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Old 04-22-2018, 09:49 AM   #36
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Yeah, I just picked up 15 boxes of the Monarch for about $60 shipped. Not bad. I’ve been needing to hoard ammo.
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Old 04-22-2018, 12:27 PM   #37
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This is where all my last few batches came from and they all had the proper sealers.

Red Army Standard is Century imported and has several facilities it uses for production, so make sure it's the purple sealed
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Do we know that it is Vympel through personal observation? Been buying GT from SG but the tap is shut off for me, soi I need an alternate source. Thanks!
Valid question adam. Going by the ad above, it looks like the purple sealed/lacquered Vympel. Has anyone purchased any recently to verify?
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:53 PM   #38
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^^ what he said. The community just let inventory sits when it's plentiful and hoard up on rifles. Then when inventory dries up... we whine and cry about "we wish we would've...". I have several buddies that own multiple rifles, yet mags and ammo are anemic to say the least.
True. Y'all know if you purchased inexpensive hi-cap factory mags when the 1994 AWB was no more. Did you buy 5.56 ammo just a few months ago ? They were giving away brand name brass ammo.
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Old 04-22-2018, 02:45 PM   #39
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Yeah, I just picked up 15 boxes of the Monarch for about $60 shipped. Not bad. Iíve been needing to hoard ammo.
Monarch is good shit.
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #40
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Monarch is good shit.
Iíve never shot it. Iím newer to 5.45 and Iíve just been picking up ammo as Iíve found it on sale. Iím more versed on .223 and .308.
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:07 PM   #41
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Iíve never shot it. Iím newer to 5.45 and Iíve just been picking up ammo as Iíve found it on sale. Iím more versed on .223 and .308.
Monarch and Wolf MilSpec are my favorites, with GT coming in a close third. Haven't tried 7n6 or Tula yet, but Wolf black box isn't bad.
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Thanks for the heads-up on the Monarch deal. I grabbed a couple cases. Not bad at all @ $0.20/round.
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Old 04-24-2018, 12:41 AM   #43
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Well, my .223 order shipped, but my 5.45 is just showing received status. I hope it ships. It says monarch 5.45 is out of stock now.
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Iíve never shot it. Iím newer to 5.45 and Iíve just been picking up ammo as Iíve found it on sale. Iím more versed on .223 and .308.
All those cartridges are great, so is the 7.62x39 and the 300BLK. Good times. Hopefully nothing interrupts the import of Soviet calibers.

Honestly some of us here get picky about our ammo. I have yet to find any brand/country 5.45 that doesn't feed reliably and go bang in my 74s. Some may have a bit higher velocities on average or per lot than some others but I believe it is more of a testament to the design.

Dam Silver Bear is another fine 5.45, so is Red Army Standard. I'm sure there's others. Get what you can.
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Old 04-24-2018, 09:48 AM   #45
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All those cartridges are great, so is the 7.62x39 and the 300BLK. Good times. Hopefully nothing interrupts the import of Soviet calibers.

Honestly some of us here get picky about our ammo. I have yet to find any brand/country 5.45 that doesn't feed reliably and go bang in my 74s. Some may have a bit higher velocities on average or per lot than some others but I believe it is more of a testament to the design.

Dam Silver Bear is another fine 5.45, so is Red Army Standard. I'm sure there's others. Get what you can.
Haha, yeah, Iíve been raiding my local cabelas which has had 5.45 on sale from time to time with good prices. red army standard and Iíve picked up some hornady for defense. I havenít even built my 74 yet!
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Well, my .223 order shipped, but my 5.45 is just showing received status. I hope it ships. It says monarch 5.45 is out of stock now.
My 2 cases of 5.45 just shipped yesterday.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:38 AM   #47
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Haha, yeah, Iíve been raiding my local cabelas which has had 5.45 on sale from time to time with good prices. red army standard and Iíve picked up some hornady for defense. I havenít even built my 74 yet!
Good.
Have you shot a 74 yet? If not you're in for a great surprise at the minimal recoil impulse; less than .223.
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Found some 5.45 Golden Tiger today at my local gun shop. I might go back and buy it all.
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Golden tiger is going bankrupt ( so I've heard) no more 5.45 by them...although green box wolf in 5.45 is coming in soon.im hearing hornady is making a "match" 5.45? So norinco ammo is gone , now golden tiger, true 7n6 gone...?oh well.
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That makes the situation perfectly clear...



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Old 04-28-2018, 12:38 PM   #52
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It's interesting that the cardboard boxes are marked in English. (2:30 mark)

Now here is the weird part.?
Are they taking 7N6 and pulling bullets or rebranding them. Because at the 1:55 mark you can see they are "Red banded" and they are dumping in buckets of them into the sorting machine. And later they are "Purple banded". ???

Maybe some smart feller with knowledge of Russkie (Voron-Zemy??) can make out what's going on in the video.

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:06 PM   #53
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Because at the 1:55 mark you can see they are "Red banded" and they are dumping in buckets of them into the sorting machine. And later they are "Purple banded". ???


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