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Posted: 7/25/2010 11:26:03 AM EDT
I just picked up 200 rounds (20 black boxes) of American Eagle Tactical AE223 P/N# AE223J 55gr. FMJ.

Are these the Boat Tail bullets and 5.56mm? Can't read the head stamp clearly

Anyone have a link describing these with ballistics, bullet design?
Link Posted: 7/25/2010 12:35:57 PM EDT
Im not exactly sure about the projectiles but they are loaded to .223 specs.

Its stupid how they are packing the 5.56 and .223 in the exact same boxes. I was at cabela's last week and i picked a few boxes up and it took me a few moments to realize it wasnt the 5.56 verison, yet its in the black american eagle boxes.

There have been several topics on this in the last week. Here is a LINK to mine, where i have pictures and a quick accurracy evaluation.
Link Posted: 7/27/2010 7:14:46 AM EDT
Does this mean that Federal is going to discontinue the XM-193 now that they are making the AE223 line again?
Link Posted: 7/29/2010 7:31:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2010 8:10:58 PM EDT by 1811guy]
Federal's website sys AE223 (55g) is loaded to 3,240 fps (I assumetha is a 20" bbl).

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rifle.aspx?id=69

Those are definitely M193 velocities. The bullet is a FMJ BT with cannelure. The only difference I see between this and M193 are lack of crimped primer, and different case dimension (5.56 v. .223). The stuff I have puchased recently shoots like a full power load. Anyone chronographed it yet?
Link Posted: 7/29/2010 7:45:46 PM EDT
Thats most likely a 24" to 36" barrel, I gurantee you its not 3240 fps in a semi auto 20" barrel
Link Posted: 7/29/2010 8:29:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/30/2010 8:07:38 AM EDT by 1811guy]
You have a point. Their chart shows the test barrel is 24". The 4" loss of barrel will result in a 150-200 fps loss. That still puts it within 75 to 125 fps of M193. Not too bad, especially for the current prices. I just bought 900 rounds of it (on stripper clips) for $281.00 shipped.
Link Posted: 7/29/2010 8:45:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1811guy:
Federal's website sys AE223 (55g) is loaded to 3,240 fps (I assumetha is a 20" bbl).

http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rifle.aspx?id=69

Those are definitely M193 velocities. The bullet is a FMJ BT with cannelure. The only difference I see between this and M193 are lack of crimped primer, and different case dimension (5.56 v. .223). The stuff I have puchased recently shoots like a full power load. Anyone chronographed it yet?


Fixed the link for you http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rifle.aspx?id=69
Link Posted: 7/30/2010 8:00:54 AM EDT
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