why .223/5.56 so much more than 7.62x39

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by ttwinsupra, May 22, 2008.

  1. ttwinsupra

    ttwinsupra G&G Newbie

    some guy wanted to trade me his ar-15 by itself for my ak-47 with mags and ammo i was going to do it but when i looked up ammo prices i was shocked to see how high it was i thought 7.62 was outragus now
    why is it so high i figured american gun and ammo would be cheeper here
  2. Seven©

    Seven© G&G Evangelist

    If you compare "apples to apples" 7.62 is considerably higher.

    From Sportsman's Guide:

    You'll find the same thing at Wal-Mart. WWB 7.62 is $12 something and Remington/UMC .223 is $8 something.

    If you compare "apples to oranges" (milsurp vs. current factory) then 7.62 is way cheaper. YMMV.

  3. ttwinsupra

    ttwinsupra G&G Newbie

    ah that makes sence so is there any cheep "wolf like" non brass ammo for the ar-15
  4. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

    From the prices I've seen, Wolf .223 is more than Wolf 7.62x39.

    I was just looking in an old 2005 Sportsman Guide magazine....it depressed me...7.62x39mm for 10.9 cents per bullet....less than half what it is now.
  5. Seven©

    Seven© G&G Evangelist

    NS, Bro. Years and years ago, I had an SKS. I remember buying the cheap Chinese ammo at gun shows for like $3/box.
  6. JOEGUN94

    JOEGUN94 G&G Addict

    look at the lead content in each, 7.62x32 gouble the weight of the 5.56. raw products are expensive
  7. Boxsky

    Boxsky Guest

  8. fireguy86

    fireguy86 Guest

    I can still get 1000 rnds wolf 7.62 for $2-$3 less per box than wolf .223. Even the walmart here is more expensive for .223. I live in the boonies tho.