Federal 5.56mm 55GR MCBT (XM193F) in stock. 1k for $460 ($9.20/box) [.46/rnd]
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Federal 5.56mm 55GR MCBT (XM193F) in stock. 1k for $460 ($9.20/box) [.46/rnd]

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    Federal 5.56mm 55GR MCBT (XM193F) in stock. 1k for $460 ($9.20/box) [.46/rnd]

    When I first saw this it didn't quite register in my brain because of how cheap it was.

    Then I went back, and this seems to be a great deal.


    http://www.reedssports.com/Product/p...D=17136&pc=431




    Federal Ammunition 5.56mm 55GR MCBT (XM193F)
    IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!

    400 Rounds $189.99
    1000 Rouds $459.99

    Model: XM193F
    55 Grain
    FMJ
    I had spent $12 a box from natchez, which was 60 cents per round. But the same thing from Reeds is only 46 cents per round, which is almost the same price as hard to find wal-mart Federal valuepacks of .223 (.43 each)


    They are only 4 hours north of me, and I've been contemplating getting a 2nd AR from them (new DPMSs go for $850-950) could be a fun trip.
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    Its really good ammo. With an old A1 rifling twist of 1 in 12, it causes really nasty wounds.



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    Great find! XM193 is good stuff. I think we're finally entering a lull in the obama panic. Local hookup recently had 10 brick cases (that's 5000 rounds) of Federal #510 .22LR, but it evaporated same day they got it in thanks to the local grapevine. Palmetto State Armory may still have a deal on 122 grain Wolf 7.62x39, 1000 for $270 before shipping.

    I hate to be a hoarder, but I jumped on both of those deals above. And if I had anything that eats 5.56 you know I'd be on this one too.

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    Ammo is like gas, every week it goes up. I saw this same ammo for $400/1000 not that long ago

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    I can't in good conscious shoot .223 for anything more than .40 cents a round. Just not worth it to me, although this is really close for VERY good quality stuff. Thanks for finding this deal !

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    I picked up some American Eagle XM193 at a local shop this weekend. $99 for 200 rds which sounded pretty good since this online deal works out to about that much when you add in shipping. Supposedly American Eagle is the same stuff as Federal.

    Was afraid it would have Federal brass though since that's supposed to be kind of weak for reloading. Ended up having Lake City brass which is the good stuff. I'll probably go get another brick or two.

    So does anyone know what the deal with xm193 is? Is it basically USGI M193?

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    Yeah its loaded to M193 specs, but is not called XM193 since it is not completely certified mil spec for other areas such as resistance to moisture, long term stability in storage, and ect. So that is why its called XM193.

    So basically its just loaded with the right combo of propellant and bullet to make it mimic M193.

    Good stuff



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    Sounds good.

    I did pick up 2 more boxes of it today. I figure I'll burn through this in my 16" AR and save the brass because I want to get into reloading for my 20" match AR.

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