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    Does anyone use Hornady steel case .223's for varmint hunting? They are cheaper but do they damage your chamber (bolt action not AR). What's the best place to buy bulk .223 ammo?

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    Your location says you are in Colorado? If that is so, you have a bunch more options on cheap .223 than we do. Just make sure you are buying .223, not 5.56 for that bolt gun. You should be able to find PMC or UMC .223 in the $.38 a round price range if you shop around.

    Hornady stell match is probably the best steel cartridge out there. It won't hurt your gun a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKDoug View Post
    Your location says you are in Colorado? If that is so, you have a bunch more options on cheap .223 than we do.
    Yes and down there you can order ammo from Midway, Natchez, Graf & Sons, Cheaper Than Dirt, G&J Sales etc and get reasonable priced UPS ground shipping.


    Iíd not put steel cases in a bolt rifle to save a nickel. In a chromed chamber military auto rifle that goes through ammo like toilet paper yea it might be worth it. But not in bolt action varmint rifle that isnít spraying brass all over like a sprinkler, your just not going to save enough to justify the added weir on the gun and likely reduced accuracy.
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