900 Rounds of 5.56x45 Ammo by Australian Defense Industries in Ammo Can - 62gr FMJ F1

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Ammo Quantity - 900 rounds per ammo can
Ammo Manufacturer - Australian Defense Industries
Projectiles - 62 grain full metal jacket (FMJ) F1
Ammo Casings - Boxer-primed brass
Muzzle Velocity - 3,002 fps
Muzzle Energy - 1,241 ft lbs


This 5.56x45 ammunition is made by Australian Defense Industries (which is currently known as Thales Australia). They are a major ammo supplier to the Australian Defence Force, and their 5.56 works just as well in M4 carbines and AR-15 rifles as it does in Australia’s F88 Austeyr.

This is F1 ammunition, which is identical in form and function to America’s M855 cartridge (aka SS109 in Europe). That means each round sports a 62 grain bullet, which is clad in a full metal jacket for optimal functionality in semi-automatic firearms. The bullet’s core is made of two components: a lead rear and a front steel tip. Known as a “penetrator,” that hard tip is the reason for the F1 bullet’s heightened ability to pass through as tough as sheet metal. Like the M855, the F1 bullet is magnetic. (It hasn’t got green paint to evince this fact.)

ADI loads their ammo just like we do: with non-corrosive Boxer primers and new brass cases. You will notice discoloration around the brass cases’ necks – that is a byproduct of the annealing process which makes brass more durable.

This ammunition is packaged in four plastic bags inside of a brand new military-spec steel ammo can. Whether you’re building up a nice little stockpile or just wouldn’t mind having a rugged, water-resistant ammo can, then this big load of ammo belongs at your home and not in our warehouse!

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Posted On: 4/11/2022 By: Tyler

A: Brand new sir! You have likely noticed the discoloration around the cases' necks and shoulders. This is because the brass is heat-treated for added suppleness and durability, but as a military-grade ammo manufacturer ADI doesn't polish their brass for better cosmetics.

Posted On: 3/13/2022 By: Antelmo Hernandez

A: Thanks for reaching out Antelmo! I regret that Australian Defense Industries does not publish this ammunition's ballistic data, so I am unable to calculate its exact DF and BC for you. I can tell you that a 0.151 G7 BC is the typical reference for M855 and SS109.

Posted On: 1/23/2022 By: Lem w nash

A: Thanks for reaching out Lem! Your rifle's going to run standard 55gr FMJ ammo just fine. For the price, I expect you'll get great performance out of PMC's South Korean made 5.56. This is real simple nonmagnetic ammo that I've never encountered any problems with:


If you'd rather go American, then your AK's going to run Winchester M193 just as efficiently:


Posted On: 7/20/2021 By: Frank

A: Thanks for reaching out Frank! I'm not a lawyer and nothing I say should be interpreted as legal advice. That said, SS109/M855 ammunition does not qualify as "armor piercing" and is therefore legal for purchase in the state of New Jersey. (Handgun ammunition with steel penetrator core bullets, on the other hand, are illegal in NJ.) Just take care that this ammo's bullet is magnetic and as such not permitted at some commercial ranges.

Posted On: 6/23/2021 By: Michael Tyler

A: You assume correctly sir, and thank you for the kind words!

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