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Posted: 5/22/2003 1:20:50 PM EDT
How to ID the M995 black tip rounds? Besides the obvious black tip o'course.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:03:47 PM EDT
If you see it or have it in your hands, it isn't M995! [;D]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:29:06 PM EDT
Since you might be wrong, I persist in my post question... how can I ID M995 correctly when inspected?
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:33:01 PM EDT
Well. What kind of marking is on the back of the case near the primer?
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:38:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2003 2:40:25 PM EDT by robertmegar]
I don't know but I have found some rounds for sale a would like to know in order not to buy ammo dipped in black paint. [xx(]
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:45:50 PM EDT
Well, if you are thinking about buying the Yugoslavian ammo that has black tips, its just regular SS109. But if you have a different source, ask them whats written on the shell.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:47:16 PM EDT
Will post back
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 4:13:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 3:27:42 AM EDT
As Troy notes this is all in M249 belts and any removed cases will have scratches on the case. Any you get will be stolen military property, but just for discussion if you get some and disassemble it (gently or by pulling the trigger) note that by spec it's [b]Berdan primed[/b] (two small flash holes in the base of the case) and the projectile weighs only 52gr. Entire cartride weighs 180gr (M855 weighg 190gr, M193 weighs 182gr). -- Chuck
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:24:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2003 6:26:00 AM EDT by robertmegar]
Chuck, I thought it weighted 62gr, can someone clear this up???? Any ways I got the stamp description, and reads as follows: "...The head stamp markings are: A lowercase "i" with a half moon underneath, at the 12 O’clock, two sweeping lines down both sides, and ".223" at the 6 O’clock...." I have not personally held it. I am leaning now toward thinking it's CZ ammo but you can help out. Does anyone has CZ ammo to check the headstamp??
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 6:59:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2003 7:01:58 AM EDT by Torf]
It may be Igman ammo. It is probably a 62 gr. SS-109 clone. For some reason Igman uses black instead of green for the tips. [b]LINK![/b]: [url]http://aimsurplus.com/acatalog/_223.html[/url] Look at the second product on the page. That's probably your stuff.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 1:58:39 PM EDT
I can pretty much guarantee you that it's not M995 if it says ".223" on it anywhere. To the best of my knowledge, no military ammo is marked ".223" as that is a civilian specification.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 9:44:51 PM EDT
The Colombian Govt is produced alot of this ammo in the 95-98 time frame. The rounds that I saw had IIRC, IM and the year stamped on them. Was talking to a guy in their Log dept that was complaining that it was cheaper to buy from South Africa and have it shippped over than to produce it themselves.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:59:21 AM EDT
Probably the Igman as stated before. Look at the headstamp again, Maybe "IK" and "223"..... yellow colored primer and orange color paint around the primer.
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