5.56 xm777


#1

Any one have a picture of a 5.56 XM777 sectioned?
Thanks
Steve


#2

I have only a drawing from the frontcore…
Its more or less the same thing as an SS109 from FN, but had as XM777 a black bullet tip.
here the core:


PP


#3

FWIW:


#4

The straight-based XM777 in the photograph looks a little suspicious to me. As far as I know, the XM777 / XM778 bullets had exactly the same outward shape as the ordinary M193 / M196. They could be used with the M16A1 and its 12" twist.
Alas, I currently have no access to my library due to construction work.


#5

We had a screw factory where I lived in Israel. It made those cores for IMI, and probably also for export.


#6

Jon, do you remember the name of the factory?


#7

Jochem, I think the lack of contrast gives the idea of a flat based bullet. In any case, you are right, the XM777 bullet has a 9º boat-tail.

Regards,

Fede


#8

Fede, it was known as MIVRAG, at Ein HaShofet.


#9

Thanks!

http://mivrag.co.il/


#10

Hi Steve,

Here you go…

Paul


#11

Thanks everyone! Penetrator is smaller than I would have expected.