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Posted: 2/21/2006 9:32:36 AM EDT
Saw a case at my local gun dealer:
xm855 PD for $200 + sales tax

Should I buy it or not?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:55:56 AM EDT
I would say no. I have shot 750 rounds without incident, but I doubt I will buy anymore. Too much of a chance of getting really damaged rounds, plus I have had tracers mixed in. Not good if I am shooting in the summer time.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:12:08 AM EDT
no.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:22:49 PM EDT
Not at that price. I bought a case of it last year for around $170 plus $15 or so shipping. That was the most I was willing to pay for it considering what I had read about it. It is necessary to run every round through a case gauge and inspect for misaligned bullets or bullets that were seated nearly sideways. I have culled a few that were downright dangerous, and I've got a box started for the okay-to-shoot-but-too-wobbly-for-accuracy rounds.

As I found out yesterday there are tracer bullets in the mix also, but without the nice red or orange paint to alert you of the fact. Luckily the ground was icy and wet or I would have had a little trouble.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:06:38 PM EDT
natchez has it - look at the tacked thread
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:19:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 1:23:24 PM EDT by petagunner]
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:30:37 PM EDT
Not for 200.00. I have not had any problems with this ammo but You have to inspect every round
carefully. For 200.00 a case there are a lot of other options
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:49:31 PM EDT
$170 per K at the local show this past weekend. That included tax. Not many takers. That might tell you something.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:51:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:23:22 PM EDT
feel free to send any unused ammo to me, I will happily dispose of it by disassembling it....
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:56:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 4:57:41 PM EDT by BIGDUKESIX]

Originally Posted By petagunner:

I just bought 1k of some Q3131A at the local shop the other day for $200 out the door.



ETA: Always check this thread for ammo prices tooAmmo price list

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Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:46:11 PM EDT
The last case I bought had 6 rounds with bad case necks and I was lucky enough to have a squib mixed in for fun.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:53:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 7:54:26 PM EDT by Carb850]
I do not have any access to locl 5.56. So I was thinking about some XM855 too for more blasting ammo. You guys say there are better choices for $200, what do you suggest? American Eagle?


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Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:12:21 AM EDT
Ammomans WOLF M193 BRAND NEW I bought a case!

Spec are the same as M193 so it will be very similar to Q3131/XM193 And if ammoman carries it Im sure its good stuff!! From pictures it looks REAL GOOD!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:33:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:40:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
That stuff is crap, don't waste your money if you don't like squibs. Blackwater supposedly has a giant pile of it, it blew up a student's AR. I think DK-Prof had problems with it also. I still have about 500 rounds of it that I never used up because I found out it was junk.




You want my address, I'll take that "crap" M855 off of your hands
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:13:38 PM EDT
I bought some M855 off ammoman it came in strippers and its good ammo !

I dont know if its PD didnt say? I only bought 500rds .

It didnt even have dings!

He has LC M855 840rds Can ,Bandoliers,strippers etc! for a little over 200 I think cant remember!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:16:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:
I bought some M855 off ammoman it came in strippers and its good ammo !

I dont know if its PD didnt say? I only bought 500rds .

It didnt even have dings!

He has LC M855 840rds Can ,Bandoliers,strippers etc! for a little over 200 I think cant remember!



You got the better stuff. The 'PD' is bulk packed in 500rd cases I believe.
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