Brown Bear .223 Rem. Full Metal Jacket Lacquer Coated Steel Case, 55 Grain, 3050 fps, 500 Round Case, AB223FMJ
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Brand: Bear Ammo AB223FMJ
Item: AMM-2701
UPC: 24607094860086

The Barnaul Machine Plant JSC is one of the leading producers of industrial goods and ammunition in Russia. The plant's history goes far in the past to the period of Alexander I. The Emperor ordered the opening of the first cartridge plants in St. Petersburg in 1869. During World War I the plant supplied the Russian Army and operated out of St. Petersburg, During World War II, the plant was relocated to Barnaul, where production of various types of cartridges began.
This high quality ammo features lacquered steel case construction; hence the “Brown” Bear name. Brown Bear offers high quality at reasonable prices. This product uses Berdan priming for long shelf life and sure-fire ignition. Brown Bear is loaded to exacting standards normally reserved for military ammo.

Caliber: .223 Remington
Bullet Weight: 55 Grains
Bullet Type: Full Metal Jacket Projectile
Muzzle Velocity: 3050 fps
Lacquer coated steel case
Non reloadable
Berdan Primed
Non corrosive
Bi metal jacketed bullet that will attract a magnet
500 Round Case Consisting of 25 Boxes, 20 Rounds per Box

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 Rating A Pleasant Surprise - 7/30/2011
Reviewer: FI11
This was my 1st batch of Brown Bear. I got 500 rds, just to see if it would be at even the low end of acceptable for training. Due to past horror stories about foreign steel cased ammo, I hand inspected every round. Not a single dent, blemish, high primer, etc.. So far so good. Off to the range. I selected a genuine Colt 16.1" AR pattern rifle that I know to be Sub-MOA if the ammo and I each do our part. I was limited to our 25Yd pistol range, but it was all I could get on at the time. I fired a 3 shot string and grabbed my binos to see how it did. I was surprised to see one ragged hole (Only 25Yds, but seeing how I had the initial impression most of this "cheap" foreign ammo shoots around corners, I was happy). I shot another string and got the same results. I next loaded some read deal LC M193 and fired a 3 shot string to see if the point of impact would differ from the Bear brand. The M193 shot to the same point of impact as Bear. I next loaded up 90 rds of it in some off brand 30 rd magazines (wanted to give the the Brown Bear "every opportunity to fail"). I fired at varied rates until 90 rds were gone. Not a single hiccup of any type. I don't have the qualifications to speak to the claims that mild steel cases are "bad" for a rifle, but I don't see how mild steel acting against a good old AMERICAN made Colt chrome lined chamber will do a lot to the service life. I would do some additional research about long term storage of steel cased ammo if you plan to sock tons of this stuff away for a possible Zombie Apocalypse or similar cataclysmic event. I am a "Buy American" person whenever practical/affordable, so if you have a pot of gold under the bed, please buy the WCC, FC or other good old American name brand ammo and shoot a lot of it often. For us who have a limited ammo budget and want a cartridge that duplicates the performance of the M193, Brown Bear will work just fine.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 Rating Update... - 8/12/2011
Reviewer: FI11
Update... Just shot 1000 rounds of this stuff in a patrol rifle (AR-15) class. Not a single malfunction of any type. Every single round chambered, fired, extracted and ejected with ease. Accuracy was outstanding. We were required to make head shots (in the small "credit card" scoring area) at 25 yds and hit steel man-sized targets out to 300 yds (all done with back-up iron sights). The ammo had all the accuracy needed for both tasks. All I can say on the negative is that I had 3 flyers I know were not operator error that opened a group up to about 4" during the class. I can live with the 3 flyers out of 1000 in a training situation for the huge savings over brass cased ammo.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 Rating Shoots fine - 9/3/2012
Reviewer: Jon
I bought 500 rounds of this to keep as practice ammo, and fired 20 through my M&P15 with aluminum mag with no-tilt follower. No problems whatsoever with functionality, seemed reasonably accurate, but I wasn't testing for that. Not especially dirty. Visually, the rounds looked fine, no dings, etc. Minus one bullet for non-reloadable case. Would buy more for practice/stockpile ammo.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 Rating Good for the price - 9/28/2012
Reviewer: chuck
I've ordered a thousand rounds of this ammunition for my "Zompocalypse" stash. Finally managed to make it to my favorite shooting facility for a few days. I put about 200 rds of it through my Rock River M4gery today. With the Aimpoint, it's more than capable of keeping to headshots out to 100. With a 10X Super Sniper scope, it will stay in a one-minute group - usually. I have noticed that there is an unexplained flyer every 30 or 40 rounds, but for what it is, nothing to fret over. Shoots flat, without any elevation changes to either Aimpoint or scope. You can use "RCH" holdover out to 300. That's good enough for anyone. This is not match ammo. It IS, however, more consistently accurate than the 62 gr. green tip surplus U.S. stuff by about one MOA. No deformities, no blemishes, the lacquered cases have no feed or extraction issues. I'll load my own "match" ammo, but I will be ordering another couple thousand of these for the aforementioned zombie infestation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 Rating Brown Bear - 12/14/2012
Reviewer: badbones
I have used this in my XCR-l. Had to turn gas up one setting, then it was OK. No problems with it. Shot just fine. May buy again.
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Brown Bear .223 Rem. Full Metal Jacket Lacquer Coated Steel Case,  55 Grain, 3050 fps, 500 Round Case, AB223FMJ
Brown Bear .223 Rem. Full Metal Jacket Lacquer Coated Steel Case, 55 Grain, 3050 fps, 500 Round Case, AB223FMJ
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