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Looking for some Lake City SS-109 by the box

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by goon, May 25, 2006.

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  1. goon

    goon Member

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    Can anyone give me a heads up on where I can find some Lake City SS-109 being sold by the box? All that I am seeing is being sold in bulk. I can't afford to spend a whole lot on ammo right now but I would like to try some in my AR.
    Thanks.
     
  2. jagdpanzer347

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    Goon, the only place I have personally seen XM855 being sold by the box is at a gun show. Perhaps you and a buddy could split a five hundred round case.

    -jagd
     
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    I've seen it in a few places. You can usually find smaller lots on Gunbroker.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=49345730

    I am pretty sure Sportsman's sells it by the 20rnd box. Buying bulk is the way to go though.. I just picked up a couple cans from Aim. Its not LC, but the Radway Green I have shot in the past was clean ammo.
     
  4. goon

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    I like to try out a type of ammo in my rifle before I toss a whole lot of money into buying a supply of it. I am pretty sure that the Lake City stuff will work fine in my AR but I would still prefer to get a couple of loose boxes somewhere to try first. Another factor is cost. I would love to be able to order a bazillion rounds but the fact is that I don't have an extra $200 or so laying around to buy ammo with right now.
    I got some of the Radway Green stuff locally and it shot pretty well out of my AR but the headstamp was from '90. The newest I have read about anyone getting is from '93. I would love to have a few thousand rounds of it for plinking but I want to get some good, recent production stuff for storage. Good as the Radway Green seems to be it is still about 15 years old on average.
    I figure if I get some SS-109 and some as yet undetermined expanding/fragmenting ammo just to have around, I can just pick up a few boxes of FMJ locally when I want to shoot. At least until I can afford another big purchase.
    As for finding someone to split a case with, I don't think that is going to happen. I am the only one I know who needs 5.56. Everyone else is stuck on 7.62x39. At least I can actually find ammo for mine.
    Guess I'll have to hit gunbroker and see where that leads me.
    Thanks.
     
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