A classic option for those 5.56x45 shooters out there. Identified by a green tip, the 62 grain projectile is constructed of a lead alloy core topped by a steel penetrator, contained within a gilding (copper alloy) metal jacket. For many, this is THE round to be shooting every time. It’s got a reputation for no-nonsense performance. The annealed necks and the clean burning powder are great perks, but the reloadability of the fine quality brass, and the on target performance are the real story. The brass is very high quality and the projectile flat out does its job.
The NATO standard, M855 round is intended for use against light materiel targets and personnel, but not vehicles. It happens to be a significant performer for general duty shooting for those Military clones and modular builds we all love. A great consistency across the board, this is among the best feeding, extracting and cycling rounds you can find. It’s not the most accurate, but when paired with the right twist rates (it works well with most common twist rates but prefers 1:8 and 1:9 generally), the accuracy is above average. It is a slightly heavier projectile and does have a very flat shooting trajectory.
A fantastic choice to stock on your shelf, this is a proven round with legitimate credentials.
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