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Posted: 11/19/2004 4:54:54 AM EDT
i know its 04 production, i know its lake city but is it really worth $100 more than Port or $50 more than Aussie F4? i want to buy some but $239/1000 is kind of steep.

thoughts, opinions, rationalizations....or even better chrono results or a comparative analysis.
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 5:03:38 AM EDT
Ya get what you pay for.... personally I'll take the LC ammo over the other ya mentioned anyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

FWIW, I pounced on some of Ammoman's 45acp and 9mm just the other day and hope to get more after the Xmas presents are coverd....

Mike
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 7:04:12 AM EDT
If you don't reload then I'd say stick with the lower cost berdan primed ammo.
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 10:04:53 AM EDT
95% of the time, loose ammo is rejects or seconds.    
imho
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 11:28:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 1:49:43 PM EDT
Never shot the Lake City stuff the Aussie stuff is awesome and I seriously doubt it can be improved upon enough to justify $50/1000 higher cost.  Haven't reloaded .308 so I don't know if Aussie berdan primed or not.
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 2:05:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 2:48:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 3:08:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
i know its 04 production, i know its lake city but is it really worth $100 more than Port or $50 more than Aussie F4? i want to buy some but $239/1000 is kind of steep.



How much is a thousand rounds of once-fired (not through an MG) Lake City .308 brass worth?
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 5:07:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By flannagan_bryan:
95% of the time, loose ammo is rejects or seconds.    
imho




84.6% of statistics are made up.

28.3% of all people know that.



I think the 28.3% is way too high; after 2004 it is going to be below 20%.
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 7:02:04 PM EDT
$239 for 1000 rounds of .308!!!! That's damn cheap!!!!

Hell, for that price I might run out and get a .308 rifle. It's probably not match grade stuff, but considering 1000 rounds of M193 is ~$200 in most places, I think it's a pretty sweet deal, especially if it's Lake City.

themao
Link Posted: 11/19/2004 10:58:52 PM EDT
I just received 500 rds of Lake City from Eric aka Ammoman today. It is well worth the money. I popped it open to check it out, and was pleasantly surprised. The majority of the brass actually has a shine to it, some of it is a little dirty, which should be expected. And, I haven't found a dented case yet! I really bought this ammo for the "gotta have it " factor, as I still have 1 case of Port., 1/2 case of Australian, and 2 1/2 cases of SA left. Great ammo, excellent service.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 6:40:31 AM EDT
I was just on Ammoman's sight last night and seen the LC 308s.. I am going to order 2k of them.. Anyone have specs on it?

Thanks
Bob
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 10:09:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bob243:
I was just on Ammoman's sight last night and seen the LC 308s.. I am going to order 2k of them.. Anyone have specs on it?

Thanks
Bob



U.S. Military spec; NATO cross. LC 04

Just got 1000 rounds; should probably get some more while I can.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 12:10:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2004 12:17:34 PM EDT by flannagan_bryan]
Well the Lake City .223 thats loose in cans and sitting on my desk, definitly looks like pick ups or floor sweepings, didn't get it from Eric though.   And the loose IMI .223 (with scuff marks on the brass) thats on the market is definitly grade 2.    Not all loose ammo is grade 2, but allot of it is!   There is some loose .223 IMI, that you have to be real carefull of.    

Link Posted: 11/23/2004 1:31:12 PM EDT
I  just ordered some LC from Ammoman  today. Can't wait got a new M1A want to go break it in.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 1:43:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DarkNite:

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
i know its 04 production, i know its lake city but is it really worth $100 more than Port or $50 more than Aussie F4? i want to buy some but $239/1000 is kind of steep.



How much is a thousand rounds of once-fired (not through an MG) Lake City .308 brass worth?



About $40.00
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 1:49:14 PM EDT
I got my 1K in.  2004 production brass.  Looks good to me.  I'll be using the brass to reload for the AR10.

$239/K DELIVERED for US production .308 seems like a pretty good deal to me.... Getting PORT delived is about $180 for me.  This is worth it for good stuff and reloadable.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 1:51:27 PM EDT
I love my port.  But if you reload I think youu should get the LC
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 2:00:34 PM EDT
LC all day over PORT!  I still haven't warmed up to the idea of a steel bullet with THIN copper plating.

I know it's probably no biggie, but I'm nutty like that.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 2:58:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
LC all day over PORT!  I still haven't warmed up to the idea of a steel bullet with THIN copper plating.

I know it's probably no biggie, but I'm nutty like that.



WOW!  Mark this day!  Markm and I agree on something!!!

I dont shoot Port thru my AR10TLW for this very reason.  I will have no issues with shooting the LC stuff thru it tho.
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 3:22:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2004 3:24:34 PM EDT by Polyak]
OK, I don't see the weight of these rounds on Ammoman's site, anyone know off hand what they would be?  I don't know what weight spec NATO 7.62x51 is..
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 4:48:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

WOW!  Mark this day!  Markm and I agree on something!!!




w00t!  There is a chance for peace in the middle east!
Link Posted: 11/23/2004 9:22:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Polyak:
OK, I don't see the weight of these rounds on Ammoman's site, anyone know off hand what they would be?  I don't know what weight spec NATO 7.62x51 is..




147 grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail
Link Posted: 11/24/2004 1:57:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2004 2:01:38 AM EDT by tangeant]

Originally Posted By markm:
LC all day over PORT!  I still haven't warmed up to the idea of a steel bullet with THIN copper plating.

I know it's probably no biggie, but I'm nutty like that.




Uhhhhhhhh........Ya know ...most if not all USGI LC M80 Ball uses a copperwashed mild steel jacketed bullet.

I wouldn't pay Xtra $$ for LC M80 over Aussie/Potugese.

Link Posted: 11/24/2004 4:18:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:

Originally Posted By Polyak:
OK, I don't see the weight of these rounds on Ammoman's site, anyone know off hand what they would be?  I don't know what weight spec NATO 7.62x51 is..




147 grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail



Thanks
Link Posted: 11/24/2004 4:19:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tangeant:
Uhhhhhhhh........Ya know ...most if not all USGI LC M80 Ball uses a copperwashed mild steel jacketed bullet.

I wouldn't pay Xtra $$ for LC M80 over Aussie/Potugese.




Yeah.  I have heard that there are other steal jacketed rounds out there.  Aussie and Spanish not being among them.  I just feel warmer with rounds that pass the magnet test.  I keep a bunch of AUSSIE in my stash.  I just bought 500 rnds of LC to have a little.  My PTR won't shoot Commercial .308 w/out blowing primers so I'm grabbing all the Surplus I can.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 5:20:26 PM EDT
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