What are our troops using for ammo?


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HankL
March 14, 2003, 09:24 PM
Always a problem when I watch the news:cuss: Brokaw and NBC this evening showing our troops in Kuwait loading their own strippers from boxes that looked like Hansen ???

Anyone else see this?

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El Tejon
March 14, 2003, 09:29 PM
:confused:

Thought they were using it all still?

American ammo, mostly mid-90s stuff from what I'm told.

ArmySon
March 14, 2003, 09:30 PM
Typical, junk mil-spec ammo. Snipers occasionally get match grade ammo. However, they use junk also for training.

Blackcloud6
March 14, 2003, 09:44 PM
ArmySon:

Why do you cal milspec ammo "junk?"

CWL
March 14, 2003, 10:02 PM
ArmySon, welcome back, like to see some more photos of those .45s of yours.

Regarding ammo. I thought that it is all Federal ammo manufactuer in Lake City location with man. dates of 2000-2001-2002?

I've shot that and while not always pretty brass, it's quality stuff.

HankL
March 15, 2003, 11:47 AM
The boxes these fellows were pulling were silver and purple colored.

COHIBA
March 15, 2003, 01:09 PM
i though O/W still had contract for 9mm and 223?

Freedom in theSkies
March 15, 2003, 07:52 PM
Remember the old WWII poster...
LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS....
:scrutiny:

It's great to know and share all we can about the troops and their equiptment, and their moral etc; But why make it easier for the enemy to gather intel?....:what:

CWL
March 16, 2003, 09:55 PM
Freedom...
Good of you to be concerned, but the firearms ammunition manufacturers are very well known including their address. Reps for these firms travel the world selling their wares.

Lennyjoe
March 17, 2003, 05:34 AM
The boxes these fellows were pulling were silver and purple colored.

Shhhhhhhh.;)

riverdog
March 17, 2003, 09:13 AM
Hell, even I have some of the Federal LC 5.56 production ammo -- XM193 55 gr ammo is good stuff. You can get it at Ammoman.com (http://www.ammoman.com). I don't have a clue what you saw on the tube.

Sleeping Dog
March 17, 2003, 11:33 AM
I don't think security is a problem. If it was on NBC, it's because our military wanted it to be seen.

Did the bullets have green paint on the tip? Those are the special St Patrick's day bullets.

Regards.

hansolo
March 17, 2003, 12:25 PM
Good One!:D

geekWithA.45
March 17, 2003, 01:13 PM
One of my concerns has been M855 out of the short barrelled M4...according to
Ammo Oracle (http://www.ammo-oracle.com/#fragrange)

M855 probably won't fragment beyond
50 meters :what: from a 14.5 inch barrel, but M193 is good for twice that.

Apparently, it's been a problem in Afghanistan, and Mogadishu as well.

Personally, I'm inclined to ship some of my M193 to "Any Soldier", but since I suspect that would violate dozens of laws and regs, I won't.

bogie
March 17, 2003, 02:38 PM
Heh - regarding the "junk" comment, I've got only got this statement:

Our soldiers get the best that money can buy from the lowest bidder.

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