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Posted: 12/11/2003 1:44:43 AM EDT
Going to buy a case of ammo later this month and ammoman.com has both for sale at the same price. I have only shot a small amount of each and the time between both was pretty long so I really can't remember one being better than the other. Anybody have an opinion?

One important consideration is the brass as I am planning on reloading after the initial shot. I know that LC has crimped primers. Does Q3131A?

Thanks

Hoppy
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 3:10:57 AM EDT
These are both M193 spec, so are essentially identical as far as your rifle is concerned. Note literally all known cases of damaged AR15/M16 rifles which have "blown up" are the result of reloads. Plugged bores make up almost all the other cases. Want plinking ammo? Lots of good surplus and Russian commercial out there. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 6:32:25 AM EDT
Yes, Q3131A does have crimped primers. I prefer the Q3131A to the XM193 only because the Q3131A is a bit quieter out of my 16".
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 1:10:59 PM EDT
Wholesale Hunter has the Federal XM193 on sale right now for $149.50 for 1,000 shipped. From what I hear, both companies are good to do business with, but [b]in this case Wholesale Hunter is about $50 cheaper for the same thing.[/b] [url]http://www.dealerease.net/catalog/subcategory.asp?scid=11&ret_id=373508[/url]
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 10:23:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wingman26: Wholesale Hunter has the Federal XM193 on sale right now for $149.50 for 1,000 shipped. From what I hear, both companies are good to do business with, but [b]in this case Wholesale Hunter is about $50 cheaper for the same thing.[/b] [url]http://www.dealerease.net/catalog/subcategory.asp?scid=11&ret_id=373508[/url]
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Excellent! Appreciate it. Hoppy
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 3:10:24 AM EDT
Don't forget to mention that you are a member of AR15.com to get that price.[devil]
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 3:56:22 AM EDT
One MIGHT do well,considering that given "as stated" these are both quality M193 ammo, [b]the one that shoots the best and groups the tighest[/b] in YOUR rifle, should make the choice a no brainer. Mike
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 5:52:09 AM EDT
Does the q3131a have a smaller ... fireball than the xm193? My Bushmaster puts out a massive fireball with the xm193 ammo.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 6:05:45 AM EDT
It does on mine, I could weld using XM193... it sure is cool in the evenings though.
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 7:51:19 AM EDT
I bought both Xm193 with the super cool Nato Head stamp and the Q3131A thats Bright and clean! Both are Military spec!!! but my bushmaster Shorty shoots Q3131A Better!Also the hotest round doesnt mean its the best round to use!
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