Old 5.56 Tracers M196

Just found an ammo can full of these last week. Can’t find much info on them except what’s on the label. Anyway just wanted to share and say hello to everyone, started a new job last month so I’ve been busy! Hope everyone’s being safe!



Nice find! I have some just a little newer than yours… and they still light and trace. Of course, they’ve been well stored for the past 45+ years…

Hi Ranger Joe. I’ve had these for around 25 years or so and have stayed in this can since. There’s always been some oily residue present on a couple of the boxes but the ammo inside looks great. Glad to know they’re still good to go!