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Thread: 5.56: Fragmentation or Expansion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    I haven’t seen it mentioned yet but where does MK318 fall in this discussion.

    Agree with those before who say M193 is junk. For me it is relegated to shooting on my buddies farm.
    Mk318 is probably the best military barrier blind ammo but still not as good as bonded sp iirc.

    Fwiw, m855 is terrible against barriers as well. It will punch holes through cinder blocks, but terminal performance through autoglass and sheet metal does not compare to bonded softpoints.

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    I saw it somewhere before but cannot recall where nor find it but it was a thread that compared the MK318 to it’s civilian counterpart. There is a federal bullet that has the same or similar performance...it might be the Fusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    Mk318 is probably the best military barrier blind ammo but still not as good as bonded sp iirc.

    Fwiw, m855 is terrible against barriers as well. It will punch holes through cinder blocks, but terminal performance through autoglass and sheet metal does not compare to bonded softpoints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    I saw it somewhere before but cannot recall where nor find it but it was a thread that compared the MK318 to itís civilian counterpart. There is a federal bullet that has the same or similar performance...it might be the Fusion.
    Fusion is typically compared to Gold Dot, not sure if 318 is as well or not. While thereís a lot of good stuff out there, I used to stick to Fusion because it was easy to find. I think in the future Iíll have one mag of Fusion as the primary load and then a ton of 262 on hand. There are several manufacturers making that load in bulk and while itís not the best for barriers it does really well at everything else. I figured enough rounds into the barrier will create a hole for others to go through if it really comes to that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    I saw it somewhere before but cannot recall where nor find it but it was a thread that compared the MK318 to it’s civilian counterpart. There is a federal bullet that has the same or similar performance...it might be the Fusion.
    Doc made a comment about if he was in military, hed want 318(this was pre-855a1, or during the high-pressure phase).
    For Conus use he said he would choose a bonded soft point.

    I stock fusion, its cheap, its accurate, it performs well theough barriers, its consistent, and its a good hunting round. Its not the “best” but its performance is close and is readily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrodder636 View Post
    I saw it somewhere before but cannot recall where nor find it but it was a thread that compared the MK318 to itís civilian counterpart. There is a federal bullet that has the same or similar performance...it might be the Fusion.
    I think you are talking about Trophy Bonded Bear Claw. Although I donít think 318 is bonded. Iím not educated enough on this round.

    Not directed at Hotrodder, necessarily:
    Saying M193 is garbage is a bit much. Its far from the best tool, but two or three rounds in the chest at typical home defense ranges will provide good results. I would take it over a G19 with HST for that role. Again, there are way better options available.

    The four rounds at the top of my list, currently: M855a1, BH 77TMK, Barnes 62 or 70, Fusion MSR. All for slightly different reasons. It would be nice if someone made a 5.56 75 Gold Dot. Would replace the Fusion 62, and the 77ís in my use.
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