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PMC Xtac or XM193F

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by GlockN, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. GlockN


    Apr 15, 2011
    Looking to purchase ammo, I have not tried the PMC X-TAC nor the Federal XM193F. Which one would you choose for plinking? Both are 55gr.
  2. MyNewGlock23


    Dec 19, 2008
    Don't have experience with either. Which can you get for the cheaper price??

  3. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    Federal XM193F is the standard, I reload my .223 but use Federal XM193F as my baseline when comparing for accuracy and velocity..... Palmetto State has the best prices that I have found.
  4. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nov 29, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I have found 62 grain penetrator X-TAC shoots much more erratically than Federal XM855. I can usually hold 1 MOA with the federal, but the PMC is close to 2 MOA on the same day, with the same gun, and the same shooting conditions. I haven't chronographed the PMC so I am not sure how much of that is due to variance in velocity.
  5. txgunguy


    Dec 14, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    I like the federal 193. I've heard good things about the pmc x-tac though.

    I ordered some IMI yesterday so we will see how that is.

    Eta: I've shot many different lot numbers of xm193 without issues.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  6. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    PMC has another name "Poorly Made Cartridge". It is usually slightly cheaper than Federal XM193, but the only thing it is good for is testing to see that your rifle works with garbage ammo.
  7. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    I shoot 193 pretty much exclusively at the range. Never had a problem with it and accurate enough for my needs. Cheap too, relatively speaking.

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