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(b001) 5.56 NATO by Federal, “⊕ LC 16” H/S, M855, 62 gr. Steel Core, One Cartridge not a Box. Check Your State Laws.


“Newer Production!”, Mint! as with all LC brass  they are heavy annealed, and some discolor ! NO Dents! No corrosion! No Junk!
One Cartridge, not a box, the picture of the box is for reference only.
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One Cartridge not a box, the box is for reference only.

One Cartridge, not a box: 5.56 NATO, M855 by Federal Cartridge Company, using new 2016 Lake City brass cases with “ ⊕ LC 16″ Head-Stamp and loaded with a  62 grain, Steel Core, Green-Tip projectile.  = Symbol for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Is it legal to own?: as of this writing (01/13/2024), since 1986, BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) has exempted M855 ammunition from classification as “armor piercing ammunition, therefore, it is legal to own M885 (SS109) ammunition, however it is illegal in some states, and in some states it is legal to own in a collection, but not to shoot. Please, check you local laws before ordering.
Post note:
The M855 formerly named SS109 was introduced in the 1980 to replace the M193 (55 grain FMJ) loading introduced in 1964.
The M885 “green tip” ammo is a 62-grain, mil-spec “Steel Core Penetrator” bullet designed for long distance performance and penetration of light barriers. (Not technical considered Armor Piercing)
M193 is a lighter, 55 grain FMJ ( Full Metal Jacket) projectile are typically faster than M855 loads.

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History of the .223 Remington and *5.56 NATO* cartridge:
The .223 Remington was introduced in 1957 as an experimental cartridge for the M4 (AR-15) rifle, as the United States forces was looking to replace the 7.62x51mm NATO* (308 Winchester) with a lighter recoil cartridge with less range for closer combat situations.
In 1964 it was adopted by the United Stated Army as the 5.6x45mm Ball cartridge: M193.
Shortly after the United States Army adopted the 5.56 NATO cartridge, Remington introduced the 223 Remington to the general public for the sporting and hunting industry.
In 1977, NATO* countries signed an agreement to select the *5.56x45mm (5.56 NATO) cartridge to replace the 7.62x51mm or 7.62 NATO* cartridge; however, due to the devastating wound damage of the 55 grain M193, it was decided to use the Belgian 62 grain SS109 projectile, which was soon standardized as the official NATO* cartridge.
The .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO* are not actually identical, although, the outside case dimensions are approximately the same, the 5.56x45mm (5.56 NATO) has a thicker walled case and is usually loaded to higher pressures than the .223 Remington cartridge.
Because of the higher 5.56x45mm (5.56 NATO) pressures, it is best not to use the 5.56x45mm (5.56 NATO) cartridge in a rifle chambered for the lower pressure .223 Remington cartridge.
*NATO is an acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an alliance of app. 30 countries started after World War II, which includes the United States, most European Union members, Canada, and Turkey.
* 5.56 in the 5.56 NATO refers to the diameter of the projectile 5.6mm or 22 caliber (app. .224″)
*45mm in 5.6x45mm refer to the case length of 45mm ( app. 1.75″).

Weight 0.10 lbs