|Manufacturer||Israeli Military Industries|
|Bullet Weight||77 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Open Tip Match|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2740|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1283|
|Cost Per Round||$1.15 per round|
If you’re not aware of MK262, no worries. It is simply a type of hyper-accurate cartridge that a respected South Dakotan manufacturer specifically developed for military sniping teams. IMI faithfully modeled this 5.56 round after the MK262 by loading it with a match-grade 77 grain open tip match projectile.
Despite its appearance, an OTM will not expand after hitting a threat or game animal. That is why we generally don’t recommend it for hunting medium game or home defense. The OTM is designed solely to exhibit a precise trajectory. It is abnormally heavy, which translates to added momentum and heightened resistance to wind drift. It is adorned with a concentric, streamlined copper jacket. The jacket’s opening exists because the OTM’s lead core was injected into place, thus allowing it to harden without forming bubbles or gaps where it meets the jacket.
IMI loads these milspec rounds with match-grade brass cases, which have thick, concentric walls and pretty much beg to be reloaded. You will see that IMI did not polish the case necks after annealing them, which is standard practice for military ammo and only affects cosmetics. Sealed primers and bullets make this MK262 clone ammo more reliable under adverse conditions.