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Don't gamble with ammo.

GAMBLING WITH AMMO IS LIKE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE--YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'LL SURVIVE THE EXPERIENCE. IT'S JUST NOT WORTH THE RISK.

LOAD UP ON THESE AMMO POINTS TO MAKE YOUR AMMO A SURE THING ...

USE ONLY AUTHORIZED AMMO.

THAT SEEMS PRETTY BASIC, BUT SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE USING AMMO FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

SOMETIMES THEY WEREN'T EVEN AWARE THEY WERE USING UNAUTHORIZED AMMO.

UNAUTHORIZED AMMO CANT BE RELIED ON AND SHOULDN'T BE USED.

HEY, BRO!

I'VE GOT AMMO I CAN LET YOU HAVE FOR CHEAP.

HERE IS THE AMMO AUTHORIZED FOR THE M16-SERIES RIFLE, M4/M4A1 CARBINE AND M249 MACHINE GUN ...

M249

THE M249 ALSO WORKS BEST WITH THE MS55 AND M856 CARTRIDGES.

IF YOU SHOOT M193 AND MI96 CARTRIDGES, THE M249'S EFFECTIVE RANGE IS REDUCED FROM 1,000 METERS TO 500.

TACOM MAINTENANCE ADVISORY MESSAGE 05-038 AUTHORIZES THE USE OF BRITISH 5.56MM ROUNDS FOR TRAINING ONLY WITH THE M16A2/A4 RIFLE, THE M4/M4A1 CARBINE ANP THE M249 MACHINE GUN.

THE BRITISH ROUND LEAVES MORE POWDER RESIDUE, WHICH CAUSES THE WEAPON TO JAM IF IT'S NOT CLEANED FREQUENTLY.

BRITISH AMMO IS STAMPED ON ITS BASE WITH EITHER L1A2 OR L2A2.

WHEN YOU'RE THROUGH TRAINING, CLEAN VOUR WEAPON AND THEN RE-ZERO IT WITH U.S. AMMO.

Protect Ammo

IF AMMO IS LEFT LYING IN THE HOT SUN, ITS PROPELLANT BURNS FASTER, WHICH CREATES GREATER PRESSURE INSIDE YOUR WEAPON.

TOO MUCH PRESSURE CAN DAMAGE YOUR WEAPON.

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, KEEP AMMO SHAPED. IF AMMO IS HOT, LET IT COOL BEFORE FIRING.

M16/M16A1

These older weapons are designed to shoot the M193 (ball) and M196 (tracer) cartridge. Because the M16/M16A1 has a one turn in 12 inches twist, it can't accurately shoot the heavier bullets used in the M16A2/M4-series. You can ID M193 cartridges by their unpainted bullet tips and M196s by their red tips.

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M16A2/M16A4, M4/M4A1

They have a one turn in seven inch rifling twist and work best with the M855 (ball) and M856 (tracer) cartridges. If you shoot M193 or M196 cartridges, your effective range is reduced 16 percent. M855 cartridges have a green tip and M856s have an orange tip.

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Date:Nov 1, 2013
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