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

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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



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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.

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.

Posted On: 9/28/11 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.

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.

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.

Posted On: 9/27/11 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.

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