Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Heavy duty rifle ammo on the Big Sis shopping list

I wonder if the Department of Homeland Security got many bidders on this. In addition to the 200 million .223 rifle rounds we post on the other day, DHS is trying to round up a big batch of .308 ammo as well:
The DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following:
LI 001, .308 168gr BT Match
176,000 ROUNDS of .308 caliber 168 Grain hollow point (HP)(match grade) part#GM308M
Contractor shall provide 48 hours notice advance telephone notice of Delivery to the Receiving Location (POC or Alternate) to allow for preparation for delivery.
9 Recieving locations - see attachment for delivery locations and quantities., 176, MX;
The .308 round is typically used in sniper and other long range situations. notes:
The .308 is acceptable for both military and Law Enforcement use, and is very capable of 800+ meter hits on a human size target. If you are a Law Enforcement sharpshooter, keep in mind the penetrating power of the .308, especially with full metal jacket rounds like the old M118. 
Note the DHS request is for hollow point bullets. Hollow points will reduce penetrating power, helping reduce the risk of passing through an intended target and backdrop, or a least slowing the projectile upon impact.

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