Federal Ammo: Eagle military grade XM855 62 gr FMJ case of 120 rnds

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Federal Ammo:  Eagle military grade XM855 62 gr FMJ case of 120 rnds

Military "ball ammo" in a bulk pack

Federal American Eagle 5.56 NATO 62 Gr FMJ military-grade steel-core penetrator rounds. Federal makes these rounds for use in belted machine-guns, but these green tips are available for purchase for us civilians also. 

Manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to Federal Cartridge Company specifications for commercial ammunition. The boxer-primed, reloadable brass case is headstamped with the Federal symbol and date of manufacture. Water-resistant lacquer-sealed primer. Every cartridge is visually inspected before packing. For use only in rifles with chambers designed for 5.56mm x 45 ammunition. 

Lake City ammo is known for its high quality.  Green tip ammo has been used for a decade or more by the US Military, and while not tecnically amor piercing, it does have a solid steel core, which increase penetration.  The XM designation means that there is some blemish that did not make it to 100% military grade, which is M855.  XM855 ball ammo can be widely used in most military correct 5.56mm M4/ AR15 platforms.  Best used for personal protection and outdoor target shooting.

This particular load uses the SS109 bullet, which is a 62-grain green tip M855 full metal jacket projectile with a lead and steel core for retaining velocity and accuracy at longer ranges. Though not classified as armor piercing, the mild steel penetrator in the SS109 does indeed pierce more things better than traditional lead core projectiles.

120 rounds of Federal Lake City XM855 comes packaged in a miniature plastic ammo can. 5.56mm M855 Ball Ammunition has a green bullet tip. Adopted by NATO in 1980, the new load has a spitzer boat-tail bullet. It also has much-improved penetration characteristics over the old M193 55-grain projectile at all ranges, resulting in higher retained velocity and greater accuracy at long range. The 5.56mm M855 is ideal for use in the M16A2 and M4 rifles.

The 5.56x45mm cartridge uses the highest quality annealed brass casings, the most reliable primers, and the most technical powders with flash inhibitors. The SS109 bullet features a boat tail, cannelure, a mild steel penetrator, and a lead core all covered by a thick gilding metal jacket. The finished XM855 rounds have sealed primers and case mouths for long term storage and moisture protection.

Federal American Eagle Ammunition is loaded to NATO specifications, and even includes the green painted tip. This is the same ammunition currently being used by the US Military and is first run quality product. Headstamps will be marked with "LC" and the last two digits for the year of production. This ammunition is non-corrosive in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.
This is military grade ammo.  It is made to highly consistent and not pretty.

Please Note: While the 5.56x45mm NATO will fit in a .223 Remington chamber, the 5.56 is a military round that runs at higher pressures than its .223 counterpart and is not recommended to be fired in a .223 Remington chamber.  This round is designed to be fired in an M4 or M16 carbine / rifle.  Military grade rifles, like Colt, LMT, Knights Armament, FN and other military grade rifles and AR pistols.




5.56x45mm NATP



Bullet Weight

62 Grain

Bullet type

Steel Core Penetrator Full Metal Jacket



Casting Material


Rounds per box

150 Rounds Per Box

Boxes per case

4 Boxes Per Case

Muzzle Energy

1256 ft lbs

Manufacturer's Model Number:  Model # XM855 LPC120

Some ranges prohibit steel core ammunition; check range rules before shooting this ammo.

Ammunition is restricted from sale to CT, IL, MA, NJ, NY, New Orleans, LA, and Washington DC. Ammo shipped to CA must be shipped to a local dealer.  Your billing address and shipping address must match.  Please make sure you can own this ammo in your locality.  We do not agree with ammo restrictive laws, but we also follow the laws unless overturned by a Court of competent jurisdiction.

  • You must be 21 or older to purchase ammunition
  • For safety reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition.
  • Note:  Shipping restricted to UPS/FedEx Ground, Adult Signature Required
  • Note:  Any Free Shipping Offers Do Not Apply to AMMO
  • Consider shipping costs when purchasing ammo.  Since we are not a big ammo shop, we do not have the UPS discounts that other ammo warehouses do.  Due to our shipment with Adult Signature Required, the first box incurs a large shipping cost.  Shipping costs do not increase proportionately as you add more ammo:  The cost per round goes down significantly as you buy more ammo.