Originally Posted By Unicorn:
With two shooting (ish) wars, plus the peace keeping and assistance operations going on around the world, along with the amount of rounds going downrange for training, why would there be anything but rejected US made M855 available? When I've gone to the range and the ammo we drew was labeled, "For training use only." Even if the M855A1 is being ordered, there is still a huge amount of M855 needed for just training.
Just because it says for training use only doesnt mean its inferior to the stuff not marked training use. Chances are the military wanted so many marked for training use only so they could easily track and alot rounds for training and downrange use and so there wouldnt be confusion onwhere it went. Who knows the reason but speculating that for "training use only " means subpar ammo is wrong.