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 - 75 Grain TMJ – 2000 Count

    Regular Price: $385.00

    Special Price: $279.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 14.0¢ 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!

    Customer Reviews

    Very Good Bullets

    A great buy @ 20.00 a box. Loaded with CFE 223 an getting over 2800 at the muzzle. Would definitely buy agan. Great shooting bullets.

    Review by greenwrench (Posted on 10/26/2020)

  2. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain TMJ – 100 Count

    $16.00

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    • Buy 10 at $14.25 /each and save
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    Cost Per Bullet 14.3¢ to 16.0¢ 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 100
    Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 22455TMJ

    Please note: This is not loaded ammunition. These are component bullets for handloading. You can not fire them straight out of the box.

    Don’t settle for a full metal jacket when you could have a total metal jacket. This .224” diameter bullet by Speer is 100 percent jacketed in copper, which means it doesn’t leave the lead in its core exposed to hot propellant gasses during ignition.

    A TMJ offers three unique benefits that a FMJ does not. It prevents ignition from deforming its base, thus keeping its streamlined profile intact. It prevents ignition from evaporating the lead in its core, which will keep your breathing space a lot less toxic. It furthermore prevents lead residue from accumulating in the barrel, so you can enjoy greater accuracy throughout the duration of your target shooting session!

    At 0.725” long, this 55 grain bullet makes a swell choice for loading 223 Rem, 5.56x45, and a variety of other rifle cartridges. Great for competition as well as plain old plinking when no one’s looking!

    Customer Reviews

    projectile weight varies

    I weighed 6 projectiles from each box. The weight varied by as much as 4 grains. Not what I expected from Speer.

    Review by Dennis Johnson (Posted on 3/22/2021)

    Great bullets

    Great bullets. Great company. Fast shipping. Should highly recommend

    Review by Brandon M (Posted on 3/17/2021)

    Good bullet. Good weight and.dia across the board.

    Weight was pretty accurate. Impressive bullet striking +/- .0002" I. Load them a little light, they worked great. Thanks

    Review by Gino G (Posted on 3/10/2021)

    Great product!

    Great all around product

    Review by J.J. (Posted on 3/9/2021)

    .223 bullets

    Good prices and fast shipping. Will definitely order from Wideners again.

    Review by Rick (Posted on 3/8/2021)

    Nice bullets, they look good.

    Bullets look good, as soon as I can find primers will load a few and see how well I like them. But just off looks they should be just fine.

    Review by Dennis (Posted on 3/7/2021)

    Good bullets reasonable cost

    Decent bullets and priced ok all things considered right now.

    Review by Shooter (Posted on 3/7/2021)

    Great product at a reasonable price. I have already recommended Widbers to others.

    The bullets shipped and I received them very fast. Very nice reloading supplies at a great price.

    Review by Terry (Posted on 3/3/2021)

    got it on time, and exactly what I wanted

    package arrived on time, and complete.
    bullets are what I wanted, and work well.

    Review by guyval (Posted on 3/2/2021)

    Work well

    Did the job on targets

    Review by RedNeck (Posted on 3/2/2021)

    Good shipping

    Good shipping response time in a time where reloading components is hard to get

    Review by Shooter 2021 (Posted on 3/2/2021)

    Keep it up!

    I would do an offer for returning customers. Something like a discount or free shipping on orders over 100$

    Review by Bradley Coburn (Posted on 3/1/2021)

    Excellent experience

    Would buy again

    Review by Cman (Posted on 3/1/2021)

    Speer Bullets

    Looked around a bit, Ammo and supplies are getting harder to find. Ordered the .224 55 grain speer bullets from you all, they were in stock and arrived in really good time. Appreciate you having a stock.

    Review by Brett (Posted on 3/1/2021)

    Great quality.

    It was great finding these bullets in a time when reloading is the only way of finding ammo in shortage. Will be buying other caliburs as they become abailable.

    Review by Sonup (Posted on 3/1/2021)

    Quality bullets at a good price. They loaded well.

    Good purchase.

    Review by Trey (Posted on 2/28/2021)

    Had them in stock Wow! Good value fast shipping.

    Title says it all. Found some in stock and fairly reasonable.

    Review by Duane (Posted on 2/28/2021)

    I haven't had a chance to go shooting them waiting on small rifle primers

    Overall they look like a superior product...

    Review by Brooks (Posted on 2/24/2021)

    Great service all around

    great to do business with look forward to having a long relationship with Widener;s

    Review by Fred (Posted on 2/21/2021)

    Excellence all the way a "round"

    Excellent product. Accurate and easily reloaded. Excellent service from Widener, quick delivery, competitive pricing.

    Review by Jesse (Posted on 2/9/2021)

    excellent service

    placed order and never had to worry if we would get...We love companies like this

    Review by doc (Posted on 12/14/2020)

    Great service

    The product is great by design, and the service is even better.

    Review by Airborne Daddy (Posted on 12/13/2020)

    great product

    Worked fine with my brass

    Review by Ronbo (Posted on 12/10/2020)

    Great product

    Everything was great!! Shipping, customer service and time in transit. Showed up before it was supposed to.

    Review by Thomas (Posted on 12/6/2020)

    Nice product exactly as described

    Nice product well packed and received fast thanks I'll definitely order again

    Review by Chris (Posted on 11/29/2020)

    Quality projectiles

    Speer bullets are always top notch. They were packaged well for shipping and shipped out faster then expected with the world in its current state. Will definitely be purchasing from Widener's again.

    Review by WILLIAM (Posted on 11/25/2020)

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

    $17.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 17.0¢ 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Horrible accuracy

    I really wanted to love these because of their price and BC. I have a BCM 20” barrel that loves the Hornady 55 Grain FMJ (1.25 MOA) and Hornady 75 Grain BTHP (.75 MOA). These shot around 5” groups at best and I’m not exaggerating.

    Review by Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 75 Grain TMJ (Posted on 10/17/2021)

    Great s very ervice

    My error in previous review.
    Got my order fast.
    People at Wideners very helpful.

    Review by William (Posted on 10/6/2020)

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

    $350.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 14.0¢ 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!

    Customer Reviews

    Great plinking bullets.

    Bought these to learn how to reload and plink with my Mini Ranch. Great value for the money, but beside that, .223 Remington is pretty hard to find anywhere. I bought 2000, so when I run out, I'll be back.

    Review by Big T (Posted on 10/19/2020)

    fast shipping good price very pleased

    very satisfied

    Review by smoke (Posted on 9/28/2020)

    An extremely well made bullet

    Speer has always had an excellent reputation for quality in bullets, and this is proof. You will not be disappopinted should you want to buy some for your own reloading. I am glad that they packed them in small boxes of 100 so the weight doesn't damage their fine finish.

    Review by Robert (Posted on 9/27/2020)

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