Next-Gen Ammo for the Masses: True Velocity Launches Composite-Cased 5.56 To The Civilian Market

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By Drew Bryant
July 23rd, 2023,

Ever since its inception, True Velocity that has been on the razor’s edge of innovation when it comes down to ammunition. The company uses composite-cased ammo instead of the traditional brass casing. This ammunition was designed as a part of the Lone Star Future Weapons and True Velocity’s submission to the U.S. Army’s NGSW program with RM 277. The Army wanted lighter, more potent ammo to withstand the elements better than brass. Now, True Velocity is proud to introduce its polymer-based 5.56 to the civilian market. The new 5.56 ammo will be available in 55-grain, 69-grain, and 77-grain.

Below is the press release for True Velocity’s 5.56 ammunition.

Press Release

GARLAND, Texas (July 17, 2023) – Texas-based ammunition manufacturer TV Ammo, Inc. (“True Velocity”) announced today the launch of its composite-cased 5.56x45mm cartridge, making the company’s advanced, lightweight ammunition available in the most widely consumed caliber in the U.S. commercial market.

Beginning in July 2023, True Velocity’s 5.56 round will be available for purchase at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s retail locations nationwide, as well as online at and

True Velocity will initially offer the 5.56 cartridge in the following three configurations, with additional options forthcoming:

• 5.56x45mm (69-grain Sierra MatchKing) – MSRP: $39.99 (20ct box)

• 5.56x45mm (77-grain Sierra MatchKing) – MSRP: $39.99 (20ct box)

• 5.56x45mm (55-grain Full Metal Jacket) – MSRP: $24.99 (20ct box)

True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition is designed to offer extensive advantages over traditional brass-cased ammunition, including exceptional dimensional consistency, significantly enhanced accuracy, reduced heat transfer, and an approximate 30 percent reduction in weight over traditional brass-cased cartridges. The 5.56 line of products will be the first to be produced with True Velocity’s Generation 3 advanced manufacturing technology, offering a level of process control, precision and automation that is unprecedented in the ammunition industry.

“There are hundreds of millions of rounds of 5.56 ammo consumed in this country every year,” said True Velocity Chairman and Co-CEO Kevin Boscamp. “We’re extremely excited to make True Velocity’s composite case technology available to the shooters who rely on this caliber. I’m confident they will see very quickly what makes our ammunition superior.”

True Velocity’s introduction of a composite-cased 5.56x45mm product expands the company’s commercial line of ammunition, which was initially launched in multiple configurations of .308 Winchester in July 2021. The company expects additional new caliber introductions over the next year.

For more on True Velocity and their composite-cased ammunition, click here.

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