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Posted: 3/26/2006 5:09:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 5:10:12 PM EDT by crazeeman13]
Anyone have any info on Federal red box 62grain 223, #AE223N? Is it as effective as M855? Good for SHTF?
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:20:39 PM EDT
No.


It is not a 5.56 load.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:33:08 PM EDT
I guess I have to clarify my question...... How does AE223 compare to M855? (and yes I know it isnt 5.56.)
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:57:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 5:58:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
That question makes no sense. First of all, did you read the Ammo FAQ tacked to the top of the page?

In short - M855 s a 62gr bullet with a steel penetrator loaded to about 3050fps out of a 20" rifle. AE is a 55gr gr "standard" bullet, loaded to lower velocities.



They make a 62 grain AE load.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:02:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 6:06:22 PM EDT by Zhukov]
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:04:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 6:05:05 PM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]

Originally Posted By crazeeman13:
Anyone have any info on Federal red box 62grain 223, #AE223N? Is it as effective as M855? Good for SHTF?




Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:05:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:07:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2006 6:07:56 PM EDT by XDBACKUPGUN]

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
<Edited because I'm a moron who didn't read the post thoroughly>




You are human, and a DAMN FINE MOD!



ETA:Because I am a Suck up!
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:07:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:15:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 6:16:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
That question makes no sense. First of all, did you read the Ammo FAQ tacked to the top of the page?

In short - M855 s a 62gr bullet with a steel penetrator loaded to about 3050fps out of a 20" rifle. AE is a 55gr gr "standard" bullet, loaded to lower velocities.



Well, change that to 62 and it still holds valid.




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