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Posted: 9/21/2009 8:41:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/21/2009 8:50:19 AM EST by UBB]
I think it's from a company called SME Ordnance

Anybody have experience with this stuff? I can get some locally for $6/box. It's brass cased and boxer primed.

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:09:18 AM EST
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SME Ordnance (SMEO) was formerly known as Syarikat Malaysia Explosive.


Good stuff - shot a ton of it over the years.

Boxes probably marked:

20 BUTIR
5.56
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Lot # MAL XX-XX (date)





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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:14:18 AM EST
Has to be 25+ year old. Good stuff, real hot. 3200fps+ in a 16" gun iirc
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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:30:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
SME Ordnance (SMEO) was formerly known as Syarikat Malaysia Explosive.


Good stuff - shot a ton of it over the years.

Boxes probably marked:

20 BUTIR
5.56
Ball M193
Lot # MAL XX-XX (date)

yup thats it.


old stuff but if it's GTG I'm jumping on it for .30/round










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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:37:56 AM EST
Specifically designed to be shot through 14.5-inch Carbines that officers and NCOs carried (troops were issued 7.62 FALs and FN CALs).

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:41:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sinister:
Specifically designed to be shot through 14.5-inch Carbines that officers and NCOs carried (troops were issued 7.62 FALs and FN CALs).


Interesting.

good deal yay or nay?

My rifles are both 16" rifles. (1 carbine and 1 middy)

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 9:50:45 AM EST
For .30 a round not a bad deal. I'd get it.

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 10:00:13 AM EST
Buy some for me, too! :)

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 10:04:58 AM EST

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Buy some for me, too! :)

Yeah, me too - I'll take 25K.
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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 10:48:10 AM EST
Out of a 20" gun in August, that stuff is hot. I'll take 5000.
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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 1:58:47 PM EST
I picked up 500 rnd off the guy. Ammo looks good for being a bit old. Anealed brass, primer sealant.

Cases are marked: 5.56 MAL 9-83

Hopefully the rifles like the stuff!

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 4:14:41 PM EST
my forster trimmer has a hard time grabbing the heads of the malaysian cases.

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 4:26:18 PM EST
I bought a ton of this about ten years ago for $3.00 a box...wish I knew then....well you know the rest. Worked well for me, not a single malfuntion

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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:18:22 PM EST
I read on ARF and heard rumors that there is zero chance of any country selling surplus 5.56 NATO again thanks to the UN.

Any truth to this or just more gun shop heresay? If this is true, can anyone point me to the directive/ruling/treaty that prevents surplus ammo from being sold again?


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Link Posted: 9/21/2009 6:45:53 PM EST
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I've shot a bit of it out of my Stag carbine, it's good stuff. I had two cases I think out of the 200 I bought (at a flea market no less) that were kinda iffy, one was dented so I'm pulling the bullet and powder and tossing the brass, and the other one was so corroded it looked like it came over on the Titanic and never quite made it.

Buy more if you get the chance.

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Link Posted: 9/22/2009 5:24:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By defconfive:
I read on ARF and heard rumors that there is zero chance of any country selling surplus 5.56 NATO again thanks to the UN.

Any truth to this or just more gun shop heresay? If this is true, can anyone point me to the directive/ruling/treaty that prevents surplus ammo from being sold again?



Gun shop heresay. There is always a ban of some sort, pending lawsuit, liberal invasion guess that one did come true. But no, there isn't anything out there that would stop surplus from coming in. Just last year they got a big shipment of Radway Green .308 in, and last time I checked, England was still a member of Nato.

ETA: I saw you said 5.56, why would they ban one round but not another? The stuff just isn't out there. I think some Lit 5.56 just made it in, but it was held up in customs for a long while.

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Link Posted: 9/22/2009 11:11:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By damcv62:
Originally Posted By defconfive:
I read on ARF and heard rumors that there is zero chance of any country selling surplus 5.56 NATO again thanks to the UN.

Any truth to this or just more gun shop heresay? If this is true, can anyone point me to the directive/ruling/treaty that prevents surplus ammo from being sold again?



Gun shop heresay. There is always a ban of some sort, pending lawsuit, liberal invasion guess that one did come true. But no, there isn't anything out there that would stop surplus from coming in. Just last year they got a big shipment of Radway Green .308 in, and last time I checked, England was still a member of Nato.

ETA: I saw you said 5.56, why would they ban one round but not another? The stuff just isn't out there. I think some Lit 5.56 just made it in, but it was held up in customs for a long while.

I just searched for Lithuanian 5.56 and sure enough, I found some. The retailer wants $460/k though.


If only we could reverse Klinton's ban on surplusing DoD ammunition...

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Link Posted: 9/22/2009 1:43:28 PM EST
Oh yeah. No doubt. That would loosen things up a little bit. And yes, the lit made it in, no one said it was a good price though. But if its as good as the .308, it might be worth the. The .308 was about as close to match grade ammo as you could get. I guess its wrong to call the lit "surplus" though, its new production, its never been issued to anywhere(other then other Nato countries getting it to use) but its not like the SA or radway that was in a stock room for 20 years, and then surplused out.

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Link Posted: 9/22/2009 7:24:02 PM EST
Went to the range today. Stuff shoots pretty good. No pics but the stuff shoots much better than the Centurian I had along also.

Going to see how much the guy has left and get whatever he has.

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Link Posted: 9/30/2009 6:38:06 AM EST
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At $6 a box...........you should have.............

Awww well..........you know.

Aloha, Mark

PS...........just to give you an idea...........

1-18-09

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8945065 ]

$290 a can of 820 rounds......then add more for shipping.

Also............note the dates............


Another Sale of Malaysian Ammo 1-5-08

http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=133&t=501251

I have a full can of Malasian M193 5.56x45mm, theres 41, 20 rnd white boxes and the cardboard spacers are still in the can. Want $380 plus shipping from 65014 with or without can your choice, shipping is a bit less without it.
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Another Sale of Malaysian Ammo 2-17-08

I have 82 white boxes (20rnd each) of Malasian 5.56 brass cased ammo. All are lot number 77 and made in Dec of 82. It is all M193 ball. $600 for 1640 rounds.

I'm in Ohio and prefer FTF but will ship for exact shipping. Please don't ask for shipping rates....figure it yourself. My zip is: 44676

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BTW...........around here it's $8 a box for commercial .223 Rem. ammo (on sale stuff). And, there are limits.



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