|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3240|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1282|
|Cost Per Round||65.0¢ per round|
This round’s bullet is the most common weight for its caliber, and is comprised of the simple core and concentric jacket that make for a fine target shooting projectile. The jacket ensures reliable feeding from a magazine, and keeps lead out of the bore’s riflings. This round’s bullet won’t expand as it plows into a soft target, yet it still inflicts the kind of energy that’s considered adequate for ethical deer hunting at 100 yards. With its streamlined projectile and nearly Mach 3 muzzle velocity, you’ll find this cartridge’s trajectory flat enough to achieve whatever you could hope to pull off with your AR.
This cartridge’s other components are as consistent as its bullet. Federal’s shell casing is made of high quality brass that promotes efficient ignition as it expands to seal the chamber, and is perfect for reloading later on down the road. Federal’s primer is non-corrosive, so you won’t have to take special measures to keep rust out of your rifle, and their propellant burns clean to keep carbon fouling from gradually impacting your rifle’s accuracy.
Federal has more than a century worth of experience making fine ammo under their belt. They’ve managed government production facilities, innovated a lot of tech that’s universal in the shooting world today, and fine-tuned the trick to making cost-effective yet highly reliable ammunition.