The use of demilitarized components is a common practice which helps to produce a less expensive cartridge that still offers the reliability that you need when you are simply going out to the range to shoot target practice.
This XM855 ammunition is also commonly known as "green tip" or "penetrator" ammo for the steel tip located at the front of the bullet. These "green tip" bullets are copper jacketed, lead core, with a steel tip at the front of the bullet. Note that some batches of this production run are missing the green paint on the tips. This ammo has been tested with a magnet and it appears that some of Lake City's projectiles that they pulled have the paint worn off. We tested this lot with a magnet and it is magnetic so it is still M855 steel tip.
Note: Since the brass cases used to load this ammo were manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, they will feature annealing marks at the neck of the case. The annealing marks are left on as part of the government's visual inspection process.
This ammo is brass-cased, boxer-primed, non-corrosive, and reloadable.
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