SS 109 Ammo from GGG

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  1. John1976

    John1976 New Member

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    Anybody know about a company called GGG? Cheaper than Dirt has 1000 rounds for $259 and free shipping. I'm ready to order but value your opinion . Brass case FMJ with steel in front of lead.
     
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    HydroAuto GPDO Commonlaw Spouse

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  3. Verbal101

    Verbal101 Active Member

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    I thought $259 was a typo, given the typical price for 62 gr. I think it's worth a try for 26 cents a round!

    Looks like anything on this page is free shipping during the promo period.

    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/category/march+madness+ammo+blowout.do
     
  4. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    It is steel core - 27% - and they say that its the same as Green Tip without the actual green tip.
     
  5. John1976

    John1976 New Member

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    Anyone interested I found a $10. off code . If you order this ammo there is a place for promo code. Use EM5KTH1 . I'm getting 1000 rounds of what is supposed to be military SS-109 62g ammo for $249 delivered .
     
  6. ed4

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    My understanding the green tip is for US military(and a few allies) to differentiate between 55gr for M16/M16A1 and 62gr for M16A2/M16A3/M4/M249/etc.
     
  7. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Well, yeah, but the green tip means there's a steel section just under the tip of the bullet and ahead of the main lead core, which makes up the super-majority of the bullet core (both by volume and by weight).
    The question is, if it's NOT "green tip" then what kind of steel core does it have? What shape, what size, what mass/ weight?

    There appear to be a lot of different types of steel cores, most of which do not look like the sharply pointed penetrating cores of AP bullets, but of course any steel in the tip of a bullet will slow down its deformation and let it penetrate better.
     
  8. Verbal101

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    Someone who knows more can correct me, but I'm pretty sure SS 109 and M855 "green tip" refer to the same thing. The difference is the paint.
     
  9. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    Wiki is our friend.
     
  10. Scout706

    Scout706 Well-Known Member

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    TLDR: 55 gr will yaw and fragment, transferring energy to the target. 62g less so.
     
  11. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    M855 is the US designation for the Belgian SS109 62gr steel penetrator bullet. European produced SS109 doesn't have a green tip. The green tip is a US military thing to differentiate the M855 from the M193 which was standard issue until the M16A2 was introduced in the early 1980s. The M193 was never a NATO or European round.
     
  12. John1976

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    Got my ammo today. The sent a sales flyer. Ammo now listed at$359. Came in a sealed army type ammo can with security seal .
     
  13. mrhutch

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    Got mine yesterday. Very pleased. They had some tulammo 62 grain hp for $200/1000 that almost got added to the cart as well but I restrained myself