.223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally? (Read 370 times)

drck1000

.223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:35:33 PM »
Looking for some .223 soft point ammo to do some testing with.  Have you guys seen any in LGS lately? 

raudi

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 12:52:53 PM »
OGC advertised some last week I think.

macsak

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 12:58:21 PM »
Looking for some .223 soft point ammo to do some testing with.  Have you guys seen any in LGS lately?

check with eugene at HGS

drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 01:12:03 PM »
OGC advertised some last week I think.

Thanks.  I saw they had a sale on 9 mm JHP, but didn't see .223.

check with eugene at HGS

Was going to check with him for that and the Pelican cases.  Just need to find time to check out his shop. 

Believe SEC has some in stock as well.  I recall Young Guns has some here and there, but haven't been there recently. 

oldfart

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 01:24:59 PM »
how many you need?
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drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 02:06:49 PM »
how many you need?
5-10 rounds for testing, but I'd also want the ammo to be readily available locally if I like how they perform in the tests. 

raudi

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 02:20:47 PM »
OGC posted they had on the 22nd. $180 for 200rnds

oldfart

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 02:28:13 PM »
5-10 rounds for testing, but I'd also want the ammo to be readily available locally if I like how they perform in the tests.
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drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 02:49:05 PM »
OGC posted they had on the 22nd. $180 for 200rnds
Ahh.  I only looked at their posting on 2a.  Just checked their twitter feed.  I'll have to check that out to see if they still have and price.   A little more than I was looking for, but good option.  Thanks!

stangzilla

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 08:19:32 AM »
I've seen some recently at SEC and YG
Pricey though

drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 08:43:05 AM »
I've seen some recently at SEC and YG
Pricey though
Thanks.  I picked up some at SEC the other week.  Some brands were pricey, but I was able to find what I wanted (at least to try) for a good price.  Still might check out YG and HGS. 

oldfart

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 10:30:20 AM »
Thanks.  I picked up some at SEC the other week.  Some brands were pricey, but I was able to find what I wanted (at least to try) for a good price.  Still might check out YG and HGS.
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If you doing some kind of comparison testing I can donate a box of Fed 55gr soft pt.
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drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:30 AM »
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If you doing some kind of comparison testing I can donate a box of Fed 55gr soft pt.
Starting with simple testing between FMJ (193), BTHP (Black Hills 77 gr and some Hornady 55 gr load), and SP (Gold Dot 62 gr and maybe one more).  I know 193 will zip right through a 4x4 and SP will knock the 4x4 off a table.  Really trying to see how the BTHP stuff does, at least to start.

Thanks for the offer, but I think I'm good on the SP for now. 

rklapp

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 11:10:13 AM »
Now I’m curious what your testing set up looks like with the 4x4.
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drck1000

Re: .223 Soft Point Ammo - Available Locally?
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 08:14:23 AM »
Now I’m curious what your testing set up looks like with the 4x4.
Simple.  Put sections of 4x4 on a flat surface.  Shoot them and see what happens.  I've done this before with FMJ and SP, but haven't tried with BTHP.  I mostly want to see what the BTHP that I have on hand will do.