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Posted: 11/12/2003 11:51:24 AM EDT
Demilled 5.56/.223 ammo sure is cheap. I can get Lake City demilled for $139/1000. My question is: is it as reliable/accurate as "regular" Lake City ammo?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 3:46:21 PM EDT
De-miled ammo is pieces and parts. You talking about reloads, or reprocessed? The powder charge is the critical item, reloaders and reprocessors tend to light load. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 8:24:28 PM EDT
Where is this "Lake City Demilled" ammo that you've found? Link? I could always use more ammo (heh, yeah, like I need a hole in my head, but, hey, why not?) I figure cheap, brass cased ammo to practice, save the good stuff for a rainy day. Ghost
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 2:08:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2003 2:09:53 AM EDT by Breycor]
There's a co. called "Ammo to Go" in Texas. 979-277-9676 or email Ammotogo9@cs.com. They have reasonable prices on incendiary ammo, too. Price is $139/1000 or $270/2000. Shipping $19 and $30. BTW, Chuck - I have no idea if it's reloads or reprocessed.
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 5:19:36 AM EDT
Ammo is demilled in the following manner: 1) bullet is mechanically pulled; some .50 is pulled by hand 2) powder is dumped 3) the empty case is dumped into a chemical which makes the primer inert 4) sometimes the dead primer is punched out Companies (or you) can buy the demilled ammo parts by the pound and then reload them. Don't buy the brass with the dead primer still in them as it's an extra step to pop them out and then removing the crimp. Odds are that any LC ammo you buy has been reloaded.
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 3:49:47 PM EDT
The military considers cartridges to be one time use and sells the cases as scrap. Reloaded military brass is very common -- there's tons of cases available. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 5:58:35 PM EDT
Is it any good? Wil it be just as accurate and reliable as regular M193? thanks..
Link Posted: 11/13/2003 8:51:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 5:44:52 AM EDT
OK, next question please: If I zero my sites with 55 grain M193 demilled ammo, then fire 55 grain M193 "regular" ammo, will I still be at zero?
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 11:19:23 AM EDT
At what range? At close range, under 25 yards, point of impact should be very simmilar. At 200, who knows? You should shoot both and find out. Otherwise, just sight your rifle for the duty ammo and practice with the cheap ammo.
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