|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Soft-Point (SP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3240|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1282|
|Cost Per Round||$1.15 per round|
This round has the same bullet weight and muzzle velocity as a standard 5.56 M193 load. But instead of an FMJ, this round has a soft point bullet. The soft point’s flatter nose profile can’t allow quite the same accuracy as an FMJ, but it does its job well enough. The 0.222 G1 BC soft point’s trajectory to 200 yards crescendoes at 1.6” above the bore line.
This round’s soft point is designed for terminal expansion: It will widen out after impact for deadlier terminal results on coyote and rodents and such. Be sure that this isn’t a bonded bullet, and will fragment a good deal as it expands. Shallower penetration is perfect for taking small game, but could reduce your chances of getting a clean kill on a whitetail.
This ammo is proof that Minnesotans do more than just go ice fishing. They also load 223 with brand new reloadable brass cases, noncorrosive primers, and clean-burning bang-bang dust.