Jeff H wrote:
Intel 6 wrote:
I have buckets of this stuff once fired form the Border Patrol leaving it on the ground and I have found that as long as I am not loading heavy bullet/max loads it works fine. I use it for 55 gr plinking ammo and don't have any issues.
For clarity, are you referring to the FC or M193?
I have picked up two types of FC .223 brass from the Border Patrol. The stuff mentioned above and the same basic thing with a military style headstamp that is just an "FC" and then a 2 digit date like"07" under it.
The Border Patrol also shoots .223 with a Speer headstamp but they are basically the same thing as the FC cases as they are all made by ATK. It is obvious because the case heads/primer/crimp look exactly the same as the FC stuff I mentioned above. The Speer stuff is all I have been getting lately, haven't seen the FC in a while.
There was a time when they used to shoot a Winchester training ammo (55 gr FMJ and 64 gr PP in the tan ranger boxes) that was loaded in commercial Winchester cases without a crimped primer. I was lucky to score on a bucket or two of that also back then and hoard that stuff for special occasions.