Question:The manufacturers part number is: XM33AC. Does the "X" in the part number signify that it failed to meet M33 specifications?
Response:Not at all Bryan, most of the ammo that comes from the Lake City Plant is a small overrun on a government US Army contract or similar. For Example, Lake City had a contract to make 4.5M rounds of 50 Cal and they ran the line to 4.8M rounds, therefore the excess of 300K rounds gets sold to the commercial market. Thank you for buying bulk 50 Cal ammo at Target Sports USA.
Question:I've just seen a batch of the "M33" ammunition and noted that it was of 1981 manufacture and showed obvious signs of having been in links at some point.
This is hardly an "overrun on a government US Army contract" and is most likely out of date ammunition that no longer meets M33 specification. Hence my original question as to why the "X" prefix, it makes sense now.
Response:Not so Bryan.... This is first run Lake City M33 ammo product.
Question:So when was this ammunition manufactured? Would you like pictures to prove my statement? Please advise how to attach them.
Response:send them to firstname.lastname@example.org please
Question:So you're suggesting this ammunition is an over run from 1981? Not forgetting that it was once linked?
Response:No, this is not 1981 production nor has it been delinked.
Question:The M33 ammo listed here says 660 grain. You also have M33 linked that says 690 grain. Which is correct?
Response:Hi Nick, we will check with Lake City and update you shortly about this M33 Ammunition. Thank you for buying bulk 50 Cal ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Are the projectiles bi-metal / magnetic?
Response:Hi Chris, YES these 50 Cal M33 bullets will attract a magnet. Thank you for buying bulk 50 Cal ammunition online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Why aren't you selling this with 150 rounds per can? It comes packed that way.
Response:Hi John, it is too heavy for 150 rounds. Thank you for buying ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Hi The description says this is new ammo. However the add picture looks to be used brass. can you please confirm the brass.thank you
Response:Hi David, YES this is new production ammo, however being mil-spec this 50 Cal ammo does go through an annealing process and therefore the brass in not shiny etc. Thank you for buying in stock .50 cal BMG ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Is this ammo loose in the can or boxed?
Response:Hi Anthony, This 50 Cal ammo is packaged loose in ammo can. Thank you for buying 50 BMG ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com