|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||77.5¢ to 82.5¢ per round|
This cartridge has a 55 grain FMJ projectile, which alongside its 3,240 fps muzzle velocity makes it pretty much the same as our Army’s standard M193 loads. The bullet’s lead core and copper alloy jacket make it 100% nonmagnetic for compliance with pickier ranges’ ammo policies, and its cannelure will prevent the kind of setback that could have complicated feeding or harmed accuracy.
We always bill simple FMJ ammo like this as suitable for target practice, but we’d trust it for home defense as well – that bullet’s going to fragment inside soft tissue if it hits its target at a high enough velocity.
These rounds’ brass cases aren’t given a polish before they leave their factory. They’re only gray where they were heat treated for added durability, not because they were previously fired and reloaded. Winchester’s ammo isn’t just nonmagnetic – it’s also non-corrosive!