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Old February 12th, 2018, 06:24 PM #1
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XM80C 7.62 x 51 mm from Palmetto State Armory NOT MAGENTIC

I read a lot online that the XM80C is magnetic and would fail the magnet test our indoor ranges do. I ordered 400 rounds of XM80C before reading this and got depressed, so I decided to order a giant earth magnet to test it out. I found out that it is NOT magnetic and no more suffering from buyers regret. STUPID INTERNET.

I made a video of me testing it with the Winchester 7.62 x 51 {which was magnetic) and the Federal tactical bonded cartridges (which was not). If I tested incorrectly please tell me. FYI i used "DIYMAG Super Strong Neodymium Fishing Magnets, 148 LBS(67 KG) Pulling Force Rare Earth Magnet" from Amazon.

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1) Yes you are doing it right. Clearly you don't have steel core.
2) I ordered a metric crap-ton of it when it went on sale at PSA last month. I pulled a couple boxes from each case and it ALL tested magnetic. Mine are LC16 brass. Yours? I don't mind that it is actually steel but it doesn't say much for Federal's consistency!
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I checked mine. It is magnetic. I noted it when I was looking at how ugly the brass was. Could they be mixing it up when packing it for civ'ies?
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ahh wtf really? This means I'll have to test all 20 boxes. I'll check the stampings and report back later today.
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I checked mine. It is magnetic. I noted it when I was looking at how ugly the brass was. Could they be mixing it up when packing it for civ'ies?
How ugly are we talking about? My brass looks pretty ugly too.
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Not that it matters as far as indoor range use, but remember that the steel in these rounds is from the bi-metal jacket. They are not “steel core”. Just in case there’s a possibility that it could make a difference somewhere, it might be helpful to know.
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Not that it matters as far as indoor range use, but remember that the steel in these rounds is from the bi-metal jacket. They are not “steel core”. Just in case there’s a possibility that it could make a difference somewhere, it might be helpful to know.
I wonder though, if my lot has bi-metal jackets because it was not magnetic at all.
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How ugly are we talking about? My brass looks pretty ugly too.
It's blem, that makes it not pass QC for DOD.
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Not that it matters as far as indoor range use, but remember that the steel in these rounds is from the bi-metal jacket. They are not “steel core”. Just in case there’s a possibility that it could make a difference somewhere, it might be helpful to know.
You can shoot that caliber on Thursdays at Freestate, but expect that distinction to be made there.
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I want to confirm all 20 boxes I bought are not magnetic. My brass is labeled LC 15
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