223 (5.56) Ammo
.223 Remington ammunition and 5.56x45 NATO are closely related and sometimes interchangeable cartridges depending on the firearm they are to be used with. Manufacturers typically offer guidance on this point. In general, the 5.56 NATO ammunition the military uses and is for sale to the civilian market operates at higher pressures than .223 Remington ammo. Most, but not all, AR-15s are chambered for 5.56 NATO and can fire both types of ammo.
Many loads in both calibers follow the M193 or M855 standard, both of which are military specifications. M193 ammo typically fires a 55 grain full metal jacket bullet at 3,240 feet per second, while M855 ammo fires a heavier 62 grain FMJ bullet at about 3,100 feet per second. These common standards are very helpful when sighting in your optics and you'll find both cartridges in-stock and available in cheap bulk packs here at Widener's
Certain specialized loads deviate from these common standards. Competition grade .223/5.56 ammo fires a heavier bullet (most commonly a Sierra MatchKing) in the 77 grain range to provide better stability and more predictable trajectories; varmint loads, on the other hand, fire light 30-40 grain bullets at very high velocities to produce lethal fragmentation against pest animals.
One of the most sought after range loads for this caliber is Lake City ammunition, which is produced by Federal Premium Ammunition at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. LCAAP production is typically excess from government contracts and is popular due to its military origins and high quality.
Red Army Standard 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$395.85
Manufacturer Red Army Standard Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU AM3089 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode R010120205589 Cost Per Round 39.6¢ per round
You’d love to be able to spend all of your money on ammo, but unfortunately there are other necessities like food, housing, utilities and scented candles that you have to spend your money on first. That’s why Red Army Standard is great for shooters on a budget – this Russian-made 223 Rem ammo utilizes steel to help you save money!
This ammo’s most obvious steel feature is its cases. They mean you’re paying for significantly less copper when you order Red Army Standard. Steel cases lack the elasticity of brass, which makes them pretty much useless for handloading purposes, and they also mean you’ll have to spend a little more time cleaning your rifle after target practice. But Red Army Standard’s cases do cycle efficiently thanks to their friction-reducing polymer coatings, and their primers are completely non-corrosive as well.
This round’s 55 grain bullet also contains steel, so it is magnetic. Beneath the jacket’s very thin layer of copper lies a steel jacket, which is hard enough to ward off deformation that harms accuracy yet soft enough to prevent damage to a rifle barrel. You’ll see accurate enough performance to enjoy some real quality one-on-one time with your AR-15 rifle!
Tula 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$449.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU TA223550 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814950016154 Cost Per Round 45.0¢ per round
Tula ammunition is an excellent choice for high volume shooters due to its low cost and bulk availability. These 1,000 round cases of .223 Remington ammo will satisfy the needs of most AR-15 owners at a reasonable price while delivering solid range-grade performance.
Each cartridge in this case of 1,000 fires a 55 grain full metal jacket with similar ballistics to M193 ball ammo.
This ammo is loaded in Tula, Russia using non-corrosive Berdan primers and non-reloadable steel cases. The cases are polymer-coated for better feeding and ejection. Due to its steel components, this ammo may not be suitable for all indoor ranges.
Great product and price
Needed some ammo for practice.
Great deal. No jamming or misfires so far!
Review by StanO (Posted on 2/23/2020)
Reliable in a Well built Ar-15
I've been shooting 55 gr tula .223 for 3 years HARD. First in a mini 14 and later a Daniel Defense Ar-15. This is what I prefer for my practice ammo. Naturally I've had a few bad primers and the like, maybe +/- 1/1000.
Review by Levi (Posted on 1/24/2017)
Great for the price and my needs
Bought this for instruction and so far 200 rounds and so good. Have plenty of brass and for the time it takes to reload, this just made sense. I'm in no way "professional" but will check for build up and may change review if abysmal.
Review by John Cricheton (Posted on 11/2/2016)
Wolf 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$465.00
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 645611301087 Cost Per Round 46.5¢ per round
The Big Bad Wolf was an idiot. There he was, trying to blow down a house made of bricks, when what he should have done was kick down the Third Little Pig’s door and indiscriminately spray inside the home with an AR-15. Maybe that is a little dark, though, even for a classic fairytale.
In any event, there’s no wonder which ammo the Big Bad Wolf would have chosen for so wanton an act of mayhem: these 223 Rem cartridges by Wolf itself. Because wolves don’t work, he would have greatly appreciated these rounds’ low cost steel casings, which still feed and extract reliably thanks to their glossy polymer coating. He would have approved of the round’s responsive primer, as well as its charge of clean burning propellant. And while this round’s 55 grain FMJ projectile may not be optimal to pepper a hog with, that the Big Bad Wolf could easily have afforded to dump a whole magazine of these rounds would have more than compensated for that shortcoming.
Igman 5.56x45 62 Grain FMJ M855 – 1000 Rounds
Regular Price: $564.85
Special Price: $549.85
Manufacturer Igman Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Penetrator Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 3877002037047 Cost Per Round 55.0¢ per round
This 5.56x45 ammunition is made by Igman, who are based in Bosnia and Herzegovina in southeastern Europe. It is made to the same specs as our Armed Forces’ M855 cartridge, making it a swell selection for range training and tactical situations alike.
The magic lies in this round’s 62 grain bullet’s core. Beneath the bullet’s copper jacket lies a solid steel tip, which gives the bullet the strength and hardness it needs to punch through sheet metal and other types of rugged barriers. The M855 bullet’s slightly heavier weight gives it a reduced muzzle velocity yet greater momentum retention downrange. You would ideally have a 1:8 or 1:9 barrel twist to stabilize a 62 grain bullet with an AR-15, but your accuracy won’t suffer too much if your barrel twist falls outside of those parameters.
This 5.56 cartridge’s magnetic FMJ projectile is seated in a new brass case. Igman also loads non-corrosive Boxer primers, which reveal the single flash hole handloaders want when they are popped out. This case of ammo is divided among 20-round boxes for greater convenience!
Barnaul 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 500 Rounds **STEEL CASES**$284.85
Manufacturer Barnaul Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Plated Steel Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode R042620218919 Cost Per Round 57.0¢ per round
This 223 Rem ammo by Barnaul certainly looks like it has brass cases! But don’t be mistaken – this ammo has steel cases, so they are not reloadable and they permit more fouling to enter a rifle’s action. They are in fact only brass-plated, which benefits performance by reducing friction to promote smoother feeding as well as helping to prevent corrosion in storage.
This cartridge’s bullet weighs the normal amount at 55 grains, so you can look forward to conventional ballistic performance. Like its case, however, this round’s FMJ bullet contains steel. Its bimetal jacket is affordable to manufacture at the expense of being magnetic, so check and make sure your range allows that before bringing this 223 ammo there.
Barnaul utilizes another significant cost-reducing manufacturing technique: Berdan primers. They are compatible with any 223/5.56 rifle, and they’re non-corrosive, so they really have no appreciable impact on performance. They would have made it harder to reload this steel-cased ammo – if it wasn’t already non-reloadable to begin with!
IMI 5.56x45mm 55 Grain M193 FMJBT - 1200 Rounds$684.85
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1200 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU IMI556x45mm55FMJ Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 556x4555FMJIMIC Cost Per Round 57.1¢ per round
This IMI 5.56 ammo is loaded with 55-grain bullets and is produced by the same company that makes ammunition for the Israeli military. The rounds have full metal jackets, which gives smooth feeding into the chamber and out the ejection port. The jacket also reduces fouling in the barrel, allowing you to maintain accuracy through more shots. Downrange, the boat trail keeps the projectile flying straight, ensuring superior grouping at the target. This product is the entire case of ammo - 1,200 rounds.
The 5.56x45mm is one of the top cartridges in the world. Designed for military use, it gives superior accuracy, excellent velocity, and manageable recoil. It is used by many nations, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany.
Do you need a full supply of 5.56 ammo? Then you’re going to want this bulk case of ammunition. If you’re the type of gun owner who only wants the best, then this IMI bulk ammo case is for you.
Excellent ammunition for the price
I bought this exact case of ammo from Wideners, and I have been thoroughly impressed with the quality. I routinely shoot 3MOA groups when using 2MOA red dot, and 1.5MOA when using a 4X scope. You can't ask for more than that from milsurp. This is a great deal.
Review by Dash (Posted on 1/20/2016)
Australian Defense Industries 5.56x45 62 Grain FMJ SS109 – 900 Rounds in Ammo Can$524.85
Manufacturer Australian Defense Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Penetrator Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 900 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 9332153002503 Cost Per Round 58.3¢ per round
G’day mate! Glad you checked in! We’ve got 5.56x45 ammunition by Australian Defense Industries in stock and ready for a good home – your home, to be exact.
That is F1 ammunition? It is just the Aussie military’s version of M855 ammo (or SS109 ammo, if you prefer European terminology). Each round in this ammo can features a FMJ bullet, which contains an additional seven grain steel penetrator tip just beneath its jacket. True to its name, the bullet’s penetrator core helps it to pierce a variety of tough media including steel plating. It’s suitable for plinking, but also appropriate for defense against lightly armored threats.
This round’s bullet weighs 62 grains. That’s a bit heavier than usual, so you’re better off choosing a 1:9 or 1:8 twist barrel if you want the best accuracy. (1:7 is okay, too.) The F1’s penetrator bullet does contain steel, so it is magnetic.
Australian Defense Industries loads new brass cases. The military-grade components have been heat-treated for more reliable performance in a semi-automatic firearm, which you can plainly see by the discoloration around their necks. This ammo is not old military surplus and accordingly has non-corrosive Boxer primers.
These 900 rounds are divided among four plastic bags and packaged in a new steel ammo can. The can’s tight-sealing rubber gasket is great for long-term storage, and its tough construction will protect your valuable ammo from damage while you’re moving it around.
Tula 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$11.85
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU TA223550 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814950011159 Cost Per Round 59.3¢ per round
If you are looking for high-quality, reliable, and affordable cartridges for your .223-caliber rifle, then order this 20-round box of full metal jacket cases from Tula Cartridge Works. You’ll get .223 Remington cartridges that have a 55-grain full metal jacket bullet, making them very effective for training and general target shooting in autoloading rifles.
These cartridges deliver the speed and power you expect from .223 Remington rounds. They have a muzzle velocity of 3,241 feet per second, making them extremely effective for medium to long-distance target shooting. This cartridge uses a steel case that has a phosphate polymer coating with a non-projecting flange. Order a few of these 20-round boxes and you’ll have the cartridges you need for a long afternoon at the gun range.
Tula Cartridge Works is a leading Russian ammunition company that carries a wide variety of training, self-defense, and hunting rounds. They are trusted by many gun owners for numerous calibers of rifles and handguns.
PMC X-TAC XP193 5.56x5mm 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds$600.00
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU 5.56X Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 20741569010119 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
The X-TAC line from PMC more closely follows the same specifications used for manufacturing military grade ammunition. As a result, this 1000 bulk pack of 5.56mm has a few features that you won't find in usual lots of inexpensive ammo. These XP193 rounds are great for rainy day storage, high round count classes, practice sessions, fun plinking, and building a ballistic chart close to NATO-spec M193.
Like M193, these XP193 rounds feature 55 grain bullets which are compatible with the widest range of barrel lengths and twists of AR, SCAR, ACR, and other 5.56x45mm chambered rifles. The full metal jacket boat tail (FMJ-BT) projectiles feature a toothed cannelure which prevents round setback during rough handling or repeated loading and live ejection; bullet setback can affect accuracy or even cause catastrophic firearm failure. In addition, the reloadable brass casings have a consistent coat of sealant surrounding their non-corrosive Boxer primers which prevents moisture from entering the cartridge and creating dud rounds. The casings are also annealed for added strength to prevent pressure-induced malfunctions and guarantee long brass life for reloaders.
PMC ammunition is produced in South Korea on some of the same tooling and machines used to supply NATO countries with war-fighting ammo. These bulk packs are highly regarded among American shooters for their inexpensive cost, high reliability, and adherence to M193 specification.
Winchester USA 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ – 150 Rounds$94.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 150 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU WM193150 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892225008 Cost Per Round 63.2¢ per round
Winchester’s USA line of ammunition is your trusty go-to at the range. Never too expensive and always reliable, USA ammo is poised to let you enjoy your rifle just as it’s meant to operate.
This 5.56x45 cartridge sports a 55 grain projectile, a popular all-around bullet weight that AR-15s love to shoot. The bullet has a full metal jacket and will not expand during penetration, making this round less than ideal for self-defense applications -- which is not to say any living thing would enjoy being shot with one. The bullet’s copper jacket produces markedly less fouling in the bore than lead would, and because it’s hard this bullet is able to penetrate a variety of target types.
Winchester’s propellant and primer both burn clean, so you’ll not have to scrub down your rifle during your upcoming visit to the range. The old American manufacturer’s standardized brass casings boast uniform dimensions to one another, promoting smooth feeding, and their durability lends itself marvelously to handloading.
Hornady Frontier 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ M193 – 150 Rounds$94.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 150 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU FR2015 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255712896 Cost Per Round 63.2¢ per round
An AR-15 without 5.56x45 ammo is like a broken pencil – pointless. Keep your classic American rifle happy by ordering a box or two of Hornady’s Frontier ammo for it today!
Frontier label ammo is loaded for Hornady at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. They’re our military’s chief small arms ammo manufacturer, which makes this 5.56 ammo military spec. As an M193 round its 55 grain bullet is completely nonmagnetic – just a lead core and a copper jacket like a traditional FMJ should have. The bullet’s 0.243 G1 ballistic coefficient grants it the flat and accurate trajectory you want for target shooting over a wide range of distances.
This ammo’s military-grade cases have been annealed to give them greater strength. Lake City’s not overly concerned with cosmetics, which is why they didn’t bother to polish their new brass cases before loading them. Military cases also has primer pockets which require removal before you reload them.
This ammo has non-corrosive Boxer primers and clean-burning powder, so you can empty all 150 rounds in this box before you have to think about cleaning your firearm.
the ammo is good. my problem was the packaging. the semi weak packing could not withstand the the beating it received during transit. the box was busted open, exterior box partialy crushed (corner of box was repaired with tape) loose ammo kinda ****** me off
Review by charles (Posted on 6/20/2021)
Remington UMC Freedom Bucket 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 300 Rounds$189.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 300 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU L223R3BC Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700471402 Cost Per Round 63.3¢ per round
This 223 Rem cartridge from Remington’s UMC line of ammunition is a great way to keep your AR-15’s barrel hot all day long, but without breaking the bank. UMC only makes ammo according to Americans’ favorite specifications, so while their offerings may be limited they’re able to add a great amount of value to them. This round’s 55 grain projectile is technically the metal case variety, but that’s essentially a five dollar phrase for full metal jacket. It’ll keep your bore cleaner in order to maintain its accuracy, and feed without flaw in a semi-automatic as well.
This round further features a reloadable brass casing, sensitive Boxer primer, and propellant that burns clean to keep your rifle’s sensitive inner parts intact in the long run. You get these 300 cartridges all together in a big plastic bucket -- the Freedom Bucket, to be specific! Such a tub is great for sharing with friends, and makes a fine receptacle for spent casings and future loose ammunition purchases alike.
“Good service, good product!”
Review by Cj (Posted on 6/27/2021)
Federal American Eagle 223 Remington 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 500 Rounds$318.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU AE223 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50029465084825 Cost Per Round 63.8¢ per round
Federal American Eagle ammunition is a great choice for target shooting and range training. Federal loads these new production rounds into boxer primed brass cases that are re-loadable and feature a standard 55 grain FMJ-BT projectile. The American Eagle line of ammo is designed to deliver consistent and reliable performance without breaking the bank. These rounds are perfect for shooters who require high quality rounds but still want to volume shoot at the range.
Federal is one of America's most trusted ammunition brands and has the experience to back it up. They have been producing ammo since 1922 and their products are proudly made in America. Whether you are heading to the range next weekend or buying a couple cases to re-stock your supplies, Federal American Eagle is the right choice.
Grab one of these 500 rounds cases of high quality ammunition and check out our Targets if you need something to shoot at on your next range day!
Winchester USA 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ M193 – 200 Rounds$129.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU WM193200 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892224421 Cost Per Round 64.9¢ per round
Winchester’s USA line of ammunition is the gold standard for high volume shooting and any kind of range training, and it’s loaded right in Illinois. Order this ammo whether you have an AR-15, M16, M4, FN CAL, FAMAS, HK33, HK43, Galil or any other rifle chambered for 5.56x45 and you’re going to have a good time!
M193 ammo is ideal for the rifle range. This round’s 55 grain FMJ projectile is nonmagnetic, non-expanding, and sleek and balanced enough to consistently achieve a G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.271. The bullet’s jacket is outfitted with a cannelure, which helps to preserve accuracy as the bullet avoids shifting back in the case mouth under the force of recoil.
We cater to a lot of handloaders here, so we’re always happy to offer ammo with reloadable cases. This ammo’s brass cases haven’t been polished, so you can still see their annealing marks – proof they’re manufactured to hold up under pressure. This ammo has non-corrosive Boxer primers.
IMI 5.56x45mm NATO 62 Grain M855 FMJ - 1200 Rounds$789.85
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Penetrator Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1200 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU IMIM855C Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814326020020C Cost Per Round 65.8¢ per round
This IMI M855 ammo, which was originally intended for military service, is now available for civilian use. Each round has a full metal jacket, which helps for smooth feeding from the magazine to the chamber and out the ejection port. Thanks to the 62-grain bullet’s jacket, you’ll also have less feeding in the barrel. If you order this product, you'll get the full case of 1,200 rounds.
If you are the type of gun owner who only wants the best, order these military surplus rounds today. You’ll get the consistency and reliability you need for a full day of target shooting. With this 1,200-round box, you’ll be all set for your target practice.
The 5.56x45mm round has been serving the needs of NATO forces and other nations since 1963. It was developed in the United States and is now used by countries that include Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany. The cartridge is known for it’s effective accuracy and power without excessive recoil, making it one of the best rounds for handheld automatic military rifles.
Absolutely great round. My supply is running low so I check daily for new stock. Make me accurate!
Review by g (Posted on 5/26/2016)
spot on for the type of round
shot a 5 round group @ 100mtrs from a 10.5" Seekins precision barrel from a bench rest. the rifle was not locked in, just a front stabilizer. I achieved a 2" group.....amazing ammo.....getting more!
Review by WankA (Posted on 1/31/2016)
Red Army Standard 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$14.85
Manufacturer Red Army Standard Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU AM3089 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 787450579842 Cost Per Round 74.3¢ per round
This 223 Rem ammo by Red Army Standard isn’t a “steal” per se – you still have to pay for it. But its price tag is indeed a lot lower than usual, and that’s because it contains so much steel!
Red Army Standard’s AR-15 ammo is loaded with 55 grain bullets, giving it in-flight and terminal ballistics comparable to that of the American Armed Forces’s tried and true M193 load. Really, what sets this ammo’s bullet apart from the crowd is its bimetal jacket. It’s a cost-effective design because most of the copper is removed from the jacket, but because it is replaced with steel it does draw a magnet. Check your indoor range’s rules before taking magnetic ammo there!
Red Army Standard’s case is also made of steel, with a thin, heat-resistant polymer coating that helps it glide in and out of a rifle’s chamber with greater efficiency. There are several reasons why reloading steel cases is impractical, especially when they are outfitted with Berdan primers. Red Army Standard’s primers are absolutely non-corrosive, though, so they don’t threaten a rifle with rust damage.
IMI 5.56x45mm 55 Grain FMJBT - 30 Rounds$24.00
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 30 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU IMI556x45mm55FMJ Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 556x4555FMJIMIS Cost Per Round 80.0¢ per round
If you desire high-quality performance in your AR-15 rifle, these IMI 5.56 rounds will give you excellent accuracy and smooth feeding. With one of these boxes, you’ll get 30 rounds that use full metal jackets and a boat tail bullet. IMI is a military contractor in Israel that produced rounds for their military so you know you're getting rounds that will deliver good ballistic performance and reliable feeding/ejection. In other words, these 55-grain bullets will meet your high standards.
Many gun owners choose to load military surplus ammunition because it delivers a higher level of consistency and performance. If you demand the best for your rifles, order a few boxes of these military surplus rounds.
Developed for accuracy and consistency in military rifles, the 5.56x45mm is one of the most commonly-loaded cartridges in the world. Used by numerous nations, including Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, this round has a reputation for outstanding accuracy with manageable recoil. While it is similar to the .223 Remington, it is a different and separate cartridge.
Fast service. Received basically overnight. Have not used them yet. Inventory replenishment.
Review by N (Posted on 4/11/2021)
No failures after the first thousand rounds. Very clean when I compare it to alternates in same price range. Great grouping at 100 yards but cannot get less than 4 " groups at 200 yards with a Leupold rifleman scope and AR 15s in a bench vice, but I think this is more operator and scope related. I feel it is a great target round for the price and highly recommend it. JHB
Review by JHB (Posted on 3/3/2016)
Hornady Frontier 5.56x45 68 Grain BTHP Match – 500 Rounds$400.00
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 68 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type home defense, match or precision shooting, plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU FR310 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10090255711605 Cost Per Round 80.0¢ per round
Hornady teamed up with the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant to create this 5.56x45 Frontier cartridge. That means you get to benefit from the work of one of the finest military-grade ammunition producers in the whole world! This round’s brass casing is top notch stuff, the kind you can depend on to cycle efficiently and be of great value time and time again at your reloading bench. Lake City’s state of the industry loading process yielded an intensely reliable primer and propellant charge for this round as well, and their intensive quality assurance protocol ensured that everything came together perfectly for your hungry rifle.
Hornady would never let anyone else make one of their bullets, though -- that’s their forte. As such this round’s 68 grain projectile features its maker’s signature AMP jacket, which has virtually zero variation in its concentricity, as well as a swaged lead core, ballistically efficient boat tail, and perfectly centered hollow point meplat. This is a bullet that begs to be used in a competition, although for the round’s price tag you won’t mind doing whatever you like with it!
Hornady Frontier 5.56x45mm 75 Grain BTHP Match – 500 Rounds$409.00
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 75 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU FR320 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode SMQ18B849-001 Cost Per Round 81.8¢ per round
Hornady’s Frontier line of ammunition is all about versatility. They boast, rightly, that a Frontier round is the one to reach for whether you would spend your afternoon plinking, target shooting, and training for law enforcement. It’s also in no way inadequate (and in fact excellent for) hunting and self-defense as well. Combined with its reasonable price, this one-size-fits-all brand is great for shooters who appreciate the opportunity to familiarize themselves with one cartridge’s performance as intimately as they can.
This 5.56x45mm cartridge features a 75 grain projectile. Its boat tail design greatly increases its ballistic coefficient to raise its accuracy, flatten its trajectory, and improve its performance in windy environments. Because the bullet is also a hollow point, it will expand to create a deep and wide wound channel in soft targets, so a well-placed shot could certainly take down a malicious interloper.
Frontier ammunition further offers reloadable brass casings and military grade Boxer primers and propellant. Hornady’s meticulous manufacturing process sees to it that each and every Frontier round is loaded to consistent specifications, and their quality assurance protocol ensures that they’re all flawless before exiting their factory’s doors.
Hot and accurate with minor quality issues...
Tried this out in my 26", 8 twist, 223 Wylde bolt gun and was surprised to get .55-.65" groups. Even more amazed the velocity was 2916 fps with a 34 ES. This has to be at the hot end of the load data so be sure you have a rifle that can take it. Much cheaper, faster, and just as accurate as Magtech 77gr. Only negative was several rounds had some good dents in the shoulder area, so watch out for quality issues.
Review by Celltech (Posted on 2/23/2020)
Winchester USA 223 Rem 62 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$17.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU USA223R3 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892213135 Cost Per Round 89.3¢ per round
Winchester "white box" ammunition is a staple range load for many shooters due to its affordability and solid performance. These .223 Remington cartridges are ideal for AR-15s and other .223/5.56 NATO rifles.
Each cartridge in this 20-round box fires a heavy 62 grain full metal jacket bullet at 3,100 feet per second. While this is not mil-spec ammo, it produces ballistics virtually identical to those of M855 military ball.
Winchester ammo is loaded in Oxford, Mississippi using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.
IMI 5.56x45 62 Grain FMJBT M855 – 30 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Penetrator Use Type home defense, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 30 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Primer Type Boxer Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814326020020 Cost Per Round 89.5¢ per round
Looking for good meat and potatoes AR-15 ammunition? Then you’ve come to the right place: Widener’s! We’ve got 5.56x45 by IMI, which is Israel’s primary small arms ammunition manufacturer. They are ISO 9001 certified, they load to NATO specs, and they’re every bit as dedicated to high quality as so crucial a facet of Israel’s national security demands.
This is M855 ammunition. Its 62 grain bullet has a full metal jacket to ensure jam-free feeding, as well as a boat tail to help decrease the amount of drag it creates in-flight – crucial for accurate long-distance shooting. Beneath the bullet’s jacket sits a steel penetrator tip, which is there to facilitate more reliable passage through a variety of urban barriers including sheet metal. This bullet will attract a magnet!
IMI carefully loads non-corrosive primers, clean-burning propellant and new production brass cases, and they subject everything they turn out to intense inspection and testing. And at 30 rounds to a box, you’ll have exactly what you need to load a mag right up to its brim!
Widener's was great and ammo was great.
All around good experience.
Review by Mike (Posted on 3/17/2021)
Great ammo, great price
Like the title says I got great ammo for a great price and it was shipped to me very quickly! Extremely happy with Wideners and will definitely order from them again
Review by Calum (Posted on 3/3/2021)
Hornady Frontier 223 Rem 55 Grain HP Match – 20 Rounds$18.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU FR140 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255711349 Cost Per Round 94.3¢ per round
This Frontier label 223 Rem ammunition by Hornady is great for all the long-distance shooters out there. It showcases the Nebraskan master’s HP Match, which is basically 55 grains of nothing but accuracy-enhancing features.
The HP Match’s swaged lead core is highly uniform, and doesn’t possess air pockets that could impact its balance. Its AMP jacket is drawn with virtually zero runout or variations in its wall thickness. The HP Match is also extremely sleek, from its narrow meplat to its secant ogive geometry to its sloping boat tail.
This round’s HP Match bursts out of a 24” barrel at a velocity of 3,240 fps. So well-balanced and streamlined a bullet exhibits a G1 BC of 0.254, and can be counted on to remain supersonic beyond 700 yards. Whether you’re shooting targets or varmints, so flat a trajectory is certain to come in very handy.
The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant loads this AR-15 ammo. Widener’s customers who can’t get enough brass are sure to find a good use for this ammo’s new production cases, which are visibly annealed and long-lasting. Lake City’s military-grade primers, propellant and loading practices deliver reliable performance however you shoot!
Available product, Great service, and fast delivery!!!
I was very pleased with the ease in placing an order with Widener's. They had the product I was looking for, and they got it to me quickly. The ammo was of the highest caliber, and it worked flawlessly! Will return to this store, and I highly recommend them.
Review by christopher (Posted on 5/23/2021)
Winchester USA 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ M193 – 20 Rounds$18.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU WM193K Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892201880 Cost Per Round 94.3¢ per round
Twenty rounds. One magazine. This single box of 5.56x45 ammunition by Winchester is all you need to demonstrate your mastery of your AR-15 rifle – or save the day.
Winchester didn’t make this ammo for the military, but they did make it to the military’s M193 specifications. That means it has the 5.56’s traditional 55 grain FMJ bullet, which has a solid lead core and hard copper alloy jacket. This type of bullet is most popular for target shooting, although it’s not at all unsuitable for self-defense (it’s just not as effective as an expanding bullet like a soft point or polymer tip). This smooth-feeding bullet also features a cannelure, which keeps it right where it’s meant to be seated in its case.
That case is made of solid brass and has never before seen the light of day. You can see where its neck and shoulder were annealed, which is a heat-treatment process that makes brass more elastic. That’s why this ammo’s cases expand so reliably to seal the chamber during ignition, and also why they make great reloading components. This ammo is both nonmagnetic and non-corrosive for versatile and clean performance.
Hornady Frontier 5.56x45 68 Grain BTHP Match – 20 Rounds$19.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 68 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type home defense, match or precision shooting, plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU FR310 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255711608 Cost Per Round 99.3¢ per round
The American Frontier no longer exists, but Hornady Frontier is alive and well. We’ve got a bunch of it in our warehouse, as a matter of fact, and it’s ready for action whether you’ve got long-distance shooting, varmint detail or home defense in your plans!
This 5.56x45 cartridge is designed to turn any AR-15 into a capable sniper rifle. It’s furnished with a heavyweight 68 grain bullet. It’ll stabilize best out of a rifle with a 1:8 barrel twist, but a little faster or slower twist will be okay as well. As a boat tail hollow point this bullet features a ballistically efficient profile and balanced, uniformly distributed lead core. It won’t expand inside of its target, but it’s certain to get there courtesy of its match grade accuracy.
Frontier ammo is non-corrosive, nonmagnetic, and made in America. This ammo’s military-grade brass cases are consistently drawn and chambered to help them reliably weave in and out of a chamber, and you can rest assured they’re good for handloading.
Sierra Prairie Enemy 223 Rem 55 Grain BlitzKing – 200 Rounds$224.85
Manufacturer Sierra Bullets Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU A145509 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544659290 Cost Per Round $1.12 per round
You are the mighty AR-15 varmint hunter. Groundhogs and prairie dogs want to avoid you, but everyone else wants to be you. A hero like you would never stoop so low as to fire inferior ammo during his all-important mission. That’s why you select Sierra Prairie Enemy.
This 223 Rem cartridge features its manufacturer’s own 55 grain BlitzKing. Here you have a balanced, streamlined bullet which puts its 3,215 fps muzzle velocity to full use so it can boast a high G7 ballistic coefficient of 0.127. Such a bullet needn’t rise even five inches on its way to a 300 yard target, and it still packs over 300 ft lbs of killing energy at 500 yards!
This boat tail bullet’s polymer tip doesn’t just center and streamline its meplat, however. That acetyl resin spear rams inward as it penetrates a varmint’s flesh to commence absolute disruption of its thin copper jacket. The BlitzKrieg thus manages to nearly instantly dump all of its energy within its waiting target – a truly commanding kill.
Sierra loads their Prairie Enemy ammo with the same attention to detail they’d engage for any of their match rounds. Each round’s primer, propellant charge, and brass case are standardized to promote reliable ballistic performance.
Service was awesome I would recommend wideners to anyone
Review by Rob (Posted on 1/31/2021)
Hornady Frontier 223 Rem 68 Grain BTHP Match – 20 Rounds$22.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 68 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU FR160 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255711387 Cost Per Round $1.14 per round
The American frontier is gone, but Hornady Frontier keeps going strong! This is the 223 Rem ammo you want to chamber when accuracy is key – grouping tight shots through paper, or landing a single bullet clean between a gopher’s peepers.
Hornady utilizes their industry’s most advanced loading equipment and protocol when they piece together a Frontier load. This American-made ammo’s brass cases are military-grade, and you can see by their annealing that they’re poised to reload several times. This ammo’s primers are also military-grade, which promotes consistent ballistics along with its uniform propellant charges and bullet weights.
Each bullet is Hornady’s accurate BTHP Match. It features its manufacturer’s Advanced Manufacturing Process jacket and a form-fitted swaged lead core, both of which enhance in-flight stability to ensure the meplat is always pointed at its target. The BTHP Match’s secant ogive profile, boat tail and narrow hollow point meplat all decrease in-flight drag to flatten trajectory. Zero in at 200 yards and you can expect only 7.5” of bullet drop at 300!
The BTHP Match’s hollow point doesn’t affect terminal ballistics by creating expansion. The impact of a 68 grain bullet alone ought to take care of most varmint hunting and self-defense applications, though.
Good Quality and Great Service
After spending a couple of hours looking for a decent price on 68 grain .223 BTHP ammo that was in stock, I finally found Widener's site, and they actually had it in stock. This ammo is pricy everywhere, but Widener's had it available for about a nickel per round below the next best price. I immediately placed an order, and the shipment showed up two days before I expected it. I will definitely look forward to looking to Widener's when I've saved up enough money for another purchase.
Review by Michael C. (Posted on 4/7/2021)
Hornady Varmint Express 223 Rem 55 Grain V-MAX – 200 Rounds$229.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 8327 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10090255383277 Cost Per Round $1.15 per round
Turn your AR-15, Mini-14, or other .223 Rem/5.56 NATO rifle into a fearsome varmint exterminator with this .223 Remington ammo from Hornady's Varmint Express series. These cartridges are loaded with V-MAX hollow point bullets with an aerodynamic polymer tip. V-MAX projectiles are designed to fragment rapidly to exterminate groundhogs, nutria, coyotes, and other pest animals.
Each cartridge in this bulk priced case of 200 fires a 55-grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of 3,240 feet per second. This results in trajectories similar to M193 mil-spec ball; for a varmint load, this ammo fires a relatively heavy bullet suitable for larger targets. The ballistic similarities between this ammo and common range loads makes for easy transitions between target shooting and hunting applications.
Hornady ammunition is produced in Grand Island, Nebraska using reloadable brass and non-corrosive primers. Originally founded in the 1940s as a manufacturer of high-end bullets, Hornady branched out into loaded ammo in the 1980s and offers products for defense, hunting, and competition use.
Winchester Varmint-X 223 Rem 40 Grain PT - 20 Rounds$24.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU X223P1 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892219953 Cost Per Round $1.24 per round
The 223 Rem has been around since the Vietnam War when it was invented to give the American soldiers the advantage over the communist enemy and has remained popular ever since among militaries, law enforcement agencies, and civilians. Whether you are looking to train at the range, compete in a shooting match, defend yourself, or put food on the table, the 223 Rem offers the lightweight, low recoil, high speed round you need to get the job done.
With over one hundred fifty years of experience, Winchester knows how to make some of the best ammunition in the country and has been one of the most popular and trusted ammo manufacturers since its founding. These Winchester Varmint-X, 40 grain, polymer tip, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 3700 feet per second and hit with incredible expansion, making it incredibly lethal against the pesky varmints that scurry around your home. When you have a varmint problem, these Winchester Varmint-X, fast, accuracy, and deadly rounds are perfect for you.
Winchester Varmint-X 223 Rem 55 Grain PT – 20 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU X223P Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892219977 Cost Per Round $1.34 per round
20 rounds of Winchester 223 Remington ammo that'll have your gun firing for a while and your face smiling for even longer! The Boxer primer, 55 Grain Polymer Tipped bullet and Brass cases on these New rounds make for the perfect companion for varmint hunting. Pick up some rounds today and you'll get fast shipping along with Widener's world class service.
Hornady Varmint Express 223 Rem 55 Grain V-MAX – 20 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 8327 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255383270 Cost Per Round $1.34 per round
This .223 Remington ammo from Hornady's Varmint Express series delivers excellent performance against larger varmints as well as coyotes and other predators. These cartridges feature Hornady V-MAX polymer tipped hollow point bullets, which deliver excellent accuracy and fragment rapidly upon contact with an animal to effect a quick, clean kill with less risk of overpenetration.
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 55-grain version of the V-MAX at a muzzle velocity of 3,240 feet per second. Compared to other varmint loads, this ammo fires a relatively heavy bullet at a medium velocity, producing external ballistics comparable to those of M193 ball. This is a plus for shooters who prefer minimal optics adjustment when transitioning between target shooting and hunting, and it enhances the load's terminal performance against larger animals.
Hornady ammo is loaded in Grand Island, Nebraska using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass.
Winchester Match 5.56x45mm 77 Grain HPBT – 20 Rounds$28.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 77 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU S556M Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892220379 Cost Per Round $1.40 per round
When you are looking for something for all your rifle shooting needs, the 5.56x45mm is one of the best options. With its low recoil, amazing speed, high accuracy, and light weight, it is used for military, law enforcement, and civilian purposes worldwide and can be used for hunting, target shooting and match competing.
Winchester has been in business since 1866 and continues to manufacture some of the best ammo in America. These Winchester Match rounds feature 77 grain hollow point boat tail bullets that are engineered for one purpose, pinpoin accuracy. Although these are technically hollow points, HPBT projectiles are not intended for hunting applications. Each projectile is pressed into a properly annealed brass casing and leaves the barrel around 2750 feet per second. Like most match grade rounds these cartridges trade some muzzle velocity for more consistent trajectories.
Good ammo but apparently a .223 level load and thus lower velocity than expected.
Velocity was well below Black Hills MK262 but accuracy was fine.
Review by Fr. Frog (Posted on 12/22/2016)
Federal Fusion 223 Rem 62 Grain Fusion – 20 Rounds$30.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Fusion Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU F223FS1 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465060381 Cost Per Round $1.54 per round
The 223 Rem has been around since the mid 1900's and has been one of the favorite rounds all over the world for military, civilian, and law enforcement use, proving just how effective it is. With its light weight, amazingly low recoil, high speed, and fantastic accuracy, this round gives you everything you need for taking down small and large game, defending your family from attackers, winning a shooting match, or plinking around at the range.
Founded in 1922, Federal has been one of best ammunition providers in the United States for years, crafting some of the best ammunition in the nation and offering much of it at a great price. Firing at 3000 feet per second, this Federal Fusion, 62 grain, fusion, brass cased, boxer primed rounds have the hard hitting power, fantastic expansion, and the lethality to take down any deer you wish, helping you feed your family.
Winchester Sierra Matchking 223 Rem 69 Grain HPBT – 20 Rounds$31.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 69 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU S223M2 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892220157 Cost Per Round $1.59 per round
Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) ammo that's as ready as you are for match or precision shooting. Made by Winchester, this 223 Remington ammunition is Brass-cased, Boxer-primed with a 69 Grain bullet. These are trusted New rounds so sleep easy knowing you're picking up 20 rounds of 223 Remington that promises reliable feeding and extraction shot after shot.
Very nice .223 level heavy bullet load
Ran well and just the ticket for barrels that won't handle the 75-77 gr bullets
Review by Fr. Frog (Posted on 12/22/2016)
Black Hills 5.56 Nato Barnes TSX 50 Grain Hollow Point - 50 Rounds$84.85
Manufacturer Black Hills Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 50 Grain Bullet Type TSX Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU D556N1 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 612710126361 Cost Per Round $1.70 per round
The 5.56x45mm NATO has been around for fifty years and is one of the most popular rounds in the Western World for civilian, military, and law enforcement use. With its high speeds, incredibly low recoil, and its high accuracy, the 5.56x45mm NATO is perfect for your big game, predator, and varmint hunting, match competing, range training, and self defense needs, giving you just the highly versatile round you are looking for.
Black Hills has been around for years and provides match ammo to every branch of the US military, proving just how incredible their ammunition is. These Black Hills rounds, however, are fitted with Barnes' TSX, 50 grain, hollow point bullets, some of the most effective, copper bullets on the market. Firing at 3275 feet per second, these brass cased, boxer primed rounds have the massive expansion and fantastic penetration you need to bring down the delicious deer on your next hunting trip.