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USGI 5.56 Bandolier Repack Kits Now Available! But why?

Posted by cleanammocans.com on 1/7/2018 to Ammo Tech
USGI 5.56 Bandolier Repack Kits Now Available! But why?

The team at CleanAmmoCans.com is excited to announce the addition of new USGI 4-Pocket bandoliers to our product line-up.  With the addition of the bandoliers and cardboard sleeves, we now offer all the components required to pack your own ammo to original military specification. Combine an ammo can, a pack of stripper clips and a bandolier kit for a complete DIY military re-pack. Each 5.56 4-Pocket bandolier will include the matching 5.56 cardboard silencer inserts. Read on to learn more about the advantages of packing ammo according to military specification!

M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round vs AR500 Targets

Posted by cleanammocans.com on 1/8/2017 to Ammo Tech
M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round vs AR500 Targets

We weren't looking for a way to destroy our AR500 steel targets, but we found out the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round (EPR) is one way to do it!  M855A1 spec ammunition is the US Army’s “environmentally friendly” replacement for the M855 “Green Tip” 5.56x45mm 62gr NATO round.  While not very well known outside of military channels, the M855A1 has already been introduced in the field by the US Army as their standard battlefield cartridge for the M16/M4 family of rifles.  The M855A1’s turbulent, lawsuit rich development is well documented and makes for interesting reading, but the round’s improved performance against hardened surfaces is unquestionable.  Read on to learn more about the M855A1 and view the demise of our expensive AR500 steel targets as we find out the hard way.

How and Why to Use Stripper Clips to Load AR15 Magazines

Posted by cleanammocans.com on 11/7/2016 to Ammo Tech
How and Why to Use Stripper Clips to Load AR15 Magazines

Many recreational shooters are not familiar with the benefits of stripper clips, or if they are, may not know how to use them properly. If this describes you, fear not, this article is written for you.  We will discuss the purpose of stripper clips, their benefits for recreational use, how to rapidly load ammunition housed on stripper clips, and provide some best practices for DIY stripper clippers.