what are 62gr green tip penetrator good for?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by james_black, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. james_black

    james_black New Member

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    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. :)
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    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
     
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  3. DrumJunkie

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    Been working pretty good for home offense for a while. But yeah, a 12 ga makes for a little better weapon for that.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  5. james_black

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    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.
     
  6. Craig801

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

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

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    Killing...
     
  9. lonyaeger

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

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

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    I was just perusing old threads and saw that question. Couldn't resist answering it. I agree, who asks what killing bullets were designed for? It is a pretty simple concept from the start in my opinion...
     
  12. mjkeat

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    I ment who asks...>
     
  13. TexasPatriot

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    exactly...what and who is this guy planning on shooting? I have plenty of body armour, but am not out trying to find ways to blow holes through it. If it got to the point I couldn't trust our own law enforcement, there are better and more effective ways of dealing with situations like that. Preferably along the lines of sending on their merry way in search of employment more adapted to their mentality.
     
  14. Houston_guy

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    I stumbled across this forum and this thread because I was trying to find the level of body armor I could penetrate with the ammunition I bought for that purpose.

    Anyone who believes law enforcement is the only group with body armor is simply naive, or not paying attention. Do a Google search for "home invasion body armor" and you'll quickly find examples in Arizona, Louisiana, Illinois, Connecticut, North Carolina, Washington, etc. Home invaders have learned that people defend themselves with guns, and they have started getting body armor. Many suspects in home invasions are arrested because they illegally possess body armor despite felony convictions.

    If you rely upon a handgun for home defense, practice the failure to stop drill. You may need it.
     
  15. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Theres other places you can find that info. I think we'd rather they look somewhere else for the answers.
     
  16. TexasPatriot

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    I do NOT, personally, rely on a handgun for primary home defense, but an AK in pistol guise with a 75 round drum in the well. Since I live with my wife only, and out in the boonies, blow through isn't a problem. It rests in a custom rack next to my bed. 1.2 seconds to grab it, target aquisition is simple with a laser sight with the 'switch' mounted on the pistol grip. I don't see many obstacles standing in the way of implementing a solid 'stop' scenario. Even if the intruder manages to overcome the disheartening sensation associated with a massive firewall of lead and muzzle flashes coming from the little monster at the extremely close ranges associated with home intrusions. I could see myself seeking distance from the horrid spectacle it presents.
     
  17. diggsbakes

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    This question could have been legit, but next to the description of this ammo, in every gun store, either online or actual retail, it usually states clearly: Penetrating, steel core, 62 grain.

    It's pretty self explainatory. . . ?

    But then they fouled it up by stating a lame purpose.

    Personally I buy them for shooting metal junk and SHTF. .. It can be entertaining to see what/how much they go through and just have fun destroying junk stuff! :)

    They are also pretty reasonably priced, so if you just want to see how your rifle shoots 62 grain stuff, they are good for that too. :)
     
  18. ktmboyz

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    They went on sale at Cabelas today for 6.99 a box thats not bad @ 350 for 1K rounds
     
  19. Gloves

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    Ammo getting cheaper now that supply is catching up with demand?
    Maybe now that we are getting closer to ending these wars?

    Hope it keeps dropping.

    I tried buying some green tips in California a while back and was denied shipment here.
    Is anyone going to say they might be good for light armor to no armor vehicles? Might not always be shooting at people.
     
  20. diggsbakes

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    I've seen a slight decrease around these parts, as well as the online sights that I order from. I hope it keeps going that way!