View Full Version : 223 Fiocchi Canned Heat 62gr. FMJBT Ammo

06-28-2011, 10:59 AM
I just ordered 500 rounds of 223 Fiocchi Canned Heat 62gr. FMJBT Ammo and I was wondering if anyone had already tried this stuff out.

Ammo to go site says its a new product and I was wondering if the boat tail makes that much difference to accuracy. It will be coming out of a 20 inch 1/7 twist barrel.


06-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Never heard of this stuff until now. It does look pretty cool though, a tracer round without any fire hazard. I have tried their standard .223 62gr and it sucked. I was getting horrible grouping out of my 16" bbl , chrome lined, 5.56 chambered AR. I was shooting 1-2" groups @50yrd w/ PMC .225 55gr, and then tried the Fiocchi. My groups opened up to 4-5". That was the last time I bought that ammo. I might just have to give this Canned Heat stuff a try!

Here is a vid on this stuff.


06-28-2011, 11:51 AM
Thay sell those shotgun tracers at the gun shows here in Cali..
Me and my buddy have gone through about 200rnds of them with no issue..

Used the canned heat once and zero issues, they put them in the can and they are supposed to be on display at like the register and is more of a display thing they say

06-28-2011, 11:56 AM
Whoa, for I sec there I thought i'd ordered 500 223 glow sticks.....fun but not what i wanted.

I've had pretty good luck with the old fiocchi 62 gr stuff.....1 to 2 inch groups at 100yds on a good day. That said, I get about the same with their 55gr stuff too.

06-28-2011, 12:01 PM
to me it sounds like its a xm855 or something like that that
ehh I believe tracers are illegal in CA
though the chemical 12ga rounds are legal

06-28-2011, 2:01 PM
Since the reasoning for the ban on tracers in California were due to fire hazzards, how defensible would it be if you got arrested with these rounds? On my phone so its not feasible to dig for the pc code

06-28-2011, 2:06 PM
Looks cool might give it a try. Also how are they illegal when they don't have the same fire danger problems of old tracers?

06-28-2011, 2:11 PM
Only the shotgun shells are chemical tracers, not the 223 ammunition.

I would like to try the shotgun shells though.

06-28-2011, 2:30 PM
Rave and sheet shoot..hhmmm...and back to boat tails on 223?....

06-28-2011, 2:35 PM
Rave and sheet shoot..hhmmm...and back to boat tails on 223?....

Boat tails reduce the drag of the bullet. If you have the proper twist for the bullet and the rifle is capable of printing acceptable groups with flat based bullets it should with boat tail bullets.

06-28-2011, 3:36 PM
So lower drag equates to higher velocity over distance, and improved performance in terms of both accuracy and kinetic terminal energy.