Fanboyz like because well its “mil”That's an overblown internet rumor. Okay, maybe not a rumor since problems have been observed at least once. However, it is not a widespread issue.
I don't understand the fanboy-ism for the M855A1 though. I guess its a case of wanting what you can't have. I do like the round for a few reasons, but I also will very happily use 77gr rounds and "barrier blind" rounds for defensive purposes in the civilian world.
Many many people think “mil” is the best because “mil” when many things are just good enough . Also gov did not mess with M855 looking to improve anything they just where pressed to go “green”
they could have easily just used a faster powder and upped the pressure of the SS109 bullet to give it a bit more velocity and energy retention.
Im not buying and significant barrel or parts wear with the added pressure.