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Posted: 2/23/2006 7:46:16 AM EDT
Bought an original sealed Can of 820 rds. for $124 last week.
I'ts M193 Lot 37 Manufactured: Oct 1981.

For the guys that use it, How do You like it?
I'm about to put at least 350 rds. through My ARs tommorrow with a range report.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:54:37 AM EDT
It has a very good reputation. Do a search.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:55:52 AM EDT
That stuff is great! If you have another source, PM me & let me know! I can use some & it's benn a long time since I had that ammo.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:04:45 AM EDT
Sounds good so far.

FALARAK, I did a search-came up with nothing, plus the search feature for non-team members only
searches up to 30 days.

VLODPG-I would but it was the only can in the gun shop. I wasn't even there to buy ammo, but My eyes saw the can and the price and i had to grab it!

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:19:51 AM EDT
Standing by for the IDIOTIC "send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you" reply!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:23:21 AM EDT
I'm working my way through a case of it. It's nice and hot but not very accurate out of my rifles.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:39:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IronBalaclava:
FALARAK, I did a search-came up with nothing, plus the search feature for non-team members only
searches up to 30 days.



Sounds like an extremely good reason to sign up and contribute $20 to the site.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:54:28 PM EDT
All the Malaysian stuff I've fired in .223 has that very strong ammonia smell. It'll bring tears to your eyes. It shoots good though.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:56:50 PM EDT
Some of it smells like piss but it works well for me. I got 3,000 rounds for $300, from a friend.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:35:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 3:37:25 PM EDT by Jason280]
I picked up 350 rounds of it back in December, and that was all that the store had. Ammo shoots well through a variety of rifles, and is reasonably accurate. Here is some chrono results I've gotten with the ammo:

Malaysian M193, '84 Head stamp (16.5" bbl) *** Dec '05, 45*F ***
3074 3086 3065 3058
avg: 3071
SD: 12.09
med: 3069.5

Malaysian M193, '84 Head stamp (22" bbl)
3276 3292 3252
avg: 3273
SD: 20
med: 3276

18" Armalite DCM barrel ***Feb '06, 65*F ***

Malaysian M193 '84 3236 3212 3226 3220 3252
Avg: 3229 SD: 15.4

Accuracy was around 1.75-2" @ 100 yards
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 10:53:39 AM EDT
Just found a can with 820 rounds of Malaysian 5.56 M-193, Lot 60, dated 9-82 at my moms house. It is boxed up in white boxes. Bought it 15+ years ago at a gun show for my mini-14. Got rid of the mini-14 and bought an AR last year so I was pleasantly suprised to find the ammo can again.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 12:12:07 PM EDT
I have a few hundered rounds left of Lot 10 3-83. Its pretty good stuff but haven't checked it for accuracy lately. Its seemed pretty hot.
JRandyH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:08:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 4:12:56 PM EDT by IronBalaclava]
Thanks for all the replies, Fellas.

Well, there goes 820 rds of Malaysian M193 '81 lot 37.
All were clean and bright, with a few having very slight tarnish(nothing like Guatamalen), and
a smell not unlike that of an Oriental grocery store.

On 2 different occasions:
Weapons-BFI M4gery 14.5" 1/9 twist bbl/Aimpoint ML2, RRA M4gery 16" 1/9 twist heavy bbl./Eotech 552, RRA M4gery 16" lightweight profile 1/9 twist bbl./Aimpoint M68 CCO.

I experienced NO functional failures what so ever.

I don't have a chrono, but the ammo was nice and hot as when shot side to side with XM193.

Accuracy was OK. Not nearly as good as XM193 or The excellent Winny .223 Israeli Value pack. From a bench rest groups were around .5"-3"s in 5 round groups @ 50 yards. Under the same conditions @ 100 I was landing 3"-7" 5 round groups. Groups opened up towards the latter a bit during the second day with 6-8 MPH winds.

The stench was slightly sharper than that of comparable M193 rounds, however I was pleasently surprised it left less carbon residue and gunk than XM193 or WWB. Clean up was pretty easy.

I would definetly buy more if it ever became available and the price was right. Being true M193 albiet a bit old, with slightly less accuracy then domestic XM193, I also wouldn't hesitate to use it for whatever SHTF reasons.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:34:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Standing by for the IDIOTIC "send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you" reply!



+87
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 6:37:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Standing by for the IDIOTIC "send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you" reply!



Terrible stuff, send it to me and I'll properly dispose of it for you.

Hey, didn't want to disappoint markm.
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