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    Default Re: Ammo pricing bottom??

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    What do you consider reasonable on .308?
    .308 Win... I'd be pleased with under $1 a round...but I don't want to be buying 1000 rounds...I don't use that rifle often, but would like a larger inventory.
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    Got a couple 200rd cans of linked 7.62 British surplus Radway Green I'd sell ya cheaper than that.

    But YOU have to de-link it!
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    308/7.62 NATO, all depends what bullet you want.

    If you just want plinking ammo, there is good surplus available right now for 40-50 cents a round.

    If you want a hunting or long range type bullet the cost goes up.

    308/7.62 is one of those things where you save money reloading, even now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abner13 View Post
    Some rifles yes , some rifles no. Don't recall what was on my HK-91. I ran mostly surplus , Rem-UMC/.Win-USA and Fed-AmEagle thru it.
    My DPMS LR-308 says most commercial ammo is good to go.

    But most M14 folks know to stick with 7.62 NATO M59/M80 in M14-type rifles.

    7.62 NATO M80 limits , 50,000psi

    .308 Winchester , 55,000psi
    I never dug into it but I had a guy tell me that .308 was on the H&K's because they couldn't export the evil 7.62. I was also told that 5.56 was hotter than .223 but I never looked into that either. Supposedly the H&K 93 is stamped .223 for the same reason as the .308. I find 7.62 at around $.50/round without too much trouble, sometimes a little less. If it's more I don't buy it. I don't know if I have any left but I had some Hanson that was marked .308 on the box.
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    5.56 vs .223 is different too , but for different reasons.

    http://www.differencebetween.net/obj...08-winchester/

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...ats-in-a-name/


    Some info sez to never use 5.56 NATO ammo in guns chambered for .223 , but The Ruger Mini-14 says .223 REM on the chamber , but the manual sez to use any .223 Rem commercial or 5.56 NATO military ammo.
    Last edited by abner13; March 3rd, 2019 at 01:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abner13 View Post
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    Default Re: Ammo pricing bottom??

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadking View Post
    .308 Win... I'd be pleased with under $1 a round...but I don't want to be buying 1000 rounds...I don't use that rifle often, but would like a larger inventory.
    For FMJ you can get smaller quantities (50-250 rounds) for about 50 cents, shipped. May be surplus, may be new stuff like magtec.

    I assume everyone here has used ammoseek, but if not go to ammoseek.com and tell it what you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    I never dug into it but I had a guy tell me that .308 was on the H&K's because they couldn't export the evil 7.62. I was also told that 5.56 was hotter than .223 but I never looked into that either. Supposedly the H&K 93 is stamped .223 for the same reason as the .308. I find 7.62 at around $.50/round without too much trouble, sometimes a little less. If it's more I don't buy it. I don't know if I have any left but I had some Hanson that was marked .308 on the box.
    There is a tiny dimension difference between 308 and 7.62 NATO. 7.62 has slightly thicker brass and a lower case capacity for powder. Any gun that will shoot 308 will shoot 7.62 just fine. 7.62 has lower pressures as well.

    The only safety problem I can think of it is rifles like the 1916 Spanish Mausers converted in the 1960s to 7.62 NATO. Those rifles can handle 7.62 but not the higher pressure 308.

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    Looking for hunting/distance ammo...that's about all I do with that rifle...and the 303s and the 7mm-08
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadking View Post
    Looking for hunting/distance ammo...that's about all I do with that rifle...and the 303s and the 7mm-08
    You could always make your own.
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