PMC: Creating A Legend
Precision Made Cartridges (PMC) is a division of Poongsan Corporation, a South Korea firm established in 1968 that specializes in the production of titanium, copper and other metal materials. It didn’t take long for its products to earn an enviable and global reputation for performance, quality control and innovation.
The success story is a noteworthy one for a youthful South Korea, but the lack of a signed peace treaty to officially end the Korean Conflict has placed national security at risk. Tensions have always remained high and the oppressive dictatorship to the north chronically signals hostilities are about to resume. Among the South Korean government’s responses is an emphasis on self-reliance and, when possible, domestic production of materials needed for the democracy’s defense.
Angang Ammo Plant
Small arms ammunition plays a critical role, and Poongsan addressed the situation in 1973 when it opened the Angang ammunition factory. The corporate expertise showed and because virtually every component in their cartridges is manufactured in a Poongsan plant, it maintains 100-percent quality control over everything coming in, and going out, of its doors.
It wasn’t long before excess inventory found its way to the commercial market and the loads quickly gained favor with recreational shooters. That fast-growing reputation for reliability and accuracy increased demand and the company officially opened a Texas-based PMC Ammunition headquarters in 2013.
PMC isn’t Poongsan’s first American endeavor. That honor goes to Cedar Rapids, IA-based PMX Industries, which opened in 1992. It specializes in the production of precision metal products and develops customized materials for different applications.
The company has never lost sight of the sacrifices made by U.S. servicemen and women during the Korean Conflict, either. In 2010 it paid for and erected a memorial to the 507 Iowa natives who died in the war. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was a speaker during the dedication, which took place on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the hostilities. The monument is in the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.
Poongsan America is the company’s other U.S.-based firm. In 2002 it opened doors in Los Angeles, and today it offers those familiar metal raw materials, in addition to machinery, including some tailored to produce cartridges.
Quality First Mindset
Today, plants in Angang and Busan, South Korea, produce ammunition for the company. Both employ a vertically integrated manufacturing system to ensure the kind of quality control—from raw material to finished product—that translates to firing-line performance. The propellants are even produced by Poongsan.
PMC makes and exports more than 40 different types of sporting ammunition today, and its commercial offerings undergo the same stringent testing as its military loads. All the cartridges meet U.S. mil-spec standards, as well as those published by SAAMI. The strict standards even apply to the ammo in the company’s ever-popular bulk packs and all brass is reloadable and primers non-corrosive.
The company’s 2018 annual report highlights some of its environmentally friendly efforts, too. “Poongsan is dedicated to developing environmentally friendly ammunition using frangible projectiles and nontoxic primers,” it explains. “These primers contain no heavy metals…and actually exceed current EPA standards. Spectrographic analysis of primer residue shows only trace amounts of potash, which is harmless and actually acts as a fertilizer.”
PMC Bronze Ammo
The PMC Bronze lineup may be budget friendly, but there are no compromises in its quality control or performance. If you practice a lot or compete with regularity, this brand is an ideal solution.
At least one load is available for most popular pistol chamberings, and long-gun owners who need to feed their .50 BMG, .308 Win, .223 Rem or 7.62x39 mm are also in luck. Interestingly, different bullet designs and weights are also available in the line. In .45 ACP, for example, the company offers 230-grain FMJ loads, but also a 180-grain JHP—all under the same Bronze label.
Tested by militaries across the globe, this line of cartridges from PMC is tailored for slightly more demanding use. Its available 5.56 NATO loads with a 55-grain bullet or 62-grainer that emulates the U.S. military’s M855. That version even has green paint applied to the steel bullet tip to ease identification and moisture-blocking sealant applied around the primers.
The 7.62 NATO X-TAC version comes with a 147-grain FMJBT bullet. Performance is similar, if not identical, to M80 ball ammo.
PMC X-TAC Match
If you’re serious about making those long-distance connections, look no further than the company’s X-TAC Match. In the .223 Rem version the 77-grain projectile is made by Sierra Bullets, arguably one of—if not the—premier manufacturer of precision bullets today. The loads are also available in .308 Win and .50 BMG Bullet weights are 168- and 740-grains, respectively.
PMC Battle Packs
Preppers and survivalists aren’t the only ones who realize the benefits when bulk-packaged ammo comes in vacuum-sealed, waterproof polymer packs tough enough to tote into the field and defy the elements. Compact storage and organization are other advantages, but the cost savings is one of the biggest reasons for PMC Battle Pack popularity.
Battle Pack round count varies between 1,000 and 120, depending on chambering and/weight. Obviously, price per cartridge goes down with the larger volumes, but quality never varies. Inside you’ll find the same tested and trusted PMC Bronze cartridges, and even 5.56 NATO loads from the X-TAC line.
PMC Ammo Cans
PMC also offers classic-looking G.I. Ammo cans chock full of its Bronze .223 Rem and .50 BMG loads. That’s 100 rounds of 660-grain, FMJ tipped fodder in the latter case, complete with links and, naturally, there’s no doubt you’ll find plenty of storage uses for that metal case once it’s empty.
PMC 308 Winchester 147 Grain FMJ-BT – 20 Rounds$15.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Manufacturer SKU 308B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060288 Cost Per Round 79.3¢ per round
This .308 Winchester ammunition from PMC delivers excellent long range accuracy at a reasonable price for all your target shooting and sighting-in needs. Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 145 grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,780 feet per second.
PMC ammo is loaded in South Korea by Poongsan, a defense contractor that has supplied the Republic of Korea armed forces for many years. It uses internally sourced components and rigorous quality control systems to produce highly consistent batches of ammunition.
These rounds will work well in a wide variety of rifles including M-14s, FALs, Remington 700s, and AR-10s.
PMC 44 Mag 240 Grain TCSP - 25 Rounds$19.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 240 Grain Bullet Type Truncated Cone Soft Point Use Type home defense, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 44 Magnum Manufacturer SKU 44D Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569200042 Cost Per Round 79.4¢ per round
As the premier ammunition manufacturer of Asia, PMC even supplies the South Korean military with tons of ammunition of all calibers. Recognized worldwide as a great manufacturer of inexpensive, quality ammunition, you can't go wrong with PMC.
These truncated cone soft point rounds are great for boar hunting and self defense. With superb penetration and good bullet expansion, these 44 Magnum, TCSP rounds will do whatever you need them to. When shooting a 240 grain bullet at 1497 feet per second, anything you shoot will stop right in its tracks.
PMC Bronze 308 150 Grain PSP - 20 Rounds$17.25
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Pointed Soft-Point (PSP) Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Manufacturer SKU 308SP Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569040723 Cost Per Round 86.3¢ per round
PMC Bronze has built a reputation of being a supremely accurate and reliable, yet inexpensive brand. In fact, this company provides the South Korean military with ammunition, proving its reliability and efficacy.
The 308 is a time honored round. With less kick, but almost as much power, as the 30-06, these 150 grain, PSP, 308 rounds are great for your long range deer hunting trip out west. But don't stop with just buying a 20 round box! These bullets come wrapped in a brass case with Boxer primers, allowing you to reload after you use up this box. Pick up some today!
PMC X-Tac 7.62x51mm 147 Grain FMJBT - 20 Rounds$17.35
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 147 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 308 Winchester (7.62X51) Manufacturer SKU 7.62X Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569010153 Cost Per Round 86.8¢ per round
PMC X-TAC ammunition offers mil-spec performance at a reasonable price from one of the world's largest manufacturers of military ammo. These 7.62 NATO cartridges perform similarly to M80 ball rounds.
Each cartridge in this 20-round box fires a 147 grain full metal jacket bullet at 2,800 feet per second. Expect solid long-range accuracy!
This ammo is made in South Korea and uses reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive primers.
PMC X-Tac Match 223 Rem 77 Grain OTM - 20 Rounds$17.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 77 Grain Bullet Type Open Tip Match Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223XM Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060066 Cost Per Round 89.3¢ per round
The 223 Rem was invented over a half a century ago and is still the major round used all around the Western World. Whether you are looking for something for taking down small and large game, defending yourself, winning a competition, or just plinking around in the woods behind your house, the 223 Rem has all the incredible speed, efficacy, and low recoil you need to perform any shooting need. Proven through extensive military, law enforcement, and civilian use, you can feel confident that the 223 Rem will perform according to your expectations.
For years, PMC has been making some of the best, inexpensive ammunition in the world. Manufacturing all the ammunition for the South Korean military, PMC is just who you want to buy from. With these 77 grain, open tip match, high pressure, X-Tac Match, brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 2790 feet per second, you will have no trouble sighting in your rifle or winning your next shooting match, all the while saving money with these inexpensive rounds.
PMC Bronze 50 BMG 660 Grain FMJ-BT - 200 Rounds$649.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 660 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 60741569060358 Cost Per Round $3.25 per round
If you want consistency and outstanding power from your .50 BMG cartridges, order this 200-round case from PMC, a leading company for elite training ammunition. You’ll get rounds that use meticulous engineering and quality control to ensure excellent speed and unprecedented power. Thanks to the full metal jacket boat tail projectile, these rounds feed smoothly and leave less fouling in the barrel.
When you fire these .50 BMG cartridges, you’ll have a muzzle speed of 3,080 feet per second. That’s pretty impressive, but it’s the 13,688 foot pounds of energy from the 660-grain bullet that makes these bullets truly exceptional. With a boat tail, the powerful rounds will have excellent accuracy and tight grouping, even at distances well beyond 500 yards.
PMC makes some of the most consistent and reliable training and sporting ammunition in the country. They create military-spec cartridges that are trusted by gun owners from coast to coast.
PMC Bronze 50 BMG 660 Grain FMJ-BT - 10 Rounds$36.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 660 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 10 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 741569060356 Cost Per Round $3.69 per round
If you own a rifle that takes .50 BMG cartridges, you already understand the importance of quality and accuracy. That’s why you need to order this 10-round box of 660-grain full metal jacket boat tail ammunition. You’ll be able to shoot .50 BMG cartridges that are extremely fast and amazingly powerful, helping you take accurate shots at distances that other rounds can only dream of.
These rounds have the most outstanding performance in the rifle and downrange. They feed smoothly from the magazine to the chamber and give less fouling in the barrel. The bullets will come blistering out of the barrel with a speed of 3,080 feet per second and a herculean energy of 13,688 foot pounds. With a boat tail, the bullets maintain superior aerodynamics and give excellent trajectories, even at 500 yards and beyond.
PMC is one of the most outstanding ammo manufacturers in the country. They are dedicated to creating the highest-quality cartridges for training and target practice.
PMC Ammo Can 50 BMG 660 Grain FMJBT – 100 Rounds$499.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 660 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 100 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50A Link (M/B) Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 741569060349 Cost Per Round $5.00 per round
If you shoot a lot of "fifty cal," grab this 100-round can of .50 BMG ammunition from PMC! These relatively affordable cartridges come packaged with links in a reusable metal ammo can.
Each cartridge in this box fires a heavy 660-grain full metal jacket bullet at a muzzle velocity of 3,080 feet per second. Expect good long-range accuracy and consistent ignition along with the usual kick.
PMC is a South Korean brand produced by Poongsan, a defense contractor that also supplies the South Korean military. This company produces its own non-corrosive primers and brass cases to ensure better quality control and realize economies of scale.
PMC 50 BMG 740 Grain Solid Brass – 10 Rounds$70.00
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 740 Grain Bullet Type Solid Brass (Solid) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 10 Ammo Caliber 50 BMG Manufacturer SKU 50XM Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060387 Cost Per Round $7.00 per round
.50 BMG shooters looking for something a little more precise than mil spec ammo would do well to check out this load from PMC's X-TAC series. These match grade cartridges are a bit more expensive than regular target ammo but more than make up for it in their more consistent accuracy. If you're going for sub-MOA groups at extreme range, give them a try.
Each cartridge in this box of 10 fires a massive 740 grain (1.69 oz) bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,830 feet per second. This solid brass bullet is heavier than average even for the .50 BMG, giving it the stability needed for additional precision at ranges of 1,000 yards and beyond.
PMC ammunition is loaded in South Korea by defense contractor Poongsan, which has supplied the South Korean military for decades. It is quite popular in the US due to its reasonable cost and consistent quality. PMC ammo uses non corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases; these components are internally sourced for improved quality control.