|Bullet Weight||69 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3000|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1379|
|Cost Per Round||$1.50 per round|
This round’s bullet is the Sierra MatchKing. It is balanced – not only because its jacket exhibits virtually perfect concentricity, but also because its form-fitted lead core conforms perfectly to the inside of its jacket. The MatchKing’s narrow nose profile, sleek jacket which lacks a cannelure, and boat tail are all designed to minimize in-flight drag. The bullet is also heavier than usual at 69 grains, which grants it more inertia with which to resist wind deflection.
All of the MatchKing’s features give this round a relatively high G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.336. That means the bullet excels at overcoming air resistance in flight, so it produces a flatter trajectory and doesn’t lose its stability as the result of becoming subsonic until it reaches approximately 900 yards.
This ammo’s match grade bullets are quite rightly paired with match grade reloadable brass cases, match grade primers, and premium propellant. While you could take advantage of this ammo’s accuracy for hunting small varmints, it is a suboptimal choice for home defense.