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Has anyone shot Norinco .223 ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Stover954rr, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Stover954rr

    Stover954rr Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,
    Due to the recent hike in ammo prices, I have been looking at other options besides my beloved xm193.
    I noticed this Norinco Target Match 55gr ammo in Orange/Red 20rnd boxes for a good price. I was wondering if anyone has shot this and could give me some insight.
  2. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the newer stuff...

    But I bought several thousand rounds of Norinco .223 in the 1990s, and saved the brass for later. I'm still reloading it to this day! :D
  3. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    As stated, it isn't great ammo but certainly no worse than 5.56 offerings from other com-bloc nations.
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    it's decent. better than some, worse than others. Mehh...
  5. Stover954rr

    Stover954rr Well-Known Member

    Hmm, and this is the "target match" ammo that you guys are shooting? Is it clean?

    How does it compare to xm193?
  6. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    No, the stuff I had was M193 and I haven't seen any Norinco since about 1994.
    Where are you getting your ammo? Canada??
  7. Stover954rr

    Stover954rr Well-Known Member

    It is a private sale..... and the guy says it is "Norinco Match Target" ammo. But I don't know anything about it. Again I like high grade bulk ammo (i know kind of a oxy-moron). Such as XM-193.

    I don't want to just take this guys word for how accurate/good this ammo is. I know that people aren't too excited about regular Norinco bulk ammo, I just wanted to know if this was any different.
  8. ZeroCool

    ZeroCool Well-Known Member

    Maybe you should ask if its new or surplus and when it was manufactured if it is surplus.

    I personally dont have any experience with Norinco, but I'm sure with that information, someone will be able to help.

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