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Posted On: 11/11/2019
By: Ted D
A: Hi Ted. Thanks contacting us here at LuckyGunner.com. This is a difficult question to answer simply because 5.56 ammo is loaded to military specs and no NATO specs call for the case or projectile to be sealed, only to pass a minimum leakage test. Some specific contracts will request sealant and there may be overruns in that contract which are sold as the M855 round. If a case or primer is sealed, we do typically list that attribute in the product description, but we do not promise that any lot, even a lot that was sealed on a previous order, will be sealed.
As far as long time storage goes, while it will help protect the ammo in case of submersion or extreme dampness, as is, ammo will last decades under normal conditions with no sealant as all. If there is any long term storage requirement I suggest using a military ammo can to insure no moisture will be present during storage. https://www.luckygunner.com/accessories/ammo-cans
Posted On: 8/31/2019
A: Hi Ben. Throughout the years, the military has used paint on the projectile tips to instantly identify the type of round used. The standard 5.56x45 FMJ ammo comes in two configuration. The 55 grain which is a standard lead-core round and the 62 grain which has a carbide steel pin in the core of the bullet to aid in penetrating light barriers. This 62 grain round is the M855 round and the tip is painted bright green for instant identification.
Posted On: 7/13/2019
A: Hi Kevin. I have an old model Mini myself and have shot thousands of the 5.56 ammo through it both in the 55 and 62 grain weight. I spoke to Ruger about this and they assured me that the Mini14 will use either 5.56 or .223 ammo in every configuration except the Target Model with the harmonic stabilizer on the end of the barrel. You can give me a call at 800-317-9506 if you have may more questions my friend.
Posted On: 5/6/2019
By: HARVEY BENDER
A: Yes, Harvey, we ship daily to NY. You will have to ship to an FFL dealer that is convenient to you. During the check out process, we will give you a list of dealers who have been approved and are ready to ship to immediately. There is also a list of some that have not been approved. If you choose one of them, we will take care of getting them on board and ready to accept shipments, but be aware there will be a delay if you go that route. Just give us a call if you have any questions. 800-317-9506
Posted On: 11/23/2018
A: Hello Craig,
The standard issue ammunition for the US military is the M855 round. This ammunition is made in the same facility as the standard issue ammunition. While it may not be identical to all military ammunition as those specs are dependent on the specific government contract, this ammunition is loaded to the standard M855 specifications.
Posted On: 8/21/2018
By: Robert Bream
A: Hi Robert,
Thank you very much for your question! This comes up from time to time so this is a great chance for us at Lucky Gunner to help the community. Neither Federal as a whole or Lake City in particular deal in reloaded ammunition. The discoloration you see with milspec rounds is evidence of the case annealing process which is buffed out in civilian ammunition processing, but the military wants to be able to visually inspect that the process was done and to standard.
Your range should allow these if their only issue is reloaded ammo, but these are M855 rounds that include steel in the bullet. If your range uses a magnet test on ammo, then these will be disqualified on that bases and not do to reloading. To avoid that issue, simply stick with M193 55 gr rounds!
Posted On: 8/19/2018
A: This brass is reloadable. Among many the Federal Lake City brass is some of the best stuff you can get.
Posted On: 1/26/2018
A: Hello Donovan,
The headstamp for the Lake City 5.56 that we sell will be LC
Posted On: 1/8/2018
A: Hello John!
This ammunition is not loaded with any corrosive components at all.
Posted On: 11/13/2013
A: The steel element found on these bullets is actually located inside the core, towards the front of the tip. On the outside, the bullet will be a traditional copper jacket similar to other 855 or 193 bullets.
Other bimetal bullets will include a mixture of steel and copper on the outside. This is where there is some concern about steel on steel upon firing. These bimetal bullets are almost exclusively found on steel cased ammo such as Brown Bear, Wolf and Tula ammo. If you have time to stop by LuckyGunnerLabs, you can view some extensive testing between steel and brass cased ammo.