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I was buying my .223 55gr bullets from everglades ammo, but they were out of stock. so i signed up for the email alert for restock. I got my email today saying the bullets were in. check this out i was paying $48 per 500 or 98 per 1000 now the place wants $139 per 500 and $259 per 1000. thats outragous. im not paying that much. i guess ill be shopping around now. Price gouging at its best.
 

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yep.. IF you wanna spend that kinda money on .224s order some SMKs from midway. that about he goin rate for match grade projectiles.
 

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thanks fellas, i cant believe that the prices rose that much on projectiles. i dont even think those are match grade. can you make a lead .224 bullet if you keep the velocity down?
 

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yes, but generally not advisable to shoot in a gas gun. People do it though, there's guys on the castboolit forum that shoot lead outta their M1A's and such.

price gouging sucks.

I love Midway, I got some 62gn Armscor a while ago, 1000 pack for $90 or so.
 

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is it not advisable because the bullet breaks up at the high speeds?
 

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no, it leads up the gas system, not so bad on an AR as piston driven stuff but also with .223 velocities, ya gotta keep them slowed down even with gas checks.
 

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Cast lead .224 bullets are all gas check designs. Meaning, there's a copper/guilding metal cup on the bottom of the boolit. This helps prevent leading and any crud getting into the gas system.

The prevailing myth about lead in gas operated semi-auto's causing problems is just plain false. You're SUPPOSED to clean the gas system regularly,,,---right?

That said, you cannot drive them to the same velocities as a jacketed bullet. UNLESS you use a heavy-for-caliber-bullet. AND have a fast enough rate of twist to stabilize it. A 65-70 grain lead boolit is longer
than the same weight jacketed bullet.

As for the rise in bullet prices, that's simply price gouging. I have all I need, and IF I run out of jacketed, I'll just switch to lead!
 
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