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Posted: 8/25/2004 6:55:49 AM EST
Anybody know this ammo?
"Frankonja Jagd", a huge German gun store, is offering this soon. Might be an interesting training ammo for 75/77gr. defense loads.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:05:59 AM EST
Link?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:26:11 PM EST
I'm not familiar with this IMI ammo, but I would have to suspect it may be similar to the 77 gr FMJ loads the US Navy SEAL's used in their Stoner 63 light machine guns used in the Vietnam era. If it has the same bullet construction and similar performance, it may offer some fragmentation too, as I am pretty sure the 77 gr FMJ rounds I am speaking of did so in one of DocGKR's tests. At least at relatively close ranges anyway.

I suppose the only way to know for sure is to grab some once it becomes available and send it to B&T for further evaluation.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:48:30 PM EST
Are you sure it's a 77 grain load? I remember seeing a 70 grain FMJ from IMI.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:50:14 PM EST
Please correct me if I am wrong with the manufacturer, FNMI made a 77GR FMJ projectile during the US Indo china conflict, (IE timeframe of stoner weapon,and UDT community usage) Enhancing the lethality of the 5.56 has alwas been a concern of the mil engineering community. This is pre SS109 projectile.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:33:37 PM EST
I am going to try to find out more about it/ order some (should be here in early October).
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:41:47 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 2:05:10 PM EST
Yep. Advertised as 77grs FMJ. I ordered a couple packs too. They (Frankonia) told me they have ordered 10000 rounds already, but none have arrived in their central storage as of yet. Time will tell.
Interestingly, IMI has no such ammo on their homepage. I will ask a friend to delaborate a cartridge so I can weigh the projectile.
Will report back :)

Regards!
Matt
Link Posted: 8/26/2004 3:21:05 PM EST
cool, it would be nice to have some factory 77 grainers
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