500 Rounds of 7.62x51mm Ammo by Lake City - 149gr FMJ

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Ammo Overview

Quantity - 500 rounds loose
Manufacturer - Lake City
Bullets - 149 grain full metal jacket
Casings - Boxer-primed brass


This 7.62x51mm ammo was produced at the legendary Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. This 7.62 NATO ammo is loaded to the M80 NATO designation and is produced on the same production lines used to supply the US military. As a result, this ammo isn't polished like traditional commercially available ammunition, and the discoloration from the annealing process provides proof that ammunition was manufactured properly.

This ammo is loose-packed in a bulk 500 round box. Each 149 grain FMJ projectile is loaded into a boxer-primed brass case and is reloadable. This ammo will attract a magnet, so make sure to check out your range rules before buying.

This overrun ammo from Lake City is some of the best on the market, so make sure to buy some in bulk while it is available!

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Posted On: 6/29/2020 By: Zack3047

A: Absolutely! During checkout, when you select your shipping method, you will see an option titled "Overbox Your Case." Select it and we will ship your order in a plain, unmarked cardboard box.

Posted On: 5/21/2020 By: Dave Roberts

A: No matter whom you wish would find you attractive, they will be unable to control themselves around you when you fire the U.S. Army's ball standard M80 ammunition. If you intend to do some long distance shooting, however, you would find that the ball special M118LR round's 175 grain boat tail bullet will give your shot greater momentum and resistance to wind drift downrange. We have also got that in stock if you're interested: bulkammo.com/bulk-762-51mm-ammo-762x51mm175mkbtfederalxm118cs-500.

Posted On: 4/15/2020 By: Sauljohn27

A: Thanks for reaching out! This ammo should work great in your SOCOM 16. This is XM80 ball ammunition, so it's essentially the same ammo that the U.S. Army would issue for use against personnel and unarmored targets. Its bullet itsn't designed for terminal expansion, but with about seven times the muzzle energy of a 9mm it's certain to leave a mark. Some might argue that a 7.62x51mm might be overkill for home defense. Any threats neutralized with this cartridge won't argue anything.

Posted On: 3/12/2020 By: Mike58

A: One hundred percent non-corrosive. Lake City is a major supplier to the U.S. Army, who would tolerate corrosive primers about as well as a drill sergeant would if a new recruit asked to be served breakfast in bed.

Posted On: 3/7/2020 By: Colton

A: Great question! The casing is indeed brass and non-ferrous. The bullet itself, on the other hand, has a bi-metal steel core.

Posted On: 2/23/2020 By: MICHAEL Mitchell

A: This ammunition ought to present no issue when fired in a bolt-action rifle!

Posted On: 1/19/2020 By: Rusty G Sammons

A: The FAL rifle was designed for use with the 7.62x51 NATO cartridge in mind. This ammo is made to M80 military spec and is exaclty like waht was used in these rifles around the world. If the FAL is considered the "right arm of democracy" the 7.62x51 M80 ammo should be thought of as the seeds!

Posted On: 12/16/2019 By: Geronimo Romero

A: Hi Geronimo. Thanks for using BulkAmmo.com for your ammo needs. The primers will be the NATO spec boxer primers and the projectile will be the magnetic, bi-metallic jacketed lead core bullet. Let me know if I can assist further in any way. Ronnie

Posted On: 8/11/2019 By: Michael Morris

A: Hi Michael. This is factory fresh, first load brass. The military rounds are not allowed a final polish that would make them shine like the commercial rounds. This is because the military requires that the brass show the annealing ring at the top to guarantee that the rounds have been properly heat-treated.

Posted On: 7/4/2019 By: Jeremy49

A: Hi Jeremy! Thanks! Clamped into a test vise with a soft trigger activating mechanism, this ammo should yield 1 MOA (1" groups at 100 yards). A standing or prone, breathing human using iron sights . . . your results may vary :)

Posted On: 2/7/2019 By: Humphrey

A: This ammo will work very well in that SCAR. These cartridges are the very same that the mil-spec issued version runs.

Posted On: 12/18/2018 By: Gerald Corbitt

A: Yes. Through a semi-automatic rifle this is fine. One consideration though. Since the 7.62x51 operates at a slightly lower pressure, some rifles do not cycle when using the 7.62 round. This is by no means common, but does occur often enough to mention.

Posted On: 11/17/2018 By: Can I use this ammo in a Springfield M14

A: These M80 149 gr FMJ rounds are loaded to milspec 7.62x51 specifications and should be safe to fire in any rifle chambered in the same caliber.

Posted On: 8/23/2018 By: Biggun1

A: Hi There, This ammo is loaded to the M80 NATO designation and is produced on the same production lines used to supply the US military .Each 149 grain FMJ projectile is lead core with a bi-metal jacket and loaded into a boxer-primed brass case. This ammo will attract a magnet, so make sure to check out your range rules before buying.

Posted On: 5/25/2018 By: 10mm_Bullseye

A: The bullet used in this ammo has a bi metal jacket that is made with several very thin layers of copper and steel sandwiched together and then wrapped around the lead core.

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