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5.56 ammo, also known as 5.56 NATO or 5.56x45 ammo, is the standard rifle cartridge of NATO armed forces and the most widespread rifle ammo in the United States.

Developed in the 1980s by the Belgian firearms manufacturer FN Herstal, the 5.56 cartridge has since been adopted throughout the world as the standard assault rifle ammo. Some of the best-known weapons that fire 5.56 ammo include the AR-15 and its derivatives, the FAMAS, the H&K G36, the FN SCAR and other NATO-manufactured assault rifles.

5.56 ammo also remains popular on the civilian market due to its versatility. Whether your goal is hunting, target shooting, or self-defense, there is a 5.56 weapon for you.

At Natchez Shooting Supplies, we have the exact 5.56 cartridge for your needs! We stock a wide variety of 5.56 ammo from renowned manufacturers (Hornady, Winchester, Federal, and more) at the best prices.

If you’re unsure what type of 5.56 ammo you need, our customer support team will help you make the right choice for your next outdoor adventure.



FAQs about .45 ACP Ammo

1.        Is 5.56 and .233 Remington ammo interchangeable?

While 5.56 ammo is based on .233 Remington, they are different cartridges designed for different weapons. You should not use 5.56 ammo in a .233 Remington weapon, and vice versa, as you may cause severe damage to your weapon and inflict severe physical harm upon yourself.

2.        Is civilian and military-grade 5.56 ammo the same?

The only difference between civilian and military-grade 5.56 ammo is that the latter is typically sold in bulk quantities and features additional sealing for moisture protection. Military-grade ammo may also show discoloration or have slight dimensional inconsistencies. However, you can expect the same performance from civilian and military-grade 5.56 ammo under most conditions.

3.        Can I buy 5.56 ammo online?

Yes, you can buy 5.56 ammo online if you’re 21 or older in most U.S. states. However, if you live in NY, DC, HI, MA, CA or IL, you may face shipping restrictions. Find out more on our customer service page.

4.        Can I return 5.56 ammunition online?

The Natchez Shooters Supplies safety policy does not allow us to accept ammo returns.

5.        How much does .45 ACP ammo cost?

The cost of 5.56 ammo depends on several factors, such as the manufacturer, the quantity, and the exact type of cartridge you’re looking for. To get the best value for 5.56 ACP ammo, purchase it in bulk at Natchez Shooters Supply.

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