|Manufacturer||Black Hills Ammunition|
|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1212|
|Cost Per Round||$1.33 per round|
A frangible load suitable for both tactical training and defensive use, this .223 Remington ammunition from Black Hills Ammunition is a great choice for AR-15 and other .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO rifles. These cartridges feature the Barnes Multi-Purpose Green bullet, which is made of powdered tin and copper with a gilding metal jacket.
Each cartridge in this box of 50 fires a 55-grain hollow point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 3,150 feet per second, with recoil and external ballistics comparable to those of M193 ball rounds. Upon contact with a hard surface, the case and core break apart into harmless fragments with minimal risk of ricochet; against a varmint or attacker, of course, the fragments prove to be anything but harmless and deliver strong terminal performance. At the same time, the design of the projectile keeps the risk of overpenetration to a manageable level.
Black Hills ammunition is used by all branches of the US military and enjoys a solid reputation among competitive shooters as well. It is loaded in Rapid City, South Dakota using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.