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Posted: 5/11/2004 9:00:50 AM EST
A friend of mine has several boxes of this stuff and is trying to figure out where it came from/what kind of ammo it is. Any help wuold be greatly appreciated. The headstamp reads:

NPA 01 5.56x45

Its boxer primed with green sealant around the bullet and he says it gives off a huge fireball from his M4.



Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 9:35:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2004 9:41:09 AM EST by markm]
Since he has "several" boxes of the stuff, my investigation would start with READING THE BOX!


sorry.. i couldn't resist.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 10:27:16 AM EST
NPA = New Generation Ammunition Pty Ltd, Hennopsmeer, RSA
according to the Intl Ammo Assn @ cartridgecollectors.org.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 12:58:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Since he has "several" boxes of the stuff, my investigation would start with READING THE BOX!


sorry.. i couldn't resist.



Thats ok, I get the dingy award for not being more clear; he's got several boxes worth (200-300rds) loose in an ammo can.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 2:12:07 PM EST
For the geographically challenged, RSA = Republic of South Africa
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 3:41:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2004 3:54:43 PM EST by CWM4A1]
As far as I can recall, NPA is the headstamp for the infamous Olympic ammo... I guess it's left in ammo can for a good reason because they work worth crap. I ordered 1k about a year back, nothing but FTE... others have horror stories about blown primers too. Check Zhukov's ammo survey, I believe it's on the bottom of the list.

Just check the website... see below

www.aaconsult.com/ammoreview/html/_223_reviews.html
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 9:19:08 AM EST
The ammo is Olympic. I've fired plenty with only a few problems.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 5:49:43 PM EST
Another vote for Olympic. Headstamp ID that is. Not an endorsement....
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