|Bullet Weight||149 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.308 (7.62X51)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2790|
|Cost Per Round||59.2¢ per round|
This 7.62 NATO ammunition from the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri is authentic mil spec ammo suitable for target shooting with M-14s, FALs, Remington 700s, and other rifles chambered in both 7.62 NATO and .308 Winchester. These cartridges follow the M80 standard. Mil spec ammo in this caliber is typically slightly less "hot" than hunting loads and makes for more pleasant shooting at the range!
Each cartridge in this bulk case of 500 fires a 149 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,790 feet per second. This results in good medium to long range performance and an average level of felt recoil.
Lake City ammo is made on the same production lines that supply the US military. It is typically excess production from government orders; many shooters favor LC ammo due to its military origin and high production quality. This ammo uses non corrosive Boxer primers. The reloadable brass cases are annealed (heat treated) for strength; the resulting discoloration of the brass is typically polished away on commercial cases. However, military ammo retains these markings as proof that the round has been constructed properly.