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james_black 06-04-2010 05:04 AM

what are 62gr green tip penetrator good for?
 
What is it good for defensively or militaristic? I just have a couple of rounds but I want to know when should I used this kind of round. Thanks in advance. :)

Jpyle 06-04-2010 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by james_black (Post 294528)
What is it good for defensively or militaristic? I just have a couple of rounds but I want to know when should I used this kind of round. Thanks in advance. :)

The green tip differentiates it from the 55 gr rounds (M193??) used in the earlier 1 in 12 twist A1 barrels. If you have a faster barrel you should be ok. Steel core gives better penetration and local ranges may not permit its use. Otherwise use is same as for any other 5.56mm round although use of any .223 or 5.56 for HD is not recommended

DrumJunkie 06-04-2010 06:46 AM

Been working pretty good for home offense for a while. But yeah, a 12 ga makes for a little better weapon for that.

robocop10mm 06-04-2010 12:18 PM

Green tip M-855/SS-109 ammo has a small steel "penetrator" under the tip. It is not armor piercing, just "enhanced". It was designed to penetrate light armor (steel helmets) at extended ranges. A standard 62 gr FMJ will perform pretty much the same at closer ranges (less than 200 yds). What is it good for? Plinking or SHTF, not much more IMHO.

james_black 06-04-2010 02:25 PM

Will this kind of ammo be more effective against level 4 ceramic plates since the have that steel core?. You know how some ceramic plates have a 3,4,6, etc breaking point.

Craig801 11-24-2010 02:36 AM

i have some green tips-----have not shot them yet---ready to "see" the results

JonM 11-24-2010 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by james_black (Post 294629)
Will this kind of ammo be more effective against level 4 ceramic plates since the have that steel core?. You know how some ceramic plates have a 3,4,6, etc breaking point.

what are you shooting that you need AP rounds?? law enforcement?? or worried the bad guys have body armor?? or just for fun??

TexasPatriot 12-05-2010 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by james_black (Post 294528)
What is it good for defensively or militaristic? I just have a couple of rounds but I want to know when should I used this kind of round. Thanks in advance. :)

Killing...

lonyaeger 12-05-2010 01:10 PM

Six month-old thread and the OP has been banned.

mjkeat 12-05-2010 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by lonyaeger (Post 397464)
Six month-old thread and the OP has been banned.

Id hope so after asking a Q like that. Who asks stuff like that.


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