1,000 ROUNDS OF HORNADY 8126N 5.56 75gr BTHP T2 TAP.
This is the highly desirable and
difficult to find 75 grain BTHP T2 TAP® cartridge in caliber 5.56 NATO.
Hornady Item No. 8126N. These are FIVE factory-sealed cases of 200 rounds. Whenever possible, all 5 cases will have matching lots numbers. If 200 rounds is too many,
we also stock individual 20 round boxes with a minimum order of five: 20 Round Box Hornady 8126N
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.
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.
The T2 bullet profile is specifically designed to enhance function and
feeding in M16/M4 variant guns and the cartridge’s propellant technology
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
short barrel rifles (14.5 inches and under) and deliver match
for use by snipers with consistent
devastating tissue damage. These are
not projectiles for barrier penetration.
Range Report: Hornady 5.56mm 75 Grain TAP SBR
"If 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
75 gr Hornady OTM, 77 gr Nosler OTM, 77 gr SMK OTM, and 100
gr BH OTM loadings offer acceptable performance"
DocGKR on AR15.com
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 shown
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 a
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 popular
M-4 type carbines."
"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."
Hornady 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 of 10.5"-11.5": Hornady TAP SBR
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 begin to
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." Molon on Lightfighter.net
"On unobstructed shots, the 75 gr OTM and Mk318 Mod0 will generally offer
similar tissue disruption, however the base of the SOST round will
likely exit the suspect while the 75 gr OTM does not."
Dr. Gary Roberts
"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 75 gr
, Nosler 77 gr, or the Sierra 77 gr Match King (Mk262
"5.56mm 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
The new Hornady 75 gr milspec OTM (#8126N) loading or equivalent
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.
note that an ideal combat load should be relatively blind to
intermediate barriers, although at this time, no 5.56 mm loads can fully
meet this goal."
Dr. Gary Roberts
"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.
5.56 75 gr. BTHP T2 TAP® Evaluation
- Ballistic Coefficient: .355
- Sectional Density: .214
- Bullet Length: .970"
- Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: 1:7" to 1:9"
- Characteristics: Boat tail hollow point with cannelure
- 20 rounds per box
- 10 boxes per case (200 rounds per case)
- Lot numbers on each box and case