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Lake City 7.62x51 NATO - M80 Ball (Linked)
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NOTICE: Normal supply chains are experiencing ammunition shortages. As a service to our customers, we releasing a very limited quantity of our engineering and product test ammunition from our climate controlled secure storage facility to help those customers who cannot locate quality ammunition for use in their firearms. We expressly reserve our right to withdraw ammunition availability at any time, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Supplies Limited - In Stock and ready to Ship! Note: All ammunition must ship by Ground Service. Must be 21 Years Old to Purchase. Product Description:
200-Round 30-Cal Ammo Can of USGI Lake City - 7.62x51 NATO M80 Ball ammunition linked on brand new “ALK” marked M13 links. M80 Ball is linked into 100-round belts for a total of 200 rounds per Can. Ideal for training, product demonstrations and real-world use in M60, M240, Mk-48 and other 7.62x51 NATO chambered weapons! This ammunition can also be easily de-linked by hand for use in magazines and non-belt fed firearms. Brass is reloadable and M13 Links are reusable. Supplies Extremely Limited - In Stock and ready to Ship! Excellent 30-cal ammo can and links are a Bonus!
A word about our 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO Spec ammunition – FightLite® Industries generally designs its products around NATO Spec ammunition and more specifically, ammunition produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant which is the “gold standard” for military grade ammunition. Lake City is a government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) ammunition production plant in Independence, MO that produces most of the small arms ammunition used by US Armed Forces and warfighters. Established in 1941, Lake City has been operated by ATK (which was recently acquired by Northrop Grumman) since 2001 but will transition to Olin Winchester as its operator on October 1, 2020. Olin Winchester makes excellent products and it is our expectation that they will continue Lake City’s reputation for “gold standard” military grade ammunition; but what we don’t know is what Lake City ammunition availability may (or may not) be from Olin Winchester for civilian sales.
So why do we gravitate toward NATO Spec ammunition when there are many other options and, in some cases, more accurate ammunition being produced or imported by civilian companies? To sum it up in three words: consistency, durability and reliability. NATO Spec ammunition usually has thicker case wall and base, which is less prone to damage and case blowout when used in chambers designed for automatic fire. Non-corrosive boxer primers are sealed against moisture intrusion and are staked into the primer pocket which prevents primer blowouts. Projectiles are sealed in the case to prevent moisture intrusion and the case mouth is crimped into the cannelure to prevent bullet setback under recoil loading; which when it occurs can drive case and chamber pressures up to extremely high and dangerous levels for the firearm and the operator. The Lake City propellants are non-corrosive and burn rates are also very consistent between production lots, as are the case sizing and case annealing processes. All of this translates to greater reliability with NATO Spec ammunition, because many civilian producers skip some of the listed production steps to keep their product costs down. Lake City ammunition spent cartridge casings are reloadable with common boxer primers for those who reload ammunition.
NOTICE: This product is currently restricted for sale to, or possession by “individuals” in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Washington D.C., and may also be restricted in other jurisdictions. Laws relating to firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories frequently change and evolve, and it is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of and to always comply with all laws and regulations. All FightLite® Industries products are ITAR controlled and may not be exported from the United States of America without prior US Government authorization. Product design, features, price and/or specifications are subject to change without notice and without incurring any obligation. California residents, this item must ship to a licensed FFL gun dealer in California.