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This 55 grain FMJ Boat Tail profile cartridge is a favorite cartridge among bulk shooters because it offers a very good balance of velocity, performance, and price. The 55 grain is the most widely produced grain weight for the AR-15 platform and other .223 Remington firearms. That is because it offers the best variance of range for all different conditions, specific performance needs and overall comfort for the shooter, not to mention the excellent cost control, supplemented by the massive volume of rounds produced annually. The static ballistic numbers tell the tale of the potential for terminal ballistics of the round with a bore exit velocity of 2900 feet per second and an energy delivery of 1250 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle. This offers users a potent round for a majority of what they might be trying to accomplish from home defense to hunting of a variety of game animals. The pleasant shooting of the round means that most shooters won’t be bothered by the mild recoil and the superior reliability of the PMC brand and the .223 Remington in general means you are getting an excellent load for an excellent price point.

This particular load by the PMC line of ammunition offers a boat tail shaped bullet in a 55 grain projectile weight which is perfect for shooting out of a moderate twist rate barrel. Generally, the 55 grain is the most versatile of all the mainstream .223 Remington bullet sizes, but performs best in the 1 in 8 inch; 1 in 9 inch and 1 in 10 inch barrel twists, as they can adequately stabilize the bullet and maintain its velocity at the bore. The static ballistics of this load are contributors to the versatility of the .223 Remington in the field and why the round is chosen as the small arms ammunition of choice as well as a dedicated small and moderately sized game cartridge. It is capable of putting in work on the battlefield and in the hunting field, where hunters can take animals from varmint (like groundhogs and coyote) as well as small deer and other moderately sized and medium sized game, to include hogs and other animals in North America, up to about 350 pounds. Note that game regulations vary wildly from state to state and area to area, and some do not allow FMJ or small caliber projectiles on animals as big as deer or other similarly sized game. You will need to check the laws in your area to be sure.


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Caliber 223/5.56
Condition New
Manufacturer PMC
Caliber 223 Rem
Grain 55
Projectile FMJ
Casing Brass
Primer Type Boxer
Muzzle Velocity 2900 fps
Muzzle Energy 1250 ft lbs
Rounds Per Box 20
Boxes Per Case 50

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