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FN Herstal - V-MAX - 40 Grain 5.7x28mm Ammo - 50 Rounds

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Ammo Category - 5.7x28 Ammo
Ammo Quantity - 50 rounds per box
Shot Size - 40 Grain V-MAX
Shot Material - Brass

FN Herstal - V-MAX - 40 Grain 5.7x28mm Ammo - 50 Rounds


Beginning in 2002, NATO began tests on a new personal defense weapon cartridge to surpass the 9mm Luger in widespread service. The requirements included better penetration, accuracy, range and the ability to penetrate body armor. Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (FNH) offered the 5.7x28mm, which was developed in 1990: a bottlenecked centerfire cartridge that bridges the ballistic performance of the .22 WMR and the .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO. Its size means greater capacity in magazine fed weapons. While superior in performance to the 9mm NATO, it has not superseded it completely in NATO and military service. Many variations of bullet types are available in the caliber, with the armor piercing (AP) rounds being most restricted. The 40 grain V-Max bullet by FNH has a muzzle velocity of over 2000 feet per second with 367 foot pounds of energy. The polymer tip increases expansion of the bullet on impact making this round very acceptable for self defense as well as target shooting and training.

The Belgian government established FNH in 1889 to manufacture Mauser rifles under license for the country. It is associated with John M. Browning and his designs, and is one of the most popular and prolific of European arms makers. FN's 5.7 cases are brass and boxer primed for reloading by skilled smiths. If you have a 5.7mm firearm, FNH is the first and best ammunition for shooting it.

Additional Information

Manufacturer FN Herstal
Condition New
Bullet Weight 40 Grain
Bullet Type V-MAX
Use Type Self Defense
Casing Type Brass
Quantity 50
Ammo Caliber 5.7x28mm
Manufacturer SKU SS197SR
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity 2034
Muzzle Energy 367
Magnetic No
UPC Barcode 818513003612
Cost Per Round $0.60 per round

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