I've somewhat reluctantly come to the conclusion that cases of .223 are pretty much out of the question these days. It's a reloading kind of world now. $400 a case for Q3131 is just stupid. Wolf is marginally acceptable at $200. There is just no way I'll pay more than $200 a case for .223.
Once-fired brass is ugly, but at least you can amortize the cost across several reloadings. The heck of it is, I hate reloading .223, heh. Ah well.