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Lake City or Lithuanian GGG 5.56?

This is a discussion on Lake City or Lithuanian GGG 5.56? within the AR Talk forums, part of the Long Gun Talk category; I was going to post this in the ammo can, but I figure there are more people who know about 5.56 here, so here goes. ...

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Lake City or Lithuanian GGG 5.56?

I was going to post this in the ammo can, but I figure there are more people who know about 5.56 here, so here goes. If price is about equal, should I get 1000 rds of the LC or the Lithuanian stuff? Both have the NATO headstamp. The Lithuanian stuff comes packed in boxes, inside what looks like a .50 cal ammo can. Looks nice and shiny. The LC stuff comes packed loose, and the brass doesn't look that great.

Is one better than the other for the price? I figure that since they both are NATO-stamped ammo that they will function the same and have consistent, hot loadings, so it would make more sense to get the free ammo can and the better looking brass. Anybody disagree?
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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I think you are fine either way. ammo is ammo. I would prob get te lithuanian one as long as its non corrosive its GTG.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:18 PM   #3
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When faced with a question of which when there's not a real quality difference why would you, not go with whats made in the US. Buy American, Americans helping Americans seems simple.
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I prefer LC brass when I reload. Not sure I have ever fired factory LC rounds yet. So, I'd say get the LC.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:02 AM   #5
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Shinier isn't always better. I've got Israeli (IMI) 5.56 that looks horrible but is more accurate than any other imported mil-spec I've tried.

Lake City ss109 was $350 per 1000rd case out the door in Hampton, VA this weekend. Some of the best brass for reloading. Ok accuracy.

Haven't tried Lithuanian yet. But for imported ammo, the Korean ss109 (PMC "X-TAC") is really hard to beat right now. Very consistent shot to shot. $320 at the shows and online lately.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:52 AM   #6
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When faced with a question of which when there's not a real quality difference why would you, not go with whats made in the US. Buy American, Americans helping Americans seems simple.
For the ammo can I guess? And the shinier brass (also, from the pictures I've seen the Lith stuff has a nice primer sealant). I was just looking to see if there were any downsides to the Lithuanian stuff. But I suppose if it's true NATO spec, then it has to be the same thing. And I actually prefer to not have the painted green tips. Less crud to clean out of the barrel extension from being shaved off when a round is chambered.

As far as buying American, I'm sure the business I'm buying it from pays their taxes, so it's not like the US government isn't seeing any revenue from the foreign ammo.
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I don't think zombiekiller gave a rats butt about the US Gov't seeing revenue from taxes. That is not what buying "American Made" is all about! I think it is safe to say that he was talking about the American citizens that are employed by an American company making American made ammo. When you support US Companies, then you are supporting those US citizens that work at those companies.

Buying US can be very difficult and unfortunately can cost more in most cases. If you can, then great. If you can't that is fine too. It is a personal choice. I try to do it whenever I can.
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The reason i say go with other than salt lake although i have had good experience with it some of the brass comes dinged up. I also also read alot of people having bad batches of it. Something like the only release stuff that doesnt meet QC because they govt is using all the can produce.
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