|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3240|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1282|
|Cost Per Round||71.0¢ per round|
This cartridge has a 55 grain bullet loaded to a muzzle velocity of 3,240 fps, which are virtually identical specs to the U.S. Army’s own M193 ammunition. As a full metal jacket this bullet is not designed to expand inside of soft tissue. Its ability to deliver more than four times the minimum recommended energy for self-defense at close range does a great deal to compensate for that, however. The nonmagnetic bullet consists of a solid lead core and gilding metal jacket, a cost-effective design which still promotes smooth feeding and cleaner performance in a semi-automatic firearm.
This new production ammunition features brass cases, which remain valuable as handloading components once fired. Its primers are non-corrosive to prevent rust from taking hold in a rifle, and its propellant is prepared to prevent rapid carbon fouling in the barrel.