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 difference between XM193?
tumtum1  [Member]
4/3/2011 3:18:28 PM
I see there are different types of XM193
XM193F
XM193BL <- I've been stacking up on this.
XM193J

Whats the difference?
hellbound  [Team Member]
4/3/2011 3:19:42 PM
http://www.federalpremium.com/resources/xm193.aspx
BillyDoubleU  [Team Member]
4/3/2011 3:32:25 PM


Where on that site does it say? Maybe my mobile app couldn't see it cuz I couldn't find anything that said, xm193f...
hellbound  [Team Member]
4/3/2011 3:35:59 PM
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:


Where on that site does it say? Maybe my mobile app couldn't see it cuz I couldn't find anything that said, xm193f...



• 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.


that being said, years ago i had XM193 loose pack and it wasn't just loosely thrown in a box. there were bullets seated too deep, too shallow, a couple split cases, some severe dings and dents in the cases/necks. in a couple thousand rounds i had a dozen or two rounds that were "unsafe to fire".
BillyDoubleU  [Team Member]
4/3/2011 3:46:24 PM
Found this

XM193= 5.56, 20 round brown box, 500rnds per case.

XM193BK= 5.56, Loose Bulk, 1000 rnds per case. Not as pretty as the boxed stuff where some rounds may have small dents but still goes boom.

XM193A and XM193AF= 5.56, rounds packed in ten round stripper clips, 900 per case.

XM193C= 5.56 commercial package, American Eagle Tactical "Black Box," 20 round box.

XM193CBP= 5.56, commercial package, American Eagle Tactical "Black Box", Loose rounds in 200 round bulk (value) pack.

The letters usually designate the packaging. Some like the brown box stuff more that the black box AE. Look at the reviews and shoot what your rifle likes. Hope that helps.


Also From online vendor..
"Federal announces that packaging for XM193 is now done in Anoka, so a new part number (XM193F) was needed for FET purposes. THIS IS THE SAME ammo as XM193, and XM193C and apparently replaces both of these items."


From here:http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=240167
tumtum1  [Member]
4/3/2011 3:53:11 PM
Thanks for clearing that up guys
diversmith  [Team Member]
4/4/2011 5:37:35 PM
Originally Posted By hellbound:
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:


Where on that site does it say? Maybe my mobile app couldn't see it cuz I couldn't find anything that said, xm193f...



• 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.


that being said, years ago i had XM193 loose pack and it wasn't just loosely thrown in a box. there were bullets seated too deep, too shallow, a couple split cases, some severe dings and dents in the cases/necks. in a couple thousand rounds i had a dozen or two rounds that were "unsafe to fire".


And I'll bet that stuff was marked "PD" on the box
That was a different animal back in the day
The loose packed stuff of today is a far cry from the PD stuff from many years ago