|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3060|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1289|
|Cost Per Round||55.0¢ to 60.0¢ per round|
This round’s 62 grain FMJ has a green-painted tip to indicate that its core contains a penetrator tip. This seven-grain steel cone helps the M855 bullet to pierce metal plating and other barriers much more effectively, and its slightly higher weight increases its sectional density so that it can penetrate soft tissue more efficiently. The M855 bullet may even break in half as it digs into soft tissue, thus tracking two wound channels instead of just one. That’s why this NATO spec ammo is suitable for home defense in addition to target shooting wherever magnetic bullets are permitted.
This ammo is loaded at the U.S. government’s Lake City Army Ammunition Plant with non-corrosive Boxer primers, clean-burning powder and new production brass cases. The gray around the case mouths is the natural byproduct of the annealing process which strengthens brass!
Use a 1:9 or 1:8 twist barrel for the best accuracy; a 1:7 twist is also serviceable.