223 Bullets (.224 diameter)

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The products and packages you see on this page are .224" bullets only - just the projectile. For loaded ammo ready to fire in your rifle, please see our 223 ammo page.

If a cartridge is going to become very popular, it could receive few greater blessings than adoption by the United States Armed Forces. Case in point: The 223 Rem, which was adopted alongside the M16 rifle in 1964. The cartridge would later evolve into the 5.56x45 which shares identical physical dimensions as well as the same .224 diameter bullet.

You can break down .223 bullets for reloading into four major categories. Very light bullets in the 40 grain range permit extra fast muzzle velocities, ideal for when a flat trajectory followed by a shallow wound channel are desired for varmint hunting. 55 grain bullets are essentially the standard weight and best for when you want performance like the U.S. Army’s M193. 62 grain bullets may include a seven grain steel penetrator tip, but even without them they perform ballistically like the U.S. Army’s M855. Finally come the heavyweights at 70, 77 and 90 grains. These bullets possess extra mass that gives them greater momentum downrange, key for long distance shooting where wind drift enters heavily into the equation.

Heavier bullets demand faster barrel twists to best benefit accuracy. A 1:12 twist will adequately stabilize 55 grain .223 bullets, but a twist as fast as 1:7 is ideal for bullets 70 grains and heavier.

The 223 Rem and its higher pressure variant the 5.56x45 are the kings of the American rifle range. FMJ and FMJBT bullets are optimal for affordable high volume shooting, and deliver the requisite accuracy for effective training and satisfying plinking. V-MAX and other polymer tip bullets deliver the expanding terminal performance that hunting and personal protection call for. And when you’re trying to hit the most distant targets, the superior ballistic coefficient of the HPBT will serve you particularly well.

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  1. Berry's .224" Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain FMJBT – 5000 Count

    $399.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 8¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 5000
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)
    Manufacturer Berry's
    Manufacturer SKU 18435
    This is not loaded ammunition. When you order these bullets, you only get bullets – no cases, no primers, no propellant. Please only order component bullets if you intend to load your own ammo!

    We’ll gladly ship you factory-loaded 223 Rem or 5.56x45 ammunition until the cows come home. But if you demand to make your own range loads, then by cracky, we’ll gladly ship you factory fresh 0.224” diameter projectiles, too!

    These full metal jacket boat tail projectiles are made by Berry’s of St. George, Utah. Berry’s abides by extremely strict tolerances, so you can count on each bullet to possess a consistent diameter and measure 0.740” long. Each nonmagnetic bullet’s boat tail helps to reduce in-flight drag, and also makes seating in the case a whole lot easier. These bullets also feature cannelures that keep them more securely seated in their cases.

    You get 5,000 bullets when you order the 40 pound case: enough to make 4,999 rounds of 5.56 or 223 plus one unconventional fishing sinker.

    Customer Reviews

    FMJ or FMJBT?

    From my experience, these are FMJ's not FMJBT.

    Boat-tails have a pronounced taper, these do not and that makes them harder to seat straight. I have to bell the case mouth more to get them to press in straight and that beats up my brass more.

    Review by Reloder15 (Posted on 2/5/2023)

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

    $299.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15¢ 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

    Factory new bullets...CHEAP

    Brand new Speer factory 55gr. .22 cal. bullets! Perfect for making faux M193 ammo! This is GREAT stuff!

    Review by Alanna (Posted on 2/9/2023)

    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)

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

    $310.00

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15.5¢ 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!

    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)

  4. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HPBT MATCH - 100 Count

    $15.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 15.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 52 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 2249

    Customer Reviews

    Great service, great price

    Great to reload

    Review by Grsmith (Posted on 11/17/2023)

    Very Accurate Bullet!!!

    Love these bullets! We want to get them in the 1000 ea. size box!!!!!

    Review by Grog (Posted on 9/29/2023)

    top quality

    Would go again

    Review by jewatso (Posted on 1/1/2023)

    Total satisfaction

    Top quality Hornady products , great Widener s service and a good price ; TOTAL SATISFACTION !

    Review by Shoot n Crazy (Posted on 9/21/2020)

  5. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 53 Grain HP - 6000 Count

    $980.00

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 16.3¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 53 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 6000
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 2250B

    Few cartridges have the speed, accuracy, and versatility of the .223 Remington. This round, which has gained a popular following thanks to the “AR” style firearms, has become one of the most commonly used bullets for both hunting and target shooting. Thanks to a strong load and a light yet capable bullet, gun owners use this type of cartridge for all sorts of game, including predators, wild hogs, and even some species of deer.

    If you want a high-quality bullets for your .223 rounds, pick up this box of 6,000 hollow point projectiles. You’ll be able to reload your cases with bullets that are effective in the field or at the range, thanks in large part to the hollow point tip that ensures effective performance upon impact.

    Hornady is one of the top names in rifle ammunition. They are known for their innovative designs and dedication to accuracy. They not only create top-quality bullets for rifles, they also have some of the best cartridges for handguns and shotguns.

  6. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HP - 100 Count

    Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HP - 100 Count

    $16.80

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 16.8¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 52 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Caliber, 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 1035

    Customer Reviews

    Great

    Works well with A2230

    Review by Mikey (Posted on 4/2/2024)

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

    $17.00

    In stock

    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)

  8. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 75 Grain HPBT MATCH - 4000 Count

    $749.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 18.7¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 75 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 4000
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 2279B

    If you own a rifle that takes .223 Remington cartridges, you need to stock up on the finest and most reliable bullets for reloading your cases. With this box, you’ll get 4,000 reloadable bullets from Hornady, one of the top names in ammo manufacturing. The .223 Remington case is extremely effective for both hunting and target shooting, so make sure you have the right bullets for reloading them properly.

    This box gives you 75-grain bullets that are fast, effective, and reliable. Not only do they have accurate performance downrange, the heavier bullet (compared to the typical 55-grain) and hollow point ensures outstanding terminal performance. The AMP jacket is consistent from front to back, and the swaged lead core ensures greater balance.

    Hornady has some of the best ammo choices for both rifles and handguns. You can turn to this manufacturer for both target shooting, reloading supplies, and hunting, making them a top choice among experienced gun owners.

  9. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain Varmint SP - 100 Count

    Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain Varmint SP - 100 Count

    $18.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 18.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Caliber, 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Spitzer Soft Point (SSP)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 1047

    Customer Reviews

    always dependable and accurate

    These bullets are always dependable, accurate, and preform better than most

    Review by Tom (Posted on 8/27/2022)

    Just as advertised

    Exactly as described, I would recommend!

    Review by Scuba (Posted on 8/14/2022)

    Had exactly what I was looking for. Quick service!

    Will use Wideners in the future for next reloading purchases!!

    Review by LongRangeBangin (Posted on 2/18/2021)

    Great pig round

    Would use them again great bullet

    Review by Foot (Posted on 2/18/2021)

    Great

    Good product have used it before

    Review by Great (Posted on 2/16/2021)

    Great product

    Loaded some up got the gun dialed in and put a coyote down with them I could not be happier with the Speer 55 gr spitzer

    Review by Squirrel (Posted on 2/15/2021)

  10. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain V-MAX W/C - 100 Count

    $20.00

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 20.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type V-MAX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22272

    Customer Reviews

    Excellent bullets!

    The Hornady V-MAX bullets are exactly what I was looking for when I discovered Wideners, and the quality is as good as I thought it would be.

    Review by Ray O (Posted on 3/13/2023)

    Fast shipping

    Great product great price, thanks

    Review by Butch (Posted on 4/9/2022)

    Superb bullet

    Using them in 223 superb accuracy
    Ballistics show 3100 ft./s

    Review by Mouse (Posted on 2/21/2022)

  11. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 70 Grain Spitzer SP - 100 Count

    Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 70 Grain Spitzer SP - 100 Count

    $21.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 21.8¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 70 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Spitzer Soft Point (SSP)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 1053

    Customer Reviews

    Accuate and deadly on deer and pigs.

    Deer killer. The best value in .223. Accurate in all platforms with a 9+ twist. Great with any .223 powder.

    Review by Parkerized (Posted on 12/30/2023)

    Varmint

    This bullet is sorta misleading it’s a soft point but it’s a Varmit soft point Not Intended for deer or anything of that size
    It’s intended for less hide damage on fox bobcat coyote and such.It does a excellent job at that but will leave you crying if you try to make it a big bullet.
    {these things are important and should be labeled as such)

    Review by Hogman69 (Posted on 4/17/2023)

    Shot very well.

    I plan to try these on deer here in PA the upcoming season.

    Review by Jack (Posted on 3/23/2023)

  12. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 53 Grain V-MAX - 100 Count

    $21.85

    In stock

    • Buy 5 at $17.85 /each and save
    Cost Per Bullet 17.8¢ to 21.8¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 53 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type V-MAX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22265

    If you use the .223 Remington cartridge for varmint hunting, order this 100-count box from Hornady and you’ll have effective reloading bullets for your empty cases. These 53-grain bullets are from Hornady’s V-MAX brand, which is specifically-design to give maximum effectiveness on larger varmints like coyote.

    From front to back, these .224-inch diameter bullets have innovative features that make the projectile extremely reliable in varmint hunting situations. They have a polymer tip that allows the bullet to cut through the air while providing excellent terminal ballistics. The swaged lead core give the bullet balance during flight, while the aerodynamic profile further enhances long-range accuracy.

    When you are looking for reliable, effective bullets and whole ammunition, you can turn to Hornady. This innovative company has been providing world-class shooting products to American gun owners since 1949. Whether you are a recreational shooter, hunter, or elite competition marksman, you can find the ammo you need from Hornady.

    Customer Reviews

    Shipping

    I will be ordering from Widners again.

    Review by Bwhntr53 (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    Product has performed as expected...will purchase again

    Built a rifle specifically for this bullet and it has performed to my expectations. Accurate and devastating on coyotes. Wideners processed my order and shipped very fast. Very pleased.

    Review by Geno (Posted on 12/28/2020)

    Received in timely manner considering the way things are now.

    Glad I was able to get some on these bullets.
    Seems like everyone is out of these.

    Review by DR. DOOM (Posted on 12/26/2020)

    Just what I ordered.

    Received my order in three time frame specified. Great service.

    Review by Don (Posted on 12/25/2020)

    Hornady 224 53gr

    Good quality and a great price. I had awesome service, Thank you Rich

    Review by Rich (Posted on 12/24/2020)

  13. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HPBT - 500 Count

    $125.00

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 25¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 52 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 1410C
  14. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain SPBT HV SBT - 100 Count

    $31.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 31.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Spitzer Boat Tail
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 1365

    Customer Reviews

    Great terminal performance

    These 55 gr bullets are great for loads that you want to mimic Military Ball XM-193 trajectory but with better terminal performance on varmits.

    Review by Duke (Posted on 11/23/2020)

    Great bullet for varmint hunting

    Running this bullet out of an Ar15 and am very pleased with with performance on varmints and feral hogs. It seems to hold together with adequate expansion. Can't go wrong using this one

    Review by Randall (Posted on 6/15/2016)

  15. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 69 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 100 Count

    $34.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 34.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 69 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 1380
  16. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 77 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 50 Count

    Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 77 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 50 Count

    $18.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 37.7¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 77 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Caliber, 223 Rem
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 9377T
  17. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 80 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 50 Count

    $21.85

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 43.7¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 80 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 9390T

    If participate in elite-level shooting competitions with a .223 Remington, give yourself the best chance at success by loading your cartridges with these 80-grain bullets from Sierra. With this box, you’ll have 50 hollow point boat tail bullets that are perfect for high-volume target shooting, as they give supreme accuracy, excellent power, and outstanding consistency.

    These bullets will help your cartridges feed smoothly into the chamber. Down the barrel, you’ll have less fouling thanks to the high-quality jacket. When they reach the target, the hollow point tip, backed by the larger 80-grain profile, will ensure outstanding terminal ballistics. These bullets are world-renowned for record-setting accuracy, so order your supply today!

    Sierra is one of the most popular brands in ammunition. This company was founded in 1947 in California, serving the needs of American gun owners all across the country. Now based in Missouri, Sierra continues their tradition of quality and precision to this day.

  18. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain GMX - 50 Count

    $27.50

    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 55.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 50
    Bullet Type GMX
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22273

    You’ll get 50 Hornady GMX bullets in this package, with each of them offering fantastic performance. The 55-grain bullets use a copper alloy construction, which delivers controlled expansion and weight retention. The pressure-relieving grooves reduce fouling, and the tip is colored for easy identification.

    The .223 Remington is one of the best rounds for both varmint hunting and target shooting. It has an outstanding reputation for accuracy, and delivers some of the best terminal performance in the ammo industry. These rounds are very popular, and although the cartridge is relatively inexpensive, it can be costly to shoot on a regular basis. That’s why so many people choose to reload their spend .223 brass with fresh bullets like these GMX projectiles.

    Hornady is one of the top names in the ammo industry. The company has been making rounds since 1949, and now creates a huge selection of ammo supplies, including reloading bullets and empty brass cases. You can also turn to Hornady for complete center and rimfire cartridges.

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