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Brown Bear .223 Remington Ammunition 500 Rounds, FMJ, 55 Grain

Bear Ammo
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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.

Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: AB223FMJ
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


Item#: AMM-2701,18-AB223FMJ-500
Total number of Reviews: 28

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5.0 5
"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."
5.0 5
"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."
5.0 5
"I could write up a long post, but that has already been done. Plain and simple... over 2,000 rounds through my S&W M&P 15T... not a single problem! I will continue to purchase this ammo for the range!"
4.0 5
"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."
5.0 5
"Bought 500 rounds of this ammo after reading other reviews. My only concern was the lacquer coating, but the ammo was great. No FTEs, no FTFs, and it worked great every single time. Pretty accurate, also. I would definitely buy this again. CTD also got it to me fast. Thanks CTD and Bear ammo!"
5.0 5
"Ordered from CTD. Got it very quickly. Shot several boxes at the range through my S&W M&P15, and just like the rest of the reviews, I had no FTE or FTF. Will order more soon."
1.0 5
"Shot off 20 rounds yesterday with my Bushmaster. It wouldn't cycle. Had to fix a jam every 2 or 3 shots. Was trying to hit tin cans at about 160 yards and didn't hit a single one. I would've drilled them at 200 yards with Lake City ammo because I've done it many times before. Trying to sell it to someone else now."
4.0 5
"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."
5.0 5
"Fired 300 rounds at the range. No jams or problems. Accuracy was good. No dents or defects so far."
5.0 5
"Purchased this ammo because of the other positive feedback. Fired several 30 round mags through a STAG Model 3, both with the factory mag and the Magpul mags, with no misfires or loading issues. The grouping is very satisfactory at 100 yards and beyond. The price is excellent. I will continue to purchase this ammo."
5.0 5
"Needed something cheap and fast to get one more shoot in before I moved. I shot this ammo slow, fast, and with my Slidefire with no problems thru two rifles (Spike's Tactical and DPMS) and both ate it up."
5.0 5
"If your AR-15 jams up on this ammo, it is your gun, not the ammo. I have fired thousands of rounds of this stuff and never had one issue, like most of the others have said. Will buy more!"
3.0 5
"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."
5.0 5
"I bought this strictly on price to start. I put 100 rounds through my Mini-14 at 100 yards after sighting my scope. All in the 10 ring. Ordered another 1000 rounds right away."
5.0 5
"Just shot almost the whole case (500 rds) with three other friends, using four different rifles. These rounds cycled as well as Remington or Hornady. Weapons used were two Bushmasters, one Colt, and one Armalite. No problems, great rounds. If you are not feeding, check your mags."
5.0 5
"I purchased 500 rounds and shot about 100of them, without any issues. Now I am starting to reload my own ammo but will have no problem shooting the rest of these."
5.0 5
"Just shot the whole case (500 rds) with another friend, using different rifles. These rounds did as well as Remington or Hornady. 1in grouping at 100 yards. Weapons used were Bushmaster and Armalite. No misfires or FTF, great rounds at a great price. Will buy again."
5.0 5
"I went to the range today and fired 100 rounds through my Rock River AR-15 and had no problems. I was happy with the performance. This is the first time I ordered from \uFFFDCheaper Than Dirt\uFFFD. They exceed my expectations for promptness of delivery and customer service."
5.0 5
"You can't pass up on a deal like this. Every round worked without any problems. Will recomend CTD to all my friends."
5.0 5
"Just plinked 200 rounds through my AR15 yesterday. No issues, seemed just as clean as any expensive ammo out there. Not sure about hunting, but they did great hitting paper. Will definitely buy again!"
5.0 5
"Purchase 500 rounds and the delivery was 1 day earlier than posted, the packaging was perfect... better then some higher priced ammo. Fired all 500 rounds in my Stag AR and my bolt action Ruger. No issues with either weapon. The Brown Bear ammo performed better than expected, a little dirty, but the price is worth an additional 10 minutes of cleaning!"
4.0 5
"Bought 500 rnds figuring if I'm shooting into a dirt berm I wanna do it as cheap as possible. Functioned flawlessly in M&P 15 Sport. When picking up cases at end of day I noticed about 30% had split forward of the neck down. I was a little concerned about head space so I ran 50 rounds of brass with out a split. Rifle was filthy after 100 rounds but still fired another 100 with the same split cases happening. No damage to breech or lugs so I will order another case to put down range."
5.0 5
"I have shoot over 2000 rnds of this stuff in the last few months and I love it. I own 4 ARs and I have only had one fail to fire, the primer was hit but it didn't shoot. I always shoot the low $$$ ammo. This always feeds, always loads and always extracts. I like this way better than Wolf and Tula. I have used this ammo in PMAGs Tapco mags and metal AR mags never an issue. I can not say that with other low dollar ammo. at the range today I was able to but the rounds in a 6\" circle at 100m. Im sure this is not the most accurate ammo . I shoot paper, steel, stationary clay pigeons and reactive targets and its perfect for that."
5.0 5
"Some folks tumble old Military ammo to make it pretty to one's eyes. I would never do such. Do research to learn what happens to coatings on Powders. It can be done, but how would anyone know what various powder coatings are present?. If it went bang, is that all you wanted? I have seen many comments and I am only urging those who read this to not tumble loaded ammo because there is a \"chance\" you may have changed how its powder burns. Also, Case Necks have tension (even if crimped) to squeeze and hold a Bullet. In time this may crack the Brass and may not be visible. There's the two metals: the Bullet & Brass that are in heavy contact. In time, this may change how much pressure is needed for the Bullet to leave the Neck (Brass). Cracked necks = less Bullet Pull. Corroded Bullet to Brass may = greater pull. Research these well known facts. this is only polite hints. We know we get what we pay for. I will buy 1-2 cases of this ammo. I accept a % loss during inspections. I use it only to teach, at my expense, Boy Scouts and New Shooters (College Sororities) all at my $ + time who turn from anti-gun to pro-gun once exposed to the sport. They VOTE.CTD is a business I have bought from, repeatedly, since before they or I had Internet sales between us. CTD sold me reloaded 223 ammo that had been advertised incorrectly. CTD corrented the catalog data and helped me purchase more ammo. Their Customer Service does everything one could expect to make all customers happy. CTD makes every possible effort to fully detail the item offered for sale. If you lack knowledge on an item, do research. I am a Disabled Deputy Sheriff and have zero connection with CTD other than being an unknown happy customer to them.Caveat emptorUnder the principal of caveat emptor, the buyer could not recover damages from the seller for defects on the property that rendered the property unfit for ordinary purposes. The only exception was if the seller actively concealed latent defects or otherwise ma..."
4.0 5
"Not bad Ammo, I shot around 200 rounds today, just to make sure the rounds would work and it shot pretty good. I did not have any issues at all. The only thing I could notice was that it ran a little hotter then normal. You can't beat the price tho, I will be buying more of this ammo. Good Stuff."
5.0 5
"First time ordering Brown Bear because the deal was so good. Ammo arrived one day earlier CDT is fantastic to deal with. Wasn't sure what to expect out of the ammo but all casings and bullets looked perfect. Shot 200+ rounds out of my Core 15 TAC M4 piston AR with absolutely zero issues. No FTE or FTF my AR just wanted more! I will be ordering more of this today!"
5.0 5
"I have fired thousands of these rounds through my DoubleStar carbine with absolutely no problems of any kind. They're not the most precise loads(1-1.5in. groups @ 100yds.) but they are great for plinking. Not the cleanest but overall great loads for Russian steel cases! I highly recommend."
5.0 5
"Great value. Went through the entire 500 rounds this weekend and not one jam or bad one. I am going to order again and again. Great performance. No complaints at all."