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Posted: 1/14/2006 6:34:34 PM EDT
I am going shooting tomorrow and need to decide what to shoot with and what to throw into my stash.

I have 2000 rounds of Radway green M855 that came bulk packed.

And I have 2000 rounds of Federal .223 55gr FMJ.

Cost was about the same for both.

On one hand I think "I would rather have M855 in my stash even though right now I only have XM-193 because its mil-spec ammunition" but then I think "Federal 55gr FMJ is better then M855 anyday."

So I cant decide which to shoot and which to keep. This is all being shot out of 16 inch barrels.

Dumb question I know, but maybe someone can help.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:36:31 PM EDT
Depends on how your rifle likes the Radway Green...

TS
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:56:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 6:57:19 PM EDT by FrankSymptoms]

Originally Posted By Dace:
I am going shooting tomorrow and need to decide what to shoot with and what to throw into my stash.

I have 2000 rounds of Radway green M855 that came bulk packed.

And I have 2000 rounds of Federal .223 55gr FMJ.

Cost was about the same for both.

On one hand I think "I would rather have M855 in my stash even though right now I only have XM-193 because its mil-spec ammunition" but then I think "Federal 55gr FMJ is better then M855 anyday."

So I cant decide which to shoot and which to keep. This is all being shot out of 16 inch barrels.

Dumb question I know, but maybe someone can help.




Dace. I am 50 years experienced (old). In dealing with guns, there are NO dumb questions -- only dumb mistakes!

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If you intend to keep a stash for SHTF then keep that which will store best.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:12:02 PM EDT

The bad thing about surplus ammo is, you have no idea how it was stored before being surplussed. It may have sat in a leaky ammo magazine, or in hot desert conditions for years. Its a crapshoot ,really.
I would shoot quite a bit of the RG, and Federal ammo, then base your decision on which one performs the best out of your rifle.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:21:14 PM EDT
Shoot the RADWAY, and stash the Federal
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 12:27:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Shoot the RADWAY, and stash the Federal



Like I said..........

TS
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:53:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Shoot the RADWAY, and stash the Federal



Like I said..........

TS

+87,keep the Federal
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