|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3240|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1282|
|Cost Per Round||95.0¢ per round|
The BTHP is not engineered to open up and expand as it enters soft tissue, so it’s not an ideal choice for taking medium-sized game. What it does offer is accuracy. This round’s bullet has an evenly distributed lead core, as it solidified in place after it was poured into the jacket. So well-balanced a bullet performs even better thanks to its boat tail base, which reduces in-flight drag to help the bullet follow a flat trajectory, resist wind drift, and retain greater energy as it zips downrange.
Super-X ammunition is loaded with clean-burning powder and non-corrosive primers, which together push this 223 Rem load’s 55 grain bullet to a reliable 3,240 fps muzzle velocity. New and uniformly tapered brass cases help an AR-15 cycle smoothy even after they have been reloaded a few times.