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New 5.56 ammo used sparingly in combat

Deadlier open-tip round slow to be fielded

By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer
Posted : Monday May 24, 2010 8:15:06 EDT

CAMP HANSON, Afghanistan — The Marine Corps has fielded its new, enhanced 5.56mm rifle round in Afghanistan, and it’s just beginning to reach thousands of grunts here.

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