AMMUNITION FOR SALE
AMMUNITION FOR SALE.
As labeled above, PRIME is partnered with RUAG Ammotec to provide all the ammunition. RUAG offers two brands through PRIME, MFS (training/plinking) and its GECO (hunting, shooting sports, target shooting) brand.
Available calibers include (Italics indicate that training/practice rounds are also available under the MFS brand:
- 22 LR
- .223 Remington
- .243 Win
- .270 Win
- .270 WSM
- .300 WIN MAG
- .308 WIN
- .338 LAPUA MAG
- .50 BMG
- 7mm REM MA
- 62x54R (MFS ONLY)
- .357 MAG
- .38 SPecial
- .40 S&W
- .45 Auto
- 12 Gauge Slugs
- Shooting MFS
MFS is the value-oriented brand, providing zinc-plated steel-cased bi-metal ammunition from various factories around the world.
As of the writing of this article, the MFS was sourced from Barnaul and is relabeled Silver Bear ammunition. As Barnaul is Russian, it is possible that MFS will move its sourcing to non-restricted countries.
PRIME sent 240 rounds of MFS .223 for testing. MFS is boxed in typically Russian fashion with 20 rounds to a box and brown paper between the rounds.
All the rounds are loose in the box, but it is packaged so they do not bounce around and make little noise when the box is jostled.
Taking them to the range, I opted to try them in one of my local 3-gun events, putting only 10 rounds through the rifle at 25 yards to ensure I was reasonably zero’d. I started to get a little nervous when they grouped around 1″ at 25 yards with my ACR.
For comparison, XM193 groups at less than .5″ at the same distance. My fears were observed under stress. At 100 yards, I struggled to hit 3″ poppers and 300 yards shooting a 1/2 IPSC steel plate. Impacts being called out were all over the place, despite appropriate holds.
Despite the less than stellar results from long-range the ammunition, it cycled flawlessly for the roughly 100 rounds shot that day.
Moving back to true AR platforms, I loaded up the rest with my Del-Ton uppers and proceeded to blast through them wantonly at various steel targets. Full up with Gen 2 & Gen 3 PMAGs, the MFS was easily digested.
My take? This is truly plinking ammo. Don’t put competition or anything of value on the line and it is inexpensive enough for factory loads you won’t mind. Current member pricing (as of 9/21) has it less than $.25/round.
Converse of MFS, Geco is good ammunition. Manufactured by RUAG in Germany, the Geco line is their premiere brand of ammunition. Within the Geco line, there are multiple types of projectiles including lead-core FMJ, Ballistic Soft Tip (“Express-Tip”), soft-point, hollow-point, and other hunting designs.
As PRIME is proud to taut, Geco is made on new machinery and both electronically and hand-inspected for quality.
PRIME Sent 250 rounds of both 9mm and .223 FMj for testing, claiming that it would be “more accurate” than match ammunition. For testing the rifle ammunition, I had my ACR, Del-Ton upper receiver, and a Houlding Precision HPF-15 (match barrel) with Federal Fusion, Federal Match, and XM193 as comparison projectiles.
Geco’s 50-round pack arrives with the .223 in 5 ammo clips of 10 rounds, very similar to military-loaded 5.56 ammunition.
Tips are facing opposite of their neighboring clip and the box is designed to be easily opened and is a clamshell design. I was concerned that the bullets may be deformed by rubbing against the clips, but no visible damage was present and it certainly did not show up during testing.