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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Found a place taking backorders for this stuff for $349/1k... not a good price, but for these days, it'd do.

Anyone know if it's decent ammo?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:28 pm 
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it should be. I've never had the .223 but I've always heard good things about fiocchi

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My Mini shoots really well with the Fiocchi. Ive always had great luck with Fiocchi ammo

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:59 pm 
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I too always hear good things about Fiocchi. Might as well give it a shot. Could probably sell it for close to what you paid later anyway.

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Never shot their .223 but all my experiences with other ammo they make has been very good.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Hh... for some reason the fact that it's .223 instead of 5.56 didn't click at first. I normally only buy 5.56... maybe this would make decent range ammo or something...

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I've shot a bunch of it, it's g2g. No problems at all.

It's like the Hornady of Italy. Actually really good ammo.

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Akin wrote:
Hh... for some reason the fact that it's .223 instead of 5.56 didn't click at first. I normally only buy 5.56... maybe this would make decent range ammo or something...


I really don't see that being an issue man. 5.56 is pretty much .223 +P. Saying it wouldn't be effective as SD ammo is like saying 9mm standard pressure JHPs won't work for SD. If 5.56x45mm 55 gr FMJ puts men down a .223 Remington 55 gr FMJ sure as hell will too. Bear in mind that is my humble, amateur opinion.

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I've shot a bunch of it, it's g2g. No problems at all.

It's like the Hornady of Italy. Actually really good ammo.

Fiocchi match ammo is the shit. Olympic grade, or so I'm told. I'm a PRVI guy myself. I don't count on a 55gr FMJ to do anything but poke holes, fragment if I'm lucky. BTFMJ might be a bit more accurate.

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I've shot a bunch of it, it's g2g. No problems at all.

It's like the Hornady of Italy. Actually really good ammo.

Fiocchi match ammo is the shit. Olympic grade, or so I'm told. I'm a PRVI guy myself. I don't count on a 55gr FMJ to do anything but poke holes, fragment if I'm lucky. BTFMJ might be a bit more accurate.

That Fiocchi green box stuff is really good.

I haven't fired too much of that though (I'm more Black Hills, Hornady or SSA myself), but I've fired quite a bit of the FMJBT though and I can't believe more people haven't heard about it. Whenever I see a sale on it I'm grabbing that stuff with both hands.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Fiocchi is solid stuff. Buy with confidence.

Even their cheap shit is on par with premium Winchester or Remington. Their match-grade stuff is better than Hornady TAP and on par with Black Hills.

They didnt get to be 140 years old by making crap ammo.

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Apologies, I should have shared the link... http://dsgarms.com/ProductInfo/FI223A_CASE.aspx

Dunno if you guys will see $349 or $359, I may have a discount due to having a LE account.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:34 pm 
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crypto wrote:
Fiocchi is solid stuff. Buy with confidence.

Even their cheap shit is on par with premium Winchester or Remington. Their match-grade stuff is better than Hornady TAP and on par with Black Hills.

They didnt get to be 140 years old by making crap ammo.

I wish being a century old was always a quality indicator...But yeah, I like Fiocchi. The .32SWLong I got was decent, way more accurate than the wheelgun I was shooting it from. Same goes for the FMJ I shoot outta my P64.

I wanna try their .22 sometime soon.

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It's good ammo . Also $350 1k is a good price .

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I really like their 9mm, quality ammo with primer sealants and nice shiny brass.

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Had nothing but problems with their .380 in my Bersa which fed everything else fine. It seemed smokey too.

I've tried some of their .308 and it was accurate enough.

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I've burned a few cases of the .223 FMJBT.

It's definitely .223 and not 5.56, and might even be underpowered for .223. I thought it was a little smoky and dirty.

However, it's consistent. And the brass was at least usable when I picked it up (and $349/K for brass-case in this market is nothing to sneeze at!)

I wouldn't use it for real use, but as training/practice ammo it's not too bad.


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Hell , these days you could resell it for $500+ .

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Sheriff McClelland wrote:
Hell , these days you could resell it for $500+ .

I guess you could, turning around and reselling it implies that you have a decent stockpile going though. Not everyone has that.

Otherwise what are you going to shoot?

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My point was that at $350 , he's getting a very good deal given the times such as they are .

It's US made ammo by a well known maker , what's the hesitation if you need it ?

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I've been toying with the notion of moving some of my ammo stockpile for a profit, but I haven't quite reached the goal I'd set a few years back, and I don't want to fall further behind... :-/

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If you have extra why not ? They are still making it . Eventually things will slow down and it will become available at the regular cost . I've been in firearms retail since 1985 and have seen this "several" times .

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