|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3165|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1223|
|Cost Per Round||49.8¢ per round|
An M193 ball cartridge has a 55 grain projectile with a full metal jacket, and which ends in a boat tail. The bullet’s jacket inhibits terminal expansion, although it may still permit some fragmentation to take place. It functions to aid in reliable feeding, and further keeps the bore more clear of lead residue. Federal spends the resources necessary to ensure their jackets possess the concentricity that promotes straight flight. The bullet’s boat tail essentially makes it more aerodynamic, enabling it to retain greater velocity downrange and transfer more energy on impact. That tapered base makes a flatter shooting bullet that will remain supersonic well beyond its conventional effective range.
Although intended as an accessibly priced solution for range training, American Eagle ammo still features Federal’s trademark high quality touches. You’ll find that all 400 of these rounds offer remarkably uniform brass shell casings, each reloadable several times, as well as clean igniting propellant and non-corrosive primers. This ammo is especially great if you’re building up a trove, as it’s packaged in a steel mil-spec ammo can. Set it aside in your home or take it hunting and camping, and its tight sealing gasket will still keep out the kind of moisture and contaminants that could have harmed its contents.