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cxd213
12-15-11, 22:24
Stumbled across a deal on ammo that seemed fairly hot to me - hopefully this is the correct place to post about ammo.

http://slickdeals.net/f/3712132-FEDERAL-5-56-NATO-M193-RIFLE-AMMO-1000rds-for-265-shipped?

1000 Rounds of Federal 5.56 M193 for $264.94, shipped. Comes to 26.5 cents/round. Directions to get the deal are included in the link above.

NoveskeFan
12-15-11, 22:32
Nice deal!

товарищ
12-15-11, 22:34
Oh, it's back in stock now. I backordered some last night, maybe they'll ship it tomorrow.

Brimstone
12-15-11, 22:37
Pretty good deal. If I hadn't already spent so much recently I would grab some.

MValdez17
12-15-11, 23:56
Thank you for this find! Just saved some money...

train of abuses
12-16-11, 00:36
Thanks for the link. Is it my imagination or has ammo really come down from a couple years ago in prices? Hopefully the Presidential race doesn't cause another panic like last time.

900ss
12-16-11, 01:13
2k on the way. Thanks for the heads-up! If another panic does hit I can hunker down for a while. Unless, of course, my son gets to the stash! Those young trigger fingers can be mighty quick.....

mtdawg169
12-16-11, 07:20
Codes not working for me. The DFM code seems to have expired.

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OldState
12-16-11, 07:32
Codes not working for me. The DFM code seems to have expired.

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These guys have had the best prices on this ammo for the last year (since I found them). I ordered on a Monday and had it Thursday. No codes needed.

http://www.glensoutdoors.com/Federal-XM193-5-56-x-45mm-55-Grain-FMJ-BT-500-Ro-p/xm193f.htm

jawalterusmc
12-16-11, 08:06
A really great deal. Thanks for the headsup. Just placed my order.

MCS
12-16-11, 15:45
Thanks for posting, picked up 1k!

Kuglespritz
12-16-11, 19:20
Thanks for posting, just ordered a case.

EricTheRed
12-20-11, 03:34
Been a lurker for a while, hello all. Just got an account to say thanks for the heads up, I've got some on the way.

PA PATRIOT
12-22-11, 16:42
These guys have had the best prices on this ammo for the last year (since I found them). I ordered on a Monday and had it Thursday. No codes needed.

http://www.glensoutdoors.com/Federal-XM193-5-56-x-45mm-55-Grain-FMJ-BT-500-Ro-p/xm193f.htm

Any coupon codes you can share for Glen's?

jawalterusmc
12-22-11, 16:52
Just got my loose box in the mail. Not much difference between the 223 and 5.56. But these appear to be reloads and not the "first run, first-quality ammo" manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for Federal Cartridge and is made to Federal specifications typical for commercial ammunition. Headstamped with Federal symbol and date of manufacture. They are stamped LC 11. This is my first bulk purchase of ammo and first of the 5.56. I guess I was expecting newer shinier brass like out of my Remington 223 boxes. Please let me know if I was wrong to assume so.

NoveskeFan
12-22-11, 16:59
Just got my loose box in the mail. Not much difference between the 223 and 5.56. But these appear to be reloads and not the "first run, first-quality ammo" manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for Federal Cartridge and is made to Federal specifications typical for commercial ammunition. Headstamped with Federal symbol and date of manufacture. They are stamped LC 11. This is my first bulk purchase of ammo and first of the 5.56. I guess I was expecting newer shinier brass like out of my Remington 223 boxes. Please let me know if I was wrong to assume so.

The LC ammo is first run and top quality. I have never seen shiny Lake City brass. The cases are annealed (heat treated) and ammo made to military spec. Make sure your AR is rated for 5.56.

RIDE
12-22-11, 17:13
Probably splitting hairs... But this was a better deal after freight for me. http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9017&dir=18|830|845

ETA: It's also "shiny" if you're into that sorta thing ;)

Skintop911
12-22-11, 17:59
Just got my loose box in the mail. Not much difference between the 223 and 5.56. But these appear to be reloads and not the "first run, first-quality ammo" manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for Federal Cartridge and is made to Federal specifications typical for commercial ammunition. Headstamped with Federal symbol and date of manufacture. They are stamped LC 11. This is my first bulk purchase of ammo and first of the 5.56. I guess I was expecting newer shinier brass like out of my Remington 223 boxes. Please let me know if I was wrong to assume so.

It will look like bulk-packed military ammo, not polished commercial ammo.

ForTehNguyen
12-22-11, 18:40
XM193 still have blown primers? Some people complained about it a while back.

jawalterusmc
12-23-11, 07:24
The LC ammo is first run and top quality. I have never seen shiny Lake City brass. The cases are annealed (heat treated) and ammo made to military spec. Make sure your AR is rated for 5.56.

Last year I saved up and purchased the LMT16 CQB which is 5.56. I just haven't purchased any 5.56 and have gone through about half my first 1000 rounds of 223 that I bought locally from Clyde Armory. I paid about $340 for that lot and thought this deal at Brownell was a really good deal. I will continue to buy and use 223 for target practice. I have some friends at work that wanted to take some of the 5.56 off my hands and I didn't want to promise them one thing and provide them something else. I have read all the other thread responses and feel better that this is what was advertised. Thanks.