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psychohellbilly666
June 3, 2012, 12:05 AM
My bro in law was recently given a coffee can full of ammo. About 250 rounds of what appears to be 223. The headstamp doesn't contain a caliber stamp. Just LC98 and a circle with a + in it. I believe this to be 5.56 NATO from lake city from 1998. Am I correct. There was also 2 Adventure line mags. I traded for 2 boxes of 9mm ammo. Also what are the quality of the mags.

Scimmia
June 3, 2012, 12:43 AM
Just LC98 and a circle with a + in it. I believe this to be 5.56 NATO from lake city from 1998. Am I correct.

Yes, you are correct, assuming it's factory ammo and hasn't been reloaded.

psychohellbilly666
June 3, 2012, 01:14 AM
I'm pretty sure it is factory. He got it from the ex wife of a local leo. There was also a 20 rnd box of American eagle 223 ammo.

JT-AR-MG42
June 3, 2012, 07:18 AM
The crimped primers on the LC brass with the FMJ bullet should give you a good idea if the ammo has not been reloaded.

I've used the Adventure Line mags. If not mistaken, they were G.I. contract mags along with Sanchez and Parsons marked mags. Don't recall any real issues with any of mine using FMJ.

Just recently upgraded all mine with Magpul followers to improve feeding with both SPs and HPs.

JT

the old gringo
June 3, 2012, 10:01 AM
yes it is lake city 556 good brass grab all you can

tahunua001
June 3, 2012, 10:40 AM
you got 250 rounds of lake city 223 in exchange for 100 rounds of 9mm? sounds like you got a really good deal.

psychohellbilly666
June 3, 2012, 12:04 PM
He was gonna give it to me but he's new to shooting and has a 9mm and I offered the 100 rounds without seeing it. He did some ac work for the lady and she goes to the same church he does. Apparently it was her ex husband who left her. She possibly has 4 more cans she said he could have that I will possibly get.