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Posted: 2/4/2006 7:57:43 AM EDT
I bought 2 boxes of BH ammo at a gun show today.
The box says: Cal 5.56, 77gr Sierra Matchking, then the next few lines someone cut away, then it says Navy Shooting Team, Manufact. by Black Hills Ammo.

Any guess what it said where someone cut away? And why would someone cut away this info. Any guess on the velocity of this ammo? The case head says: BHA 223 Match, the primers are sealed and crimped. Is this Mk262 or some Match stuff made for the Navy. Any info would be appreciated.

Dr.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:08:11 AM EDT
The cut away area probably contained the ammo Lot #. I have seen ammo at shows that was USGI, and the lot # was scribbled out with a black marker. I think the clipped M855 that Ammoman has, has the Lot #s removed from the packaging. I don't know why this would be done, except to maybe hide where the ammo came from.
Sounds like the ammo you have is Mk262.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:42:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VAPORTRAIL:
The cut away area probably contained the ammo Lot #. I have seen ammo at shows that was USGI, and the lot # was scribbled out with a black marker. I think the clipped M855 that Ammoman has, has the Lot #s removed from the packaging. I don't know why this would be done, except to maybe hide where the ammo came from.
Sounds like the ammo you have is Mk262.



The lot # was on the inside flap and it was crossed out as well.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 10:54:58 AM EDT
Do you have pics?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 12:30:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JJREA:
Do you have pics?



Sorry, no, I have yet to buy a digital camera.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 3:24:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VAPORTRAIL:
The cut away area probably contained the ammo Lot #. I have seen ammo at shows that was USGI, and the lot # was scribbled out with a black marker. I think the clipped M855 that Ammoman has, has the Lot #s removed from the packaging. I don't know why this would be done, except to maybe hide where the ammo came from.
Sounds like the ammo you have is Mk262.



I have some Mk262 from BH. It has WCC 05 and the NATO stamp on the case head. Makes me wonder if this new stuff I bought isn't just match ammo made for the Navy.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:23:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 8:24:58 PM EDT by JJREA]
All I know is that's how they mark their brass for Red Box (new mfg). Are you sure your MK262 is marked WCC. That's winchester I thought! They would use that brass for Blue box stuff but I don't think they use it for MK262 though. But that, I'm not sure of.

Anybody else got MK262 so they can look at the case and see how it's marked?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:37:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 12:37:43 PM EDT by pcurtis]

Originally Posted By JJREA:
All I know is that's how they mark their brass for Red Box (new mfg). Are you sure your MK262 is marked WCC. That's winchester I thought! They would use that brass for Blue box stuff but I don't think they use it for MK262 though. But that, I'm not sure of.

Anybody else got MK262 so they can look at the case and see how it's marked?



MK262 MOD1 & Headstamp

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:28:37 PM EDT
AAAAAAhhh. I see.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:04:37 PM EDT
Can you Buy this stuff on line anywhere?

Thanks,

Badredfish
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