PMC - Full Metal Jacket - 55 Grain 5.56x45mm Ammo - 20 Rounds

Bullet Weight
55 Grain
Casing Type

In Stock: 123

$0.96 per round


US Continental Army Command began searching for a new rifle round shortly after adopting the 7.62x51 NATO round in 1954. The 7.62 was found to be acceptable as a replacement for the .30-06 but for sustained automatic fire from a handheld weapon still too unwieldly for individual use. The requirements for a smaller cartridge were set forth and Armalite, along with Winchester and obviously Remington, set forth to produce the new round. The result was the .223 Remington, from which the 5.56 was shortly developed and adopted in 1963. The 5.56 is loaded to marginally higher pressure making it not safe to fire from .223 chambers, however, the .223 can be fired from 5.56. The 5.56 full metal jacket by PMC has a muzzle velocity of 3240 feet per second with 1306 foot pounds of energy. This is a range training and target shooting round that is also acceptable for competitive shooting.

Precision Made Cartridges (PMC) is a South Korean ammunition manufacturer that also supplies the South Korean military, their standards for consistent reliability being the strongest testament of the company. Their X-Tact line of product is made by PMC to meet a standard of readiness expected by both target shooters and defense professionals alike.

Additional information

  • Manufacturer SKU 5.56X
  • Primer Type Boxer
  • Muzzle Velocity 3240
  • Muzzle Energy 1306
  • Magnetic No
  • UPC Barcode 741569010115
  • Cost Per Round $0.96 per round

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