|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3165|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1223|
|Cost Per Round||65.0¢ per round|
This is precisely the stuff you need to start perforating bulls with your AR or other 5.56 chambered rifle. It is M193 spec ammo, just like the U.S. Army issues, with an X added to its designation to indicate its production for the private sector. An M193 round’s 55 grain full metal jacket projectile feeds like a charm and hugs a flat trajectory to promote consistent, satisfying accuracy. The FMJ projectile won’t expand if it sinks into a soft medium, although it will tear itself into multiple fragments if it hits hard enough.
Federal’s American Eagle label ammo is indeed all-American. That means nonmagnetic projectiles, noncorrosive Boxer primers, and reloadable solid brass cases. Some people see a military-grade case’s discoloration and ask us if it’s a reload. In actuality, the discoloration simply proves that the case was correctly annealed without subsequently getting polished up.