|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||70.0¢ per round|
This cartridge’s bullet weighs 55 grains and hits a velocity of 3,240 fps as it exits a rifle barrel. Those are the 223 Rem’s classic, tried and true specs. The BTHP projectile is a little more special than your typical FMJ, however. Here is a bullet with a tapered base that slightly raises its ballistic coefficient. You’re going to see a flatter trajectory and improved resistance to wind drift because of it.
The BTHP bullet’s lead core is also form-fitted to promote better in-flight stability. This type of hollow point bullet isn’t designed for terminal expansion, but its impact energy alone ought to prove sufficient to power through to a predator’s vitals.
Winchester’s ammo is loaded in the US of A with new and reloadable cases – gotta save such useful brass! The old American manufacturer only loads non-corrosive primers, and their propellant minimizes carbon fouling as well.