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Posted: 3/14/2006 1:24:08 PM EST
Last week my order of 1680rds of M855 factory sealed ammo came in-











Friday my C.M.P. H&R Garand showed up, and today the 768rds on clips arrived-









The delivery drivers are starting to look at me funny...but they are always VERY polite!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:26:37 PM EST
Where'd you get the ammo from?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:30:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:31:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:32:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:33:43 PM EST
you Rock Timmaaaay!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:34:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 1:34:39 PM EST by Slacker]
.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:34:11 PM EST
I got of case of it a couple of weeks ago.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:40:02 PM EST
Good pics.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:44:19 PM EST
I couldn't find the M855 there, are theyout or am I just not looking right?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:45:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 1:47:23 PM EST by timothy585]

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
I couldn't find the M855 there, are theyout or am I just not looking right?



The M885 came from www.ammoman.com

Sorry, I didn't clarify that.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:47:59 PM EST
Got to love it That is sweet.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:48:16 PM EST
Awesome.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:58:11 PM EST
www.ammoman.com says he is about to run out. In his world, I don't know if that means he only has a few crates or a few pallets left, but I'm thinking of getting another crate.

I know the "Training Purpose" loose stuff is fairly easy to come by. How scarce is sealed front-line M855? Anyone see this for sale anywhere else?

I recently bought a fire-proof safe for my ammo and guns, but now I've got too much ammo to fit in the safe!

What a wonderful problem.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:04:27 PM EST
Party at Timmy's house!
Ssshhhaaaawwweeett!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:11:17 PM EST
Gotta luuuuuuuuv the CMP! I'm ordering my third Garand from them next week!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:44:24 PM EST
What year was your ammo?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:46:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 3:47:43 PM EST by clement]

Originally Posted By timothy585:
Last week my order of 1680rds of M855 factory sealed ammo came in-



<snip>



Wait a second.......what is that I see on that paper label (3rd line)?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:48:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 3:50:10 PM EST by TheCynic]

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
What year was your ammo?



The CMP lists the headstamps as between 1972 and 1980.



From this pic, it looks like 1972.

Do you think that Greek brass would be a good reloading candidate?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:50:03 PM EST
Rock on, brother.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:51:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By clement:

Originally Posted By timothy585:
Last week my order of 1680rds of M855 factory sealed ammo came in-

www.tallbill.com/ar15/albums/userpics/10005/normal_ar_ammo_1.JPG

<snip>



Wait a second.......what is that I see on that paper label (3rd line)?



It's in clips; it goes into magazines.

I think its cool that we're actually allowed to say clips, in this case. Like Old Painless once said,
"Clips, clips, clips."
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:13:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Firelotus:
What year was your ammo?



If you're asking about the M855, the last 2 digits of the lot# are 72. The same as the Garand stuff. Wow, I didn't think it was that old.

Is that correct? Are the last two digits of the lot# the year of manufacture? If so, what kind of life expectancy does this ammo have? Both cans had an LC wire seal, and look to have never been opened, until last week.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:31:30 PM EST


You should have a year stamp on the base of one of the rounds.

IE 04 or 05

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:41:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By blackeye:

You should have a year stamp on the base of one of the rounds.

IE 04 or 05




09/02 on the bandoleer and 02 on the base.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:44:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Beleg:

Originally Posted By clement:

Originally Posted By timothy585:
Last week my order of 1680rds of M855 factory sealed ammo came in-

www.tallbill.com/ar15/albums/userpics/10005/normal_ar_ammo_1.JPG

<snip>



Wait a second.......what is that I see on that paper label (3rd line)?



It's in clips; it goes into magazines.



I think its cool that we're actually allowed to say clips, in this case. Like Old Painless once said,
"Clips, clips, clips."



Is it on stripper clips?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:49:04 PM EST
What grade is your H&R Garand? Could you post more pics of it?

Congrats; I'm jealous.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:53:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 4:55:04 PM EST by mark75101]
nevermind
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:54:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By RMac:

Originally Posted By Beleg:

Originally Posted By clement:

Originally Posted By timothy585:
Last week my order of 1680rds of M855 factory sealed ammo came in-

www.tallbill.com/ar15/albums/userpics/10005/normal_ar_ammo_1.JPG

<snip>



Wait a second.......what is that I see on that paper label (3rd line)?



It's in clips; it goes into magazines.



I think its cool that we're actually allowed to say clips, in this case. Like Old Painless once said,
"Clips, clips, clips."



Is it on stripper clips?



Yes, see pics at beginning of post.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:12:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By RichardM308:
What grade is your H&R Garand? Could you post more pics of it?

Congrats; I'm jealous.



Correct Grade. Wood and metal is in better condition than I was expecting. Still coated with cosmoline.















Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:13:53 PM EST
Very nice rifle!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 5:31:59 PM EST
Excellent purchase!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:04:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Elduce:
Very nice rifle!




+1


Very nice.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:15:59 PM EST
I need to start stocking up on ammo...thanks, I saved the link...next payday.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:02:07 AM EST
Boy, that's nice. These truly are the good old days for Garands. I've heard that a heat gun gives excellent results on cosmo removal; what methods will you be using?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:12:02 AM EST
That Greek ammo is hot and shoots great. I love it!
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:27:41 AM EST
Nice Garand.



ALMOST 500 BUCKS for less that 2000 rounds of 223??????????!!!!!!!!!!



OMG.



I will not be ordering any ammo from him anytime soon.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 8:54:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 8:57:13 AM EST by comp1911]

Originally Posted By Ineedhelp:
Nice Garand.



ALMOST 500 BUCKS for less that 2000 rounds of 223??????????!!!!!!!!!!



OMG.



I will not be ordering any ammo from him anytime soon.





Frontline, sealed in can/bando/strippers LC M855

Not XM855PD or Wolf or whatever.

Oh, I got a 840 round can yesterday.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:37:46 PM EST
if the ammo is from 02 that a pretty decent deal
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 5:40:35 AM EST
Excelllent!!!!
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