Photo Credit: IMI
Israel Military Industries says its new 5.56mm bullet will be in demand by Special Forces around the world.

Israel Military Industries has unveiled a new 5.56mm bullet, dubbed the “Razor Core” cartridge, which has a range of up to 2,000 feet and is tailor made for Special Forces snipers.

The company’s Small Caliber Ammunition Division said the new cartridge is designed for use with a wide range of standard 1:7 barrel twist rifles and has a trajectory match similar to standard ammunition without requiring zeroing of the weapon.

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It can be used both on the long-barrel M-16 rifle and the short-barrel M4, Israel Defense reported.

“Special Forces have been waiting a long time for this kind of cartridge”, said IMI Vice President and Managing Director of the Small Caliber Ammunition Division, Israel Shmilovitz.

He added that the new development will be in demand by special forces worldwide. “The Razor Core provides outstanding performance, while remaining at a very competitive price,” he said. “The cartridge is now in production. The combat proven 5.56mm Razor Core is designed for use by military and law-enforcement forces, yet its accuracy and affordability make it suitable for commercial/sport shooting as well.”

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54 COMMENTS

  1. 5.56 @ 2000 ft…. Hate too tell you guys, but for well over 2 decades people have been shooting fulll Bore out too 3300 feet with 5.56 using the 62 grain SS109 projectile… And im doubting thats the projectile in the photo, looks to be about a 6-7 Ogive… not exactly flat shooting when your reaching out..

  2. I shot a 5″ packed taneroite (sp) target at 336 yards last September. My ammo box said PMC. Do you think somebody slipped me some of these experimental 300 yard miracle bullets while I wasn’t looking?

  3. 5.56 @ 2000 ft…. Hate too tell you guys, but for well over 2 decades people have been shooting fulll Bore out too 3300 feet with 5.56 using the 62 grain SS109 projectile… And im doubting thats the projectile in the photo, looks to be about a 6-7 Ogive… not exactly flat shooting when your reaching out..

  4. I shot a 5" packed taneroite (sp) target at 336 yards last September. My ammo box said PMC. Do you think somebody slipped me some of these experimental 300 yard miracle bullets while I wasn't looking?

  5. 2000=== 666 yards,, where is the punch line?? during basic and ait back in '71 I regularly hit man sized targets at over 500 meters with plain military hardball with no problem

  6. I’m not sure we are following all the article says. “without zeroing the weapon” suggests anywhere from muzzle to 2000 feet. Yes, straight projectory before it begins to fall. Now that is how I read it and I say that is impressive.

  7. I'm not sure we are following all the article says. "without zeroing the weapon" suggests anywhere from muzzle to 2000 feet. Yes, straight projectory before it begins to fall. Now that is how I read it and I say that is impressive.

  8. All objects fall with an acceleration of 9.8m/s^2 on Earth.No bullet travels straight and then starts to fall. The reason bullets seem to fly straight to our eyes is because the bullet travels a large distance horizontally as opposed to vertically in a small timespan. I think its just increased bullet velocity that allows the bullet to travel farther before it falls the same distance a normal round would (i.e. the new round travels 2,000 feet and falls x amount of inches versus an old round traveling 1,000 feet and falling x amount of inches.) But thats just my take on the article.

  9. Actually 5.56 shooting the SS109 projectile stays supersonic out past 1000 meters… Any Full Bore shooter will tell you this.. Its just lacking energy… Now if you take one of my 800 grain VLDs and run it out of a 50… at 1000 meters, its still doing 2000 fps and retains 7000 ftlbs of energy… LOL….

  10. Actually 5.56 shooting the SS109 projectile stays supersonic out past 1000 meters… Any Full Bore shooter will tell you this.. Its just lacking energy… Now if you take one of my 800 grain VLDs and run it out of a 50… at 1000 meters, its still doing 2000 fps and retains 7000 ftlbs of energy… LOL….

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