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. 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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