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Identify this mystery .223 ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Bren, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Yesterday when I was sorting ammo, I found about 20-30 rounds of this federal .223 with an unusual bullet. I'd like to know what it is, but I don't have a box.

    The case is nickel
    The bullet is a uniform dark gray
    The headstamp is FC 223 REM

    It may be a tactical or law enforcement specialty load.

    I can't find anything that looks like this on federal ammunition's web site. I am sure this is factory ammo.

    Anybody got a clue?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    American Eagle 55grn JHP in a nickel case.

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  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    So what's with the dark gray bullet? It looks lighter in the picture, due to reflection, but in real life the bullets are all evenly the color of lead or darker, like a moly coated bullet or something.
     
  4. Keoking

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    American Eagle 55grn Vampire Killers. They were a limited run loading during the Vampire scare of 2008. They are equally effective against Werewolves.
     
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    don't forget the Space aliens.
     
  6. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

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    Im pretty sure that is Federals Tactical Bonded load. Most likely the 55 grain bonded JSP load LE223T3 I believe.
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster G17 carrier since 1989 Millennium Member

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