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Posted: 6/28/2003 11:50:41 AM EDT
Can someone give me the scoop on this stuff? I just picked up 100 rnds of the stuff, black tipped, supposedly armor piercing. Got 100 rnds for $24. The head stamp says .223 and a goofy looking symbol like a question mark. The box reads SS109 Is this stuff any good? Can anyone give me their reviews on this stuff?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:27:11 PM EDT
true armor piercing isn't leagal, and ss109 isn't classified as armor piercing it just has a steel penetrator cap infront of the lead and allows it to penetrate further but not thru armor
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 5:20:25 PM EDT
Yea, I thought it wasnt legal. But what about this ammo? It says ss109 5.56 on the box but the cartridge head stamp reads 223 and some bogus, knockoff of a NATO symbol on it. Is this false advertising? I always new those bosnians were nothing but terrorist lovers.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 8:35:46 PM EDT
It's M855 with the tips painted black instead of green. Because of the steel penetrator, good'ol boys like to call it "Armor Piercing" - it is not. Do a search, this has been covered in depth about that Bosnian black tip. ~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 12:22:49 AM EDT
Read some of the old threads on this very board about this ammo, it is excellent ammo accurate (for a ss109) and perform just like a SS109. It is not Junk ammo. Bear in mind that there are variations in ss109 so dont be surprised to see a .223 chambering as opposed to M855 which is a US standard with no Variations from the original specs. Enjoy your ammo , it shoots a little dirty thats about it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 12:33:11 AM EDT
OBTW, nether SS109 nor M855 are true Armor piercing Ammunition, they are Called "enhanced penetrators" They were designed to be able to penetrrate a Kevlar Helmet at about 600 meters and that they have done they will penetrate Helmets, Vests, and light Armor up to about 1/4 inch steel plates so dont take them for granted just because they are not illegal like true AP rounds (in .223 5.56) ) they are serious rounds and should not be fired at anything that cannot stop them including BG's, they dont tumble a lot because they carry a lot weight in the tips as opposed to a M193 which carry the weight in the hips and rear.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 3:01:37 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. I dont really care about the black tips, I just wanted to know why the box read one thing and the case read another.
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