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Posted: 4/13/2006 3:01:36 PM EST
Does Federal usually use Lake City brass for thier AE223 55gr FMJ loads?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:50:02 PM EST
I looked at some today and it was headstamped LC and had the NATO cross.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:03:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:51:10 PM EST
it's pretty much a crap shoot, My last batch was all LC brass and before that was AE brass
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:10:40 PM EST
The last 20,000 I've seen are FC stamped. I didn't think to look before that.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:21:02 PM EST
Federal used some LC brass in Late 2005 and early 2005
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 6:13:05 AM EST
It seem s that they changed boxes too, did anyone else notice that? The large box, with the plastic shellholder, had FC headstamps. The small boxes (the same size as XM193), had LC headstamps. Anyone ever chrono to see the difference?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:05:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 7:05:54 AM EST by FALARAK]

Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
It seem s that they changed boxes too, did anyone else notice that? The large box, with the plastic shellholder, had FC headstamps. The small boxes (the same size as XM193), had LC headstamps. Anyone ever chrono to see the difference?



Nope.

While all the large boxes I have seen are FC brass - the small boxes are NOT all LC brass. I have nothing but small boxes, and MOST of it was the FC crappy brass. Only SOME of it was LC. Like the others said - its a crapshoot.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:16:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 9:16:45 AM EST by blitzo]
I always find 2 or 3 LC brass in a small box of AE
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 10:19:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
It seem s that they changed boxes too, did anyone else notice that? The large box, with the plastic shellholder, had FC headstamps. The small boxes (the same size as XM193), had LC headstamps. Anyone ever chrono to see the difference?



Nope.

While all the large boxes I have seen are FC brass - the small boxes are NOT all LC brass. I have nothing but small boxes, and MOST of it was the FC crappy brass. Only SOME of it was LC. Like the others said - its a crapshoot.

3 cases so far, and all of the small boxes are FC marked
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 4:44:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 4:45:00 PM EST by Ch0wd3r]
I bought 2 cases last year from Outdoor Marksman. Large box all LC brass, one case 04 & one case 05.
Bought a case from Wideners last week, small box FC brass.
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