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Posted: 10/8/2003 6:31:44 AM EDT
Does anyone know the difference between IMI's M855 and there M855 Special Bullet both of which are for sale for the same price at Botach?
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 8:58:08 AM EDT
The 855S is designed to replicate the M855 without the steel core, just lead with a copper jacket. Cheers
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 9:51:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyoungso: The 855S is designed to replicate the M855 without the steel core, just lead with a copper jacket. Cheers
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Really? So is it actually as long as the SS109 bullet? Or is it just a plain old 62gr bullet? The reason I ask is that the SS109 62gr is longer than a normal lead+copper jacket 62gr.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 10:35:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2003 10:38:04 AM EDT by brouhaha]
Originally Posted By cyoungso: The 855S is designed to replicate the M855 without the steel core, just lead with a copper jacket. Cheers
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I could be thinking of something else, but... [edit] Nevermind. I [i]was[/i] thinking of something else.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 2:03:48 PM EDT
just oredered a case from botach, eferan from botach even split my order 600rds of steel and 600rds of fmj at the same price. cant wait to get it. really nice guy and helpful too. from now on i'll be buying my ammo from botach meat
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 2:08:11 PM EDT
I have always thought the M855S was a match round.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 3:22:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2003 3:22:59 PM EDT by cyoungso]
I don't know the actual dimensions of the bullet. IMI designed the M855S to act just like the M855 without the steel core. Basic physics will tell us something has to give if we remove the steel. My guess is one of two things (1) they simply made the bullet smaller (2) they kept the external dimensions the same and balanced the weights with a thicker copper jacket. You could ask IMI at the forum on their website if you really want to know. Cheers,
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 3:26:17 PM EDT
If a M855 has its Steel removed, ITS NOT M855 anymore! SO they would have to take out the "M855" before the S.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 6:30:12 AM EDT
[url]http://www.imisammo.co.il/10174b.htm[/url] [url]http://www.imisammo.co.il/10174.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 7:30:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2003 7:47:47 AM EDT by cyoungso]
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U: If a M855 has its steel removed, ITS NOT M855 anymore!
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I agree. I assume IMI simply labels it M855SB so their customers recognize it as ballistically similar. From their web site: "IMI's 5.56mm M855, SB (SPECIAL BULLET) cartridge, known as the "silver tip" cartridge, is being sold world-wide." "BULLET CORE TYPE: STEEL FREE, HIGH ANTIMONY LEAD ALLOY" Happy shooting, Chris PS in many European countries a silver tip denotes a match, sniper or reference load. Maybe it does here too?
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