|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2900|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1027|
|Cost Per Round||43.5¢ per round|
This cartridge sports a 55 grain full metal jacket boat tail. As an FMJ, the bullet does not offer the best solution for home defense – you would be much better off with a bullet that can expand, inflict greater damage to surrounding soft tissues, and hopefully stay anchored in the threat where it can’t threaten an innocent bystander. The FMJ’s jacket is hard enough to ensure reliable passage from the magazine to the chamber, and it is also steel-free and nonmagnetic. The FMJ’s boat tail simply helps to reduce drag, which in turn flattens its overall trajectory and provides some protection against wind deflection.
PMC is in charge of keeping the Republic of Korea Armed Forces stocked with ammo, but they make plenty of 223 Rem specifically for the international consumer market. They’re known for their high-quality components, which include freshly drawn Boxer-primed brass cases. This reloadable ammo is also noncorrosive.