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5.56×45 NATO Ammunition

556x45mm ammo for sale 5.56×45 ammo derived from the .222 cartridge and was officially adopted as the standardized NATO round in 1963. Essentially, 5.56×45 as a caliber came into being because the military was using 7.62×51 and critics believed the larger round was too powerful for light service rifles, leading to rough recoil and a slower than desired rate of fire in military service rifles.  You’ll often find it in-stock and available to shooters. We also carry a huge in-stock selection of 223 for sale

M855 is often called “green tip” ammo for its special color coding (the full metal jacket is painted green at the nose). These 5.56 cartridges push a 62 grain projectile designed with a boat tail, lead core, and a special steel “penetrator”

Green Tip Ammo Ballistics

556x45mm ammo for sale You may be wondering why the M193 does so much more ballistic damage when the M855 has been dubbed “penetrator ammo.” Well, this is because the lead-steel core and added grain weight of green-tipped ammo do their job a little too good at close ranges.

Most indoor ranges do not allow this, whereas most outdoor ranges do. This is due to the steel penetrator core, which can damage backstops typically used at indoor ranges. Be safe.

But ammo from those manufacturers use steel cases and bi-metal plating. The majority of . 223/5.56×45 is brass and uses an all copper jacket resulting in higher quality/more expensive ammo.

223/5.56 rounds used in popular AR-15 rifle variants have been uniquely hard to acquire or keep on the shelves. She said in early January the best selection was . 308 rifle ammo and 12 gauge shotgun shells, but mostly just in the target rounds not suitable for most hunting.

There is no shortage of guns and ammo — we are manufacturing more than ever. [The problem] is actually a massive increase in demand, on an unprecedented scale. Supply can simply not keep up with demand.” Large manufacturers such as Vista Outdoor are experiencing the same challenges related to supply and demand


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