I’m currently thinking what my next rifle might be. And I’m a bit torn on what caliber to aim for. I recently fired 5.56 out of my brother-in-law’s service mini-ruger 14. And that had a surprising kick to it. Still incredibly fun (first time firing anything larger then a .22), but I really way rocked back every time I fired it.
As a result, now I’m considering calibers. And I don’t actually know which is cheaper. It was 12.50 for 20 rounds of 5.56 at the range. But I didn’t think to ask about prices of other calibers. So I’m coming here, maybe some folks know more then me on this. Is 5.56/.223 generally cheaper then 7.62x39? Or is it the reverse?
It is definitely the reverse
Most 7.62x39 ammunition is steel cased as opposed to brass cased
Generally speaking I haven’t bought by the box in years and buy by the case
1000 rounds of 7.62 is about 220 shipped to your door
5.56 is hovering around 320-360 depending what you buy brand wise
I know I apologize
I’ve had a few bad experiences with them and never recommend them
They have also been under scrutiny scene the Arura co incindent
The Shooter ordered 6k rounds from them in one order and the alarm bells here in dc got tripped