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. Armscor .224 Diameter Bullets - 55 Grain FMJBT – 4000 Count


    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 9.8¢ to 9.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 55 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22 Hornet, 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 4000
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52344

    Armscor got their humble start as a printshop and sporting goods store in Manila all the way back in 1905. In the past few decades they’ve made a big name for themself in America thanks to their Rock Island Armory 1911 pattern pistols, but their ammo has plenty of its own fans as well. Here’s your chance to load the same bullets as Armscor to make your own 223 Rem/5.56x45 ammo!

    This case contains 4,000 55 grain FMJBT bullets. Each .224” diameter bullet is hardened by a gilding metal jacket for certain feeding in a semi-auto, and sports a cannelure to facilitate proper crimping. Armscor’s bullet components possess the uniform weight distribution that tight groupings can’t exist without. These bullets’ boat tails not only improve their ballistic coefficient, but also make them easier to seat in the case. Make your own M193 rounds, or get more inventive if you like. You’ll have plenty of room to experiment with 4,000 bullets for handloading!

    Please note: These are bullets only, not loaded ammunition! Unless you know how to load your own ammunition, you will be unable to do anything with these bullets except regret ordering them.

    Customer Reviews


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    Review by wilbo (Posted on 2/20/2021)

    Wish I had bought more

    I was looking for reloading components and found these and ordered them right away. I went back the next day to buy more but they were out of stock. A great price and fast shipping. If they are ever back in stock I will get more. Now where's the primers?

    Review by Larry (Posted on 2/14/2021)

    Widener's always delivers quality

    Great bullets.

    Review by Jumanjii2 (Posted on 2/11/2021)

    Great product at a good price!

    Great product at a good price! Shipped in timely fashion and would not hesitate to order again.

    Review by RS (Posted on 2/11/2021)

    Awesome Supplier

    Impeccable service. I ordered these bullets sight unseen for plinking and I got them in a few days. I cannot comment on the characteristics of them because I am primer less, but hopefully that will change soon but who knows. Considering the state we find ourselves in when it comes to reloading supplies, I wish I would have doubled my order.

    Review by mameola (Posted on 2/11/2021)



    Review by ROG (Posted on 2/10/2021)

    Arrived faster than expected, bullets are of great quality and very consistent weight.

    These Amscor bullets in .224 arrived faster than expected and look great. The weight is very consistent.

    Review by Richard (Posted on 2/8/2021)

    We bought these for resale and thus far everyone has been well satisfied.

    We separated these into 100 count bags for resale and had a few extra.

    Review by Range Zombie (Posted on 2/8/2021)

    Great product

    Exactly as advertised and what I needed, and shipped on time

    Review by Jerry (Posted on 2/8/2021)


    Overall I was satisfied with my order

    Review by Drew (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Great bullets

    Will buy more when back in stock,

    Review by Carl (Posted on 2/7/2021)


    Happy with how fast order was shipped.

    Review by Paul (Posted on 2/7/2021)

    Good value

    Never having ordered these before, I expected there to be some defective or deformed ones. So far I've found no problems.

    Review by Johnson's Temple of Boom (Posted on 2/3/2021)

    Great deal

    Decent bullets for punching paper and ringing steel. Grain weights are quite consistent to advertised weight. Wonderful shipping, and boxing. I will certainly be buying again as I need. And definitely from Wideners!

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


    Worked great

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

    Super service and product

    Keep up the good work, I will order again

    Review by Inspector (Posted on 1/31/2021)


    Excellent company to deal with, fast shipping and a great product. Grabbed a handful and checked on the caliper and they are right on the money. Will buy from them again!

    Review by Scott (Posted on 1/31/2021)


    product was exactly as described, arrived undamaged. Would definitely use this supplier again.

    Review by daytripper54 (Posted on 1/26/2021)

    Once Fired 223 Brass

    The brass I received looks good and I’ll order again

    Review by Great buy (Posted on 1/11/2021)


    Just what I ordered Quality looking projectiles. Shipping is what it is around shipping at Christmas time.

    Review by Krustyfish (Posted on 1/9/2021)

    Excellent product

    With reloading components virtually unavailable, Wideners has sporadic availability with timely delivery

    Review by Robert (Posted on 1/7/2021)

    Great looking bullets

    These are high quality bullets. Have not reloaded and fired any but do not expect any problems when I do. Too many Honey Do's with the Holidays.

    Review by double d (Posted on 1/1/2021)

    Great product

    As advertised

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

    Speedy delivery

    Excellent product and excellent service

    Review by Michael (Posted on 12/16/2020)


    Great company to do business with. My go to component site for sure. Quick shipment as well. Thank you.

    Review by Robert (Posted on 10/28/2020)

  2. Armscor .224 Diameter Bullets - 62 Grain FMJ – 4000 Count (Not Ammo)


    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 11.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 62 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22-250, 220 Swift, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 4000
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52345

    This is not loaded ammunition.

    A handloader always enjoys a little leeway when it comes to their cases. You can either scavenge discarded brass at the range, or you can order sparkling new brass online (preferably from Widener’s). But no one reloads bullets after they’ve already been fired. They’d be too hard to find, for starters.

    Armscor helps handloaders cope with this bitter truth by offering this ponderous box of 4,000 .224 diameter bullets. They are straightforward FMJs, with solid lead cores and copper alloy jackets like you’d find in any M193 bullets.

    But at 62 grains, these bullets’ weight gives them in-flight ballistic performance comparable to the M855. They don’t have steel cores that could create sparks or damage range equipment, though, so no range ought to take issue if you want to fire these nonmagnetic bullets on their premises.

    Armscor is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer based in the Philippines, and we receive mostly positive reviews on their component bullets. All in all a great way to load a huge passel o’ 223/5.56. Better go warm up the Lee, because we ship fast!

  3. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 69 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 500 Count


    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 35.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 69 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 1380C

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