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    XM855 and M855

    What are the specific differences between the two types of ammunition? What does the X signify? Is one superior to the other?
    I know they're both 62 gr steel penetrator 5.56.
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    No specific difference. The X ammo may not have met a velocity min/max or something. But it can't all be rejected ammo. I mean... there's just too much of it available...

    it's even in Walmart in some towns.
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    I still haven't heard a definitive answer about the federal XM ammo.

    I dont think anyone knows.

    If it bothers you, then look for IMI or Privi or PMC X-Tac first.
    Ill buy whats cheapest (IMI right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddlerocker View Post

    I dont think anyone knows.
    This is true.
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    where is the cheapest place to buy the imi right now?

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    Wideners

    The M193 is like $0.28/rd delivered to PA
    the M855 is $0.30/rd delivered I think

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    Not tryin to call you out but I couldnt find any ammo to my house at .30 everything I found close to that did not include shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinman44 View Post
    Not tryin to call you out but I couldnt find any ammo to my house at .30 everything I found close to that did not include shipping.
    Really? Wideners has 1200 rds of IMI855 for $349. UPS ground is usually around $20-25. Do you live in a rural area that ups the shipping cost?
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    No. Sorry I was looking at federal m855.
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    FWIW, here's what Federal's website says about their XM193:

    • XM193 product is first run, first quality product manufactured at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant for Federal Cartridge and is made to Federal specifications typical for commercial ammunition.

    • All XM193 product is the same regardless of the sku or part number. (ie. XM193C is the same as XM193F, XM193CBP and etc…) The only difference is the package configuration.
    http://www.federalpremium.com/resources/xm193.aspx

    I don't know if the same description applies to XM855.

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