commander faschisto wrote:
WTF? They could get twice the price just selling the loaded ammo...?
as far as i know you cant sell military ammo as full loaded ammo anymore. once it goes into uncle sam's store rooms, its saleable as pulldown parts only. sucks, but it is what it is. *#$%*&^ bureaucrats.
as i understand it the "surplus" 5.56 ammo that hits the market are either rejected lots (didnt meet uniformity standards, or something similar) or contract overruns.
i've gotten several orders of stuff from american reloading. nice folks. takes 7-10 days to get orders processed and shipped, but they do tell you about it ahead of time.
always throwing coupons out there, however if something is relatively rare - i suggest buying when available. some things they get in VERY VERY VERY limited quantities. they had barnes .308 120gr Tac-TX bullets in stock and i missed them because they sold like hotcakes to the blackout folks. never seen them again since.
one huge perk to buying pulldown brass (vs once fired military brass) is its still virgin brass and there's no way it could have ever been fired in a machine gun - and therefore sporting any MG buldge. just needs a quick neck sizing and you're back in business. obviously not much risk of that with 30rar, but if you're buying 5.56 or 7.62x51 brass its a very valid concern.