- Manufacturer Federal
- Condition New
- Weight 62gr
- Projectile Type FMJ
- Ammo Use Type Range Training
- Casing Type Brass
- Quantity 150
- Caliber 5.56x45
- Manufacturer SKU XM855BK150
- Primer Type Boxer
- Muzzle Velocity (ft. per sec) 3020
- Muzzle Energy (ft. pounds) 1255
- Magnetic Yes
- UPC Barcode 029465065164
- Cost Per Round 43.3¢ per round
- Q & A
AR-15s are popular, versatile rifles and so is the 5.56 caliber ammo that accompanies them. Not only are the rifles easy to handle, they’re fun, and they can fill a number of roles including hunting and home defense. If you own an AR-15 odds are you’ve heard discussions regarding the differences between .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO rounds. There is a difference, and it’s important to understand. Although the two are quite similar externally the 5.56 NATO is loaded to a higher internal pressure and the chamber leade is a different length as well. Firing a 5.56 NATO round through a gun chambered for .223 Remington can have catastrophic results.
If you have an AR-15 chambered in 5.56 NATO, these rounds made by Federal are for you. They weigh in at 62 grain which makes them lightweight for rifle rounds in general but standard weight for the cartridge size. Being lighter-weight is what enables these rounds to zip down-range at higher speeds and also helps keep felt recoil manageable. These are FMJ, Full Metal Jacket, rounds and so do not expand on impact but simply strike the target and keep going. Always be sure you have a good backstop in place during range time. This ammunition is meant for target practice, self-defense training, and plinking.
When you order this box of ammunition from Federal you get 150 rounds. These are XM855/SS109 rounds, also known as green-tipped Penetrator rounds. They have a lead core with a steel penetrating tip, but are not armor-piercing rounds although they are capable of punching through thin steel targets. They’re produced in brass cases with boxer primer and can be reloaded. Each round has a muzzle velocity of 3020 feet per second and muzzle energy of 1256 foot-pounds. Federal manufactures this ammunition at their factory in Anoka, Minnesota. Order now and give your AR-15 the power of XM855/SS109 rounds.
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