223 Ammo

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Why is the 223 so popular?

223, especially in an AR rifle, has very little recoil and allows a new shooter to fire a full-power rifle with little discomfort or fear. Low ammunition weight means that a shooter can carry more of it and sweat less on long match days and hunting trips.

 Did You Know When was the 223 round invented?


 It was developed in 1957 by Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries for the U.S. Continental Army Command of the United States Army as part of a project to create a small-caliber, high-velocity firearm.
Who invented the .223 bullet?
The cartridge was originally developed in 1957 by Eugene Stoner, who was working at Armalite, and Remington. It was one of the many rounds that the military was considering during its tests of small-caliber, high-velocity (SCHV) ammunition.

223 Remington is a sporting cartridge with the same external dimensions as the 5.56x45mm NATO military cartridge. It is loaded with a . 224-inch diameter jacketed bullet, with weights ranging from roughly 40 to 90 grains (the 55-grain being the most popular).

Is 5.56 and .223 the same bullet?
223 rounds are virtually identical in size to 5.56mm rounds. This means that the majority of the time, . 223 ammunition will chamber and fire in a 5.56mm chamber and vice versa. However, the biggest difference between the two is that 5.56x45mm ammunition is loaded to a significantly higher pressure than 223.
Can you hunt deer with a 223?
Here's the bottom line: you can kill deer with a . 223 Remington. Many hunters have done it, and ammo makers have designed loads and projectiles specifically for that purpose. If you're likely to get a clean, broadside shot within 150 yards, you can feel confident taking a deer using the appropriate bullets.