|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3060|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1289|
|Cost Per Round||90.0¢ per round|
Not sure what M855 ammo is? Gather round and listen. This round is outfitted with a 62 grain full metal jacket projectile with a green-painted tip. Its paint indicates what is special about the bullet: its seven-grain solid steel “penetrator,” which comprises the frontal section of its otherwise lead core. Its name gives the steel tip’s purpose away, as this round’s bullet is designed to pierce 1/8” thick sheet metal at ranges up to around 650 yards. That kind of performance is of obvious utility to the U.S. Armed Forces, although this AR-friendly ammo is also plenty of fun to fire at range targets. But just in case you’ve missed the obvious, this ammo’s bullets will attract a magnet. Many commercial ranges prohibit such ammo, so please plan where you fire 5.56 M855 accordingly!
This is new, Boxer-primed, noncorrosive and reloadable ammo that Winchester made specifically for the commercial market, but it still features military grade brass cases. Like all cases, they are heat-treated for added durability. Unlike most cases, they are not polished after they are heat-treated, which is the only reason why their necks are discolored. Military grade brass cases are not polished because soldiers would rather not be surrounded by reflective pieces of metal while they are trying to keep a low profile on a battlefield.