View Full Version : 5.56 ammo id
04-12-2009, 10:10 AM
I have 2 batches of ammo that Im not sure of what the manufacture is. The first is in a heavy brown plastic wrap . It says 300 RD 5.56 x 45 CTN 711 A83Z marked on the outside of it. The next ammo I bought years ago. It came in a green metal ammo can packed full of 20 round boxes. The heads have T Z 80 3 marked 90 degrees apart . Im pretty sure it is all 55 grain .Does any one know where this stuff comes from and if it is considered high quality ammo? Thanks in advance
04-12-2009, 10:37 AM
The stuff in the brown plastic sounds like South African.
04-12-2009, 10:47 AM
TZ is Israeli ammo.
04-30-2009, 10:43 AM
I've shot a lot of TZ ammo in 45ACP. It is good ammo.
04-30-2009, 12:08 PM
Pics of the labels would confirm, but the TZ is definitely Israeli, and I'd agree the other sounds South African.
hagar in SC
05-01-2009, 09:48 PM
TZ80 ruined many a rifle, but that's the 7.62 stuff. Hope the 5.56 is of better quality! Hold onto that 300 round SA battlepack, people are paying insane prices for unopened ones.
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