|Manufacturer||Black Hills Ammunition|
|Bullet Weight||77 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Open Tip Match|
|Use Type||Self Defense, Range Training, Match Shooting|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2750|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1293|
|Cost Per Round||$1.03 per round|
If you are looking for a lightweight, accurate, low recoil round, then the 5.56 is the round for you. Invented in 1963, the 5.56 was a new round that was a significant improvement on the 30 caliber in many different ways, allowing people to carry more ammunition and use an automatic handheld rifle with ease. The following year, it was released to the public as a competition, hunting, and self defense round.
When you buy Black Hills ammunition, you know you are getting highly accurate ammunition. In fact, the US Military buys 5.56 and .223 match ammunition from Black Hills, showing just how good this company is. When you slide these 77 grain, open tip match rounds equipped with Sierra bullets, you can feel the difference of these incredibly accurate rounds. This is, in fact, the military/Black Hills developed Mk262 Mod 1 ammunition, used for competition shooting and other applications which precision accuracy is pivotal.