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Posted: 9/13/2005 2:07:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 2:34:58 PM EDT by LattimerII]
Just got my XM855 from SG. As I expected this stuff looks like XM855PD (even though their sit just says M855). Anyway, what is the purpose of the green tips? I've been wondring about that for awhile.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:03:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LattimerII:
Just got my XM855 from SG. As I expected this stuff looks like XM855PD (even though their sit just says M855). Anyway, what is the purpose of the green tips? I've been wondring about that for awhile.



Usually the green tip means it's AP. Check out the Ammo Oracle at the top of the ammo forum.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:15:51 PM EDT
I read that last week. Just couldn't remember all of it. Great info. I thought that might be what it meant.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:30:15 PM EDT
I thought the green tip just indicated that it shouldn't be used in the older rifles with 1/14 and 1/12 twist rates (can't be stabalized)??
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:19:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Eight:
I thought the green tip just indicated that it shouldn't be used in the older rifles with 1/14 and 1/12 twist rates (can't be stabalized)??



Most countries mark M855 / SS109 ammo with the green tip to differentiate it from M193. Like stated here, the old M16's had a 1/12 twist rate barrel that would shoot M193 well, but will not stabalize the new stuff.

You can check out the ammo oracle for more detailed information.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:46:47 PM EDT
correct. the green tip DOES NOT mean its AP, nit simply deferentiates it from M193 in inventories. foriegn SS109 has no green paint.
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