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Posted: 10/24/2004 10:02:13 PM EDT
What can anybody tell me about the history of this ammo? I think I saw an article in Small Arms Review, but I cannot locate it.



Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:54:11 AM EDT
Box pretty much explains all

M118 " Match " First introduced for the 1965 National Matches as XM118.

M118 " match " aka " white box " loaded with stick powder IMR 4895 ? and using LC match Brass with no crimp. Made 1965 to 1982-5 ish supersed by M118 " Special Ball " which was discontinued around 1997 ish.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:00:33 AM EDT
Is it desireable or collectable? Does it have a premium value?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:28:10 PM EDT
yes it is desirable to some, collectable too
premium value, yes to someone who shoots it
usually works great in a m1a, at least it does in my m1a,
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:45:50 PM EDT
I'll give you $4.00 a box.


Really!!


Seriously!!

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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:03:46 PM EDT
It shoots .6 MOA in my 700PSS.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:40:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lexington:
Is it desireable or collectable? Does it have a premium value?



Not really rare or collectible really. There is TONS of it still floating around. I have a couple thousand rounds of it myself . Good fodder for M1a's and 7.62 M1's.
White box Match at G-shows runs about $ 13-14 a box , M118 Special Ball around $ 12.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:20:03 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. Since I know this is not the proper forum, I should probably take my batch over to the EE.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 6:15:32 PM EDT
Origanally posted by tangeant:


"Box pretty much explains all <http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif>

M118 " Match " First introduced for the 1965 National Matches as XM118.

M118 " match " aka " white box " loaded with stick powder IMR 4895 ? and using LC match Brass with no crimp. Made 1965 to 1982-5 ish supersed by M118 " Special Ball " which was discontinued around 1997 ish."

I've got one unopened box of xm 118 dated 1963 and one dated 1964, are you sure about the 1965 intro date?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:07:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 11:56:35 PM EDT by TwoStage]
1963 LC Match, have few hundred reloaded now, if I remember correctly up till early 1980's as I have a bunch of 81 LC Match.

Seen as early as 61 and as late as 82
1965 was stamped LC 65 NM

Don't remember when the M852 (1984?)came in but it has a knurl around the web.

The M118 Special Ball started out in what we called white box ( the white match box with a paper wraper on it marked as M118 Special Ball) then went to the brown box.

The Lake City Plant opened in Independence, MO. 1941 and closed in 1945, reopened in 1951 and is still open today.

The plant is Goverment owned and has been ran by Remington, Olin Winchester and Alliant, depending on who gets the bid, since 1999 Alliant is running the plant taking over from Olin Winchester.

PS Lot #12076 in the picture was a good lot, I stiil have a few cans of them left


If this is you, http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=24824946 good luck way to high, But if it sells I'll put my stuff up and retire.
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