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Posted: 5/18/2003 6:01:42 PM EDT
ok loading mags tonight
out of my 500 round case of Fed XM193 Lot 10
I found one bent unuseable round
has anyone else come across this?
there are the usual small dings but this ding isnt a ding
its bent
just curious
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 6:14:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 1:25:59 AM EDT
Its funny that everyone finds dented or straight up bent casings in their XM193...I have shot Lot 4, 10, and now the whitebox Lot 7 and havent seen a single dent. Yes on dirty and crappy lookin compared to the Swiss stuff, but not a single ding or scratch in any case. Handloaded every round into mags myself, and never a FTE or unfired cartridge after 8-9k of the stuff. Weird.
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 1:52:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2003 1:55:40 AM EDT by Cixelsyd]
Pics? Edited to add: I believe you, I'm just wanting to see how bad it is. CHRIS
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 5:21:12 PM EDT
Nope , have lot #10 and #13 looks just as good as my Q3131A stuff...
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 6:19:28 PM EDT
At the first Michigan pit shoot my wife found one bad round of lot 11, out of the case we shot. The shoulder was very messed up and pulled the neck over at an angle.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 10:57:34 AM EDT
sounds like mine i dont have a great camera and I took pics but they really suck at showing the detail i wouldnt even think of shooting this one its really bent
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 5:16:58 AM EDT
Looking at various lots of my Lake City XM193, I've noticed that the QC on these isn't that great, as a good number of cases from each lot have various dings and dents. I find that the QC on the Win Q3131A is vastly superior. The Lake City that is sold to the general public might be factory second stuff, since dopey Bill Clinton passed that stupid law that forbids the miltary surplus ammo from being sold to the general public. That's why we have to get our mil surp ammo from overseas, because our own govt won't/can't sell it to us...what a waste!! Someone should bring this up to Dubya and let him over-ride this quirky law so that we can give our own military some added $ support when it's time to unload some old ammo.
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