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500 Rounds of 5.56x45mm M855 Steel Core Ammo by Federal - 62gr FMJ-BT

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$205.00

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Quantity - 500 rounds per case in 20 round boxes

Manufacturer - Federal

Bullets - 62 grain full metal jacket boat tail (FMJ-BT) XM855 steel core

Casings - Boxer-primed brass

500 Rounds of 5.56x45mm M855 Steel Core Ammo by Federal - 62gr FMJ-BT

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Great deal good ammo
Review by peter
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I havnt gotten to this lot of ammo yet BUT....I have used American Eagle ammo both their 55 grain and 62 grain 5.56 bulk and have always been pleased with its performance. It's not match grade but anyone with a brain looking at this amount of ammo for this price should be able to figure that out. (Posted on 7/6/14)
Wanted the 62 grain
Review by Revo
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Awesome job bulk ammo fast delivery and rounds I fired all worked well (Posted on 6/23/14)
Best ammo for the money
Review by Me
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Great ammo. Great service. Great prices. Can't beat your service at bulk ammo. Best there is. Definitely will be buying all of my ammo here. (Posted on 7/25/12)
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Review by Shrekviper
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Shot through a 1 in 7 14.5" AR-15. Feeds/shoots/extracts very well. No issues at all. Decent accuracy at 200 yards. I WILL by more of this. (Posted on 3/14/12)
Great ammo, for the right price.
Review by ultramag 338
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Shot 200 rounds of 62 gr. through my Sig, this ammo produced the tightest groups possible at 100 yards, will buy more. (Posted on 3/5/12)
Great Fun for Plinking
Review by FlagJC
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This ammo is a hoot to shoot! Put a couple hundred rounds of this stuff into and through an old gas powered generator. Sliced through it like butter with the steel core. No FTF or FTE issues. Shoots clean. Definitely what was meant to be in an AR (Spikes Tactical upper, Smith & Wesson lower in my case). (Posted on 2/25/12)
Great Fun for Plinking
Review by FlagJC
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This ammo is a hoot to shoot! Put a couple hundred rounds of this stuff into and through an old gas powered generator. Sliced through it like butter with the steel core. No FTF or FTE issues. Shoots clean. Definitely what was meant to be in an AR (Spikes Tactical upper, Smith & Wesson lower in my case). (Posted on 2/25/12)
Will be purchasing more
Review by dermeister
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I am on my 4th order of this ammo. Out of 2000 rounds, I have had only 3 FTE's and 1 FTF. It is great ammo for the price. (Posted on 11/22/11)
great stuff
Review by trey
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fired 250 rounds today out of an LMT upper on a Stag lower with no problems at all grouping in a 6 inch diameter at 100 yards through iron sights i did have 20 rounds of wolf ammo with me and i put that in a mag and topped off with 10 rounds of this stuff the first 10 shot perfect then i got to the wolf and every single round failed to feed so dont waste your money on cheap ammo its like rolling the dice this is the stuff your AR was designed for (Posted on 10/30/11)
Federal 62 ammo green tip
Review by ace
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Very good ammo shoots good every time does not drop as much at 200yrds buy it you'll like it (Posted on 10/5/11)
Excellent Ammo
Review by Dobo747
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Ammo had some of the best prices I have seen in a long time, it's in great conditions and shoots well...no complaints (Posted on 4/22/11)
Excellent accuracy from 1/9 barrel
Review by Shadowhand6
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My "practice" round is the 55 grain FMJ - the 62 grain FMJ ammo grouped tighter at 100 yards with no change of point of impact at 100 yards. My 10 year old Colt AR15-A3 loves this ammo. The price could not be beat. (Posted on 4/11/11)
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Q: What is the speed of this round? 3200fps or higher?

Posted On: 2/9/12 By: Danny

A: Federal states that this XM855 ammo should have a muzzle velocity of 3100fps from a 20" M16 or AR-15. From a 16" AR-15, you can expect velocities of approximately 2950fps. If you want 5.56 ammo with a muzzle velocity of 3200fps or higher, you should check out Federal XM193.
Q: Besides the packaging, what is the main difference between "American Eagle" made by Federal, and ammo packaged in a "Federal" box? This of course comparing the 5.56 in 62 gr. for each, do I get better quality with one over the other?

Posted On: 10/19/11 By: Jack

A: Often, the ammunition inside is exactly the same. American Eagle ammunition is oriented towards sales to non-government/nonmilitary people, while the ammunition packaged in brown boxes labeled Federal is sometimes meant for sale to government agencies or military units. However, both ammunition types are generally made to the same exact standards and could be considered the same level of quality. Sometimes, contract overruns mean that both types of ammunition are readily available on the market.
Q: Is this ammo on stripper clips or loose? The description does not state which one it is. Thanks, Mike

Posted On: 9/29/11 By: Mike

A: As stated in the description, this ammo comes in 20 round boxes. The full case has 25 boxes of 20 rounds each for a total of 500 rounds.
Q: I live in CA and was wondering if the Steel Core Ammo is legal here.

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Brandon

A: Technically, this is not steel core ammo. It has a hardened steel penetrator in the forward portion of the projectile, and is legal for sale in California.
Q: What is the difference between a steel core and a copper core?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: Anonymous

A: Most ammo has a lead core with a copper jacket. This is an economical way of producing bullets that also offer good performance for a wide variety of situations. Steel core, or steel penetrator like this M855, ammo is meant to defeat armored targets at various distances, but is not as cheap to produce except on a massive scale. Solid copper ammo is meant for hunting or other situations where lead in projectiles is either not wanted or not allowed by law.
Q: These look the same as the ones I used in the military. Are they the exact same rounds?

Posted On: 9/28/11 By: John

A: They are essentially the same, and this is about as close as you can get to genuine Lake City M855 ammo without reenlisting.