Identify this 223 round

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ZeusEcho, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Picked up some bulk 223 from a co-worker and wondering what it is, when it was made. If anyone can identify the markings I'd greatly appreciate the insight. Looks like L, C, 6, 0

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  2. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna take a wild guess and say Lake City Army Ammunition Plant 06 (or 09)
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Yup that's lake city brass. Really good brass but the primer pocket s are crimped and need decrimping during the case prep stage if reloading.
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Ding ding ding , we have a winner
     

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  5. KG7IL

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  6. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice thanks for the quick feedback everyone. I figured Lake City but wasn't sure about the numbers. Hope it's '06 or '09 and not '60 ;)

    I guess it's 223 55gr?

    Also any issues with 4-7 year old ammo? Any way to tell if it wasn't stored properly?
     
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  7. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    1) YW :)

    2) Can we see the tip? if its 62 gr LC will deliver it as "green tip" if not its likely 55 gr

    3) None whatsoever. Unless stored in an extremely abusive environment ( salt spray , LOTS of heat etc, etc...) moern military ammo will last decades.

    German WW2 Ammo for example (which was the quality standard back then, now it's US) still fires reliably most of the time.
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    To read the headstamp you do not turn it. LC 09 is correct. Lake City 2009 production. Good quality. 55 gr FMJ BT. If it was the 62 gr, it would have the NATO cross as a part of the headstamp.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    And, it is NOT .223. It is 5.56 mm or 5.56 X 45. DO NOT SHOOT IT in a firearm marked .223. It could give you problems. There IS a difference
     
  10. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for the warning and completely understood! ;) I only have 5.56 or .223 Wylde rifles so I can shoot both if needed. :D

    bluez- it's not a green tip so I gues 55gr

    Thanks again everyone!