Multi-Purpose Green MPG™

Lead-Free Varmint and Predator Control

Barnes offers bullets featuring Multi-Purpose Green (MPG™) technology developed for military and law enforcement applications. MPG bullets feature a highly frangible, powdered-metal copper-tin core inside a guilding metal jacket.

Unlike frangible bullets lacking a protective jacket, MPG bullets remain intact under the rigors of handling, feeding and firing. This eliminates the primary cause of jammed actions and plugged barrels often experienced when firing frangible ammunition.

The 55-grain 5.56mm (.224) MPG bullet is designed for M4, HK416 and AR-15 type autoloaders and other firearms with rifling twist rates of 1:9” or faster. A 150-grain 7.62mm (.308) version is available for AR-10, SR-25, M40 (Remington 700) and M14 rifles with 1:12” or faster rifling twists. These open-tip bullets remain intact at ultra-high velocities and extreme rates of spin. On impact, they deliver explosive fragmentation.

Barnes’ Multi-Purpose Green bullets are exceptionally accurate. They’re ideal for shooting steel targets, competition, plinking, varmint hunting and home defense. “Green” is military shorthand for “lead-free”—a requirement in military and LE practice environments.

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Caliber Options

223 CAL / 5.56

Diameter .224
Weight 55
Length 0.935
S.D 0.157
B.C 0.225
Box QTY 100
Catalog # 30195


Diameter .277
Weight 85
Length 0.937
S.D 0.158
B.C 0.229
Box QTY 100
Catalog # 30249

30 Cal

Diameter .308
Weight 150
Length 1.289
S.D 0.226
B.C 0.357
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30331


Diameter .310
Weight 108
Length 0.985
S.D 0.161
B.C 0.243
Box QTY 50
Catalog # 30388