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Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge
Testing The Army’s M855A1 Standard Ball Cartridge

Spanning a decade-and-a-half, the process of adopting the lead-free 5.56x45 mm NATO M855A1 ball cartridge was hardly transparent. In the end, however, testing indicates that our troops ended up with a better combat round.

By John L. Plaster (RSS)

May 21, 2014
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The mobile version of the article neglects to mention the "$100 million cost to the taxpayer" for adapting this new round. The new projectile was a 15 year effort which "likely consumed $100 million." Also, "the program began in 1995 by the Joint Service Non-Toxic Ammunition Working Group, established by the Army's Armament Research Development and Engineering Center and funded through the Army's Environmental Center."

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The Army has an "Environmental Center"!? Gah! Everything is so pussified. They should be concentrating on killing people and breaking stuff.

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Ammunition, it's the new lead bullion. Buy it cheap and stack it deep.

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