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Posted: 7/31/2005 9:57:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 9:58:09 AM EDT by Model_One]
I picked up a 1M box of Lake City 62gr 5.56 ammo, but it does not say XM855PD anywhere on the box.

Here is what the white paper label does say:

FOR TRAINING USE ONLY
CARTRIDGES, SMALL ARMS, 1.4S, UNOO12, II
5.56 CARTRIDGE, 62 GRAIN
FULL METAL JACKET COMPOSITE CORE BULLET

Looks very clean, not green tipped, no dings, magnet sticks to the bullet.
Shoots fine.

[Edited to add headstamp data] Headstamp is LC 03 and has NATO cross-in-circle.

Anybody know what this is?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:05:32 AM EDT
XM855PD
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:18:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:
XM855PD



Thats my guess.


Not all M855 will have the green tip......

It does say composite core which leads me to believe that it is made up of more than one material. A magnet sticks to it so it's got a steel tip at the least.

Ya probably Xm855PD
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:12:08 PM EDT
Inspect each cartrige before you fire it and it should be OK.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:55:19 PM EDT
It may not say "XM855PD anywhere on the box", but my guess it is the PD stuff. All the PD cases Ive seen from Lake City has that quote, "For training use only". Those words in of itself say that its not front line USGI stuff. But as suggested above, check each round, and you should be good to go.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:52:25 AM EDT
Yes, definitely M855, per the code UN0012 (see the TM on Small Arms ammo in the Information area).
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:26:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:45:06 AM EDT


FULL METAL JACKET COMPOSITE CORE BULLET



That doesn't sound at all like M855 to me. No mention of penetrator or lead. It sounds like some environmentally friendly training ammo.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:31:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 9:38:10 AM EDT
w00t!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:36:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeInCT:
Yes, definitely M855, per the code UN0012 (see the TM on Small Arms ammo in the Information area).



OK, I looked at the "Army Ammunition Data Sheets" and found that virtually all 5.56 mm ammo, including M193 Ball, M855 Ball, M196 Tracer, M856 Tracer, M862 Plastic Practice, M197 High Pressure Test, excluding inert/dummy, AP and "grenade", has the UNO code 0012 and the Quantity-distance class 1.4S, so I don't think this is any definitive answer.

Especially when I see that 7.62 M59 Ball, M61 AP, M62 Tracer, etc. also has UNO serial number 0012 and Quantity-distance class 1.4S.

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