222 Bullets

222 Remington bullets --- Introduced as part of America’s first rimless cartridge in 1950, it was a mainstay in the target shooting scene until its popularity gradually tapered off in the 1970s. (Its case would eventually serve as the basis for the 223 Rem.) Today, the 222 Rem remains a favorite among many varmint hunters, but its relative scarcity in America means you had better handload if you’re going to master the round’s performance.

With its case that accommodates 27 grains, a 222 Rem can achieve muzzle velocities ranging from around 2,600 to 3,400 fps depending on propellant charge and bullet weight. The .224” bullet commonly belongs to one of five weight classes: 34/35 grain, 40 grain, 50/52 grain, 55 grain, and 60 grain. Enthusiast can enjoy loading a variety of the leading manufacturers’ bullets including Ballistic Tip, V-MAX, BlitzKing, TSX, and Varmint Grenade.

The 222 Rem’s tack driving accuracy, light recoil, and fast velocity all make it a fine choice for ground squirrels up to coyote. Whether it’s an ideal round for medium game is still the subject of debate, although its comfortable recoil makes it a natural selection for younger shooters whose frames can’t soak up too much kick. Regardless of its velocity or weight the 222 Rem’s bullet can not be counted upon to conquer even a smaller deer’s shoulder blade, so taking advantage of its superior accuracy to strike a vital organ is key.

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  1. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain TMJ – 2000 Count

    $330.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 16.5¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 2000
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 22455TMJ

    An artist with a reloading press can make many masterpieces with a case of Speer’s .224 diameter bullets. There’s the 223/5.56 classic, of course, but also the 22-250, the 222 Rem, and the 223 WSSM. Which round will you put your special touch on?

    Better yet, these happen to be exceptionally high quality .224 diameter bullets for reloading. At 55 grains they can easily offer up ballistics like the M193, and with their total metal jackets they offer several unique benefits to performance.

    A TMJ’s jacket totally encompasses the bullet – including the base of the core. That improves accuracy by preventing the base of the bullet from warping during ignition. It makes for a cleaner barrel, as no lead will evaporate during ignition to stick to the rifling. It even makes for a healthier shooter, especially if they’re shooting indoors where lead vapors could have lingered around in the air.

    Speer utilizes an electrochemical process to yield highly concentric and balanced jackets. They carefully control for bullet weight, and ensure each projectile totals .725” long. Speer is so confident in this bullet that they bill it as ideal for competitive shooting!

    Hey! Please make sure you don’t expect loaded ammunition when you order this case of component bullets. You can not fire these bullets right out of the box – they are for loading your own ammo at home!

  2. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 75 Grain TMJ – 2000 Count

    $350.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 17.5¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 75 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 2000
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 22475TMJ

    Speer made these .224 diameter bullets specifically with America’s most popular rifle cartridge in mind! At 75 grains they are optimal for loading long range rounds, and a skilled reloader can likely make these bullets’ ballistics work for non-223 cartridges as well.

    These bullets feature the total metal jackets that Speer is famous for. The Idahoan manufacturer implements a special electrochemical process to cover each bullet’s lead core entirely in a durable, even jacket. Unlike an FMJ, the TMJ additionally shields the core of the bullet at the base. This prevents deformation that could harm accuracy during ignition, as well as the evaporation of lead that leads to accelerated bore fouling. It also prevents the creation of lead vapors that you’re better off not breathing in!

    Speer is in control of their manufacturing process. They mean it when they say their bullet weighs 75 grains, and these bullets boast a highly standardized .725” length.

    Please note: This is a case of component bullets for handloading. Please do not order these bullets if you want loaded ammo that you can fire right out of the box!

  3. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 75 Grain TMJ – 100 Count

    $19.50

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    Cost Per Bullet 19.5¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 75 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 22475TMJ

    Want to load the kind of 223 Rem ammo that you can use to truly impress competition judges – or trim the eyelashes off a hare at several hundred yards? Speer’s got you covered. This bullet’s naturally resistant to wind drift at a hefty 75 grains, and thanks to its super concentric jacket it boasts exceptional rotational stability!

    Speer’s total metal jacket does more than contribute to balance. Because the electrochemically plated TMJ additionally shields the bullet’s lead core, it bars hot propellant gasses from warping its base and impacting accuracy. And because its core doesn’t evaporate during ignition, this bullet keeps a barrel’s rifling cleaner and a shooter’s breathing space significantly more free of airborne carcinogen!

    Speer makes some pretty high end stuff, so they have the setup they need make consistently heavy and .725” long 223 bullets. A great pick for long distance shooters!

    Please note: This a box of 100 bullets for reloading, not loaded ammunition. You can not fire these bullets unless you know how handload.

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