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. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 62 Grain FMJ Lead Core - 500 Count


    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 9.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 62 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 22-250, 220 Swift, 221 Rem Fireball, 222 Rem, 222 Rem Mag, 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 22760B

    New in 2017, Hornady has released a 62 grain .224 diameter bullet that features their AMP® bullet jacket (Advanced Manufacturing Process) which utilizes a thicker bullet jacket than many competitors. This thicker jacket helps mitigate bullet deformation upon going through a target. Hornady has developed a great reputation for quality and their bullet jackets are sought after by many for their reputation for consistent high quality from bullet to bullet.

    This bullet features a ballistic coefficient (G1) of .274.

    Customer Reviews

    A little pricy but good bullets

    good bullets

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

    223 bullets

    Good price, fast shipping

    Review by Robert (Posted on 11/30/2020)

    Great company, great product

    Company is great and love buying from them. This product is great for everyday shooting.

    Review by Reloader101 (Posted on 11/29/2020)

    Great purchase!

    Good product, great shipping!

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

    Best BANG for your buck

    I mostly plink so its nice to find inexpensive components. Will definitely purchase these again.

    Review by Chalky (Posted on 11/26/2020)

    Good value

    Good bullets for the price ,

    Review by Bang bang (Posted on 5/10/2020)

    Good plinker

    Good plinking round easy loading. These rounds are good target rounds for setting sights on target or just plinking. They are not consistent on weight but shoot better than I'm able to shoot.

    Review by Mike (Posted on 2/25/2020)

    Like It

    Worked out very well, Great plinker

    Review by Nam (Posted on 2/9/2020)

    Like It

    Very Happy with the purchase,worked out well

    Review by Nam (Posted on 2/8/2020)

    Good bullets

    Very please with these bullets. Good quality and accurate in 1/7 barrel out through 300 yds.

    Review by Mike (Posted on 9/15/2019)

    try you will like

    great shooting bullet

    Review by groundhog (Posted on 2/3/2019)

  2. Hornady .224 Diameter Bullets - 75 Grain HPBT MATCH - 100 Count


    In stock

    Cost Per Bullet 22.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 75 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 2279

    Customer Reviews

    Look no further

    Looking for a new loading for a new long range SDMR/SPR 20" AR I was fortunate to pick these Hornady 75gr HPBT early on. I matched them with 24gr. Varget, and 19.5gr.IMR4198. Both of these loading were VERY accurate grouping .250" to .750" at 100yards. Other powders that worked were H322, H355, 748 but the IMR4198 was best. Please use my info only as a recommendation all reloading safety should be taken and is your responsibility.

    Review by justGerry (Posted on 4/19/2019)

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