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Posted: 1/20/2006 2:20:14 AM EDT
a pawn shop i frequent swears by it (the owner is an FFL and knows his shit) i'm just wondering how plastic casing ammo works with you guys. it's called PCA-Spectrumin .223 rem in 55 grain FMJ.

here's what it says on the box:
"Polymer-Cased Ammunition (PCA) provides the shooter with Accurate, Coonsistent Performance. NATEC produces its PCA in the US to meet ANSI/SAAMI performance specifications. Our State-of-the-Art manufacturing facility produces superior cartridge cases from a polymer produced exclusively for NATEC's PCA."

This is what the stuff looks like:
http://www.ammunitionstore.com/Images/Ammo/A022.jpg
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:52:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 3:00:06 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
Why it's "craptastic", IMO.

Read the ammo-faq, newb.

Mike

ps - or heck just take a look at responses to your other newbie threads............

E.T.A. - here are some old threads you should read if this ammo is a consideration:

archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=227665, check the links there!

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=23&t=216185, more recent, check the pics here
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:00:50 AM EDT
You should buy some!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:38:14 AM EDT
If you are tight with a gun store pawnshop expert why would you need to ask here?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:04:36 AM EDT
does he swear by it or AT it?
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 11:17:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:07:16 PM EDT
You can also check out this link: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=265202
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:40:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 12:40:40 PM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]



Because he has his FFL he knows his shit.

Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:23:56 PM EDT
The reason he swears by it is because he's selling it.

I've shot about 100 rounds of the 500 I've got. No problems at all, but I won't buy anymore till it starts getting rave reviews.

I hope some day they will perfect it. It's a hell of an idea.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:34:41 PM EDT
Having an FFL doesn't mean anyone knows "his shit." It means he's licensed to sell guns for a living. I had an FFL in the early '80s and I didn't know shit then (I've gotten better since ).

This plastic cased ammo is, for right now anyway, a slightly interesting sideshow in the overall ammo circus. As overdriv says, until someone starts raving about it - after firing tens of thousands of rounds of it - then it'll stay a sideshow for most of us.

And isn't it priced a bit over the roughly $4-$4.50 a box you can get decent brass-cased 5.56mm ammo for?
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