Lake City 5.56 Ammo. This is brand new, First Quality, US Manufacture, US Military Lake City Arsenal M855 Penetrator ammo, 62 grain with steel penetrating core designed for combat use, firing at 3,025 f.p.s., very scarce and limited supplies, 420 rounds on stripper clips, factory packaged in a fresh ammo can with US Lake City head stamps. This is the identical 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 rifle M16A2, M4, and machine gun M249.
5.56 Penetrator, 5.56 x 45mm
- 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.
Ammunition Restrictions: We do not sell or ship ammunition to residents of Alaska (requires air shipment so not allowed), California (shipped to an FFL only), Chicago Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts (shipped to an FFL only), New York State (shipped to an FFL only), Washington DC or any location that requires air shipment. Please check your state and local laws before ordering ammunition. Certain other restrictions may apply.