|Bullet Weight||75 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2790|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1296|
|Cost Per Round||$1.08 per round|
Hornady’s primo Boxer primers, propellant and select reloadable brass cases all do their parts to make this ammo reliable as all get out. But the real star of the show is always the bullet! At 75 grains, the projectile will only clear a 24” barrel with a velocity of 2,790 fps, and a 1:6”, 1:7” or 1:8” barrel twist is required for optimal rotational stability. The bullet’s great heft gives it excellent resistance to wind deflection, as well as all the other accuracy-enhancing benefits that go hand in hand with superior momentum.
The boat tail hollow point bullet’s tapered base and narrow meplat both help to reduce drag. Its form-fitted lead core ensures even better rotational stability (G1 BC 0.395). Just make sure you don’t mistake the BTHP for a hunting bullet. Its nose cavity does not enable the BTHP to expand, so it’s not appropriate for hunting anything larger than varmints.