Federal XM856 5.56mm NATO ammunition is loaded to Military specification at the Lake City facility. This particular load uses the Orange Tip 64 grain tracer projectile. As tracers burn they do so bright and hot. You need to be extra cautious of where you use tracers because you may catch surrounding vegetation on fire. This ammunition is loaded with a delayed ignition tracer meaning it will not ignite for 50-100 yards so you should use them in environments where you can shoot past 100 yards in order to take advantage of the benefit. The cases are new production Lake City cases which are highly desirable for their renown quality. The finished rounds consist of crimped and sealed primers which is ideal for long term storage and moisture protection.
Features and Specifications:
Manufacturer Number: XM856
64 Grain Orange Tip Full Metal Jacket Tracer Projectile
Reloadable (Crimped and Sealed Primers)
Muzzle velocity: 3020 fps
Muzzle energy: 1255 ft/lbs
Uses: Target, Range, and Plinking
Note: This item is manufactured in the Lake City Plant currently run by Federal ATK. The ammo is brand new, brass cased, boxer primed, non-corrosive and re-loadable. It is made to military specifications which require the cases to be annealed. Unlike civilian production ammo, the military requires to see evidence of annealing on the round itself. This is why the cases will appear to be discolored. This is done on purpose in order to meet the military requirement for overall strength and durability of the finished round.