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5.56 drill round ???

paul the grenade

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Just found this round at the bottom of a box of grenade spares.
Anyone got any info on it?
It seems to be a standard 5.56 round but the case is silver instead of brass. is it an early drill round with out the grooves?
On the base is F N 79
Cheers, Paul.


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Yes, it is a fairly common drill round by Fabrique Nationale.

It is quite normal for FN drill rounds not to have grooves in the case. The chromed finish is their identifier for a drill round. FN would only add the grooves if the customer asked for it.