Below are the best places to buy cheap bulk 223 ammo online. I’ve tried to only list places who have or get regular stock of 223 Remington ammo that is bulk or can be ordered in bulk quantities.
Lucky Gunner seems to have quite a large stock of bulk 223 ammo in 500 and 1,000 round lots from several various manufacturers.
Bulk Munitions also has a good amount of 223 bulk. Their prices used to be on the higher end, but it seems like they are in the middle right now.
Palmetto State Armory usually runs in the middle on price, and I have bought ammo from them recently and they shipped fast. They tend to sell out faster than the others, however, so check often.
Brownells is hit or miss these days with selection, but I just checked and they had some decent prices.
And of course, I still recommend everyone go direct to manufacturer because they tend to have the cheapest prices, and you can buy bulk 223. Manufacturers who sell their own ammo are as follows:
- Federal Premium
- Armscor (Advanced Tactical)
I have bought ammo from Federal’s website and it worked well. A buddy has bought from Armscor’s website and had a good experience.
Tips for buying cheap bulk 223 ammo online:
The best thing you can do is compare prices on all websites. Open up multiple tabs and actually comparing prices is the best. I recommend putting the stuff into your cart so you can see what shipping is.
A lot of folks see that the seller works the price out to, say, 60 cents per round, but then the buyer has cart shock when they find out that it costs them 50 bucks to ship.
It’s best to compare prices from various websites with shipping calculated. Some sellers only allow you to do that when you put the cheap bulk 223 ammo in your cart.
There is a lot going on here that you need to be aware of. Not all online ammo retailers offer free shipping. And, just because they might does NOT mean you’re getting the best price.
Free shipping has a psychological affect on the shopper. Because they think they’re getting something for free they’re more inclined to buy. Nothing is ever free, though. The price of the shipping has to be worked into the price of the item.
You may think that an item with free shipping will be cheaper, but it’s not always true. Always check and compare prices to make sure you’re getting the cheapest price possible.
Don’t forget about 5.56:
Let’s not forget that AR-15 rifles (and others) specifically chambered in 5.56 NATO will shoot both 5.56 and .223 Remington.
This gives you a better chance at finding cheaper ammunition. When you’re searching don’t forget to increase your search criteria to include 5.56 NATO in your search to broaden your possibility of finding cheap bulk ammo.
Just remember that different grain weight bullets with different charges may impact differently on target. This will really only matter if you’re shooting longer distance matches, or hunting at longer distances.
Buy as much of the cheapest name brand ammo you can find that you know for a fact will work in your rifle.
I hope this short guide has helped you get the cheap bulk 223 ammo that you’re looking for.
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