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Posted: 10/4/2010 10:48:32 AM EDT
I found 360 rounds of 5.56 ammunition boxed up in 30 rounds per box labeled M1A3. the headstamp is 87-13. Anyone know anything about this stuff? brass cased, fmj rounds. I haven't bought it yet, but I might if it is worth .28 a round.

I tried search, and couldn't find anything on it.
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 10:50:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2010 10:52:56 AM EDT by JedYonkers]
South African surplus. No personal Experience with it.
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 11:47:54 AM EDT
thanks Jed. I thought it may have been an earlier US round. Really good looking stuff, though.
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 12:23:17 PM EDT
damn fine ammo...
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 1:38:36 PM EDT
South African, usually mid 80's, near-exact equivalent to US M193 ball.
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 6:31:19 PM EDT
Pretoria Metal Pressing Ltd. The 13 is actually a load identification code and of course-87' the year.FWIW..
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 6:54:32 PM EDT
Excellent ammo, not reloadable, [berdan primers]. As hot or hotter then LC 5.56 M193.
Link Posted: 10/5/2010 4:44:50 AM EDT
I've fired lots of it with no problems, as good or better than U.S. gov't issue M193
Link Posted: 10/5/2010 3:35:20 PM EDT
$0.28 per round? Hell, I'd buy it.
Link Posted: 10/5/2010 4:53:47 PM EDT
good ammo . I miss it
Link Posted: 10/6/2010 11:03:57 AM EDT
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