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, which speaks to the quality of the brand.
Federal XM856 5.56 tracer ammunition is a product from the American Eagle line of ammunition. American Eagle ammunition is marketed as precision practice ammunition, and though it is relatively inexpensive, it offers an uncanny accuracy on par with the more expensive brands. Like all Federal ammunition, Federal XM856 5.56 tracer 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.
That said each package of Federal XM856 5.56 tracer ammunition contains 20 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 64gr full metal jacket, which provides for increased muzzle velocities. These cartridges have been observed to travel at speeds in excess of 3,000 fps. Upon receiving the ammunition, you will notice that each bullet features an orange tip, which signifies the fact that it is a tracer round. Because they are tracer rounds, each cartridge contains a small amount of pyrotechnic material in the base of the bullet that will allow you to trace the trajectory of the bullet after it has been fired. All Federal ammunition is manufactured using fully-reloadable, newly-manufactured brass cases as well as non-corrosive Boxer primers.
Applications for Federal XM856 5.56 tracer ammunition are virtually limitless. And because it is made by the Federal Cartridge Company, you know what type of quality to expect. Just be careful – using tracer ammunition is capable of causing fires when used in dry, windy conditions. Consider this 5.56x45mm NATO tracer ammunition for:
- Training aid
- Night shooting
- Target shooting
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…
Grab yours today for just $12.07 per box.