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Lake City 5.56 NATO/M855/SS109/Penetrator


 US manufacture, Lake City Arsenal M855 Penetrator ammo, 62 grain with steel penetrating core designed for combat use, firing at 3,025 f.p.s., This is the ammo being used right now in the Middle East by U.S. Troops.

The 5.56mm M855 has a green bullet tip. Adopted by NATO in 1980, the new load has a spitzer boattail bullet. It also has much improved penetration characteristics over the old M193 55-grain projectile at all ranges, resulting in higher retained velocity and greater accuracy at long range. The 5.56mm M855 is ideal for use in M16A2 and M4 rifles with 1:9 or 1:7 rifling twist.

Manufacturer's Data:

  • Muzzle Velocity 3000 - 40 f/s at 78 ft.
  • Chamber Pressure (typical) 55,000 psi.
  • Accuracy ind targets horiz and vertsd = 7.8 in. at 600 yd.
  • Action Time 3 ms.
  • Only for use in firearms designed for 5.56 ammunition. Not to be used in firearms marked .223 only.

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