Lake City 556 (.223)


Lake City 556 (.223)


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Cleaning Option

Have us tumble your brass in corn/walnut media.

Add a Small Base Die!

Redding FL Small Base 223 Rem Die. Perfect for initial sizing of military brass.

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Lake City 556 (.223)  

Now offered with a Redding FL Small Base Die; the perfect die for the initial sizing of military brass for use particularly in AR platforms. 

300 BLK Processors:  We have blanks and brass with damaged necks available.  See options below.  Please be advised, damaged brass may include brass not suitable for 300BLK processing.  We do our best to screen those cases during our sorting process, therefore we price this accordingly.

Genuine Lake City 556 (5.56×45 NATO) / (.223 Remington) brass is true once fired, MILSPEC, thick walled and sourced direct from the U.S. Military.  Our Current stock of Lake City 556 looks to be all newer year Lake City (LC) head stamp but may contain other NATO headstamps.  Lake City is a popular, reliable brass, capable of many reloads under the right conditions.  They’re inexpensive and your AR15 will love them! We magnetically screen our brass to remove any steel cases, and visually inspect orders to remove any noticeably unusable cases.  We include 1% overage to account for any damaged brass.  Lake City brass has crimped primers and will need to be swaged prior to inserting a new primer.  Orders are bagged and shipped in a reinforced USPS Priority 2-3 Day.

Commercial Orders:  Starting at 300lbs.  Email us at so we can better assist you.

Save time and have us do some of the work for you?  Cleaning options are available below.

Our quantities are set to maximize all useable box space.

  • Lake City 556 / Lake City 5.56×45 NATO / .223 Remington

  • Boxer Primed

  • Unprocessed / Dirty

  • Lake City Head Stamp

  • Orders filled to 101%

  • Direct from U.S. Military

  • Optional Redding FL 223 Small Base Die

**Notice: This brass is direct from military firing ranges, sold as RAW, DIRTY brass and may contain blanks and/or cases unsuitable for reloading. During our packaging process we magnetically screen each order in an effort to remove steel, attachments, blanks, and noticeably damaged cases, however this does NOT guarantee your order will be free of these items.  Orders are filled to 101% by weight (approximately 10 extra per 1000) to cover any unusable cases.



Click to purchase fully processed, ready to load LC 556 brass.

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Weight 1 oz

5.56 NATO


Once Fired


Once Fired – Military




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