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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM   #1
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Federal .223

I have some Federal cases with FC and 223 Rem on the head. These should not be military but I'm not sure because it looks like Federal sealed the primer. Does Federal seal primers for non-military cases? I know how to identify military 223 cases. I have a lot of FC cases that don't appear to have been sealed. Any thoughts?
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Old Yesterday, 10:58 AM   #2
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Primers sealed or crimped?
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Old Yesterday, 11:19 AM   #3
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These cases have the blue-ish, purple-ish color around the primer which I believe is the sealant. I don't know if they are crimped. I've not de-capped any of them. I have about 30 of these cases. As I said, my other federal cases have the same head stamp but no coloring around the primer and according to a web site, the head stamp indicates it is not military.

Thanks for the response.
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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM   #4
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Some manufacturers like to apply sealant, probably for shelf-life. I doubt they'll turn out to be crimped. No guarantees, though, as occasionally that is done to commercial ammo, too. Your best bet is to call or email Federal and ask. Nothing like getting it from the horse's mouth.
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Are the cases from "Match" ammo???

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