Federal XM 193 - 5 variants?

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  1. jimwsea

    jimwsea Active Member

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    So far, I have seen...

    XM 193
    XM 193 A
    XM 193 C
    XM 193 F
    XM 193 CBP

    Can someone tell me the differences?
     
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    I'm not sure of the differences, but I got XM193 F a few months ago from Midway as their standard "XM193"...maybe it's just a packaging thing? Is there a difference in price between the variants?
     
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    Prices have shifted so much it's hard to track.
     
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    The letter designator indicates what plant it came from.
     
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    The 193, 193F and 193CPB boxes all show Anoka, Minnesota. Different plants in the same city?
     
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    This what i could find hope it helps!


    X = civilian
    M193 A = ammo on stripper clips
    M193 C = commercial
    M193 F = couldnt find any info
    M193 CBP = Tactical
     
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    According the the Federal Ammo website:
    Federal Premium - XM193
    These letters have no meaning whatsoever. The M-193 is Manufactured at the Lake City Arsenal for Federal. It carries the "Original" 55gr bullet and will shoot best in those guns chambered for the original .223 Remington caliber. Early guns May or May NOT function properly with the currently available Heavier bullets. This 'issue' is based on the actual length of the Throating of the Barrel and can also depend upon just how much the firearm might have been fired as this will have an effect on the length of the Throat as well as how it was originally Chambered.