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    Best 5.56 plinking ammo

    Where can I find the best/cheapest ammo in 5.56 for plinking? I can find plenty of inexpensive .223, but would prefer to shoot the cartridge my carbine was designed to fire.

    I've looked at the Sportsmans Guide and Cheaper Than Dirt but they don't seem to have any good deals except on sh*t like steel cased Wolf...no thank you...anyone know of any good buys?

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    The best plinking ammo I've ever shot are my own reloads.

    Even "plinking" ammunition can get expensive.

    If you aren't reloading already, you should look into it. It's actually a quite enjoyable experience.
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    Wolf/Tula/Brown Bear/etc are my plinking ammo. If my gun wouldn't work with them, I wouldn't keep it.

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    Wolf isn't a bad cartridge persť, I just don't like steel cased ammo.

    I know absolutely NOTHING about reloading. I am interested in reloading 5.56mm and .45acp. Where can I learn about it? What does the equipment cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ca_fireman19 View Post

    I know absolutely NOTHING about reloading. I am interested in reloading 5.56mm and .45acp. Where can I learn about it? What does the equipment cost?
    Just read around in this forum to learn about it.

    Personally, I use the cheaper Lee Reloading equipment and it works just fine for me. I believe I paid $180 for the progressive press and a set of dies. But, if you want a really nice reloading experience I'd suggest purchasing a Dillion.
    The upfront costs of reloading are pretty steep but its worth it in the end.

    I reload 5.56mm and 9mm and average about 18 cents a round of 5.56mm and 10 cents for 9mm.
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    Can I use the same equipment to make both 5.56 and .45 with just a dye change?

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