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Old March 19th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Different Lake City headstamp

I'm going through my brass from yesterday, which includes probably a couple hundred 5.56 cases some shooters left on my table after I helped them with an AR problem.

I'm find a couple interesting headstamps I've never seen before. They're marked LC 15 and LC 16 but there's no NATO "circled cross" marking, instead its marked 5.56mm.

Anyone else seen this before? Is the stuff really LCAAP made or perhaps something else? I'd like to know its legit before I dump it in my .mil case bin.

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Contract over-run for an Ally country that is not part of NATO. Certain middle-eastern countries come to mind.

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ATK-Federal Cartridge runs the Lake City plant.
Might be from an "XM" variant of Federal 5.56 ammunition.
Did you notice any of the boxes of the shooters ammunition?
Can you post a picture of the headstamp please?

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It's this fodder:

http://www.sgammo.com/product/223-55...ity-2015-zsam8

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Thank you Sir!
Good to know.

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Thanks Guys!

It'll go in the .mil cases then.

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