|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||93.8¢ per round|
American Eagle label ammo is one of American shooters’ favorite go-tos for target practice. As 223 Rem this ammo is ideal for AR-15 rifles, even if they are specifically designed to chamber 5.56x45.
This round has a 55 grain bullet loaded to a 3,240 fps muzzle velocity. (Those are the two most common specs for a 223.) The bullet itself is none other than an FMJBT, with a simple lead core and gilding metal jacket for smooth, clean performance and a boat tail to help retain more velocity downrange.
This round’s 0.269 ballistic coefficient lets it pack over 450 ft lbs of energy at 400 yards, which is still effective for personal protection even considering the FMJBT’s inability to expand.
American Eagle is universally steel-free, so feel free to take this nonmagnetic ammo to any indoor range. It’s also non-corrosive, low residue, and brass cased – keep those valuable brass cases for future handloading!