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    XM162 Shotgun Ammo

    I have a box of shotgun shells that I believe are Vietnam era, USGI issue. The box is marked :

    10 CTGS, 12 gage
    SHOTGUN PLASTIC CASE
    N0.00 BUCKSHOT XM162

    LOT WCC 6034

    The packaging is dated Jan. 63

    Can someone tell me what the XM162 designates?



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    It's the Military designation for the plastic No. 00 buckshot. The "XM162" designation was adopted around the time of the Vietnam War.

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    Greg, I believe it is just the identifying ordnance number that specifies PLASTIC OOB ROUNDS. It is the same number given to all the plastic OOB ammo regardless of manufacturer. BOB

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