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5.56x45 - 62 Grain FMJ M855 - Federal American Eagle - 820 Rounds in Ammo Can

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Overview

Quantity - 20 rounds per box; 41 boxes per ammo can
Manufacturer - Federal
Bullets - 62 grain full metal jacket (FMJ) M855
Casings - Boxer-primed brass
Manufacturer Federal
Condition New
Bullet Weight 62 Grain
Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
Ammo Casing Brass
Quantity 820
Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm
Manufacturer SKU ZSAM855MOI
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity (fps) 3104
Muzzle Energy (ft lbs) 1326
Attracts Magnet Yes
UPC Barcode 604544669046
Use Type
Range Training
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This 5.56x45 ammunition from Federal’s American Eagle label is the genuine article. The Arabic writing on the ammo can is a dead giveaway that it was made for a military contract in mind, and that it was made according to stringent military specifications. This ammo was manufactured in the United States.

This round sports a 62 grain bullet, which is only slightly heavier than the standard M193 load’s 55 grain bullet. Still, you may find that a slightly faster barrel twist of 1:8 better stabilizes such a bullet for improved accuracy. The bullet’s green tip indicates that this is an M855 round, aka SS109 or “penetrator.” The bullet’s seven grain steel tip helps it to penetrate steel plating more effectively up to around 330 yards.

During high velocity penetration of soft tissue a penetrator bullet is capable of yawing, which may cause it to fracture at the cannelure. This produces a considerably nastier wound channel than a standard FMJ is capable of, something to keep in mind if you would ever implement this ammo for self-defense.

Lake City loaded this ammunition for Federal, so it has all of the massive manufacturer’s trademarks. The discoloration around the brass case’s neck isn’t a flaw, but actually a feature – it shows the brass is heat-treated to help it seal the chamber better during ignition. So supple a casing is a natural choice for reloading as well. This round’s primer and propellant are both military grade, although handloaders should take note of the primer’s crimping.

These 820 rounds are packaged in individual boxes of 20, with dividers to keep them from rattling around during transport. The can this ammo comes in is mil-spec itself, a fine investment for any prepper or high volume shooter.
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