Federal 5.56 NATO
Lake City XM856
63.7 grain
Orange Tip Tracer
Loose / sold Each

The 5.56-mm tracer, M856 (A064) cartridge has a 63.7 grain bullet without a steel penetrator. It is identified by an orange tip. The tracer is used for adjustments after observation, incendiary effects, and signalling. When tracer rounds are fired, they are mixed with ball ammunition in a ratio of four ball rounds to one tracer round. The DODAC for ball and tracer mix is A064.


  • Cartridge, Caliber 5.56 mm, Tracer, M856 (United States): 5.56×45mm 64-grain FN L110 tracer cartridge. [orange tip]

M855 and M856 cartridges in an ammunition belt using M27 disintegrating links.

* Additional restrictions may apply

Caliber 5.56 NATO 5.56×45mm
Bullet Type FN L110 tracer cartridge. [orange tip]
Bullet Weight 64-grain
Casing Material brass reloadable

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5.56 Federal XM856 NATO Orange Tip tracer - sold each

  • Brand: Federal
  • Product Code: 556_XM856_tracer
  • Availability: 5
  • $1.75

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