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Posted On: 4/16/2022
By: Mark Harris
A: Thanks for reaching out Mark! The penetrator bullet's core is made of two parts: lead in the back, solid steel in the front. True to its name, the penetrator bullet excels at penetration! Under optimal conditions it will penetrate soft tissue to a depth of 15-20". Under similar conditions it will also pierce a 1/8" sheet of steel at ranges up to about 660 yards. The bullet's core may break in half during penetration of soft tissue to deliver two wound channels. Furthermore, its 62 grain weight gives the penetrator bullet slightly better accuracy than a 55 grain bullet – but that performance advantage won't make itself apparent until several hundred yards downrange. But take care! The penetrator bullet's partial steel core means it will attract a magnet, and many commercial ranges prohibit "magnetic" ammunition for safety reasons.
Posted On: 3/25/2022
A: No sir. This is new, modern production ammo, by the same manufacturer which supplies ammo to the Australian armed forces.
Posted On: 3/4/2022
By: William Kostal
A: Yes sir! The full name of the cartridge is 5.56x45mm NATO, but you might see it referred to as 5.56x45mm, 5.56x45, 5.56 NATO, or even just 5.56. It's all the same thing. And just to make sure you know, you can fire 223 Rem in a rifle that's chambered for 5.56 NATO as well!
Posted On: 12/20/2021
By: Jeffrey Durrant
A: Thanks for reaching out Jeffrey! You can leave them in their plastic bags if you prefer – I see no reason why the plastic should negatively affect the ammo in storage. Sounds like your ammo's all set to keep for ages since you've thrown in some dessicant!
Posted On: 8/6/2021
By: Henry Y
A: Sorry sir, but California state law has made it impossible for us to ship there under any circumstances.
Posted On: 6/22/2021
By: Gary Salamone
A: Thanks for reaching out Gary! Short answer: absolutely! We can't ship to the city, Rochester or Buffalo, and we can only ship to our customer's choice of FFL dealer for pickup. You can read all about our shipping policy to the Empire State here:
Posted On: 6/22/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Ali! I'm afraid that we haven't got any 308 AP ammo in stock.
Posted On: 6/21/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Jeff! This round's case hasn't got the little NATO cross, no. Here's a closeup of the headstamp so you can have a better look:
Posted On: 2/28/2021
A: No sir, this is new production ammo from Australia. Perhaps you've noticed the discoloration around the cases' necks and shoulders? This is because military ammo manufacturers often skip polishing their brass cases after heat-treating them for greater suppleness. It is purely cosmetic and doesn't impact performance. In fact, all brass cases would look like this if they weren't polished during production.
Posted On: 2/9/2021
By: Susan Fuller
A: Absolutely ma'am, civilians very commonly fire ammunition like this for recreational purposes! It should function perfectly in any regular AR-15 just like you and I own. Just be certain that this cartridge has what's known as a magnetic bullet – many indoor ranges ban bullets that contain steel because they pose a higher risk of ricocheting and creating sparks. Not all of them, but do keep that on our radar if you order this ammo.
Posted On: 2/4/2021
By: Trevor Hayden
A: Yes sir! This is the Australian army's equivalent of the M855, and the frontal section of its bullet's core is made of steel.