The Federal Cartridge Company, headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. The company was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the finest names in the ammunition industry. Today, the company manufactures a complete line of rimfire ammunition, centerfire ammunition and shotshells – they even have a production contract with the United States Military. Federal ammunition has been used during multiple Olympic Games in which the U.S. team brought home gold, silver and bronze medals. Pretty high-quality stuff if you ask me.
Like all Federal ammunition, Federal XM855CS 5.56 ammunition is manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, which is an interesting aspect of the ammunition in itself. LCAAP is a government-owned, contractor-operated munitions facility that was originally established in 1941 for the manufacture and testing of small arms ammunition for the United States Army. Since 2001, it has been operated by Alliant Techsystems and is the largest manufacturer of small arms ammunition for the U.S. Army. But enough about the boring stuff – on to the ammunition you so desperately want to get your hands on.
As noted, each package of Federal XM855CS 5.56 ammunition contains an astonishing 2000 cartridges. But these are not just any cartridges. The cases are loaded with SS109 standard military ball bullets. Each 62gr full metal jacket bullet is constructed to provide for enhanced muzzle velocities. This particular load boasts muzzle velocities that have been observed to travel in excess of 3,100 fps. You may have also noticed that each bullet features a green tip. This signifies the presence of a steel penetrator tip and a lead core. Those bullets with orange tips signify that it is a tracer round. Even more impressive is the fact that this is the same ammunition used by the U.S. Military.
We here at Keepshooting.com cannot seem to keep M855 ammunition in stock. So if you have any desire whatsoever to purchase 2000 rounds of Federal XM855 CS 5.56 ammunition, do not hesitate. Consider this ammunition for:
- Target shooting
- Sport shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Law enforcement
- Much more…