|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||58.0¢ per round|
Federal’s American Eagle 223 Rem performs exactly like the U.S. Army’s M193 cartridge with its 55 grain bullet loaded to a muzzle velocity of 3,240 fps. It’s a standard FMJBT with a solid point that inhibits terminal expansion, gilding metal exterior for smooth feeding and reduced barrel leading, and tapering base that helps retain more velocity downrange for a flatter trajectory. The bullet’s 0.269 G1 ballistic coefficient means it reaches 300 yards traveling at nearly twice the speed of sound, at which point it still carries over 600 ft lbs of energy.
This Minnesota-made ammunition has brand new brass cases. They’re supple enough to promote clean ignition as they expand to seal the chamber, and they return to their original dimensions following ignition so they can be reloaded. This new production ammo has non-corrosive Boxer primers and is completely nonmagnetic.
See the “BKX” at the end of this ammo’s SKU? That just means it comes loose-packed 1,000 rounds to a big cardboard box. Open this ammo once and you’ll be all done opening it!