Wolf steel case.
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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:12 am

Freedom Munitions (by reputation and a lot of comments)
Ultramax (the stuff I tried was dirty and noticeably inconsistent in power)

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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Darrell » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:10 am

evan price wrote:Tula/Wolf steel case.
This X100.
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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:50 am

Pretty much all of them. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Denis » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:59 am

NPR beat me to it. I don't have or want a poodleshooter. Of course, now they are going to be banned, I will have to buy one, just because...

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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Precision » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:24 pm

anything steel case is a no go. It will eventually break the extractor and wear a divot into the feed ramp.

Most of the rest of the known brand ammo work just fine, some are much dirtier then others.
American Eagle is decent stuff
Federal is decent
I really like the Prvt Partisan stuff - great accuracy in all rifle I have shot it through
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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Steamforger » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:28 pm

Wolf Gold, however, is made under contract in Taiwan (IIRC) and is nice range ammo. It is boxer primed, brass cased, no dirtier than other name brand 5.56 I've used and seems to shoot well.

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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by John_in_Longview » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:03 pm

Netpackrat wrote:Pretty much all of them. :mrgreen:
I saw your comment and avatar and damn near spit coffee all over my keyboard in laughter. :lol:

Thanks to everyone else also for the suggestions.

In the .308 practice thread, DCAV5 stated he likes MEN ammo out of Germany in 7.62 NATO. Their 5.56 NATO is available for about 33 cents per round. Anyone shot it?

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Re: Is there a 5.56 Brand you avoid?

Post by Denis » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:37 pm

John_in_Longview wrote:In the .308 practice thread, DCAV5 stated he likes MEN ammo out of Germany in 7.62 NATO. Their 5.56 NATO is available for about 33 cents per round. Anyone shot it?
Haven't tried the 5.56 MEN myself, but it ought to be good stuff. I don't believe my one bad experience with their .308 is representative.

Can you get Swiss mil-surp 5.56 in the US? The commercial offering from the same plant is called Geco. Excellent stuff.

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