What is a Dummy Round?

Introduction A dummy round or drill round is a round that is completely inert, i.e., contains no primer, propellant, or explosive charge (filling). Purpose It is used to check weapon function, and for crew training. Dummy ammunition is distinct from “practice” ammunition, which may contain smaller than normal amounts of propellant and/or explosive. For example,… Read More


What was the Number of 5.56 & 7.62 Rounds of Ammunition Purchased by the British Army in 2014?

During the financial year 2013/2014, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) purchased, for use by the British Army: 113 million rounds of 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition; and 19 million rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm ammunition. Reference FOI 2014/03875 dated 04 August 2014.