Originally Posted by LA_357SIG
Not many people have 5.56 SBR's. While you would only advocate it out of necessity, others would not have any problems incapacitating soft skinned targets with M855 from 16-20" barrelled AR's from close to medium range. According to the oracle the difference is only 50m less than M193.
M855 has a serious issue with inconsistency, especially lot-to-lot, but even within the same lot of ammo. There have been batches that, for whatever reason, simply did not want to fragment reliably. I will still take M193 over 855 for most applications, especially with a longer barrel.