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|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3060|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1289|
|Cost Per Round||63.0¢ per round|
The secret to the M855 round’s multifaceted performance is, quite naturally, its bullet. On the outside the M855 is identical to an FMJ – just a sheer layer of gilding metal that facilitates smooth feeding and low fouling per usual. But the green paint on the 62 grain bullet’s tip indicates that the frontal section of its core is made of steel.
Its steel “penetrator” tip is designed to help the M855 bullet punch through sheet metal at close to mid-range. But because this bullet has two separate metal components to its core, it is also capable of splitting in half as it enters soft tissue – tracking two separate wound channels as the result.
These rounds’ brass cases are brand new. They are gray around their necks and shoulders, but that’s just the byproduct of a heat-treatment process which imbues them with greater suppleness for cleaner ignition and ongoing reloadability. This ammo is non-corrosive and loaded with clean burning propellant.