Originally Posted by chav0_12
If it's actually military stuff it sure isn't 55 gr bullets. They should be around 63gr fmj's, if I remember correctly, and should shoot around 2970 fps. I'm not too sure on the BC, never really looked that one up. I'm in the Army, so if it's legit military surplus stuff that's what it should be.
Well I just did a little checking. I pulled a bullet and it is a boat tail and no
hollow point and it weighs 55.2 grains.
The case is indeed steel. When you scratch it it is silver and a magnet sticks to it.
The powder is a small flaked powder.
Primers are brass colored not silver.
The case is a greenish color with a redish sealer over it that is dark red around the edge of the primer.
The headstamp says .223 Rem and 180* of that it has a 3 diget or simbol of some sort.
They are loose in a military ammo can and they do not look as if they have been reloaded or hand loads for sure.
That is all I know other than they shoot pretty darn good from my Stag AR.
Thanks for any other info if someone can help.