comparable to .223

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by rik, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. rik

    rik New Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    He all it's rik again, got another question.

    what other round/calibur would be comparable to a .223? I really like that the .223 doesn't have much kick, but it packs a bit of a punch. I would like something that is percise, and relatively cheap to shoot, which .223 is compared to some.

    any ideas would help

  2. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Hi rik

    I thought of a couple right away until you said the part about cheap to shoot. That knocks the others out and leaves the 7.62x39

    If you had not specified cheap to shoot I would have said the 22-250. it packs more munch than the 223 and is accurate. THere are others as well. 220 ect, ect,

    One of the reasons the .223 is so popular is the $$$ factor

  3. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    I would have to agree. The .223 is usually somewhere around 1350 ft-lbs of muzzle energy, where the 7.62x39 is usually around 1470 ft-lbs. So the 7.62x39 packs a slightly harder punch, but is still very manageable.

    Not to mention that you'll find firearms that fire 7.62x39 much cheaper than .223.
  4. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    In the "light recoil, accurate & cheap" area, .223 is your best bet.

    The 7.62x39 has light recoil and is cheap, but nowhere near as accurate as .223.

    There are a lot of other 22 caliber rounds out there that have light recoil and are accurate, but they're pretty expen$ive.
  5. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    ballistically the 22-250 beats the doo doo out of a .223 form what I have read, shoots a little hotter a little faster etc.
    won't be cheaper for a while yet, as you can get 14 million .223 rounds on reserve for a nickel a piece
  6. rik

    rik New Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    .223 .5 ap

    Where can I get .223 for .5$ a piece????????

  7. rik, I'm a'thinkin he meant .05...and I would like to know where also?...the cheapest i've seen around with shipping is around...,.012 cents...FN_...give up yer secret?...Shooter's is waitin'...:cool:
  8. rik

    rik New Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    yeah .05$

    Hey .12$ is better than the .25$ that I would pay at walmart.
    Where are the .12s at.

    also I've hear talk about surpluss loads being corrosive? whats the deal on that???
  9. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    I was exagerating a little
    and yes I have seen it for $0.05 a piece, that was if you bought over 50,000 rounds, it was from an old website, before gun sales online were as moderated, it was a russian surplus store, that sold everything including jets and tanks.
  10. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Cheaper than dirt has the following:

    Product Description: Ammo .223 SS109, 62g 20-Rd Box Military Penetrator FMJ Brass
    Catalog Item #: AMM-202 Mfg Item #: AM1106

    For $4.07 per box or about $0.20 per round

    They also have this:

    Product Description: Ammo .223 62gr Hollow Pt 20-Rd Box Nickel Steel Case 20-Rd Bx
    Catalog Item #: AMM-228 Mfg Item #: AMM228

    For $2.89 a box or about $0.145 per round (This is Russian)

    Then we have this in 7.62x39 surplus

    Product Description: Ammo 7.62x39 FMJ 700-Rd Tin FMJ 122gr Non-Corr Sealed Tin
    Catalog Item #: AMM-637 Mfg Item #: AMM637

    For $64.97 or $0.093 per round.

    Good luck in your choice. The only thing that is not mentioned here is the difference in down range energy. The .223 at 200 yrds has an energy of 709 ft/lbs vs the 7.62x39 which has 1800 ft.lbs.

    Good luck in your choice. I would opt for the .223.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2003
  11. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    from a local store I get .308 ammo .17 a round for 900 rounds
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