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Posted: 10/1/2004 3:50:00 PM EST
I was on one of our ranges today that is used by a lot of different agencies, both civilian and DOD. Long story short, I found a bunch of 5.56 casings with the LC 03 and nato cross Headstamp...but they were nickel? I never saw nickel anything come from LC, anybody know what this ammo is?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:10:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 4:14:27 PM EST
Based upon the facility we were at, I wouldn't be shocked if it came from a SpecOps unit. I'm just curious as to what LC is loading in nickel cases. I am going to guess that it is M 855 just in a nickel case, probably to prevent corrosion for folks that like to swim around in salt water.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:38:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 8:39:06 AM EST by NM-AR15]
Federal loads some of their LE ammo (Fed tactical, TRU ect) in nickle plated Lake City cases. Thats the extra bling-bling you get for $1 a round.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 2:55:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 2:55:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 2:57:05 AM EST by Hotgun]
It may not be nickle...The cases could be stanic stained. These cases are used for high pressure test cartridges (proof loads). I wouldn't reload them.

Kinda makes ya wonder....did the guys at the range fire off a bunch of proof loads for a little practice/fun, or had they reloaded the used cases....either way, not a good idea

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 1:46:07 PM EST
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