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Privi 5.56 Ammo - generally good ammo?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by rdbjr57, Jan 9, 2013.


  1. rdbjr57

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    The title says pretty much what I'm asking... is Privi 5.56 generally known as a good ammo? I can get a case at what I think is a pretty good price but I don't know anything about this brand.

    I'd be shooting it through a Ruger Mini-14 (183 series.)

    Thanks,

    Bob
     

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  2. boomhower

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    It's good stuff. Essentially it's 193.
     

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  3. Glock19Fan

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    Its what I keep in my SHTF mags. Really good stuff, mine came in clear water proof battle packs.
     
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    happy to buy it if you don't want to...
     
  5. rdbjr57

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    Whittaker's in Owensboro. They update their Facebook page several times a day (In case you want to "like" them on FB.) They have been very good (fair) to customers on selling the "highly-sought-after" items they are selling (AR's, etc.)

    They also post when certain ammo comes in on their trucks, etc.
     
  6. rdbjr57

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    This will obviously show my ignorance, but what is "193"?
     
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    We use Privi 8mm Mauser and 30-30, and are very happy and impressed with it. I would have no problem using other Privi calibers.
     
  8. Raleigh Glocker

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    M193 is the NATO spec 55gr 5.56 round. It must have a sealed bullet and primer and an annealed case. It is also supposed to meet velocity and accuracy specs.

    M193 sold to civies is generally called XM193 or M193-spec ammo, depending on the manufacturer.
     
  9. MikeNH

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    I bought a case of it this summer and have shot 400 rounds of that, not a single malfunction and it seems to be clean shooting.
     
  10. rdbjr57

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    Thanks for the info folks! I was going to split a case with a buddy, but I think now that I'll get a whole case for myself!
     
  11. robhic

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    I've used it in 9mm and .38 flavors without problem. It even seems a bit hotter than other ammos. I wouldn't hesitate to use it or buy it (again).
     
  12. Webley Green

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    Good Stuff, I've used their 7.5 Swiss and .303 British. Accurate and clean shooting. Good stuff. I recently ordered some 5.56 from Cabela's when it was on sale and I got free shipping to boot. I haven't shot it yet.
     
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    So where do you shoot in the wintertime? I live in Hartford, VT.
     
  14. MikeNH

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    I live in Michigan now but both times I've had a chance to shoot the AR were on private property here and back in NH.


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    I have shot about 500ish rounds through my ar and no issues thus far. Fairly accurate, cycles well, and decent brass for reloading. My recommendation: buy two cases lol
     
  16. Glock19Fan

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    Also, I was getting 2 MOA 3 shot groups at 100 yards with a 3.5 ACOG. Im sure I could do better with more magnification, but for a military style FMJ round it is very accurate.
     
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    "Prvi Partizan" means "First Partisan". I've got a decent stash of it in 7.5 French. Clean-burning, very accurate.
     
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    M193 is GOOD stuff.
     
  19. Haldor

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    M193. This is standard Nato 55 grain loading. Pretty hot load that works well in all kinds of 5.56 rifles (1:12, 1:9, 1:7 twist barrels). 62 grain loadings require faster bullet twist (1:9 or tighter) to stabilize properly. If you shoot 62 grain bullet in a old AR15's you won't get good long range accuracy.

    I stock M193 ammo exclusively in my lair.

    Read more if you are really interested.

    http://ammo.ar15.com/
     
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  20. GIockGuy24

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    M193 is a US military 5.56 cartridge. It is not the 5.56 cartridge adopted by NATO in 1980, which has a heavier bullet with a steel tipped core. The Prvi ammunition is usually good quality. It does not get the level of inspection and testing that US military or NATO ammunition gets though.