Friday, March 16, 2012

Gun Sto'

Got a strange call from the gunsmith at my local gunstore.  He left a message, but no detail.  He wasn't in when I visited and no one there knew what he was calling about.

"Probably your gun is ready."

Nope.  I don't have a gun in the shop.  Haven't for months.  Interesting.  I'll have to try again.

They are having a sale on US milsurp ammo cans full of 5.56 ammo though.  420 rounds on stripper clips for $160, cash.  Plus you get a free ammo can.  LOTS in stock.

That... sounds?... good?  I know if it was 7.62x51 I'd have loaded up.  I guess there is cheaper.  But since Prvi Partizan sells it (62grain FMJ) for about the same price at the samish volume I guess $160 is better than a kick in the head.   Just a heads up for lower Montgomery County peeps.

And it was 62 grain stuff.  "Green Tip," whatever that means.  Someone more in the know might pipe in. 


RJIII said...

Green tip=SS109

Frozen said...

green tip has a steel penetrator but isn't effective enough to be labled "armor peircing" according to the BATFE.

Patrick Haggerty said...

Green tip is also banned from pretty much every indoor range anywhere. Nice to have, but it's definitely not plinking ammo.

Angus McThag said...

Green tip how NATO nations who had 5.56 guns at the time NATO adopted 5.56x45mm mark the newer spec round.

England's NATO ammo is unmarked, for example.

Green tip ammo in the US is almost always some form of M855, which is our adaptation of the SS109 specification.