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Old 08-15-2022, 12:21 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to buy some Winchester 62gr 5.56 "M855 Green Tip" ammo.
They will not let me shoot this at our indoor gun range, what is the story on this ammo? Is it "armor piercing"? What is the difference in FMJ and this Green tip?
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Old 08-15-2022, 12:23 PM   #2
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It is steel core instead of lead



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Old 08-15-2022, 12:39 PM   #3
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You can always buy M193 for the indoor range...little cheaper too.
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Old 08-15-2022, 01:38 PM   #4
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Its is metal jacketed lead core, that's why you cant use them. Army still uses them in shoot houses, due to the m855a1 round blowing threw the walls.
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Old 08-15-2022, 04:19 PM   #5
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As others said, the green tip 855 has a steel tip(not entire steel core) and will penetrate through mild steel(believe 1/4”). If you take a standard FMJ and shoot some mild steel it may dent it. Odds are the 855 will poke a hole through it. It can tear up the indoor range bullet traps and what not, so they usually don’t allow it.

It’s not “armor piercing” by definition, but again find a piece of mild steel or even AR500 and compare it side by side with a standard FMJ and you will see it does a lot more damage if it doesn’t just punch through it.
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Old 08-15-2022, 04:34 PM   #6
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It isn't "illegal," as the internet says. It also isn't some cop-killing "super round" that will destroy the world.
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Old 08-15-2022, 04:46 PM   #7
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I’ve had issues at my closest outdoor range (Alpine Ft Worth), nothing FMJ. So what little 5.56 I’ve shot have been my reload soft point. Not sure what the deal is.
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Old 08-15-2022, 09:43 PM   #8
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It’s steel core/tip ammo. A lot of ranges won’t let your shoot it. I don’t know specific reasons.
I’d assume it has something to do with damaging the range/targets
M193 is better in almost every way and usually a little cheaper.

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Old 08-16-2022, 08:30 PM   #9
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I’ve had issues at my closest outdoor range (Alpine Ft Worth), nothing FMJ. So what little 5.56 I’ve shot have been my reload soft point. Not sure what the deal is.
You need to get away from that place anyway, it sucks! Much better ranges around
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Old 08-16-2022, 09:02 PM   #10
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It isn't "illegal," as the internet says. It also isn't some cop-killing "super round" that will destroy the world.
Brahhh, it'll blow your liver clean out.
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:04 AM   #11
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Brahhh, it'll blow your liver clean out.
Thatís a 9mmÖ.
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:55 AM   #12
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Thatís a 9mmÖ.
9mm blows lungs out. Green tip destroys the liver from a mile away THROUGH 1/2" steel plates!
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Old 08-17-2022, 09:52 AM   #13
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It isn't "illegal," as the internet says. It also isn't some cop-killing "super round" that will destroy the world.
But armor piercing means cop killer. For some dumb uneducated liberal reason.
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Old 08-17-2022, 09:52 AM   #14
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9mm blows lungs out. Green tip destroys the liver from a mile away THROUGH 1/2" steel plates!
I get your point but that ain't going to happen
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Old 08-17-2022, 09:54 AM   #15
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9mm blows lungs out. Green tip destroys the liver from a mile away THROUGH 1/2" steel plates!
Man, I can see you stay up on the latest libtard teachings, you keep your facts straight.
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