|Manufacturer||Israeli Military Industries|
|Bullet Weight||175 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Open Tip Match|
|Ammo Caliber||.308 (7.62X51)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2600|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2627|
|Cost Per Round||$1.35 per round|
This round’s bullet is all about accuracy. The open tip match begins its life as a hollow copper jacket. That shell is filled with molten lead so its core can become form-fitted. The end product is a bullet with virtually perfect rotational stability, which alongside its sleek overall profile gives it exceptional accuracy.
This round’s 175 grain OTM bullet technically has a hollow point. Do not expect terminal expansion if you use it for hunting, however. The OTM’s nose cavity doesn’t serve a function once its core has already formed, so the bullet’s terminal ballistics are essentially the same as an FMJ’s.
IMI made this ammo for the commercial market recently – it has not been sitting in an IDF locker for ages. This ammo’s new brass cases are visibly annealed, an indication that they were strengthened via heat treatment without getting a cosmetic polish afterward, and its non-corrosive match Boxer primers indicate that it is reloadable.