|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3060|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1289|
|Cost Per Round||65.0¢ per round|
The 62 grain full metal jacket bullet’s green-painted tip indicates that the frontal section of its core is made of pure steel. The M855 bullet will attract a magnet, but more importantly it also excels at penetrating sheet metal and other light barriers. This kind of ammo is preferable for defense against lightly armored threats, but it’s also fun to fire at the range (so long as that range permits magnetic bullets).
This round’s heavier bullet will exhibit its best accuracy in conjunction with a 1:9” or 1:8” twist barrel, but a 1:7” twist is just fine for all but the longest-range shooting. This ammo’s brass cases were not polished after they were heat-treated; this makes them less reflective, which is an advantage for troops who don’t want to make their location more visible to enemies. It won’t impact performance, and the discoloration is only cosmetic. These non-corrosive and recently manufactured rounds are reloadable!
You get four 125-round boxes in a steel ammo can, which was manufactured in China. It’s a solid little unit with a rubber gasket in its lid to lock out moisture and a hinged handle for convenient transport.