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As I await the arrival of my XCR, I pass the time by constantly reading posts here, looking at accessories, ammo, etc... I'm sure that you all went through this anxious period as well. Anyways, I thought that I would ask the group's opinion on some ammo that Cabela's has on sale in the bargain cave. I was thinking about buying it for the break in of my XCR, but wanted to know if it would work OK.

From Cabela's web site:

"Bulk .223 Remington Black Hills Ammunition – 55-Grain FMJ
These new manufacture 55-grain full-metal-jacket loads produce an impressive 3,200 fps.
250 Rounds - 1 Dry Box - 124.99
500 Rounds - 2 Dry Boxes - 234.99"

I also have a coupon for a couple bucks off, and some Cabela's points, so it seemed like a good deal.

What do you all think?

Thanks.
 

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I think that is actually one of the recommended brands for breaking in. It shoots hot and will function well so that would probably be a good idea. I bought mine about 75% broke in so mine wasn't too expensive :).
 

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phew... Black Hills can be expensive.

I broke my rifle in with Wolf, truth be told... Too poor to buy anything nicer. :duh:
 

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3200fps sounds plenty hot enough, but .50c a round for 55gr FMJ (basic plinking stuff?) is well more than I would pay.
 

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3200fps sounds plenty hot enough, but .50c a round for 55gr FMJ (basic plinking stuff?) is well more than I would pay.
So what is a good round for the initial breakin that is priced better? Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Cabela's has XM193 for about $80-90 per 200. Military, LC08 headstamped and ready to go. The brass is great (if you don't reload, I'll take it off your hands! ;) ). I'm not a 'mil-spec' fan boy but it is one of the hotter loads out there that's reasonably priced now. When it's in stock out here I pick up a box and store it for a rainy day.
 

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Thanks, i'll check it out.

Any other lower priced ammo suitable for breakin that anyone's aware of?

Edit: Hmm, i checked Cabela's site and I couldn't find any Federal ammo in .223
 

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Hmmm. The Cabela's here usually has it in the store. Let me look around and see if I can't find it around.

Widener's has Prvi (Yugo) M193 that is good stuff. The older Prvi was loaded to steel-cased Wolf pressure and velocity so it sucked but anything headstamped after 06 will be at the correct velocity. I think 1K is something like $350. They've got Prvi M855 too if that's your flavor.
 
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