Sometimes, it makes sense to buy the highest-quality product available. Sometimes you have to pay an arm and a leg to get that quality, and other times you do not. Really, you just have to know where to look. In some cases, the old phrase "you get what you pay for" rings true. This holds true especially with tattoos. If you want a good-looking tattoo, chances are you will have to pay a pretty penny for it, which is okay. After all, your new tattoo is with you for life so you probably want it to look relatively nice. On the other hand, it is quite possible to get a "discount" tattoo. The only drawback is that it will probably be cringe worthy. Heck, I would even be willing to give you a tattoo for $25. You probably should not expect much though.
Since much of the content on Keepshooting.com is firearm-related, I should probably speak about firearms and high-quality parts. In case you were unaware, many people use their firearms for self-defense. Any time you trust your life to something, whether it is a firearm or some other item, it is advisable to use only the highest-quality parts. It would be a nothing short of a travesty if your firearm failed at the time when you needed it most. As such, high-quality parts should always be used in your firearms, no matter what the cost – unless, of course, you can put a price on your life. This includes ammunition.
Lucky for you, Keepshooting.com carries some of the highest-quality ammunition. And though this comes as no surprise, it is available at an affordable price. Need an example? Check out our new Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition – manufactured to the highest specifications. Each box of Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition contains 20 cartridges, each of which features a 55gr full metal jacket bullet. These non-corrosive cartridges use a brass case and will work perfectly with any AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO.
The Federal Cartridge Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. The company was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the finest names in the ammunition industry. Their ammunition has even been used during multiple Olympic Games in which the United States team brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. Pretty high-quality stuff if you ask me.
Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is an interesting aspect of the ammunition in itself. LCAAP is a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the United States Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army – another big check mark for Federal ammunition in the high-quality department. Anyway, you probably want some information about the ammunition.
As noted, each box of Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition contains 20 cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 55gr full metal jacket bullet, which provides for higher muzzle velocities. In fact, the XM193 load features a velocity of approximately 3165 fps. Each cartridge uses a brass case and includes a water-resistant lacquer primer sealant for enhanced performance and reliability. All cartridges are visually inspected at the plant prior to packaging.
Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition is ideal for any of the following:
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Much more…
5.56x45mm NATO vs. .223 Remington
Both the 5.56x45mm NATO and the .223 Remington cartridges are designed for use with the AR-15 platform. Each cartridge shares specifications that are extremely similar. And though the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge was derived from the .223 Remington cartridge, they are not safely interchangeable. Though it may be safe to fire .223 Remington cartridges from an AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, the Federal Cartridge Company warns specifically about using Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition in rifles with a chambering other than 5.56x45mm NATO.
|Projectile Type||Full Metal Jacket|
|Year of Manufacture||No|
|Headstamp||Manufacturer's Symbol/Year of Manufacture|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Rounds Per Box||20|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|