HORNADY 8126N 5.56
75gr BTHP T2 TAP.
per Factory Sealed Case.
2017 - 2018 Production
This is the highly desirable and difficult to find 75 grain BTHP T2
TAP® cartridge in caliber 5.56 NATO. Hornady Item No. 8126N.
Manufactured in 2017. These are factory-sealed cases of 200 rounds. If
you order more than one case, when possible, all cases will have matching
numbers. If 200 rounds is too many, we
also stock individual 20 round boxes with a minimum order of five: 20
Round Box Hornady 8126
rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO are not realizing their full potential
when shooting 223 Rem ammo. To get all the performance 5.56 NATO can
deliver, you need a
5.56 NATO load. 5.56 NATO chambered rifles were designed to take
advantage of the higher pressure of the 5.56 NATO cartridge —
higher pressure translates to increased velocity, higher energy and
Firing 5.56 NATO ammunition in 223 Remington chambers will produce a
dramatic rise in pressure which increases stress on the weapon, risking
wear, permanent damage and/or injury.
T2 bullet profile is specifically designed to enhance function and
feeding in M16/M4 variant guns and the cartridge’s propellant
is custom designed to enhance weapon operation, and delivers phenomenal
temperature stability. The 75 gr BTHP T2 bullet is designed to deliver rapid
incapacitation upon impact. The
cases are manufactured to mil-spec hardness and feature staked and
sealed primers and sealed case mouths. The T2 bullet is not available
from Hornady as a reloading component.
The closest military round is the Navy Mk262 Mod0. Both perform well in
short barrel rifles
(14.5 inches and under) and deliver match
for use by snipers with
consistent devastating tissue
not projectiles for barrier penetration.
Report: Hornady 5.56mm 75 Grain
a short barreled 5.56 mm weapon, such as the Colt Commando, LMT/Crane
Mk18 CQBR, HK416, HK 53, HK G36C, etc., is used with a 1/7 twist
barrel, the 75 gr Hornady OTM,
77 gr Nosler OTM, 77 gr SMK OTM, and 100 gr BH OTM loadings offer
acceptable performance" DocGKR
Hornady's TAP line of rifle ammunition has become an industry standard
for high performance law enforcement ammunition. Their 75 gr. BTHP TAP
(Tactical Action Police) round in 5.56mm (.223 Remington) has been
in numerous tests to be one of the most efficient and effective 5.56mm
loadings available for the M-16/AR-15 family of weapons. It has proven
effective in roles as divergent as a police patrol rifle ammunition to
close-distance entry round. Its on-target performance would be
difficult to improve. Therefore, Hornady's product improvement
orientation was to functionality, especially in the increasingly
M-4 type carbines." PoliceOne.com
"For short barrel rifles (14.5 inches and under) and snipers there is
another round to fit the bill of large wound cavities and match grade
accuracy. This is the 75 grain Boat Tail Hollow Point Match T2 TAP.
Similar to the Navy Mk262 Mod0 round this round delivers match accuracy
for use by snipers with consistent devastating tissue damage. This is
not a projectile for barrier penetration."
Law Enforcement Ammunition in Small Arms Defense Journal
Speaking of short barrel rifles, Eagle Eye Guns offers a brand new 5.56
TAP round from Hornady that was specifically
designed and optimized for short-barreled rifles
75gr T2 TAP is an OTM bullet. The
main advantage of using a heavy OTM is precision. A secondary advantage
is fragmentation. It is not designed for barrier penetration or
expansion. 75gr TAP's main wounding mechanism is violent fragmentation
with an extremely early neck length when impacting soft tissue. It will
fragment within the first 2", penetrating well into the FBI's
recommended 12"-18" ideal penetration depth.
"The top performers in the fragmenting, heavy OTM type category are Hornady’s
5.56mm 75 grain TAP T2, the
Nosler 77 grain Custom Competition and the new Black
Hills Ammunition load utilizing the Sierra 77 grain Tipped MatchKing."
"On unobstructed shots, the 75 gr OTM and Mk318 Mod0 will generally
similar tissue disruption, however the base of the SOST round will
likely exit the suspect while the 75 gr OTM does not." Dr.
"For longer range engagements
using precision weapons like the Mk12 SPR or DMR rifles with faster 1/8
or 1/7 twist barrels, one of the combat proven 5.56 mm (i.e. 5.56 mm
NATO pressure loads, not .223 SAAMI pressure loads which run about 200
f/s slower) heavy OTM loadings are a good choice: the Barnes 70 gr TSX
(Optimized "browntip"), Hornady
, Nosler 77 gr, or the Sierra 77
gr Match King (Mk262 Mod1)."
Duty Loads" by Dr. Gary Roberts in pistol-forums.com
"...what is needed is a environmentally robust, thermally stable combat
rifle round with improved terminal performance, yet without the need
for the 600+ meter precision accuracy of Mk262 in the Mk12. Such a
carbine combat load needs to have a crimped and sealed primer, sealed
case mouth, cannelure, acceptable accuracy out to 300-400
meters coupled with good soft tissue terminal performance (early yaw,
good fragmentation, at least 12 inches of penetration coupled with
maximized tissue damage during the first 10 to 12 inches of travel in
tissue. The new Hornady 75 gr
milspec OTM (#8126N) loading or
BH milspec 75 gr or Nosler 77 gr OTM loads are examples of this type of
combat ammo. Note, the Hornady 75 gr OTM load has a proven combat
record in use with certain U.S. SOF units for several years. Also
note that an ideal combat load should be relatively blind to
intermediate barriers, although at this time, no 5.56 mm loads can
meet this goal."
"Thank you for participating in our “Member Tested and
Recommended Program.” The 5.56 x 45 75 GR BTHP WC T2 has been
tested and recommended by the members of the
National Tactical Officers Association. Your
overall score was
The NTOA Member Tested and
Recommended logo may be
used solely on the specific product that was tested.
75 gr. BTHP T2 TAP® Evaluation
Rifling Twist Rate: 1:7" to 1:9"
Boat tail hollow point with cannelure
rounds per box
boxes per case (200 rounds per case)
numbers on each box and case
Hornady 5.56x45mm 75gr BTHP/WC T2*(#8126N) Velocity Test, 16" Barrel
5.56x45mm, Hornady TAP 75gr BTHP T2* (#8126N) Velocity Test, 10.25" Barrel