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Posted: 1/2/2003 4:06:28 PM EST
I have a pretty good stash of Guatamalen ammo that I purchased through C.I.A, awhile back.

The headstamp reads as follows:

IMG 92 5.56


Does this stuff fragment like M193? Or is this stuff crap? I bought it because this ammo got pretty good reviews here on the board, but fragmentataion properties were never discussed.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:14:07 PM EST
This is M193 Ball I've chronographed met M193 spec. Made on German provided equipment. Some was also contract produced by Winchester for the Guatemalan armed forces. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 4:29:14 PM EST
Thanks for the response, Chuck. The ammo seems pretty good, but in my Dissy it shoots a bit to the right. I have my sights zeroed at 50yds using LC XM193, so I gotta compensate a bit by aiming a bit more to the left.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:01:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By urbankaos04: I have a pretty good stash of Guatamalen ammo that I purchased through C.I.A, awhile back. The headstamp reads as follows: IMG 92 5.56 Does this stuff fragment like M193? Or is this stuff crap? I bought it because this ammo got pretty good reviews here on the board, but fragmentataion properties were never discussed. Thanks.
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We haven't actually tested it, but it should provide the same fragmentation as most M193- that is- good. Again, haven't tested it specifically, but probably quite good.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:24:47 AM EST
There's no published fragmentation data on this ammo. [i[If[/i] the bullet is constructed like M193 Ball it [i]should[/i] perform like M193 Ball. Shoot it into 4 feet of water and see what happens. Really, water will demonstrate fragmentation but won't show the size of the temporary cavity. Don't use your above round pool..... -- Chuck
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