Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Reloading All Reloading Topics Go Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-15-2020, 11:26 PM
fuzzymcnab's Avatar
fuzzymcnab fuzzymcnab is offline
SWCA Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 329
Likes: 7
Liked 167 Times in 81 Posts
Default Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets

I have a couple thousand Federal XM855 rounds. There is really no place for me to shoot these penetrator bullets, so I am considering pulling the bullets and replacing with standard FMJ.
There are several ways to do this. Of course I can use only the brass and discard the other components, but I have considered simply replacing the bullets or maybe just powder and bullets.
Any thoughts?
Thanks, fuzzy
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #2  
Old 11-15-2020, 11:55 PM
Liftrat Liftrat is offline
Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 58
Likes: 27
Liked 46 Times in 24 Posts
Default

If you can't shoot the M855s, just replacing the bullets would seem the most cost effective solution. Maybe try some match bullets? Or you perhaps could try trading for a more suitable loading; I'm sure in today's climate, the 855 would be in demand. .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-16-2020, 12:14 AM
dusty3030's Avatar
dusty3030 dusty3030 is offline
SWCA Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fayette Co, TN
Posts: 747
Likes: 935
Liked 1,429 Times in 441 Posts
Default

Personally I'd just try and trade it one for one for regular m193 ball with someone versus fooling with pulling all those bullets and reloading.
__________________
Straight shootin'
SWCA#2439
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 11-16-2020, 12:17 AM
ArchAngelCD ArchAngelCD is offline
Moderator
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northeast PA, USA
Posts: 6,155
Likes: 398
Liked 2,550 Times in 1,440 Posts
Default

I would hold on to it, you just might need it some day.
__________________
Freedom is never free!!
SWCA #3437
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 11-16-2020, 12:22 AM
Fishslayer's Avatar
Fishslayer Fishslayer is offline
Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, PRK
Posts: 8,930
Likes: 10,691
Liked 10,580 Times in 3,697 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzymcnab View Post
I have a couple thousand Federal XM855 rounds. There is really no place for me to shoot these penetrator bullets, so I am considering pulling the bullets and replacing with standard FMJ.
There are several ways to do this. Of course I can use only the brass and discard the other components, but I have considered simply replacing the bullets or maybe just powder and bullets.
Any thoughts?
Thanks, fuzzy
Green tips are highly desirable. You could likely trade 'em easily for something you want.

I think they're going for $1+/rd now. That's where they were at post Newtown.

I have a few. They ain't goin' nowhere.
__________________
you can keep your gun. Period.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 11-16-2020, 08:15 AM
stansdds stansdds is online now
Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,076
Likes: 4,771
Liked 4,725 Times in 2,317 Posts
Default

Easiest thing to do would be to trade them for some M193/XM193 ammo.
__________________
VCDL, GOA, NRA
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 11-16-2020, 02:32 PM
fuzzymcnab's Avatar
fuzzymcnab fuzzymcnab is offline
SWCA Member
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 329
Likes: 7
Liked 167 Times in 81 Posts
Default

$1 a round! Holy cow, I had no idea they were that much in demand. I see the vote is unanimous. Same thing my shooting buddy said. I will just hold to them. Thanks for the input!
God bless, fuzzy
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-16-2020, 02:56 PM
LoboGunLeather's Avatar
LoboGunLeather LoboGunLeather is offline
US Veteran
Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets Pull and replace m855 penetrator bullets  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,514
Likes: 8,139
Liked 20,261 Times in 3,681 Posts
Default

As soon as I read the OP I was thinking about a trade, maybe one round of the green-tip for 3 or 4 rounds of good quality factory sporting ammo. You can probably made someone very happy and grow your supply of blasting ammo.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M855 Penetrator Ammo Calaveras Slim Ammo 24 03-09-2015 03:49 PM
Loading the M855 Lake City bullets jim02ss Reloading 8 02-12-2013 01:46 PM
M855 Penetrator Core 5.56 vs. Hard Drives andre73 Ammo 2 09-22-2010 01:47 PM
M855 Penetrator 5.56mm 62gr. green tip Firehouse Ammo 4 12-21-2009 07:28 PM
5.56 m855 penetrator for sale/trade signsrup Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 1 07-01-2009 08:28 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)