Factory Fresh 500 round Case Black Hills Ammunition Factory New D556N9: 5.56mm 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Open Tip Match in 50 round boxes. Identical to the MK262 Mod1 used by U.S. Military. Factory Sealed Case of 500 rounds with Free Shipping!
"The 77 grain MK262 ammunition produced by Black Hills Ammunition has
been referred to as the most accurate mass-produced 5.56mm ammunition
that has ever been type-classified and issued by the US military. Since
its inception, genuine MK262 has been manufactured solely by Black
Hills Ammunition. For years, MK262 was only available to the civilian
population as “cosmetic seconds,” but more recently Black Hills has made
first-run production lots available on the commercial market."
Molon posting on lightfighter.com
New commercial packed version of the MK262 Mod1 ammunition loaded for
the U.S. Military. Some special forces units, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq, are using Mk262 and Mk262 Mod1 ammo, in response to some issues with M855 terminal performance. There is no difference other than packaging between
this cartridge and that supplied to the U.S. Military.
Black Hills' MK 262 Mod 1 Ammo
David Fortier sits down with Jeff Hoffman of Black Hills Ammunition to discuss the 5.56 load.
MatchKing rifle bullets are super-accurate bullets with very thin
jackets and are held to exacting tolerances in diameter and weight.
Their accuracy has been acclaimed worldwide and they have been used to
win more target competitions than all target bullets from other
manufacturers combined. Each bullet is designed with a very small
meplat in order to achieve the highest ballistic coefficient possible.
This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed,
reloadable brass cases.
"The round developed a cult following, even packed as cosmetic
seconds," Hoffman said. "So last year we started offering it to the
public. The only difference is the packaging-it is the exact same
ammunition as is delivered to the U.S. military-loaded to the exact
same specs. The guy shooting iron sights at beer cans at 100 yards
probably has no reason to shoot this, but a man that has the skill and
firearm to extend the range, this is his round."
Hoffman from "Reviewing Black Hills' MK 262 Mod 1 Ammo"
"I spoke with a good friend with multiple combat tours in both Iraq and
Afghanistan. His experiences as both a Special Forces sniper team leader
and assaulter offered a unique perspective on ammo performance. As a
sniper, MK 262 was his preferred round (when he was not using 7.62x51mm
NATO), and he said simply, “It’s the best, most accurate round the Army
has ever issued.” Shooting Times
"For folks (military personnel) shooting at 300-600+, the Mk262 Mod1 is
clearly the superior choice."
"The Black Hills produced Mk262 uses the 77gr Sierra Match King (SMK) OTM and is built as premium quality ammunition intended for precise long-range semi-auto rifle shots from the Mk12 rifle. It is great for its intended purpose. Mk262 has demonstrated improved accuracy, greater effective range, and more consistent performance at all distances compared to M855 when fired from current M16, Mk12, M4, HK416, and Mk18 rifles and carbines." Dr. Gary Roberts
"The muzzle velocity for the
10-shot string of the Black Hills 5.56mm MK262 Mod 1 ammunition fired
from the 20” Colt barrel was 2848 FPS with a standard deviation of 10
FPS and a coefficient of variation of 0.35%!"
Molon posting on lightfighter.com
This ammunition is loaded with Lake City brass that has undergone
factory annealing which extends brass life. As a result of the
annealing process the neck portion of the brass may be discolored until
the case is cleaned.
While the 5.56x45mm NATO
will fit in a .223 Remington chamber, the 5.56 is a military round that
runs at higher pressures than its .223 counterpart and is not
recommended to be fired in a .223 Remington chamber.
Weight: 77 Grain
Style: Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point
Velocity: 2750 fps
Energy: 1293 ft. lbs.
5.56mm Black Hills MK 262 Mod 1 Review & Ammo Test
Black Hills MK 262 Mod1 77gr 5.56 OTM Ballistic Gel Test (HD