|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3270|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1306|
|Cost Per Round||59.4¢ per round|
This cartridge is sort of the “plain vanilla” of 5.56 ammo. In essence it’s the U.S. Armed Forces’ M193, with a 55 grain full metal jacket bullet that’s great for target practice as well as legal for international warfare (we expect you’ll only use it for the former purpose). Winchester’s massive production yields consistent FMJ bullets that deliver reliable feeding and target grade accuracy. With its 3,270 fps muzzle velocity this round’s bullet should need to rise no higher than 2.8 inches on its way to a 250 yard target.
This round’s FMJ ought to help prevent excessive fouling of the barrel, as will its non-corrosive Boxer primer and clean burning propellant. Winchester’s freshly drawn and tapered brass offers reliable chambering as well as a perfect opportunity to handload.