|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||63.0¢ per round|
55 grain bullet, 3,240 fps muzzle velocity: Anyone who’s familiar with the 223 knows those two numbers by heart. This round’s bullet is the classic FMJ, which has a solid gilding metal exterior to ensure smooth feeding and decreased bore fouling. There is no steel anywhere in this bullet, but it does include a boat tail which limits the amount of drag it can encounter in flight. That elevates this round’s ballistic coefficient to 0.269, so its bullet hugs a flat trajectory as it remains supersonic until around 780 yards!
Federal’s own non-corrosive primers and hygienic propellant work together to keep a rifle from quickly becoming a fouled mess. This ammo has brand new brass cases, which were very evidently annealed at the factory. You can be sure they’ll expand consistently, contract to their original dimensions, and retain the strength they need as reloading components.