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Posted: 12/24/2008 6:30:32 AM EST
Bought first AR-15(colt 6920) from a friend. New to the world of 223/5.56. Searched the resource links re ammo rating, etc. Lots of discussion about 3131 vs.3131A, Federal 193(with all the letters before and after#193),etc.,but I cannot find a single posting that explains the actual differences other than where ammo is manufactured––Isreal, Lake City––who manufactures it––Federal, Winchester, PVC, etc.
The ratings and review posting gives one a sense of reliability but is there any one location that explains differences in some detail vs. having to search each ammo type individually to educate oneself?
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 7:21:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 7:26:55 AM EST by wshbrngr]
Originally Posted By dmccorki:
Bought first AR-15(colt 6920) from a friend. New to the world of 223/5.56. Searched the resource links re ammo rating, etc. Lots of discussion about 3131 vs.3131A, Federal 193(with all the letters before and after#193),etc.,but I cannot find a single posting that explains the actual differences other than where ammo is manufactured––Isreal, Lake City––who manufactures it––Federal, Winchester, PVC, etc.
The ratings and review posting gives one a sense of reliability but is there any one location that explains differences in some detail vs. having to search each ammo type individually to educate oneself?


Try This: Frequently Asked Questions

and Specifically: Ammo Oracle

Or the Downloadable version:
Ammo Oracle PDF


ETA: I can't believe I beat Zhukov... He must be celebrating the HOLIDAYS

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 8:22:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/24/2008 8:22:34 AM EST by clarinetcat]
Originally Posted By wshbrngr:Try This: Frequently Asked Questions

and Specifically: Ammo Oracle

Or the Downloadable version:
Ammo Oracle PDF


As recommended, definitely give the Ammo Oracle pages a read, fantastic info about .223 and 5.56.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 10:54:12 AM EST
Thanks. Must have skipped over the Ammo Oracle posting––although the FAQs certainly told me where to start! Now I know just enough to keep up with the conversation at the range, but I still have much to absorb.
Link Posted: 12/24/2008 12:58:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By dmccorki:
Thanks. Must have skipped over the Ammo Oracle posting––although the FAQs certainly told me where to start! Now I know just enough to keep up with the conversation at the range, but I still have much to absorb.


Yes young Padawan... there is much to learn.

Absorb it you must

Link Posted: 12/24/2008 5:57:19 PM EST
Padawan in 5.56 but next level up in .45, 9mm, 220 swift(for those old enough to remember) and the ancient .22lr––especially with a Winchester M52.
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