Lake City 5.56 62 grain Ammo tin ( 420 rounds) NOT FOR DUTY USE ??

John Gault

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I bought one of these tins from Cabela's last week for 159.00 + 5.00 shipping. 420 rounds on stripper clips and came in a steel ammo can. Got it today and the the tin says "not for duty use". Is that standard for all XM193 ammo sold? Should that worry me any?

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IIRC M193 has never been NATO ammo so there is no nato spec for it. M193 is 55gr, M855 62gr and is the US version of SS109 (which does have a NATO spec). The Lake City/Federal M193 stuff I've gotten always chronos right there with what it's supposed to (3200-3300fps from a 20" bbl). Picked up some M855 but haven't shot it yet.
I'm pretty sure most of them are marked not for duty use since the military gets all the tier 1 stuff and anything else goes to the civilian market as surplus. Like Unka-Boo said, it's still some of the best 55gr and 62gr ammo out there.
 

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