- Brass cases. not steel. I’m sure my Century C93 will feed steel-cased ammo with no problem. As a reloader however, I want casings that I can reload.
- Boxer-primed, not Berdan-primed. Berdan-primered cases cannot generally be reloaded.
- Non-corrosive primers.
Because I’m just plinking for doing short-rage (100 yds or less) target shooting, I use ammunition that is 55Gr FMJBT. This is my list of inexpensive ammo that meets these requirements:
- Federal American Eagle
- Remington UMC
- Prvi Partizan
Finding .223 at any price right now is next to impossible. Here are some sources who have .223 in stock as of 9/2/2013, though you may not like the prices:
(I like Cabellas because shipping is free if I have my online purchase shipped to my local store)