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  1. Military Weapons Forum
    What is your SHTF last resort rifle and ammo? At the back of my ammunition storage closet, on the bottom shelf, are two ammo cans filled with 7.62x39. More commonly used calibers are towards the front of the closet - 223 Remington, 9mm, 45acp, 22 long rifle, 30-30 Winchester, 308 Winchester...
  2. Firearms General Discussion
    At least the ones in my area. It sure took them a long time. The cases had been packed for months since they said they were going to stop all handgun and 'military' ammo. Federal .223 or Winchester 5.56 25 cents a round. I picked up JHP 240 gr. .44 Mag for $30 for 50. (White box) and...
  3. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Planning a hunting / camping trip on some public hunting lands on a local river. Area is a mix of pine, oak, sweet gum... etc. Will be hunting small and medium sized game. This means rabbit, squirrel, deer, and wild pigs. Pick two guns for my trip: Remington 700 bolt action in 280...
  4. Military Weapons Forum
    What would Eugene Stoner do in 2017, to update/Lighten the AR15/M4? Some of us had a discussion in another thread about whether iron sights are even needed in this day & age. Do you need a heavy barrel or is a pencil barrel better, this video series is pretty cool. I'll post the 1st video in...
  5. Military Weapons Forum
    Since the election has turned in our favor for now...I want to build an Alternative AR15 caliber rifle. This is for obvious reasons. 5.56 is great for what it is. Lightweight, close range, medium powered combat round. It stacks cheap and deep, I reload(am planning and always looking to learn). I...
  6. Military Weapons Forum
    I am going to share my AR-15 predator hunting build. Please post your build, or what you like or would change. Over the past couple of years coyotes have been stealing my chickens. I thought losses have not been “that” bad, but the time has come to take action. A few days ago I was looking...
  7. Military Weapons Forum
    This is a serious question that I'm posing here. I hope that we can discuss this topic without the usual breakdown into caliber wars. My question is what do you all think about the recent terrorist shooting in San Bernadino, CA where the terrorists used AR15s (.223) rifles achieving a kill...
  8. Military Weapons Forum
    AK 47 for SHTF apocalyptic terror and mayhem and what not. While I served with the mighty AR and love it, I am going to change my primary to an AK. 1. It's just cheaper to train with. Ammo is half the cost (and I reload) 2. It's heartier in the field. I am disciplined with field cleaning...
  9. Military Weapons Forum
    I know talking about .223 for SHTF is wrong. I thought that perhaps lower pressure levels might extend the life of the AR. Is there any .223 ammo out there worthy of complimenting a 5.56 stockpile?
  10. Rifle Forum
    First, yes I did search this topic but didn't come up with the information I needed. This is specific about ar15 ammo. Just wondering how much of this ammo should be stockpiled. I would think since this ammo is light weight and can be used with high capacity magazines, so one would need the...
  11. Firearms General Discussion
    I see these two types of ammo frequently online at good deals. Being cheap steel cased Russian made Wolf ammo, we should all have SOME laying around. Now, just wondering, what is the difference between these two kinds of ammo? I know the "Polyformance" has a bi-metal jacket - a blend of copper...
  12. Rifle Forum
    Does anyone one the forum hunt whitetail with 5.56 or .223? if so how many deer have you killed and how many have gotten away? just curious. I may consider getting one.
  13. Military Weapons Forum
    Okay, I'm not an AR guy. I did own an older Bushmaster years ago but one of the boys got it. Anyway, to make a long story longer, someone gave me a case (500 rounds) of Federal XM193F 5.56 M193 Ball and a ziplock bag with 137 rounds of rounds of loose rounds. All but one or two of the loose...
  14. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    First, I know that there are plenty who will say this dude was a poor shot or didn't use the right load/ammo or provide video evidence to the contrary or ...etc. Yet, there is a reason some states outlaw .223/556 for hunting deer-sized game and the reason I personally hunt with more robust...
  15. Military Weapons Forum
    So I have been thinking in worst case scenario what ammo do you think will be most plentiful. This is my list based on nothing but guesses, so it is quite likely it will not be very accurate. .22 long Rifle 5.56/223. I put them in the same category as I can fire both from my AR15. Of the two I...
  16. Military Weapons Forum
    I have both. Stood em shell to shell, looked and compared them visually and thought I would post this. The russian round seems like a no brainer for most of us bug in types, sub 100 yard shots. What say you?
  17. Military Weapons Forum
    not sure if this is the correct place to put this thread but just as the title states where is the best place to buy .223/5.56 ammo right now? looking to spend in the 3/350$ range right now.
  18. Military Weapons Forum
    Does anyone know what the deal is with the price of the Lake City 5.56 Green Tip 62 gr ammo?. About 3 months ago I bought two of the 420rds W/metal Ammo cans or $145.00 each from S&G ammo,...is a deal like that around still or are those deals gone for good or should I just sit it out and wait...
  19. Military Weapons Forum
    After watching last weeks Top Shot I've been thinking about the 5.7 for several reasons and would like to hear what other are thinking. With the 5.7 the FPS is high enough to be effective, but the thing that has peaked my interest is that I can shoot the same round from a 5.7 pistol virtually...
  20. Military Weapons Forum
    I'm looking into something larger than the 5.56/.223. The main rounds I've been looking at are 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel. Opinions and evaluations on these rounds?
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