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The Army has recently released their new M855A1 round to replace the aging and less than ideal M855. To ensure potential M4 contender replacements can shoot M855A1 accurately and reliably, the Army as invited all the contenders to a test shoot

Read more about it here: http://kitup.military.com/2010/11/army-invites-carbine-competitors-to-test-shoot.html

However, what is not written in the article is the fees carbine makers have to deal with to participate in this little event. A friend at Remington told me the following

The shooting will be done at HP White Laboratories. The Army will supply the M855A1 ammo. However, HP White is charging $6,000 per day and you have to be there for at least 3 days on two different occasions. The $6,000 is broken down as follows per day: $4,500 range fee, $500 for range officer, $500 for environmental impact.
This is total crap and will impact companies that want to participate in the carbine competition, as this test is acting as something of a feeder for it.

I know of another company that has filed a complaint with the Army, as these fees will prevent the smaller firms from participating.
 

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That is a pretty excessive fee. Sounds like HP White is simply trying to take advantage of the competition. By the way VB, is it possible for a civ. to get their hands on M855A1 ammo? I would love to get my hands on about 350 rounds.
 

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That is a pretty excessive fee. Sounds like HP White is simply trying to take advantage of the competition. By the way VB, is it possible for a civ. to get their hands on M855A1 ammo? I would love to get my hands on about 350 rounds.
M855A1 is military only at this time. The only way you are getting your hands on some is if it fell off the back of the truck. The only thing we can hope for is a lot being rejected and sold to the civilian market as "training ammo"
 

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Environmental impact of an NT munition. How rich.
 

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Figures its the army. If the chair force was Doin it it would be twice as much. The marines would make a Corporal be the rso then make the boot pfcs dig the slugs outta the berm at the end of the day.
 
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