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Old 02-24-2006, 5:18 PM
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Anybody familiar with this ammo? I saw it this afternoon on AIM's website, it's 55 gr and $65 for a 360 round battle-pack.

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Old 02-24-2006, 7:17 PM
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I was only able to shoot one box (30 rounds) and it seemed pretty good. Went BOOM everytime and grouped good out of a free 16" floated H-barrel.
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Word on the street (the arfcom street, that is) is that it's pretty reliable, big flash, hot and fair to middlin' accuracy. Seems like it would make for decent plinking ammo.
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Old 02-25-2006, 4:26 PM
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Anybody familiar with this ammo? I saw it this afternoon on AIM's website, it's 55 gr and $65 for a 360 round battle-pack.

John
Guatemalan is nice stuff...price is a little high; might cause me to think seriously about xm or Win Q3131A.

If you reload, Guatemalan primer holes are small enough that you may find a small decapping pin is too large. It is boxer primed.

It's accurate but not match-grade. I have not had a misfire after almost 3k rounds. It's definitely good ammo.

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Link? I do lots of plinking.


Oh, and if anyone finds a good deal on .308 let me know. Shooting my 7.62 AR is going to get expensive.
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AIM is on the web at AIM Surplus. This ammo is their current special, click on the picture at the top left of their web page.
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Guatamalan 223/5.56 is good stuff, the last time century arms had it available, i went thru about 3000 rounds. Not a problem with a single round. M193 is getting hard to find and since its lead core its good for all the open ranges in the L.A. area.

AIM also has S.A. 7.62 x 51 (308) its some of the last surplus currently available.
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I have no way to verify this but I remember several years ago when Guatamalan .223 was on the market and a fellow posted on arfcom that he was with a group of people that went to Guatamala to help set up their ammo factory in the 1980's. Claimed that they are using all American equipment to manufacture the stuff.

The country is hot and humid and unless it was properly stored might have some corrosion or worse. Just be sure to inspect the cartridges before loading them into your mags.
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