Each box of Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition contains 20 cartridges, each of which features a 55gr full metal jacket bullet. These non-corrosive cartridges use a brass case and will work perfectly with any AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO.
Federal XM193 5.56 Ammunition
Federal XM193 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 – another big check mark for Federal ammunition in the high-quality department. Anyway, you probably want some information about the ammunition.
As noted, each box of Federal XM193 5.56 ammunition contains 20 cartridges. Each cartridge contains a 55gr full metal jacket bullet, which provides for higher muzzle velocities. In fact, the XM193 load features a velocity of approximately 3165 fps. Each cartridge uses a brass case and includes a water-resistant lacquer primer sealant for enhanced performance and reliability. All cartridges are visually inspected at the plant prior to packaging.
- Muzzle Velocity: 3165 ft/sec
- Muzzle Energy: 1282 ft/lbs
- Projectile Type: Full Metal Jacket
- Projectile Weight: 55 Grains