500 Rounds of 5.56x45 Ammo by Independence - 55gr FMJBT

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Ammo Overview

Ammo Manufacturer - Independence
Bullets - 55 grain full metal jacket boat tailed
Ammo Casings - Boxer-primed brass
Ammo Quantity - 200 rounds per case
Muzzle Velocity - 3165 fps


It’s too easy to rip through ammo with an AR-pattern rifle. Let’s all admit it: no matter how expensive of optics and accessories we mount on our rifles, we really just want nothing more than to go cyclic at the end of the range session.

Independence 55 grain FMJBT may not exactly be the cartridge of choice for mag dump. This rocket-hot load of 5.56X45mm is well suited for punching little holes into all kinds of things. This is XM193 ammunition which means it is functionally identical to MIL-SPEC M193 but did not make the cut to be labeled MIL-SPEC for whatever reason.

Accuracy is trump to all other factors in shooting, period. This is why both MIL-SPEC 5.56X45mm NATO standard issue loadings are boat tail variety. These are designed to increase the ballistic coefficient and create a more stable flight. The military has long stressed the importance of consistent shot placement over all other factors, including larger chamberings. The M193 offers the best marriage of high accuracy with fragmentation over the infamous “green tip” M855. While offering improved penetration due to a steel core, the differences in all other factors are fairly minimal between the two.

This is an excellent opportunity to buy first-rate ammunition in bulk to feed your hungry M4, Tavor, or whatever else is in your stable. It is a highly accurate load which moves with great swiftness and can be purchased in bulk.

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Posted On: 1/27/2016 By: TM

A: Hello! The Independence 5.56 ammunition is new manufacture and does not contain any corrosive components.

Posted On: 1/13/2016 By: alex

A: Hello Alex! This ammunition is new manufacture.

Posted On: 11/19/2015 By: Bill

A: Hello Bill! This ammunition is loaded in brass cases with boxer primers and can most certainly be reloaded!

Posted On: 2/25/2015 By: Jason

A: Hello Jason, The listed ballistics for this round show a muzzle velocity of 3165 fps.

Posted On: 2/23/2015 By: Hector Rodriguez Jr.

A: Hector, Independence ammunition is manufactured by the premier ammunition manufacturer for the Israeli Military, IMI (Israeli Military Industries). It is loaded into FC headstamped brass and imported and sold under the Independence name.

Posted On: 2/23/2015 By: jaime

A: Hello Jaime, Independence ammunition is loaded with a standard 55 grain copper coated lead core bullet. It does not contain any steel.

Posted On: 12/5/2014 By: Josh hogan

A: Hello Josh! This Independence ammunition is loaded with an M193 projectile which is made with a copper coated, lead core. The projectile does not contain any steel.

Posted On: 7/21/2013 By: Paul

A: The BT feature (Boat Tail) at the base of the bullet is considered a standard with this m193 round from Independence. While the manufacturer does not include this information, the bullets will feature a boat tail for improved accuracy at longer distances. The rounds will appear and function in your rifle as a traditional FMJ round will.

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