Midway USA is offering both CCI's Quiet-22 Long Rifle Subsonic brick of 500 rounds for $29.99 and their Standard Velocity Ammunition brick of 500 rounds for $39.99. For those looking for subsonic ammunition, CCI's Quiet-22 at 710fps makes it an ideal backyard plinking ammunition for your bolt action rifles. In the Midwest rural areas 22LR is still hard to get due to purchase limits and people continuing to stock up. Also, the ability to purchase 2000 rounds of 22LR in one transaction is extremely convenient. Add a free shipping item to your purchase, for a shipping rate reduction. You can never have to much 22LR.
Palmetto State Armory is offering Federal 9mm 115gr FMJ 100rd Box for only $23.99 with free shipping. PSA's free shipping ends today. There is no limit on how many boxes you can purchase, so stock up before this great deal is gone. When available my local Walmart carries this ammo for $26.57, and limits purchases to only three boxes per customer per day. At this price, it really makes trips to the range a lot easier on the wallet. In addition to cost, the small packaging size makes this an idea storage ammo.
Palmetto State Armory is selling Federal's 5.56 NATO Bulk Packs for $169, Federal American Eagle 5.56x45mm NATO 55gr FMJ 420rds On Stripper Clips XM193LC1. At $0.40 a round, this deal is hard to pass on. This ammunition is ready to go with 420 rounds of M193 5.56 NATO 55gr ammunition loaded on stripper clips, ready to go in cardboard silencers, ammo can and includes magazine adapter (see pictures below loading USGI and MAGPUL mags). This ammunition is prepared for an all in one grab-and-go solution that is set up for fast reload of USGI hi-capacity magazines. The included ammo can makes this a great item to put directly into storage for future use. This product has decreased in price significantly from what they were selling for last year. Keep stocking up!!!
Don't be one of those friends who say they wish they would have bought this ammunition when prices were low. You know who you are!
Palmetto State Armory is offering a great ammunition package that includes a Brick of CCI 22LR (500rds) and 2 boxes of MAGTECH 45ACP for $79.99. This is a really good value for a $35 brick of CCI 22LR when you consider 2 boxes of MAGTECH 45ACP 230gr cost $44. In the Midwest CCI is tough to get unless you purchase on gunbroker.com at a premium. CCI standard velocity runs well in 22LR conversions for both Glocks and ARs. When available, continue to purchase 500rd bricks of 22LR due to most vendors limiting the amount of 22 ammo you can purchase.
While at PSA's site buy some extra AR-15 30rd magazines for $7.99.
Federal is selling a significant amount of M80 7.62x51 ammunition at most large and small hunting stores for $16 per box of 20rds. This is a great NATO quality round for your 308 rifles and provides a strong case for reloading. When this ammunition is sold commercially an "X" is added to the military nomenclature to signify it is not being sold for military use, re-designating the cartridge as "XM80." This ammunition is normally linked for use in our military's medium machine gun (M240B) which is used by our infantry forces and also used as a coaxial machine gun (M240C) mounted in armored vehicles. To provide additional information about the M80 cartridge and other NATO 7.62 ammunition hitting the civilian market, the following narrative and diagrams are from FM 3-22.68 Crew Served Machine Guns 5.56 and 7.62 (July 2006).
The M240B machine guns use several types of standard 7.62-mm ammunition. Figure 3-3 shows the types and their characteristics. Soldiers may only use authorized ammunition manufactured to US and NATO specifications. Ammunition for the M240B is issued in a disintegrating, metallic, split-linked belt (Figure 3-4).
The M240B machine gun uses the following types of ammunition. See also table 3-3:
• Cartridge, 7.62-mm Ball M80—for use against light materials and personnel, and for range training.
• Cartridge, 7.62-mm Armor-Piercing M61—for use against lightly armored targets.
• Cartridge, 7.62-mm Tracer M62—for observation of fire, incendiary effects, signaling, and for training. "When the gunner fires tracer rounds, they mix with ball ammunition in a ratio of four ball rounds to one tracer round."
• Cartridge, 7.62-mm Dummy M63—for use during mechanical training.
• Cartridge, 7.62-mm Blank M82—for use during training when simulated live fire is desired. The gunner should use a blank firing adaptor (BFA) to fire this ammunition.
Midway is offering sale priced reloadable 7.63x39 and 7.62x54R ammunition at the following links, Prvi Partizan Ammunition 7.62x39mm Russian 123 Grain Full Metal Jacket and Prvi Partizan Ammunition 7.62x54mm Rimmed Russian (7.62x53mm Rimmed) 150 Grain Soft Point Box of 20. Although steel cased ammunition is extremely cheap it is comforting to have brass cases available to reload. I've purchased PPU ammunition in a variety of calibers and have always been happy with the results. Midway is also offering free shipping with a minimum purchase, so in addition to the ammunition purchase add any large items that you've putting off due to shipping costs.
Midway USA is selling 1000 rd bulk packs of Tula 7.62x39 ammunition for $245 at the following link, TulAmmo Ammunition 7.62x39mm 122 Grain Full Metal Jacket (Bi-Metal) Steel Case Berdan Primed. If you're looking for smaller quantities, the 20rd boxes are also discounted. Recently, a lot of focus has been placed on buying .22, .223 and .308 ammunition. Do not neglect buying ammunition for your other rifles.
Bulk 5.56x45 ammunition is now available at most sporting goods stores due to reduced government demand. The majority of this ammunition is military production from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri. The only difference is the cartridge nomenclature which includes an "X," i.e. XM855 vs. M855. The "X" differentiates the ammunition from military nomenclature as required by government contracts. Provided below is the standard military ammunition table from FM 3-22.9 Rifle Marksmanship M16-/M4 - Series Weapons which details military ammunition types and ammunition characteristics. This is a great reference aid when shopping for ammunition. When available, continue to purchase quality 5.56 ammunition when priced under $.50 a round. Below are current XM855 and XM193 ammunition bulk prices and additional facts about the cartridges.
American Eagle Bulk Packs sold at Walmart:
1. 150rd Bulk Pack of XM855 (green tip) 62gr for $69, Recommended for carbines.
2. 120rd Bulk Pack of XM193 (plain tip) 55gr for $60.
M855 and M193 Ammunition (FM 3-22.9):
1. The M855 bullet is longer and wider than the M193 bullet and has a different configuration. These differences require different twists in the barrels, lands, and grooves to stabilize the bullet in flight. These differences include the following:
• The M16A1 has a 1:12 barrel twist (the bullet rotates once for every 12 inches of travel down the barrel).
• The M16A2/A3/A4 and the M4 have a 1:7 barrel twist (the bullet rotates once for every 7 inches of travel down the barrel).
2. The M16A1 does not put enough spin on the heavier M855 bullet to stabilize it in flight, causing erratic performance and inaccuracy. The shot groups are--
• 30.48 to 35.56 centimeters (12 to 14 inches) at 91.4 meters (100 yards).
• 182.88 centimeters (72 inches) at 274.2 meters (300 yards).
Note: Although firing the M855 cartridge in the M16A1 rifle is safe, it should only be used in a combat emergency, and then only for close ranges of 91.4 meters (100 yards) or less.3. The M16A2/A3/A4 rifle and M4/M4A1 carbine fire both M193 and M855 ball ammunition with little difference in accuracy to a range of 500 meters. The M16A2/A3/A4 and M4/M4A1 and their ammunition are more effective than the M16A1 at ranges out to and beyond 500 meters due to better stabilization of the round.
If you're looking for a subsonic ammunition to keep others from hearing you shoot your .22 rifle or pistol, MidwayUSA has available Aguila's .22 Super Colibri at the following link, Aguila Super Colibri Ammunition 22 Long Rifle 20 Grain Lead Solid Point. For $33 a brick this ammunition is a great resource to have on hand when shooting small game in neighborhoods where alerting neighbors is not in your interest. Due to the ammunition's low muzzle velocity, subsonic, it works best in bolt action rifles. For those, where 22 long rifle is tough to get this is a great alternative.
Lyman's Case Prep Multi-Tool (see picture and this site's Amazon page for link) is a great all in one system for restoring once fired military brass. For around $24 you receive a storage handle with the following required tools to ready rifle brass for reloading: Inside Deburing Tool, Outside Deburring Tool, Large and Small Primer Pocket Cleaners, Large and Small Primer Pocket Reamers. The primer pocket reamers are essential and are used to remove military crimps from primer pockets and is worth the price by itself. I recently purchased the primer pocket reamers for 5.56 and 7.62 individually for $23. The following are Midway USA links for once fired 5.56mm/.223in and 7.62/.308in brass: Once-Fired Reloading Brass 5.56x45mm NATO Lake City Headstamp Grade 3 Bag of 500 and Once-Fired Reloading Brass 308 Winchester Grade 3 Box of 250 (Bulk Packaged). I've purchased both brass offerings and enjoyed getting the brass back in to service. Like all commodities, brass prices fluctuate and is sometimes hard to get. Keep stocking up. Be Ready!!