40,000 round AR-15 ammo test – what shoots best and why
(dailycaller.com) By Anthony Welsch, LuckyGunner.com- When it comes to .223 ammunition, you get what you pay for in many ways when it comes to performance but there may be more than just price to consider, according to a recent test conducted by the team at LuckyGunner Labs. LuckyGunner’s ambitious ammo test paired 10,000 rounds of ammunition with one of four Bushmaster AR-15 rifles. Brown Bear, Federal, Tula, and Wolf were all represented in the testing. The team set out to experiment and see the impact of brass vs. steel cased ammunition while also observing other factors like the effect of lacquer coating, a trait common with the Brown Bear brand, on 223 ammo.
Federal, brass-cased ammunition that is typically the most costly of the four manufacturers tested, performed flawlessly through 10,000 rounds of grueling trigger pulls. Federal also scored best for accuracy as the testing went on.