BACK IN STOCK! 200 rounds of Federal XM556SBCT3 5.56 NATO
62 gr Tactical Bonded Softpoint Cartridges
200 rounds of Federal XM556SBCT3 62 grain
Tactical Bonded Softpoint cartridges in caliber 5.56 NATO. Packaged 20 Rounds per
carton. Made in USA by Lake City Ammunition
We also offer 100
and 1,000 rounds of this cartridge.
This is the same ammunition as the FBI contract XM556FBIT3. It was
given a different SKU# for a non-FBI contract, which would be done for any agency other
than the FBI.
This is the real deal, and is not labeled as a "second" by the
manufacturer (XM556FBIT3M) because it failed the FBI's accuracy requirements. Nor is it
the "reclassified" ammunition
(RXM556T3). It comes
fresh to us from the manufacturer through an intermediary. It is the
5.56mm version of the Federal Trophy
Bonded Bear Claw (TBBC) Bonded .223 JSP (LE223T3).
The round is known for its reliability, and ability to defeat tough barriers
with minimal deviation while maintaining accuracy and terminal performance.
"The FBI has completed their testing process and awarded a 5.56 mm ammunition
contract for up to $97 million dollars. This award is now public information and
appears unique in several ways. Besides being perhaps the largest ammunition contract
in FBI history, it is also the first time the FBI has mandated a true 5.56 mm
pressure loading, rather than the typical anemic .223 pressure loadings that have
generally been marketed to LE agencies. The 5.56 mm load offers approximately an
extra 200 fps--helping performance out of short barrel weapons and enhancing function
when rifles are dirty or in dusty conditions. The new FBI contract also required that
the ammunition be packaged on stripper clips to aid in more rapid loading of
magazines. Finally, it is the first multi-award carbine ammo contract for the
FBI--both Federal Cartridge and Winchester were judged to offer ammunition which met
the contract criteria. Numerous other Federal LE agencies are authorized to purchase
off this contract.
The 5.56 mm Federal 62 gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claw (TBBC) bonded JSP load is
The 5.56 mm Winchester 64 gr solid base bonded JSP is Q3313 on stripper clips/RA556B
in 20 rd boxes.
Both of these loads are the best barrier blind 5.56 mm loads ever produced for LE
use; they offer outstanding terminal performance, even after first defeating
intermediate barriers like vehicle windshields."
Many 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 harder-hitting performance. CAUTION: 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.
NOTE: NOT for use in 223 REM chambered
Federal LE223T3 is the .223 version of this round. If your chamber is .223 rather than 5.56, this is for you.
"The new Federal 5.56 mm 62 gr TBBC bonded JSP (XM556FBIT3), as well
as the older .223 55 & 62 gr TBBC bonded JSP's (
LE223T1 & LE223T3), the new 5.56
mm Win 64 gr bonded JSP (Q3313/
and the new 5.56 mm
BH 50 gr TSX are the
BEST general purpose loads available for LE use today."
Dr. Gary Roberts
(Regarding Duty ammunition for Colt M4A1 with 11.5" barrel) "Your best bet is a 5.56 mm
(not .223) loading of a barrier blind projectile.
The 5.56 mm Federal 62 gr
Trophy Bonded Bear Claw (TBBC) bonded JSP (XM556FBIT3)
and 5.56 mm Winchester
64 gr solid base bonded JSP (Q3313/RA556B) developed for the FBI are optimal solutions,
the Black Hills 5.56 mm 50 gr TSX loading and Hornady 5.56 mm 55 gr GMX are also
acceptable options. Speer Gold Dot 62/64 gr 5.56 mm loadings would also work well."
"In 1/7 twist barrels, we've seen the current 5.56 mm FBI 62 gr version
(XM556FBIT3) run 1-2" for 10 shots at 100 yds..."
NATOPROJECTILE: 62 Gr. Tactical Bonded (T3)
CASE: Brass (Copper Alloy No. 260) Visible iris on neck
ACCURACY: Three, 5-round groups with maximum average extreme spread of 4” at 100
yards, using an Oehler M83 Ballistics Computer and acoustic target.
MUZZLE VELOCITY: 3050 fps
INSTRUMENTAL VELOCITY: 2900 +/-100fps (20” Test Barrel)
MUZZLE ENERGY: 1,000 ft/lbs
"The original law enforcement designation (government contract number) was XM556FBIT3
for the FBI. Then the number XM556SBCT3 appeared that was either the new/current
contract number or the civilian number for the same round. More recently, the number
RXM556T3 appeared which seems to be contract rejects/seconds for the XM556SBCT3 number.
My understanding is RXM556T3 represents production lots that didn't meet the contract
specs, but otherwise fit for use."
"The barrier blind, FBI issued, ATK/Federal 62gr bonded
Tactical load on top has completely upset within the first 2" of gel penetration,
demonstrating good tissue crush and stretch:"
"Best .223 Defense Ammo Ever? Federal 5.56mm 62gr FBIT3 Gel Test" AR15.com on YouTube
"The performance of the FBIT3 shows that it is one of the best choices
for defensive ammo on the market today. The round gave us a similar
performance against three different tests. In bare gel the ammo did an
outstanding job of penetrating and transferring energy. When faced with
barriers the FBIT3 continued to impress. With most ammunition the
introduction of barriers results in a complete failure of the
projectile. The FBIT3 saw a minimal loss in performance. The round loss
roughly two inches of penetration, but was able to maintain similar
expansion and cavitation. Overall the FBIT3 has proven to be a reliable
defensive load." Defensivecarry.com