Question:when will this ammo be back in stock? It's now 6-8-2020
Response:Hi Kevin - we are hoping to have this Lake City back in stock within 3 weeks. Thank you for choosing TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Any update as of 6-24-2020
Response:Hello Kevin, as of today we do not have an firm ETA on this Federal 5.56mm ammo. Thank you for your patience.
Question:Any update? Thanks.
Response:Hello, as of today we do not have an ETA on this Federal 5.56mm ammo, and when it will be back in stock. Thank you for your patience and Thank you for visiting TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:any update on this ammo? Thanks
Response:No nothing yet ... Thank you for your patience.
Question:have an eta for this yet,or has it been dropped from stock? Thanks
Response:no ETA as of today...
Question:Is the primer lead-free as well?
Response:Hi Justin, Yes the primer on this Federal 5.56mm ammo is lead free as well. Thank you for buying in stock 5.56mm ammo at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Would really like to buy some of this to shoot at AR500 steel. What is the closest distance you can shoot AR500 steel with these?
Response:Hi Lance, We will reach out to Federal and find out the distance for you. Thank yo for buying Federal Frangible 5.56mm ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Any luck yet?
Response:No not yet, very sorry Lance
Question:I have looked everywhere to finds out how much muzzle energy these rounds produce and no vendor has it listed. In fact, Federal does not even have it on their product webpage. What the hell is wrong with them?
Please let me know what it is because I buy rounds partly based on their ballistic performance.
Response:Hi Ronald, we will do our best to get all the ballistics for this Federal Lake City 5.56x45mm Ammo 50 Grain Non-Toxic Frangible Soft Point ammunition. Thank you for buying ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:OK, it has been a month since I asked this question and I still have not seen this item updated with its muzzle energy output or at least the velocity of the round from which I can calculate its muzzle energy.
Seriously, would you buy a car without knowing the horsepower of the engine or what kind of gas mileage it gets?
Why is this so hard to get from Federal?
Response:I am very sorry Ronald, I do understand your frustration. We are trying here but no success as of today. Thank you for your patience.
Question:I have a typo in my follow-up comment: It should read, " I used American Eagle 50gr JHP which have a muzzle energy of 1227 ft. lbs." and not "muzzle velocity"
Question:Having not received any info on the ballistics of this round, I decided to purchase a box and do my own testing. Unfortunately,I don't own a chronograph, so my test results will be subjective.
I had two other .223 rounds I wanted to try out:the Hornaday 75gr. SBR Interlock HD - a round made for 11.5" barrel that I wanted to see how it would perform in a mid-length AR with a 16" 1:8 barrel, and the Fiochhi 55gr V-max(bullet made by Hornaday).
For my benchmark, I used American Eagle 50gr JHP which have a muzzle velocity of 1227 ft. lbs.
These frangible rounds had slightly more felt recoil than the AE JHP's and I'd say they fell between the AE JHP's and the PMC .223 55gr FMJ's I use for target practice which have a muzzle velocity of 1250 ft. lbs.
The Hornaday 75gr SBR rounds worked just fine in my 16" barrel mid-length AR and were similar in felt recoil to the Fiocchi 55gr V-Max which have a muzzle energy of 1208 ft lbs.
My next test fo these will be for accuracy but my main purpose for testing these rounds - except for the Federal Frangibles - is to use them for home defense and not long-distance target shooting or animal hunting.
Response:Thank you Ronald, many of our customers will find this information very useful.
Question:Is the projectile also lead free (or only trace amounts)?
Response:Hi Max, YESFederal Lake City 5.56x45mm Ammo 50 Grain Non-Toxic Frangible Soft Point ammunition features a Lead Free Frangible Soft Point bullet. Thank you for buying 5.56mm ammo online at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:What is the manufacture date?
Response:HI Paul, this Federal Lake City 5.56x45mm Ammo 50 Grain Non-Toxic Frangible Soft Point ammunition was manufactured in 2016. Thank you for buying ammo at Target Sports USA
Question:What’s the closest distance to safely shoot this Ammo at AR500
3/8” Steel Plates?
Response:Hi Jeff we will check federal about the distance and safety on this Federal Lake City 5.56x45mm Ammo 50 Grain Non-Toxic Frangible Soft Point ammunition round and let you know. Thank you for buying ammo at TargetSportsUSA.com
Question:Is this acceptable to use on steel targets? How much stand off should be used with this and steel targets?
Response:Yes Federal Lake City 5.56x45mm Ammo 50 Grain Non-Toxic Frangible Soft Point ammunition is safe to shoot steel. Thank you for visiting TargetSportsUSA.com