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Posted: 4/6/2006 7:10:43 PM EDT
I just bought 1000 rounds of Lake City .308. It's loose in two boxes, clean and shiny, and the boxes are marked XM80, training use only. I pulled 6 or 7 shells out of the box, and the first one I looked at had a split neck, maybe a little less than 1/8". Can I expect one out of six to be defective? Is a small split in the neck reason to toss the round?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:14:26 PM EDT

I wouldn't shoot it.

Check the rest of it over. Wonder why it says "Training use only?"
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:00:41 PM EDT
This is current stuff. It is being surplussed for some reason from Lake City.


I have a thread in the archives - it is VERY hot stuff... but seems to shoot well. Lots of us shoot it. I did find, in my lot, about 20 rounds of 2001 headstamp (most was 2004) that split down the side of the case when fired. It was surmised this was linked at one time and the links damaged it. Who knows. I culled out my 2001 and destroyed it.

I have buddies who got nothing but 2001 stuff, and all theirs has been fine.

This is very similar to the XM193PD / XM855PD - shipped loose, for training only - pulled by Lake City and not sold to the .mil for QC reasons.

No kabooms that I know if, but it is prudent to inspect the ammo.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 6:54:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 6:55:06 AM EDT by P-245]

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
This is current stuff. It is being surplussed for some reason from Lake City.

It is not surplus; it is rejected ammo for one reason or another.

I bought 1,000 of XM193PD about a year ago. I inspected each and every round and I "threw out" about 7 percent of them.
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