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900 Rounds of XM193 5.56x45 Ammo by Federal - 55gr FMJBT - Stripper Clips

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Ammo Quantity - 900 Rounds ;10 Rounds per Clip, 3 Clips per Box, 30 Boxes per Case

Ammo Manufacturer - Federal

Bullets - 55 grain full metal jacket boat tailed (FMJ-BT)

Ammo Casings - Boxer-primed brass

These rounds come pre-loaded on stripper clips for easy magazine loading!

Note: These cases no longer include the stripper clip guides required to feed magazines with. If you do not already own guides, then please add the following to your cart manually: Stripper Clip Guide

900 Rounds of XM193 5.56x45 Ammo by Federal - 55gr FMJBT - Stripper Clips

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Bad ammo...
Review by Mini14shooter
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Bought this ammo thinking it was a good deal.... Prior to this ammo my mini had zero issues.... Tried this ammo, round after constant FTF and FTE.. The primer hits looked perfect, tried the rounds in another mini and a buddy's AR, same problems... Took multiple tries to get the round to fire.. Some wouldn't fire at all.. Tried around 200+ rounds of this ammo... Failure rate was 3/5 shots.... Will never buy this ammo again... (Posted on 6/15/14)
great ammo.
Review by mike
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Fast delivery. Great ammo good service. Helpful sales people. (Posted on 1/26/14)
Grate service
Review by Arthur
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What service. Order on Monday arrived on Wednesday .wish it were cheaper though . Although , I have seen this ammo on other sites at a much higher price. (Posted on 7/25/13)
Amazing Service
Review by MP2Guy
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Amazingly quick shipping not to mention the great ammo and a very good price. I'll be a repeat customer. (Posted on 5/23/13)
Fast Delivery
Review by TimT
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Searched around and finally found this Web Site. Best deal I could find. Quick delivery and ammo performs great. I will definitely buy again when I get low. (Posted on 12/11/12)
Quick delivery
Review by Smoke_n_ride
Ammo Performance
I havent been able to shoot any of the ammo yet; however, it arrived rather quickly. (Even though the site said no stripper clip guides, my case included the stripper clip guides.) (Posted on 12/7/12)
Excellent Order Service and Product
Review by King6
Ammo Performance
"Customer Service" these days has become a rather hollow term. BulkAmmo, however, continues to actually give full meaning to that term. Thank you. (Posted on 12/6/12)
Buy it when they have it!!
Review by Brad
Ammo Performance
Bought 2 boxes and put about 300 rounds down range through my Colt 6920. I highly recommend this ammo. Fast delivery. (Posted on 11/15/12)
Great Service
Review by Joe King
Ammo Performance
Ordered this last week... Got it yesterday... Great turn around on the order!!!

When I looked yesterday (11/6/12) they had 41 cases in stock... Today, they are sold out... Hope they get more in, as I will definitely be buying more from them!!!

(And contrary to what the site said, my case included the stripper clip guides...) (Posted on 11/7/12)
Excellent product at THE best price.
Review by Joe
Ammo Performance
Prompt reliable service. I will buy more from this company as the need arises. (Posted on 10/3/12)
Review by bigdaddymeatpatty
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Buy as much as you can - great price and damn good ammo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 10/19/11)
Awesome ammo
Review by dan
Ammo Performance
Got this a couple days ago, pretty fast shipping. So far ive shot about 250 rounds of it through my RRA ar 15 tactical operator. Had no malfunctions of any kind. will be buying more. (Posted on 10/1/11)
The best ammo at the best price
Review by James
Ammo Performance
This is the same ammuntion I have fired many times from the M16 series of combat rifles, and was pleased at the quality of this ammo. I fire this in my Custom Rock River Arms LAR-15 with absolutely no problems. The accuracy is surpassed only by individually hand loaded rounds, probably the most accurate on the market. An the price cannot be beat! I got to get another case while on sale! Might make it two cases! (Posted on 9/27/11)
Awesome ammo, awesome price
Review by Rluscomb
Ammo Performance
Already put 200 rds down range, very clean and no miss fires/jams, didn't have that reliability w/Army issue brass. Great price as well, no way you will find ammo of this quality at the chain stores. (Posted on 8/25/11)
Awesome ammo for awesome price
Review by bert34448
Ammo Performance
Purchased a case last week, received in 2 days (awesome), already sent 100 rounds down range, zero missfires, zero jams, dont get any better than that. this was my very first order from bulk ammo, and most definately wont be my last. Thanks for the awesome service and product!!!!!!!!!! (Posted on 8/6/11)
Great value and great company to buy from
Review by ZDC Chris
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I placed my first order from bulkamo.com and and exceptionally pleased with there ordering and shipping and the price will keep me coming back for more. These are marked LC 10 so no old junk, made in USA. (Posted on 6/24/11)
A must buy!
Review by R134
Ammo Performance
I purchased this to share and for testing before buying more. Through all the testing, never a hiccup. I will be buying more for reserve. (Posted on 6/10/11)
Perfect Performance. Unbeatable Price.
Review by OMI
Ammo Performance
Consistent, reliable brass. This is hands-down the best deal I've seen on XM193. My Colt 6920 absolutely loves this stuff. This ammo has proven to me time and time again to be high quality, accurate, and 100% reliable. I've never had a malfunction or FTF of any type in my Colt and I use XM193 almost exclusively. 2,000+ rounds, zero malfunctions, and capable of 2" groups at 75–100 yds -- this stuff gets the job done plain and simple. For me, this is proven ammunition. If SHTF, XM193 is going in my Colt. 'Nuff said. (Posted on 5/18/11)
Review by mwhpe1
Ammo Performance
5.56 NATO Good servive & quality ammo. (Posted on 5/6/11)
Great performance, fast shipping and low price
Review by Juan
Ammo Performance
Shot this through ammunition through my AR 15 at 100 yards and was grouping at 1 1/2 MOA. (Posted on 5/3/11)
Review by Haugie
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Great company! Efficient shipping, packaged well, and this stuff shoots great out of my new AR Dpms. Thanks guys! (Posted on 5/1/11)
Review by Michael
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I was suprised by the fast shipping to start. Went to the range Saturday and rounds were very consistant. Will buy again. (Posted on 4/14/11)
good price, functioned perfectly, fast shipping.
Review by ortman71
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Just got back from the range. I was sighting in some new iron sights on my bushmaster carbine 5.56 with this ammo. After tweaking the sights in, was able to put 3 round groups all in the center 1" Bull at 50 yards. Very happy. (Posted on 3/28/11)
Great Ammo
Review by Sinjen
Ammo Performance
Very pleased in all respects. Look foward to my next purchase! (Posted on 3/22/11)
Well pleased.
Review by Pete
Ammo Performance
You can't beat this price for quality ammo. Professional outfit Bulk Ammo is. Fast delivery, I was more than pleased. Will do business with you again. (Posted on 3/4/11)
Great for the 'stash'
Review by Spikes
Ammo Performance
Well packaged and shipped quickly (despite the bad snow). I'll be back for more soon! (Posted on 2/25/11)
Fast And Good Quality
Review by Gentry
Ammo Performance
Ammo Arrived in 4 days even in very bad weather, and product is in excellent condition. (Posted on 2/5/11)
Fast Shipping & Perfect AR-15 Ammo
Review by Nauzer
Ammo Performance
I purchased the Federal on stripper clips before from another company, but these guys had the lowest price. I won't be shooting this ammo as I'm going to store it long term, but I inpspected the ammo before I stored it and it looks fine. The best part was, the ammo was at my house the next day (IN). Can't beat that. (Posted on 9/3/10)
Great Ammo, Great Service A+
Review by StockPiler
I have purchased from these guys before, but this is a great deal on this ammo. The packaging on stripper clips is AWESOME for storage or for fun at the range. As always, shipping was fast & reliable. I will be back. (Posted on 9/3/10)
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Q: My rifle barrel has a twist rate of 1 in 7. Would you recommend the XM193 ammo, or would another 5.56x45 be more accurate?

Posted On: 10/22/11 By: Scott

A: Your rifle will be accurate with any 5.56x45 ammo. The 1/7 twist rate for the .224 diameter bore will stabilize any bullet that can be safely loaded to magazine length.
Q: Do the stripper clips add a lot of weight and do the ever rust or corrode to the point it's difficult to retrieve the rounds?

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: August

A: The stripper clips are extremely light, and will not corrode if the ammo is stored properly. If the ammo is stored improperly, corrosion on the stripper clips will be of minor concern compared to the potential for deterioration of the ammunition.
Q: Does a stripper clip "feeder adapter" (not sure what they are called) come with the product? If not, can one be purchased separately from bulk ammo?

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: Scott

A: No, the guides do not come with the product. We offer 3-packs of the stripper clip guides under the "Shooter's Ridge" brand.
Q: Does this deal include a stripper clip guide, for loading into AR-15 magazines?

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: Owen

A: No, stripper clip guides are not included, but we do offer three AR-15 magazine stripper clip guides for a very reasonable price.
Q: How do the stripper clips make them easier to load other than having the cartridges oriented the same way?

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: jerry

A: Using a stripper clip guide, magazines can be loaded very quickly, just by pushing on the ammo at the bottom of the case. 10 rounds can be loaded into a magazine in half a second or less.
Q: California recently put restrictions on ammunition containing lead. Will that affect American Eagle Brand? That is all I have ever put through my carbine.

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: Elizabeth Mitchell

A: No, those restrictions are only on hunting in areas where the California Condor is present. You are still able to buy and shoot lead core ammunition in California outside those areas.
Q: Hoe does the accuracy compare to other ammo? I normally shoot Federal in a value pack of 100. Thanks

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: Jeff

A: This 5.56 ammo will have approximately the same accuracy as the Federal value packs of 100 rounds.
Q: How good are the stripper clips? are they steal? do you need special training or a guide to go over the magazine to help feed in the bullets. Thanks.

Posted On: 10/21/11 By: glockman1727ak47

A: The stripper clips are very durable. They're made from parkerized steel and brass. We offer a three pack of AR-15 magazine stripper clip guides separately.
Q: is this round & a tracer round the same size all around? like can tracer lead be reloaded into these casings?

Posted On: 10/19/11 By: Jeremy Dawkins

A: If you have access to .224" diameter tracer bullets and have the requisite skill and knowledge to safely reload ammunition, then yes, you can use the fired cases from this ammo to make tracer rounds.
Q: Are the stripper clips new?

Posted On: 10/18/11 By: Quicksaber

A: Yes, the stripper clips are new manufacture.
Q: Is the same Lake City brass used in the XM193 as that which is used in the XM855? I plan to reload this brass and would like to have a good supply of brass that has little variation.

Posted On: 10/13/11 By: Jacob

A: Yes, both XM193 and XM855 are loaded with Lake City brass.
Q: What is the difference between military M193 and civilian XM193? What is better for a 1:9 twist rifle M193 or M855? Thanks

Posted On: 10/12/11 By: West

A: The difference is primarily in the designation - XM193 was not sold to the government, while M193 was. Both M855 and M193 will work fine in 1/9 twist barrels.
Q: My rifle says that it can take both .223 and 5.56 sized rounds. Is there any benefit using one caliber over another?

Posted On: 10/11/11 By: Aaron

A: 5.56mm ammo will offer higher velocities, greater terminal performance, greater barrier penetration, and less wind drift and drop at long distance than .223 Rem. .223 Rem might have slightly less recoil and muzzle flash.
Q: So many companies make ammo. Short of buying some from every maker, is there a way to find out who makes the best quality at a reasonable price? Does it just depend on Price? Accuracy? Realoadability?

Posted On: 10/11/11 By: Jeff

A: Well, if you're looking for accurate ammo, check out ammo that is described as "match" by the manufacturer. If you want cheap ammo, then pretty much anything will do. If you want ammo that's reliable under harsh conditions and designed for military use, buy military surplus or contract overrun ammo. Almost anything with a brass case can be reloaded. It all depends on what you want to do with the ammo.
Q: What is the best way to remove the primer crimp for reloading?

Posted On: 10/10/11 By: Steve

A: The Dillon Super Swager is very popular for this purpose - it is efficient and effective.
Q: Is this previously fired brass, or a new loading? Thanks!

Posted On: 10/1/11 By: Anonymous

A: Federal uses all new brass for this XM193 ammunition.
Q: It is my understanding that a rifle chambered for 5.56 can fire either 5.56 or .223 yet, a rifle chambered for .223 should only have .223 fired through it. Is this true and what are the differences of the two rounds?

Posted On: 10/1/11 By: Mark

A: This is true. The chamber of a .223 rifle has a shorter leade and .223 ammo is loaded to lower pressures when compared to 5.56 ammo and pressures. When 5.56 ammo is used in a .223 chamber, pressures exceed not only standard .223 limits, but also 5.56 limits, which is a dangerous and undesirable situation.
Q: AR's being the picky eaters they are, how well do AR's digest this ammo?

Posted On: 9/30/11 By: Anonymous

A: This ammunition is specifically designed for use in AR-15 platform weapons.
Q: I just bought a sig 556. I have a bushmaster 223 about 10 years old. What problems would i have shooting the 556 in the 223

Posted On: 9/30/11 By: steve

A: It is not advisable to fire 5.56 ammo through a .223 Rem chambered rifle, as excessive pressures can result.
Q: I have heard that military rifle brass can not be reloaded is this true ?

Posted On: 9/29/11 By: Anonymous

A: This Federal ammunition features boxer primed, brass cases, which can be used for reloading. The primers are crimped for reliability in semi-automatic firearms, which poses a minor difficulty to reloaders, but does not prevent them from being reloaded. All that needs to be done is for the primer to be removed, and a special tool used to press the edges of the primer pocket back to their normal, pre-crimped position. Then, the cases can be used for reloading just like any other.
Q: Are the primers crimped into the casing or press fit? Thank you

Posted On: 9/29/11 By: Jonathan

A: Because this Federal XM193 ammunition was loaded on a military production line, the primers are crimped.
Q: Why does the "neck" of these cases look discolored? Thanks.

Posted On: 9/29/11 By: Andy Weiser

A: During manufacturing, the cartridge cases are "annealed." This process makes the brass easier to work and less brittle. Because of the temperatures involved, discoloration is common, but the process results in higher quality brass.
Q: Does the XM193 marketed to civilians differ from M193 used by the military?

Posted On: 9/29/11 By: Gary

A: The XM193 ammo is fundamentally the same as the M193 that was once used by the military. Federal states that the X means that it was intended for government sale but was instead sold to civilians.
Q: Since the feeders are no longer included, is this ammo packed loose in boxes of 20?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Ted

A: As stated in the description, this ammo comes on 10rd stripper clips in boxes of 30 rounds each.
Q: It has been my experience that most people I know without LE/military backgrounds don’t understand the purpose, benefits, and proper method of using stripper clips, especially in AR style rifle magazines. Do you include any type of information or instructions on this subject when shipping the order to the customer? Would this be something you would consider?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: ARSHOOTER

A: At this time, we ship the ammo as we receive it from the manufacturer.
Q: Can this ammo be used in a rifle stamped .223?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Matt

A: It is not recommended to fire 5.56mm pressure ammunition in a .223 rifle. Federal does manufacture ammunition with a 55gr projectile loaded to .223 pressures.
Q: do you offer the bandoliers for this ammo and if so how much per?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Anonymous

A: We do not currently offer bandoliers.
Q: how fast is a stripper clip load vs a speed loader like maglula? I am guessing with training the clips are faster.

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Matt

A: Both can be quick methods of loading magazines, but both require practice to be extremely fast. Stripper clips are probably easier to get the hang of.
Q: would you recommend 55 grain bullets for a 1 in 8, 1 in 9 inch twist barrel, or does it make a difference? Thanks.

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Tom

A: 55 grain 5.56 bullets will perform equally well in either a 1/8 or 1/9 twist barrel.
Q: Does this ammo meet all military specs? I have heard that it is reject lots.

Posted On: 9/27/11 By: Rob

A: Federal states that the "X" means that the ammo was not sold to the government, and that this does not mean that the ammo was from a reject lot.
Q: How long are the stripper clips and how many full clips will fit into a 30 round mag pouch? Thanks

Posted On: 9/27/11 By: Jack H

A: The stripper clips are the length of ten rounds standing side by side - about 4". Approximately six will fit in a single 30 round mag pouch, though some will stick out the top of the pouch.
Q: I have purchased this ammo and have been very pleased with it's performance and quality. I am curious as to the future availability of this ammunition as opposed to the M855 ammunition which is current production for military use. Is the XM193 surplus forecast to continue being available and is it continually being produced by Lake City?

Posted On: 9/27/11 By: James

A: There are no indications that XM193 will not continue to be available in the future.
Q: After reading about the annealing process that this ammo goes through to meet military requirements, is there any other differance between this ammo and similar "civilian" ammo manufactured by Federal Ammunition other than the fact that it has not been re-cleaned?

Posted On: 9/27/11 By: Dallas

A: "Civilian" ammo might not be loaded to 5.56 pressures - it would be identified as .223 Remington, in that example.
Q: I've noticed that this Lake City 5.56 ammo has brass that appears dirty at first glance. What is the reason for this? Is it reloaded ammo?

Posted On: 8/25/11 By: AR-Man

A: Much of Federal American Eagle's 5.56x45mm ammunition is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant which is currently operated by ATK, the owner of Federal Ammunition. This XM193 ammo is manufactured on a line at the Lake City plant designed to meet military specifications and one of those specifications is that the brass needs to have visual proof that it has been annealed. During the process of manufacturing new brass casings, the brass is being reshaped through a series of presses to form its final shape. This process of necking the new brass leaves it naturally brittle at the neck of the case. To re-strengthen the brass after it has undergone this re-sizing, the brass is run through an annealing process which essentially reheats the brass by running it through a series of flame torches. This process of running the brass through a series of flames makes the brass strong in its new molecular shape. All necked rifle brass, both commercial and military, goes through this annealing process. Commercial brass designed for civilians is re-cleaned after it has been annealed for cosmetic purposes. The military however places a stronger emphasis on quality over cosmetic appearance and as such requires that the evidence of the annealing process be left on the brass for visual inspection.