Going to buy some5.56 Lake city green tip ammo 62gr.

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by howatu, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. howatu

    howatu New Member

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    Trying to find out if any one else has shot it and if so how did it perform think I'm getting a good buy 440rds for 155.00$?
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Lake City is an government owned, contractor runned ammunition facility

    in northeastern Missouri that was established by Remington Arms in 1941

    to manufacture and test small caliber ammunition for the US Army.

    I have shot their ammo with no problem in my AR...which is chambered for 5.56
     
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  3. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    1:9 twist on your AR? If so it should serve you well, Lake City is good ammo, and that's a pretty good price
     
  4. howatu

    howatu New Member

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    Thanks for reply guys normaly shoot 5.56 55 gr just wandering how 62gr would measure up such good price can't turn it down
     
  5. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    Lake City is good ammo for an AR that meets the requirements (5.56NATO chamber, and a "slower" barrel twist for heavier bullets).

    Lake City brass is also a good brass for reloading for .223 Remington (after proper case prep). Identified by the LC headstamp.

    Heavier bullets tend to be more accurate over greater distances with better terminal ballistics, if this is a factor for you.
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    If your barrel twist rate is 1:9, and the bullet weighs

    between 45 and 70 grains...you're GTG !
     
  7. We make it for all branches of service
     
  8. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    just wondering: how long is your barrel?
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Yes...I know. I was relating to the history of the plant circa 1941.

    I'm well aware of the JMC ( Joint Munitions Command )... a subordinate command of the US Army Material Command (AMC).

    You're operated by ATK... correct ?!

    I've been to Letterkenny, PA...
     
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  10. Yes ATK operates LCAAP, for now. They could lose the contract this year which doesnt affect me at all since im outta here in September, plus im not an ATK employee.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Oh...OK. If I'm not being to personal, what is your status then...I take it you work there right now.

    What happens in September...PM me if this is too personal. No PM means it's none of my beeswax.

    Wish you the best either way bro...
     
  12. howatu

    howatu New Member

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    Thanks happy sniper for info every one the rifle has a 16 inch barel and 1-9 twist.
     
  13. i'm active duty US Army with 19 years of service, taking part in a program called TWI (Training With Industry). It's only for one year and my year is up in September, going to Fort Lee, VA from here.
     
  14. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Been to Fort Lee myself...but my HQ was Fort Belvoir, VA

    I noticed your avatar...Ordnance Corps, US Army

    Thanks for your service bro...!!