Brownells Goes Big, Introduces Ammo Barrels

    Ammo barrel

    Brownells Barrels (Brownells)

    Just in time for the festive season Brownells have introduced two barrels of Christmas cheer. The barrels contain 12,500 rounds (that’s nearly 420 30 round mags worth) of either 5.56×45 or 7.62×51 ammunition. Ideal for that hard to buy for shooter who has all the latest rifle accessories. The bright yellow barrels are filled with new manufacture Federal Lake City ammunition.

    To announce the news Brownells shared a photo of a pallet of the barrels on their facebook page:

    Here’s Brownell’s announcement in full:

    Filled to the brim with either 12,500 rounds of XM855 5.56mm NATO, or 7,500 rounds of XM80 7.62X51 NATO ammunition, the metal Bulk Barrels are painted an attractive, eye-catching shade of yellow and sport a patriotic image of a majestic American bald eagle soaring on outstretched wings, its talons fully extended.

    Too enormous to serve as stocking stuffers, the barrels make ideal pickup-truck bed stuffers, and allow customers to give the gift of Freedom in bulk to friends and loved ones.

    Perfect for use in AR-15-style firearms – often referred to as “America’s Rifle” – the 12,500- round barrel of 5.56 can fill 416 standard-capacity, 30-round magazines all the way up to the very tip top, with 20 rounds still left over.

    For shooters who enjoy 30-caliber-power, the 7,500-round barrel of XM80 7.62X51 can jam- pack 375 standard-capacity 20-round magazines for full-size battle rifles like the M14, G3 or FAL – also known as the “Right Arm of the Free World.”

    #100-010-469. Bulk Barrel 5.56 NATO XM855, 12,500 rounds. $3,900 on sale

    #100-032-801. Bulk Barrel 7.62X51 NATO XM80, 7,500 rounds. $4,050 on sale

    Manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to exacting standards, both calibers of ammo have non-corrosive primers and are topped with full metal jacket projectiles. The boxer- primed cases are easily reloadable, allowing multiple reuse for maximum liberty and sustainable recycling of naturally-occurring Earth metals.

    You can find out more on Brownells’ website here.

    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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