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.
Tula 223 Remington 62 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$432.50
Manufacturer Tula Cartridge Works Condition New Bullet Weight 62 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Steel Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU TA223620 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic Yes UPC Barcode 814950016178 Cost Per Round 43.3¢ per round
If you're looking for cheap Russian ammo to plink around with or do some shooting at the range, you have come to the right place. Tula is one of the premier, cheap, Russian ammo providers. Unlike their Russian and Eastern European counterparts, this ammunition is non-corrosive, reliable, and accurate.
With Berdan primers and steel casing, this ammo is much less expensive than your Hornady or Winchester ammo, although it is not reloadable. If you are doing a bunch of shooting and not interested in reloading, this set of 1000 rounds is perfect for you! Don't miss out and pick up some today!
Tula 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ - 1000 Rounds$469.85
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 47.0¢ 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)
1000 Rounds of 55gr FMJ 5.56x45 Ammo by Wolf$579.85
Manufacturer Wolf Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU GM193 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 645611610554 Cost Per Round 58.0¢ per round
We serve a lot of reloading enthusiasts here at Widener’s. Reloaders are people who generally turn their noses up at steel cased ammo, which means they have little use for Wolf’s regular stuff. But Wolf Gold is an exception. Not only does this 5.56x45 cartridge have a reloadable brass case, but its bullet is nonmagnetic for compliance at indoor ranges!
Wolf gave this round a 55 grain FMJ, the bullet of choice for training, target shooting and spur of the moment plinking. The FMJ utilizes an economical, smooth feeding, and clean shooting design instead of one that delivers terminal expansion. Wolf’s concentric copper jacket and pure lead core offer decent target grade accuracy. At a muzzle velocity of 3,250 fps this round achieves in-flight and terminal ballistics comparable to the ball M193 load.
Wolf’s brass case boasts a concentric neck, consistent wall thickness, and non-corrosive Boxer primer. It’s ready for round two at your reloading station as soon as you’ve fired it. This round’s smokeless propellant burns clean to create a steady chamber pressure. Just take care that it may be too much pressure for a rifle chambered only for 223 Rem to handle.
Federal American Eagle 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJBT – 1000 Rounds
Regular Price: $604.85
Special Price: $594.85
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 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU AE223BKX Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50004544671882 Cost Per Round 59.5¢ per round
Federal Premium – the pride of Minnesota! They have manufactured ammunition for over 100 years, and today their American Eagle label represents affordable yet highly rewarding target shooting. Order their 1,000-round case of loose-packed 223 Rem and you’ll have plenty left over for personal protection as well!
This round’s 55 grain FMJBT doesn’t pack any surprises. You can expect a reliable 3,240 fps muzzle velocity, flat trajectory, and terminal fragmentation at close to medium if your target happens to be made of soft tissue. Federal’s bullet is steel-free – no need to fret about ranges that conduct magnet tests when you order this ammo. It is also furnished with a boat tail base that ramps up its ballistic coefficient to 0.269, so cross and vertical winds will give you less to worry about.
Federal’s non-corrosive Boxer primers make this brass-cased ammo perfect for subsequent handloading. Their brass cases are visibly annealed. This indicates that they have been made more supple via heat treatment – not that they have been reloaded!
Igman 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$594.85
Manufacturer Igman Ammunition Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 3877002037085 Cost Per Round 59.5¢ per round
AR-15 rifles shouldn’t be illegal – but not having enough 223 Rem ammo is a crime! Order yourself a big old case of Igman ammo and you’ll be ready for serious range training, carefree plinking out in the woods, or any kind of crisis that you’ll want to be armed for.
This ammo doesn’t do anything unusual when it comes to its performance. It’s loaded with the staple 55 grain full metal jacket – a bullet designed to optimize functionality in a semi-auto rifle as it prevents failures to feed and heavy lead fouling alike. Igman loads their 223 Rem’s FMJ to a muzzle velocity of 3,200 fps, which is nearly identical to M193 specs. Don’t look for steel in this round’s nonmagnetic bullet. You’re not going to find any!
This ammo is decked out with new brass cases. Igman doesn’t polish their brass after they’ve subjected it to heat treatment – the brass is only gray for that reason, and not because it has been reloaded. But you can reload it yourself after you’ve removed these rounds’ non-corrosive Boxer primers!
Igman is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They were established all the way back in 1950 to supply ammo to the Yugoslavian army, and stuck around to become one of the biggest ammo factories in Europe.
Prvi Partizan Rangemaster 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJBT – 1000 Rounds$595.00
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan 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 PPRM5561 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8605003819929 Cost Per Round 59.5¢ per round
Prvi Partizan’s ammo is highly regarded for its quality, reliability and versatility – but it’s not known for its high price tags. The ISO certified Serbian company’s Rangemaster line of ammunition exemplifies their best work, making this 5.56x45 ammo ideal for serious training, laid-back plinking and prepping alike!
This cartridge is nearly identical to the U.S. Armed Forces’ M193 load (the main difference being that it is loaded in Serbia and not America, of course). The cartridge’s 55 grain FMJBT projectile exits the muzzle at 3,240 fps to attain a G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.248, so it remains far faster than 2,000 fps at 300 yards. The FMJBT does this thanks to its sleek and symmetrical jacket profile, uniformly distributed lead core, and boat tail which serves to measurably reduce in-flight drag.
Perhaps most importantly, Prvi Partizan’s FMJBT is nonmagnetic. You can fire it at any commercial range you would like, where you’ll also notice this ammo’s clean performance thanks to its supple brass cases, non-corrosive Boxer primers, and high-quality propellant.
PMC 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds$599.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50741569060085 Cost Per Round 60.0¢ per round
Load up on some high quality, low cost ammunition for your favorite AR or other .223/5.56mm caliber rifle. PMC Bronze ammunition comes from South Korea out of the some of the most sophisticated and efficient manufacturing plants. A length of experience producing ammunition for NATO countries as well as adherence to U.S. standard tolerances has a resulted in inexpensive ammo with high reliability.
These cartridges are constructed using reloadable brass casings fitted with non-corrosive Boxer primers and topped by full metal jacket boat-tail (FMJ-BT) bullets. The bullets weigh in at 55 grains which is a standard across the board for the caliber and will stabilize with the widest ranges of barrel lengths and twists. In addition, the boat tail tapered rear of the bullet reduces drag and increases accuracy. This bulk pack of 1,000 rounds is great to stock up on for matches and classes and has been specifically recommended by some training companies like the United States Shooting Academy (USSA).
Excellent ammo for the price
Excellent ammo for the price. Runs very good and clean, no problems with whatsoever.
Review by Madmax (Posted on 9/19/2016)
even better than expected
I was looking for better accuracy than I'd found with _ _ _ _ M193 type ammo and reviews indicated the PMC was the answer. Bought a case to function test a new M-4(gery) for another shooter. This ammo is topnotch-more accurate than the carbine's owner can utilize. I just wish I'd bought two cases and kept one.
Review by Mobuck (Posted on 9/12/2016)
Great ammo with a great price!
Great price for 1000 rounds. 200 rounds through my Daniel Defense so far and had no problems. Need to order more before Jan 1 since I'm in CA.
Review by Kamera (Posted on 7/31/2016)
200 Rounds Fired So Far: 0 Complaints
The ammo came in a convenient packaging of 20 rd boxes. Convenient to load two mags of 10 rd each (in the pathetic state of CT, that's all we're allowed). No issues with the firing or ejection. Tight grouping at 25 yards after sighting in. Haven't tried 100 yards yet. No complaints
Review by p-chip (Posted on 7/17/2016)
Good quality, great price
Good quality ammo, runs great, never had an issue, run it in AR and COLT M-16 in full auto.
Review by randall (Posted on 5/18/2016)
Fired 3000+ Rounds, not a single issue
PMC Bronze is great ammo. Im on my fourth case right now, and I love it. Zero failures. With my Daniel Defense 16" Carbine and an ACOG I was effortlessly hitting 24" square steel at 500yds with 55gr! I prefer it to other ammo as most other brand 5.56 has the dirty looking annealing burn marks on the neck of the cartridge, but PMC takes the time to polish that off. It doesnt affect function of course, but it is a really nice touch. Quality ammo, buy with confidence.
Review by Christian (Posted on 4/20/2016)
Good Ammo for the Money
Have run through about 300 rounds of this ammo with no issues. Good ammo for the money
Review by Will (Posted on 3/6/2016)
PMC X-TAC XP193 5.56x5mm 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds$599.85
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 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 1000 Rounds$609.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 1000 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU W223K Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50020892213116 Cost Per Round 61.0¢ per round
You didn’t put together the world’s sweetest AR-15 rifle just because you want to show it off to your buddies. No – you actually want to fire the thing as well, which is why you need no less than one full case of Winchester’s famous white label ammo. These range loads are made in Illinois and ready to deliver the consistent performance you need for any kind of recreational target shooting. Good to have in store for an ugly situation as well!
This cartridge is equipped with a 55 grain bullet. At that weight it’s able to leave an rifle barrel at a velocity of 3,240 fps, just like the U.S. Armed Forces’ equivalent M193 round. The aerodynamic bullet achieves a 0.274 ballistic coefficient, so it won’t even have to rise by 6” when you’re aiming for the 300-yard target line!
Although this round’s bullet is capable of fragmenting apart into shrapnel as it pierces soft tissue, the non-expanding FMJ is typically favored for plinking and training. This is a steel-free bullet, so you’re A-OK to take it to ranges which prohibit magnetic ammo. The bullet’s resilient jacket resists deformation and jamming during feeding, and its full cannelure wards off setback in the magazine.
USA label ammo has new and durable brass cases. You’ll notice they’re gray around their shoulders, but that’s just the natural result of fortifying heat-treatment. These rounds’ non-corrosive Boxer primers make them repeatedly reloadable!
Federal American Eagle 223 Remington 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 500 Rounds$319.85
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 64.0¢ 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.
Federal American Eagle 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJBT – 500 Rounds$325.00
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 AE223JX Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50004544671868 Cost Per Round 65.0¢ per round
When you have no ammo, your rifle no go BANG. But when you have whole case of ammo, then your rifle go BANG very much. It’s a no-brainer! Whether you want to spend a lot of quality time with your rifle at the local gun store’s big range or your buddy’s backyard plinking gallery, Federal’s American Eagle 223 Rem ammo cannot be beat!
This round is all about serving up consistent target grade accuracy. At 55 grains, its bullet is light enough to deliver a fast 3,240 fps muzzle velocity. And because the bullet’s sharp nose profile and low-drag boat tail base are so ballistically efficient, the FMJBT is going to stay supersonic beyond 750 yards. Good luck hitting a target at that range!
Federal’s gilding metal jacket does not contain any steel. That and this bullet’s solid lead core won’t do anything funny to a magnet, so you have free license to fire this Minnesotan-made ammo at any range on your radar. This ammo also has uniform brass cases to promote reliable feeding and cleaner ignition. Can you reload it? You bet you can!
Federal American Eagle 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ – 400 Rounds in Ammo Can$274.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 400 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU XM193ML1X Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544674774 Cost Per Round 68.7¢ per round
What’s better than a brand new military-style .30 caliber ammo can? Nothing – with the exception of a brand new military-style .30 caliber ammo can that is filled with 400 rounds of 5.56x45 ammunition, of course.
Federal’s American Eagle label 5.56 ammo is loaded to the military’s own M193 specifications. That means you get the classic performance that only a 55 grain FMJ bullet can deliver: reliable feeding, decelerated barrel fouling, and consistent target grade accuracy.
Fire this ammo at any range you want – they won’t take issue with its nonmagnetic bullets. Use it for self-defense if your back’s up against a wall, too. The FMJ won’t expand, but it will effectively neutralize a close-to-medium range threat with rapid terminal fragmentation.
Federal didn’t spend extra time polishing up these rounds’ new brass cases. As such the discoloration around their necks and shoulders indicate that they have been made stronger via annealing, not that they have been reloaded. This ammo isn’t military surplus, and its non-corrosive primers won’t introduce rust-inducing chemicals into your rifle’s action and bore.
Winchester USA 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJ – 150 Rounds$104.85
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 69.9¢ 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.
Prvi Partizan Rangemaster 5.56x45 55 Grain FMJBT – 20 Rounds$15.85
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan 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 20 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU PPRM5561 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8605003819912 Cost Per Round 79.3¢ per round
When you buy Prvi Partizan’s ammunition, you’re investing in the Serbian company’s nearly 100 years of experience, superior quality control standards, and mission to produce the world’s most consistent cartridges. Its no coincidence why so many American firearm enthusiasts swear by PPU’s 5.56x45 ammo whenever target shooting is concerned!
This cartridge is loaded with PPU’s own 55 grain FMJBT projectile. It’s a target shooter’s old standby, with a concentric gilding metal jacket for assured in-flight stability and a tapering base that hones its ballistic coefficient to 0.248. This bullet should only have to rise by about 1.5” to hit a 200-yard zero (assuming your sight height is 1.5” as well). It will remain supersonic beyond 700 yards if you care to do some longer distance shooting, and its bullet’s ability to fragment inside soft tissue lets it inflict accentuated damage at close range.
PPU’s Rangemaster label stands for their characteristic commitment to great quality. These are non-magnetic rounds, not to mention non-corrosive and brass-cased. If you want reloadable ammunition, then this ammo will make you appreciate why the PPU headstamp appears on so many handloads.
Winchester USA 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ – 20 Rounds$15.85
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 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU W223K Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892213111 Cost Per Round 79.3¢ per round
Winchester’s white box ammunition stands for consistent quality, reliable functionality, and American production values. So long as you have at least one rifle chambered for 5.56x45 or 223 Rem, you have every reason you need to order this bread and butter 223 Rem ammo.
Winchester loads this round with a 55 grain full metal jacket projectile. It’s as elemental as AR-15 bullets come thanks to its solid lead core, gilding metal jacket, and absence of steel or any other metals which would have attracted a magnet. The bullet’s 0.274 G1 BC enables it to retain half of its original velocity at 530 yards, so you can look forward to a flat trajectory no matter your target’s range. The bullet’s cannelure ensures it stays seated at the right depth so you can avoid a failure to feed.
Winchester’s nonmagnetic ammunition is also non-corrosive and clean-burning. Its brass cases are furthermore brand new. These particular rounds’ new production cases have been fortified via heat treatment, but the annealing marks weren’t subsequently buffed out at the factory.
Federal American Eagle 223 Rem 75 Grain TMJ – 20 Rounds$16.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 75 Grain Bullet Type Total Metal Jacket (TMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU AE223T75 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544625615 Cost Per Round 84.3¢ per round
No matter how you like to shoot, this 223 Rem cartridge by Federal is going to make you a happy shooter indeed! Its bullet is a TMJ -- no, not the painful jaw disorder, but a total metal jacket! Such a jacket prevents ignition from evaporating the bullet’s core, so if you’re taking your AR-15 indoors this round’s a good investment in your lungs’ health. The bullet is also heavy for its caliber, which means if you shoot long distance you’ll enjoy shots that better resist wind drift as well. Good for a rainy day, and good for a nice day too!
Federal Eagle ammo is massively popular among enthusiasts who like to get as much value for their hard earned money as they’re able to. Federal knows brass inside and out, so they’ve precision formed these rounds’ casings to be uniform, sturdy, and perfectly reloadable. These rounds’ consistent primers are both sensitive and non-corrosive, which will make shooting satisfying without taking a big toll on your rifle’s integrity.
Winchester USA 223 Rem 62 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$18.85
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 94.3¢ 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.
Hornady Frontier 5.56x45mm 55 Grain HP Match – 500 Rounds$485.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP) Use Type match or precision shooting Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU FR240 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode SMQ18B842-001 Cost Per Round 97.2¢ per round
Frontiersmen didn’t have the luxury of hauling along a variety of ammunition to best suit them whether they were hunting, defending themselves, practicing their aim, or just shooting old bottles. In that spirit Hornady offers their Frontier line, a versatile line of ammunition that you can count on to perform to matter how you would choose to utilize it.
This 5.56x45mm cartridge was created according to US Military specifications at the hallowed Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, which has been in near continuous operation since it first opened in 1941. It features a select and reloadable brass casing as well as a military grade propellant and Boxer primer. This round’s 55 grain Match projectile is highly accurate, and that it’s a hollow point means it sports the terminal performance you can bank on to drop varmints or human-sized threats alike. Invest in these 500 rounds and enjoy seamlessly transitioning from one type of shooting to another.
Hornady Frontier 223 Rem 68 Grain BTHP Match – 20 Rounds$19.75
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 98.8¢ 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.
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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 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.
Hornady 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ-BT - 50 Rounds$49.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 55 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 50 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 80275 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255802757 Cost Per Round 99.7¢ per round
Whether you're training for a competitive shoot or simply want high quality .223 Remington ammunition, this target load from Hornady will serve you well. These cartridges come packaged in convenient 50 round boxes--because let's face it, most of us fire more than 20 rounds at each range session!
These cartridges have external ballistics comparable to those of M193 ball, firing a 55 grain boat-tailed full metal jacket bullet at 3,240 feet per second.
This ammunition is made in Grand Island, Nebraska using non-corrosive primers and brass cases.
Sierra Prairie Enemy 223 Rem 55 Grain BlitzKing – 200 Rounds
Regular Price: $234.85
Special Price: $219.85
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 $1.10 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)
Speer Gold Dot 223 Rem 75 Grain SP – 20 Rounds$25.00
Manufacturer Speer Condition New Bullet Weight 75 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type home defense Casing Type Nickel-Plated Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 24475 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 604544614299 Cost Per Round $1.25 per round
You may find that your AR-15 is a very handy thing to have around the house one day -- but only if it’s loaded with something capable of making bad guys go away. For that you need this 223 Rem cartridge by Speer. Its 75 grain bullet is accurate not only because of its considerable heft, but also its jacket. The Gold Dot bullet’s jacket is formed around its alloyed lead core electrochemically, so it boasts exact tolerances for great accuracy. Because the Gold Dot jacket is so closely wound to its core, this bullet is capable of retaining very nearly all of its weight as it expands widely during penetration.
This round’s bullet is optimized for smooth feeding in a magazine-fed weapon. Its new brass casing is additionally nickel plated for less friction during feeding and extraction, as well as greater resistance to corrosion that may have compromised sensitive components. All in all, a versatile cartridge for home defense.
PMC X-Tac Match 223 Rem 77 Grain OTM - 20 Rounds$26.85
Manufacturer PMC Condition New Bullet Weight 77 Grain Bullet Type Open Tip Match Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223XM Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 741569060066 Cost Per Round $1.34 per round
The 223 Rem was invented over a half a century ago and is still the major round used all around the Western World. Whether you are looking for something for taking down small and large game, defending yourself, winning a competition, or just plinking around in the woods behind your house, the 223 Rem has all the incredible speed, efficacy, and low recoil you need to perform any shooting need. Proven through extensive military, law enforcement, and civilian use, you can feel confident that the 223 Rem will perform according to your expectations.
For years, PMC has been making some of the best, inexpensive ammunition in the world. Manufacturing all the ammunition for the South Korean military, PMC is just who you want to buy from. With these 77 grain, open tip match, high pressure, X-Tac Match, brass cased, boxer primed rounds, firing at 2790 feet per second, you will have no trouble sighting in your rifle or winning your next shooting match, all the while saving money with these inexpensive rounds.
Winchester Varmint-X 223 Rem 55 Grain PT – 20 Rounds$27.85
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 $1.39 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.
Fiocchi Exacta MatchKing 223 Rem 69 Grain HP-BT – 20 Rounds$27.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 69 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 223MKC Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344704166 Cost Per Round $1.39 per round
The 223 Remington has been around for over fifty years and has been one of the most popular rounds in the Western World since it was introduced during the Vietnam War. Whether you are looking to bring down big game, eradicate varmints, defend yourself, or compete in a shooting match, the 223 Remington is just the proven, lightweight, high speed, incredibly accurate round you are looking for.
Fiocchi is the oldest firearms and ammunition manufacturer in Italy and is still owned and run by the same family that founded it back in 1876, producing some of the best guns and ammo in the world. These Fiocchi Exacta rounds come with Sierra MatchKing bullets, which fly more accurately than nearly any other round on the market. Firing at 2735 feet per second, these 69 grain, hollow point boat tail, brass cased, boxer primed rounds give you the phenomenal accuracy, increased speed and range, and fantastic trajectory you need to help you win your next competition.
Hornady 223 Rem 53 Grain V-Max – 20 Rounds$28.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 53 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 223 Remington Manufacturer SKU 8025 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255380255 Cost Per Round $1.44 per round
Hornady Superformance ammunition leverages advances in propellant technology to produce high-velocity loads that don't increase barrel wear or fouling. This is a particularly useful advance for varmint loads, which depend on rapid fragmentation for their terminal effectiveness.
Each .223 Remington cartridge in this 20-round box fires a 53 grain polymer-tipped V-MAX hollow point bullet at a 3,465 feet per second.
Hornady ammo is made in Grand Island, Nebraska using non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.
Winchester Sierra Matchking 223 Rem 69 Grain HPBT – 20 Rounds$29.85
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 $1.49 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)