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Posted: 9/7/2002 6:22:32 PM EDT
My new RobArms M96 came with a box of ammo.
It's Green Tip (I assume M855) and NATO marked.

The box is plain cardboard with a white label (like the SA but box is square).
Label reads: 40 Rounds 5.56mm NATO
Mod. 369
Lot FNM 86-4

Brass is "unpolished" like the lake city brass,
stamped with the NATO mark & FNM 86-4.

Is this Portuguese, 1986 manufacture M855?
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 6:24:48 PM EDT
That certainly looks like a Portugese headstamp to me...although I can't recall seeing any surplus Port 5.56mm. Let us know how it runs.
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 6:53:40 PM EDT
Portugese.. I've found it to be very accurate out of my rifle..

Meplat-
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 8:22:03 PM EDT
Thanks for the help Charging_Handle & Meplat!
Now, where can I get more of this stuff?
Link Posted: 9/7/2002 9:55:19 PM EDT
If you do find a source, let me know. I'd like to get some too and see how it shoots.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 8:19:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmyInf:
If you do find a source, let me know. I'd like to get some too and see how it shoots.



I don't know if this is the same stuff, mine is in a 40rnd box and these are 20rnd boxes, but
www.empirearms.com/ammo.htm has this:

5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington), Spanish 1993-dated 62gr. SS109
standard military ball mfg. at Fabrica Palencia, NC/BO,
reloadable, gorgeous, shoots really good, packed in square 20-round boxes.
100 rounds (five boxes), $22.50
200 rounds (ten boxes), $42.00
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