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Posted: 5/30/2003 4:22:29 PM EDT
Green ammo can marked in yellow

" 820 rounds
5.56 mm ball M193
carton
lot 35 mac 10.81" on side

Top: " 5.56 mm ball M193 carton"

has a "twisted wire" seal on the latch

Fellow will sell to me for $135

Thanks in Advance!
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 4:39:40 PM EDT
I'd buy it if you didn't TXL
Link Posted: 5/30/2003 5:35:22 PM EDT
I would guess it is malaysian, by the lot # markings and the presence of the wire seal. Made in 1981 which would jive with the year range that was surplused by Malaysia. Malaysian ammo has sort of a weird rep. Some people with tell you it's hot, has a large muzzle flash, corroded or tarnished cases, and/or poor quality control. Other people will tell you it's hot, highly reliable, accurate, and the brass is considered great to reload. Generally though, it has a pretty good rep. One thing is for certain, the ammo is hot, 3250 fps out of a 16" barrel, hot. In other words, you can get the performance of a 20" barrel with a 16" barrel by shooting this ammo. As for my experience with it, it was hot, very reliable, very low muzzle flash, but I did find small spots of corrosion on some cases. The corrosion wasn't as bad as some guatemalan that I bought, and it wasn't bad enough to cause any concern over safety issues. I would definitely buy it for that price, being that it is still in a sealed can should mean it is in pretty good condition.
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