|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3100|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1323|
|Cost Per Round||94.5¢ per round|
Experienced enthusiasts might see this round’s 62 grain bullet and wonder whether it’s an M855. It is not – just a simple FMJ without a molecule of steel in its core or its jacket. As such this ammo delivers practically identical ballistic performance to that of the M855, but you can also enjoy firing it at any range you please.
The 223’s 62 grain FMJ has a slower muzzle velocity than a 55 grain bullet, but it compensates with faster velocities once it has passed the 300-yard mark. Its higher ballistic coefficient also gives the 62 grain FMJ better resistance to wind drift, although you’ll want a barrel with a 1:9 or 1:8 twist to witness its fullest potential long-distance accuracy.
Horandy’s nonmagnetic bullet is seated in a high-quality brass case – smooth-cycling and also reloadable, once its non-corrosive Boxer primer has received its indentation.