barrysuperhawk Posted May 13, 2012 Report Share Posted May 13, 2012 Since supplies of decent surplus .308 are long gone, and most all of the steel stuff sucks, I have been looking for what ammo to buy to blast with. I already handload all of my precision ammo, but I hate to "waste" my good stuff hammering away at a 66% IPSC at 100Y at a match where I can't pick up my brass. My old standby was SA .308, it was Brass, Berdan, and shot fairly accurately out of all of my .308's [2 AR pattern rifles, 2 FAL's and a M1A]. My go-to handload being a 155 palma bullet, I would like to stay in the 150 +/- range, which brings me to the Federal M80 Bulk pack:Forgive me for the CTD link, it was google's first choice..A couple local shops have this available, and the price, while not good, is at least cheaper than 20 round commercial .308 ammo. The only thing stopping me from buying a case or 2 to try is the comparatively bad rep that the XM193 and XM855 have for accuracy or lack thereof. Is the XM80 the same story or is it comparable to the more accurate surplus ammo of yesteryear? I don't need 1/4 MOA, but if it's 4-5MOA then it's not worth it, because TULAMMO or Wolf MC will do that... As a secondary question, are the primers on this crimped or sealed? If I do have the opportunity to retrieve some of this, how easy will it reload? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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