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May 12

ZQI 5.56 Ammo Update

As mentioned last week, for Friday’s range trip I picked up a 30 round box of ZQI 5.56 Ammo at Walmart. This is far from an actual ammo review, and in no way were we testing the accuracy of the ZQI ammo, but I’m happy to say that I had no issues with the ammo.  I don’t currently have any more ZQI on hand, but given my experience with the first 30 rounds, I’m sure I’ll give it another try.

ZQI 556 Ammunition

ZQI 5.56x45mm Specs:

  • Description: 5.56 x 45 mm (SS109) CARTRIDGE
  • Specification: NATO PFP (NAAG-LCGDSS-SG1)
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 62
  • Bullet Length (inches): 0.91 (+/- 0.01)
  • Cartridge Weight (grains): ~193
  • Cartridge Length (inches): 2.26 (- 0.03)
  • Mean Pressure (psi): Max. 55,130 (NATO)
  • Velocity (fps at 78 feet): 3,000
  • Accuracy (mean radius (in) at 328 ft): Max. 0.87
  • Bullet Material: Gilding Metal, Steel Core and Lead Core (Lead-Antimony Alloyed)
  • Case Material: Brass (CuZn28 and CuZn30)
  • Primer: 5.56 mm Primer, Boxer
  • Powder (grains): Ball Powder, ~26