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Posted: 6/25/2003 6:54:53 PM EDT
Been reading, numerous times, the Ammo FAQ and decided to pick up and single box of XM193 in the brown cardboard packaged just to see it up close

FEDERAL
XM193
Lot 9

What was interesting was that 14 of the 20 rounds were marked LC 02 and the other 6 are LC 01. Is this common?

Big Al
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 12:18:44 AM EDT
Yes. Don't sweat it, it's good stuff.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 3:28:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 3:46:32 AM EDT by JTinIN]
My understanding of reading the side bar in the FAQ was that Federal is loading each lot of XM193 from larger runs of cases that have been stock piled. In the case of very high end match ammo or bench rest shooting (which in the past was all hand loaded, cases weighed, run out checked etc.) the slight differences in cases might be a consideration, however, case differences are not IMO a factor when shooting Ball ammo. I still shoot from the same Lot & case when shooting on paper and/or sighting in, just to make life a little easier by removing one more variable. [url=http://www.ammo-oracle.com/#bestm193]Following is from the side bar in Best M193 Ammo[/url]
All the headstamps on the Federal XM193 ammunition mean is that the cases are stamped LC01 and were intended for use in 2001 ammunition production. Cases intended for 2001 production can be manufactured in prior years and stored. You should not consider that the XM193 headstamps have any meaning at all other than to identify the cases as having originally been intended for production of 2001 Lake City ammunition.
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