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Posted: 9/4/2004 5:05:19 PM EDT
Just picked up 600 rounds of this for $60 at a gunshow this weekend. Anybody have any experience with it?

Came in a brown kraft box with a white wrapper...front says"30 cartridges 5.56 mm, M193, Lot 00217/E"

Back is: "Manufactured in Israel by TAAS - Israel Industries LTD"

[Importer?] Hansen Cartridge Company Southport, CT

Rounds are marked TZZ 1993 and TZZ 1994

Thanks in advance...

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:31:40 PM EDT
It should be fine ammo. Hansen used to be a major importer of ammunition. When Yugoslavia broke up, they lost the manufacturer of much of their ammo. They, of course, also imported IMI ammunition. I purchased IMI 5.56 and Portuguese 5.56 from them years ago. Now, they just sell a few firearms(I believe).
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:31:43 PM EDT

Good stuff. Shoot with confidence.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 3:25:02 AM EDT
Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 4:30:32 AM EDT
I think it is as good as it gets. I use it for my stash ammo. I have had it since the early 90s so it could be the same batch as yours. I concur, M193 from IMI in Israel.

I would still shoot a few rounds and be sure it's OK before making it stash ammo. Sometimes ammo has been stored improperly in the heat or buried for long periods or who knows.....That's a mighty good price for first tier IMI M193.

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