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Old February 16, 2002, 03:03 PM   #1
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LC M193- how good is it?

I`ve noticed a few places are carrying LCM193 ammo, fairly cheap. Some say it is considered the best of all military 5.56. Do you agree? Just looking for your opinions.
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Old February 17, 2002, 10:01 AM   #2
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If it is authentic American Lake City ammo, it's as good as you can get.

There is, unfortunately, a former East-block company selling the Wolf-style dangerous, stinky, unreliable, steel-cased goobage ammo under the Lake City name, with all appropriate M-series nomenclature on the package.

Caveat Emptor.
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Old February 17, 2002, 10:51 AM   #3
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Zan- the best as far as accuracy/consistancy? Sure firing-ness? Or all of the above?- Thanx!
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Old February 17, 2002, 01:15 PM   #4
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I only buy IMI M193 from Wideners. Where are you seeing the LCM193? If its cheaper I'd go for it. I think Wideners sells 1000rds for about $35. I'm really looking for LCM855 rounds. They are pretty expensive $70 per 1000rds. Its still cheaper to reload those than paying $220-$300 per 1000rds of SS109.
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Old February 17, 2002, 11:03 PM   #5
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FatElvis...G.I. ammo from any nation is never going to be exactly match grade. Economy prohibits the strict attention to detail and high QC standards necessary for competition-type accuracy.In my experience, milsurp rifle ammo is two-three inches @100 yds tops.

Reliability...superb.
Consistency ...tops.
Durability...the best reloading brass available in any caliber.
Shelf life ... good till Y3K.
Accuracy...same area code.
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Old February 19, 2002, 09:17 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I load all my target ammo, but I was wondering what would be the best ammo to stow (quantity)"For a rainy day". Looks like M193 is it! Natchez and Ammoman have it cheap.
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