Quick ammo question: American Eagle

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Seven©, May 22, 2008.

  1. Seven©

    Seven© G&G Evangelist

    My job sent me to an area today that I don't often frequent. Naturally I asked the locals to point me towards a gun shop. I was browsing the .223 and the owner goes "If you're just looking for something to burn up, I got this." And he pulled out a case of American Eagle in black boxes like this ...


    I know AE is made by Federal. But, I've never seen a black box.

    I came home and did a quick nets search and all I could come up with (as far as a review) was a single post from AR15.com:
    "This is believed to be the exact same as xm193 in the old school brown boxes."

    The guy's price was $7.99/box. I'll be back in the area tomorrow. Is it good ammo? The price beats Wal-Marts $8.52 for Remington/UMC. Is it worth pulling out the credit card and stocking up?

    Sorry for the ammo question here. I just figured I'd get better/faster responses than in the "ammo section."
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  2. I'd say buy. My rifle loves the stuff.

  3. Seven©

    Seven© G&G Evangelist

  4. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I currently have 1,000 rounds of the stuff. Its made by Lake City, the same people and place that makes all the US military ammo. Its pretty good.

    I think that stuff might be the XM193C Its manufactured to US military specs. Someone on AR15.com or somewhere said that this stuff came from a 20, million round govt contract order that got FUBARed somewhere along the lines and was canceled. hence the C at the end. Ive never had a problem using it. I think its pretty good ammo.
  5. at4rxj

    at4rxj G&G Newbie

    That is in fact XM193C

    It's mil-spec, great for plinking, defense, hunting, etc...

    That price is right in line with the going rate on the "good deals", but remember you'll be paying tax. I say get it
  6. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    XM193 is usually military contract over-run, or it may be because of some slight cosmetic defects.
  7. damage855

    damage855 G&G Newbie

    My bushmaster shoots it well.
  8. fireguy86

    fireguy86 Guest

    I want to know which wal mart had remington for that price. My walmart has it for **** near $13 a box of 20. I might have to try some of this tactical stuff if I can find it.
  9. ghost_raven

    ghost_raven G&G Evangelist

    At a nearby gun shop in walking distance from my apartment, they do sell the XM193 (in the black American Eagle box, and in Federal's... eh... plain brown wrapper... lol) stuff for $10 a box.
  10. Rick150k

    Rick150k Guest

    It has been awhile and I am sure you have already got your AE ammo but here is a direct quote taken from.

    (MidwayUSA - Federal American Eagle Ammunition 5.56x45mm (223 Remington) XM193 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail Box of 20)

    I was under the impression that .223 and 5.56 was the same ammo, but after a LOT of research on the net and a few phone calls I found this not exactly true. So pay heed to the comments below.
    American Eagle is designed specifically for target shooting, training and practice. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.

    Important Notes about this Ammunition:

    Although the 5.56 is interchangeable with the .223, SAAMI warns not to use 5.56 ammo inside of sporter .223 actions as it runs at higher pressures.

    Technical Information:
    Muzzle Velocity: 3240 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 1282 ft. lbs.
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