Able to exceed supersonic speeds at 500 yards
Rifle itself could only weigh 6 lbs.
Able to penetrate both a steel helmet and .135”
steel plate at 500 yards.
Magazine capacity of at least 20 rounds.
These specifications came as a result of the 7.62 NATO round
being deemed has having too much power to be carried by infantry. In May of
1957, Eugene Stoner shot the first AR 15 design to CONARC. Through further
developments, the AR-15 was transformed into the M16 rifle that is still the
standard rifle for most of the American Armed forces.
The difference between the two rounds? Pressure. The outside
case dimensions are essentially the exact same for both rounds. However, with
the military having different pressure testing procedures than the civilian
institute of SAAMI, the two rounds often are loaded to different
specifications. Simply put, the .223 to generally used by civilians while 5.56
NATO is often found in military surplus buys.
Each box contains 250 fully processed once fired brass shell casings that are ready to load. May contain both .223 and 5.56 cases.This is fully processed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. Casings have been deprimed, swaged, trimmed to SAAMI specs, resized, and then polished again.This brass contains different manufacturer's headstamps. It is recommended that all brass be inspected, prior to being reloaded and fired.