I am taking the plunge and getting my first black rifle. Bought a RRA Coyote 20". Should be here early next week. I was told by a friend that I should get "small base" dies for reloading .223 for an AR. What do you guys think? I plan to buy some factory ammo to get the feel of the new rifle and use the brass for reloading an accurate load. Any suggestions on factory ammo that has good brass for reloading? Another friend of mine suggested Fiocci ammo, how is the brass from that ammo? Any other tips or tricks that I need to know (that would be different than bolt rifle reloading)?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions and help.