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Posted: 3/9/2006 4:50:35 PM EDT
I just bought 1K rounds of M855 from The Armory. They guy I was talking to was informed by his supplier that LC has changed it's policy on packaging, and that all surplus ammo is now packed in bulk.
There are no markings on the side of the box, just blank white stickers. On the bottom is marked XM200PDI. All the brass is stamped LC 05.

Anyone have any news on this? I didn't pay any more than I normally would for XM855PD ($189 plus tax), so I'm not worried that I got ripped off. I'm just curious what (if anything) is going on.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:02:10 PM EDT
Just retagged/renamed 855PD. I noticed the exact same thing at the local gun shop on tuesday. Right down to the white stickers.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:29:46 PM EDT
That's kind of what I figured. Oh well, no big deal, I'll still shoot it
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:17:26 PM EDT
Kind of odd that Lake City would be packaging their M855 as a type of M200, which is the blank cartridge designation. Has this been repacked by the Armory?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:37:32 PM EDT
Odd? No. That would be completely irresponsible and stupid.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:53:04 AM EDT
On the 2000 round case, it had very generic "5.56x45 M855" on all 4 sides. On the two 1000 round cases, the only markings were printed on the box, on the bottom. I'm uploading the photos to photobucket now, will provide a link in a minute.

Hopefully these work.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e87/seahawkdodge/m8551.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e87/seahawkdodge/m8552.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e87/seahawkdodge/m8553.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e87/seahawkdodge/m8554.jpg
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:04:46 AM EDT
What's the white sticker hiding?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:02:52 AM EDT
Lol, not really sure, probably XM855PD markings I'll pull off one of the stickers tonight.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 9:40:22 AM EDT
Gee, isn't that silly. I pulled one of the stickers, and underneath was "5.56mm XM200PDI Blank Cartridges". Guess someone ran out of boxes
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