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550 Paracord - 5col Survival Supply: Military Spec MIL-C-5040H & PIA-C-5040 Type III Nylon Parachute Cord

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  • MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type 3 paracord has 8 core strands (including the green and white marker strand).
  • All MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type 3 Paracord core strands are 3-ply, including the green and white marker strand.
  • MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type III Paracord Minimum break strength: 550 lbs
  • MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type III Paracord Maximum Elongation percentage: 30%
  • MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type 3 Paracord Length per pound of paracord: 225'
  • Military NSN: 4020-283-4783, 4020-00-071-3531
  • MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type 3 Paracord Outer Nylon sheath has min. break strength of 300 lbs
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550 Paracord - 5col Survival Supply: Military Spec MIL-C-5040H & PIA-C-5040 Type III Nylon Parachute Cord + ParaCord Spool Tool - Holds Up To 100' of Parachute Cord
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Product Description

5col Survival Supply MIL-C-5040h & PIA-C-5040 Type III Paracord is the highest quality parachute cord available anywhere. Our Type III 550 cord is suitable for use in parachutes, and a factory certificate of conformance is available (upon request) for all 5col Survival Supply cord. 5col Survival Supply paracord is manufactured in the United States by a company that supplies parachutes and related supplies to the US military. The cord for sale here is typically used to rig personnel parachutes. Why settle for less when you can have the best, strongest, and most reliable paracord on the market?

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  • ASIN: B00CYQW0AQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,928 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Fallen on June 21, 2013
Size: 100 FeetColor: Black Verified Purchase
It is surprisingly hard to find true mil spec para-cord. This is mil spec! You find a lot of knock offs claiming to be mil spec but only hold about 250#. Do not be fooled. This is the stuff to buy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By gherrera8 on July 22, 2013
Size: 250 FeetColor: Black Verified Purchase
I'd been looking around forever for the true Mil-Spec (MIL-C-5040H & PIA-C-5040) paracord and saw the reviews on this product so figured I'd give it a go. As the other reviewers have posted, this is the real stuff: 8 tri-braided strands with a colored strand.

Purchase with confidence!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. McDaniel on July 8, 2013
Size: 100 FeetColor: Desert Sand Verified Purchase
This parachute chord is high grade, just as 5Col described it. This is not the knock-off commercial grade found elsewhere. The outer sheath is of a very tight weave. I've read of folks doing a "bury" splice in para-cord, but I don't think that is possible with this cord. That's actually very good news if you are looking for cord to use as a high strength military grade line.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eric Bischoff on October 19, 2013
Size: 500 FeetColor: Desert Sand Verified Purchase
This is the real 550 paracord our troops use. Not that commercial grade stuff that you see a lot of. Very strong line.
One feature I like but is not that important is that the outer liner is full with the inner threads and doesnt move around making knots very clean and effective.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jimpohl on July 16, 2013
Size: 250 FeetColor: Olive Drab Verified Purchase
Mil-Spec 550 cord is an awesome all purpose cord. Strong, light, and durable, it's a must have in any hunting pack, backpack, or bug-out bag!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Reeder on August 12, 2014
Size: 50 FeetColor: Camo Green Verified Purchase
My dad and I were camping in the BWCA and realized the guide forgot to give us bear rope when we got there. Facing the possibility of having to travel for another day back to the pick up point, we decided to try and string up the food pack with this paracord (the pack was around 80 lbs maybe). My dad couldn't believe it held on such a tiny cord. It worked perfectly and lasted us throughout the whole trip (a week long). It saved the trip! I'll definitely have some of this in stock whenever I go on trips.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Farnsworth on August 16, 2014
Size: 100 FeetColor: Black Verified Purchase
I bought the black one. This is the real, legit military spec stuff. 8 internal strands, 3 ply each. One strand has one ply of green (not sure which manufacturer that corresponds to).

Anyway this is not the commercial stuff that is often mislabeled military spec. This is real, and it's real nice quality. Costs a little more but it's much better than the "paracord" you get just anywhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HermCorps on May 21, 2014
Size: 50 FeetColor: Desert Sand Verified Purchase
Exactly as issued while I was in the Corps. Colors are on point as well Will be getting more. SEMPER FIDELIS
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