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

    $445.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 11.1¢ 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

    Excellent!!

    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. Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HPBT Match - 100 Count

    Speer .224 Diameter Bullets - 52 Grain HPBT Match - 100 Count

    $24.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 24.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 52 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 100
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Speer
    Manufacturer SKU 1036

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

    $30.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 30.0¢ 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

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

    $175.00

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    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

  5. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 77 Grain HPBT Special Match - 500 Count

    $180.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 36.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 77 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 9377

    Any gun enthusiast or competition marksman who wants to fire an accurate and fast round should consider the .223 Remington. This impressive round has become one of the leading cartridges for both target shooting and hunting, and this box of 500 bullets lets you reload your empty .223 brass with high-quality projectiles.

    These 77-grain bullets are fast and powerful. They deliver the outstanding performance you need, not only at the target, but inside the barrel. The hollow point tip delivers predictable expansion while the boat tail ensures straight, consistent trajectories. With these bullets, you’ll be able to reload your .223 cases and have the performance you need at the range.

    Sierra is one of the top manufacturers in the ammo industry. They not only have an outstanding selection of rifle and handgun reloading supplies, they also have complete cartridges for many purposes. With over 160 different rifle and handgun rounds, Sierra has the ammo you need for a wide variety of pursuits.

    Customer Reviews

    With the right twist rate these will extend your sweet spot

    Still haven't found my node, but these are the fodder for my 1/8 twist

    Review by passnshot (Posted on 8/17/2020)

    Good bullets

    these are good quality bullets as youd expect. I loaded them in 223. Using lovex match rifle. Great load.

    Review by FarPeace (Posted on 7/14/2020)

    Very good for High power XC - excellent for 600 yard SF @ magazine length . Only SMK 80 he better @ 600

    Great across the course for HP. Excellent 600 SF bullet, magazine length

    Review by Riga (Posted on 8/9/2017)

    Perfect match for my 1 in 7 twist.

    Every barrel/chamber combination likes something and this would be it! The NATO spec chamber is tough to get good accuracy but this long Sierra Match King works well with Reloder 15 and BL-C (2).

    Review by David (Posted on 4/16/2017)

    best of the 77 gn

    i've tried a about 4 different brands of 77gn .223 bullets. The Sierra MK work best for me. They are very consistant.

    Review by jetjocky (Posted on 5/23/2016)

    Great long range for Armalite M15 Target Rifle

    The Sierra MatchKing reputation convinced me to order these for long range target shooting. Thank you Wideners for fast shipping, great customer service, and providing quality products to all of us.

    Review by larry (Posted on 5/3/2016)

  6. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 90 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 500 Count

    $195.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 39.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 90 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 223 Rem, 5.56x45mm
    Quantity 500
    Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)
    Manufacturer Sierra Bullets
    Manufacturer SKU 9290

  7. Sierra .224 Diameter Bullets - 80 Grain HPBT MatchKing - 50 Count

    $22.00

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    Cost Per Bullet 44.0¢ 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.

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