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Experience superior performance with Rivertown Munitions’ selection of 5.56 NATO ammunition. Adopted by military forces and law enforcement agencies worldwide, the 5.56 NATO cartridge offers exceptional performance in tactical situations.


The 5.56 NATO cartridge, derived from the .223 Remington, has emerged as a prominent rifle cartridge since its adoption by NATO forces in the 1960s. Its design prioritizes versatility and adaptability, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. While the 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington are close cousins, they are not interchangeable. As with all cartridges, use only ammunition matching the caliber stamped on the barrel of the gun.

Applications for 5.56 Ammo

  • Military Use – Trusted by military forces worldwide for its effectiveness against personnel and light-armored targets in combat situations.
  • Law Enforcement – Favored by law enforcement agencies for its penetration, reliability, and performance in tactical situations requiring immediate threat neutralization.
  • Tactical and Competitive Shooting – Utilized for its accuracy and consistency in tactical shooting competitions, where speed and precision are essential.

5.56 NATO Features

  • High Velocity – Benefit from the 5.56 NATO’s high velocity, ensuring minimal bullet drop and facilitating accurate target engagement over medium-range distances.
  • Flat Trajectory – Experience consistent performance with the 5.56 NATO’s flat trajectory, allowing for precise and reliable shooting in various operational environments.

Range of Options

The 5.56 NATO offers a diverse range of bullet choices. This includes various bullet weights and configurations, such as the full metal jacket (FMJ) for target shooting, hollow points for personal defense, and specialized designs for hunting and tactical applications.

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