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Posted: 7/11/2003 5:51:12 AM EDT
Hearing enough bad stuff about the greek SS109,
and normally being a BH,Lake City M193,Q3131A addict
has anybody had any experience with their "M193"(bet it's hardly in spec)? Just cause I saw some for hella cheap.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 8:39:44 AM EDT
I have fired precisely 1000 rounds through my 20 inch Bushy. I had two failures to extract. Neither of those was the ammo's fault. They were both due to my lack of cleaning. Saying that, you should never buy that ammo, it is crap. It smells bad, fouls the gun excessively, won't fit in the magazine, has low velocity, is ugly, has a criminal record, votes Democrat, hates American Family Values, watches porn, beats puppies, and drinks Milwaukee's Best. Ok, so I lied, I need to bash Olympic so that there is a ready supply for me! Go ahead and get it, it works well. (Make sure your chamber is 5.56, not .223)
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 9:34:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2003 9:35:42 AM EDT by Megistopoda]
Collin, you are a strange fellow, and it seems you hold many prejudices...I particularly agree with the one about Milwuakee's Best! I have fired ~600 rounds through an RRA 16". All rounds have fed and extracted just fine. Although the charges seem to be fairly consistent, the ammo is not particularly accurate.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 9:52:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Collin: Ok, so I lied, I need to bash Olympic so that there is a ready supply for me! Go ahead and get it, it works well. (Make sure your chamber is 5.56, not .223)
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I'm the same way with Maine Cartridge Company. I've fired 100 rounds of their SS109 and 300 rounds of their 55 grain with no problems at all. As long as they sell enough to stay in business I'm happy cause it will keep their prices DOWN.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:03:30 AM EDT
Cool I'd Like to hear more about this criminal record holding ammo.........oh, and yeah MILWAUKEE'S BEST FRIGGIN' SUCKS!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:29:55 AM EDT
Last night, I was out of beer, and found some old BEAST in the back of the basement fridge. I took a sip, gagged, and went to whiskey.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 11:04:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Collin: watches porn
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sounds good to me. i'd go buy some tomorrow if i hadn't picked up 2K of winchester Thursday.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 7:34:57 PM EDT
i fired just about 200 rounds of Olympic SS109 through my Panther 16' and have no complaints...I even put two shots ontop of each other when I was instructing my girlfriend on how to shoot (It's not important how good the shot was, it's all about who saw you do it) I also shot a box of Wolf 55grain ammo today, shot well...didnt mess my gun up, maybe I'll get it in bulk when I have the dough
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:05:01 AM EDT
Can't say that I have the best experience with oLIMPic, since it (M193, head stamped NPA 01) has made my Colt 20" MT a bolt gun (FTE every shot) and my Bushy M4 does not like it either (FTE every 2-3 rounds after gun gets hot) Just wondering, for those guy who say their AR worked fine with oLIMPic, what is the headstamp of the round (M193, SS109) said? If it's still NPA 01, then my AR are pickier then your gun. If the headstamp shows later date, then oLIMPic may have try to do something right. Either way, I will only feed my gun with XM193 Q3131A, or SA battle pack (if I can still find them) where I am sure if anything goes wrong it's probably not the ammo.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 12:42:21 PM EDT
The Olympic that I have is 55 gr. and headstamped Winchester 223. This stuff was in OLYMPIC 50 rnd boxes. It worked great in my 20" Armalite after about 500 rnds, so I went out and bought another 500. I havnt seen any of the 50 rnd boxes lately so maybe they stopped selling it. I thought it was very good.
Link Posted: 7/15/2003 5:27:14 PM EDT
Kingfish So on the headstamp on brass casing actually says "Winchester 223"? That's kind of odd because Olympic ammos are suppose to be factory new, unless they know their brass is out of spec and are now ordering brass from Winchester. My bad experience come from the brass casing headstamped NPA 01, assuming it means the round was made in 2001. Either way, the projectile of the round is not very uniform (can see dents everywhere), assume it will affect accuracy of the round (have not shot enough to measure accuracy, clearing FTE draws all of my attention away from trying to shoot accurately).
Link Posted: 7/15/2003 5:50:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2003 5:51:12 PM EDT by kingfish]
Yea, its in an Olympic box of 50 loose, and they all look nice and shiny new, labeled winchester 223. I bought about 20 boxes of it and I have about 10 left. Funny thing, I just bought some winchester new in a white box (of 20), and the Olympic ammo looks cleaner. By the way, I bought this ammo some time in 2001. Maybe summer.
Link Posted: 7/15/2003 5:52:36 PM EDT
If someone tells me how to post pics here, I'll post one.
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