8125N
5.56 NATO
62 gr. TAP® BARRIER™

62 gr. TAP® BARRIER™ - Item No. 8125N

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The design of the 5.56 62 gr. TAP® Barrier™ bullet allows the projectile to maintain its structural integrity while punching through barriers, yet initiates expansion in soft tissue. Your 5.56 NATO chambered rifle was designed to take advantage of the higher pressure of the 5.56 NATO cartridge — which translates to higher velocity, higher energy and harder-hitting performance.

NOTE: NOT for use in 223 REM chambered guns.

BULLET

  • Ballistic Coefficient: .264
  • Sectional Density: .176
  • Bullet Length: .795"
  • Recommended Rifling Twist Rate: 1:7" to 1:12"
  • Characteristics: Barrier with cannelure, Soft point
  • TAP Barrier™

CASE

5.56 NATO
  • Manufacturer's Name (Hornady) and Caliber Designation (5.56 NATO) imprinted on case head
  • Match Grade Brass Composite

POWDER & PRIMER

  • Powder: Temperature stable with flash retardant, Increased powder charge to NATO specifications and pressure peak
  • Primer: Staked primer pocket, Sealed primer, Small rifle milspec primer

PACKAGING & LOT NUMBERS

  • 20 rounds per box
  • 10 boxes per case (200 rounds per case)
  • Lot numbers on each box and case
10.5" Noveske® CQB 1:7" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2619 2294 1993 1718 1474 1269
Energy (ft lbs) 944 724 547 406 299 222
Trajectory (in) -2.5 2.1 0 -10.9 -33.7 -72.6
11.5" Bushmaster® XM15-E2S 1:9" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2739 2405 2096 1811 1556 1336
Energy (ft lbs) 1033 796 605 452 333 246
Trajectory (in) -2.5 1.8 0 -9.7 -30.2 -65.1
14.5" Colt® M4 Carbine 1:7" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2817 2478 2163 1873 1610 1381
Energy (ft lbs) 1092 845 644 483 357 263
Trajectory (in) -2.5 1.6 0 -9.1 -28.1 -60.8
16" DPMS® AP4 Panther™ Carbine 1:9" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2930 2582 2260 1962 1690 1450
Energy (ft lbs) 1182 918 703 530 393 289
Trajectory (in) -2.5 1.4 0 -8.2 -25.6 -55.2
18.5" Ruger® Mini 14® 1:9" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 2960 2610 2286 1986 1711 1468
Energy (ft lbs) 1206 938 719 543 403 297
Trajectory (in) -1 2.1 0 -8.7 -26.4 -56
20" 5.56x45mm NATO Test Barrel 1:7" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 3078 2719 2387 2079 1796 1542
Energy (ft lbs) 1304 1018 784 595 444 327
Trajectory (in) -1.5 1.6 0 -7.7 -23.6 -50.4
20" Bushmaster® XM15-E2S 1:7" Muzzle 100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
Velocity (fps) 3037 2681 2352 2047 1766 1516
Energy (ft lbs) 1270 989 762 577 430 316
Trajectory (in) -2.5 1.2 0 -7.5 -23.4 -50.5
Firearm:
DPMS AR-15
Barrel:
16"
Twist Rate:
1:9
Substrate Material Total Penetration Max Cavity Depth of Max Cavity Initial Penetration Retained Weight Retained Percentage Expanded Diameter
Bare Gelatin scale 11.75" 5.5" 4.75" 0.75" 45.1 gr 73% 0.54"
Steel scale 11" 4.5" 4" 0" 34.7 gr 56% 0.43"
Wallboard scale 12.75" 3.75" 4.5" 0.75" 42.1 gr 68% 0.48"
Plywood scale 15" 2.5" 4.5" 0" 33.4 gr 54% 0.41"
Auto Glass scale 6.5" 4" 3" 0" 17.7 gr 29% 0.4"
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