223 Ammo

Since its introduction in 1964 the .223 Remington has been popular for several different applications. The US military and many government agencies use this cartridge as their primary rifle ammunition. Hunters have found the .223 an excellent choice for varmint hunting. Learn More

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  1. Hornady 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 75 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price

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    • Made by Hornady

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 80264
    • UPC 090255802641
  2. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 500 Rounds of 69 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $525.00 Price

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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM223M
    • UPC 50029465097368
  3. Hornady Superformance 223 Rem Ammo - 200 Rounds of 35 Grain NTX Ammunition

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    $210.00 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
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    • 200 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 83266
    • UPC 10090255832669
  4. Hornady 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain GMX Ammunition

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    $21.75 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.09 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 83291
    • UPC 090255832914
  5. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 69 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $22.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Range
    • $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM223M
    • UPC 029465089320
  6. Winchester Super Clean 5.56x45 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain JSP Ammunition

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    $22.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU SC556NT
    • UPC 020892211254
  7. Nosler Ammunition 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain Polymer Tip Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • 40 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.15 Cost Per Round
    • Nosler Ammunition SKU 60001
    • UPC 054041600019
  8. Federal 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 77 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $23.50 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • $1.18 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU GM223M3
    • UPC 029465094201
  9. Winchester 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $23.99 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.20 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU SBST223B
    • UPC 020892213906
  10. Barnes VOR-TX 223 Rem Ammo - 200 Rounds of 55 Grain TSX Ammunition

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    $244.99 Price

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    • 200 Rounds
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    • 200 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.22 to $1.23 Cost Per Round
    • Barnes SKU 21520
    • UPC 716876122356
  11. Remington 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain Accutip Ammunition

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    $25.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU PRA223RB
    • UPC 047700366401
  12. Winchester 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 69 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $26.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Self-Defense
    • $1.30 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S223M2
    • UPC 020892220157
  13. Nosler Trophy Grade Varmint Ammunition 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 35 Grain Polymer Tipped Ammunition

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    $27.00 Price

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 35 Grain
    • Polymer Tipped Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • $1.35 Cost Per Round
    • Nosler Ammunition SKU 60004
    • UPC 054041600040
  14. Black Hills Ammunition 223 Rem Ammo - 50 Rounds of 55 Grain TSX Ammunition

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    $74.21 Price

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    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.48 Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU M223N17
    • UPC 612710124558
  15. Winchester PDX-1 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 60 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $30.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Winchester

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.50 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S223RPDB
    • UPC 020892218741
  16. Black Hills Ammunition 5.56x45 Ammo - 50 Rounds of 50 Grain TSX Ammunition

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    $75.49 Price

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    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition

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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Black Hills Ammunition
    • American-made Hunting
    • $1.51 Cost Per Round
    • Black Hills Ammunition SKU D556N1
    • UPC 612710126361
  17. Remington 223 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 69 Grain HPBT Ammunition

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    $33.00 Price

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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Remington

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    • 20 Rounds
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    • American-made Range
    • $1.65 Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU RM223R1
    • UPC 047700385006
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In January 1964, the .223 Remington cartridge was released to the civilian market. In February 1964, the United States Air Force chose the cartridge in the form of 5.56x45mm to be used in their new M-16 rifles. The .223 was marketed to civilians as a rifle cartridge for hunting varmints and predators.

This cartridge with mild recoil would become popular across many different shooting applications and firearms disciplines. Hunters of varmints and predators were the buyers of the .223 Remington. The flat trajectory and reliable accuracy of the cartridge were appreciated by hunters who used it effectively against small vermin and medium size predators like coyotes, out to 300 yards. Some have hunted game as large as deer, but the .223 cannot used for deer hunting in several jurisdictions, as it has been noted that the bullet diameter and muzzle energy are insufficient for harvesting humanely.

The .223 Remington is popular with competitive shooters since it can be fired in Service Rifle and F-Class matches. In these matches, the contest involves shooting at ranges as great as 1,000 yards. 3-gun shooters make the .223 popular, where mild recoil allows for the light rifle with high capacity magazines to be fired for quick and precise shooting.

Many law enforcement agencies have added the .223 Remington to their cache of firearms. It rides along in patrol cars, sometimes replacing a 12 gauge shotgun when longer shots or more precision is needed.  Beyond patrol duties, some departments employ the cartridge in urban sniping operations.

The bullet of the .223 Remington is actually 0.224". The bullet weighs between 36 and 77 grains. Muzzle velocities out of a rifle range between 2,700 and 3,700 feet per second, and muzzle energies are between 1,100 and 1,300 foot pounds. The .223 Remington has become one of the most purchased cartridges in the United States, so firearms manufacturers regularly expand and refine the products they have chambered for the .223.

No discussion of this cartridge would be complete without mentioning the AR-15 type rifles that are so popular. Some are chambered for .223 Remington, while others of these rifles are chambered for 5.56x45mm. The two cartridges are not interchangeable. The cases have different dimensions. If a 5.56mm cartridge is fired in a rifle chambered for .223, pressures will result that are dangerously high. Damage to the firearm and/or the shooter can result from these high pressures. However, .223 ammunition can be fired in weapons which have been chambered for the 5.56mm without ill effect.

  • Click To Purchase This 223 Rem Federal Ammunition
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  • Pogo said:

    "Consistent sub MOA groups with a Fulton Armory AR-15 A2, SS match barrel 1:9 twist. Compared to similar match loads by Black Hills, Remington and Hornady; factor of 2 improvement on accuracy with this Federal ammo. Ammo.com get more of this into stock! "

  • USMC1 said:

    "I have tried a number of rounds from flat base hollow point to ballistic tip's but I was not satisfied with the results. So, I tried the 69 grain BTHP match, I was very pleased with the results, much more consistent, however purchasing massed produced ammo for accuracy is not the way to go. If you shoot a lot, reloading your own ammo is the best way to ensure that every round is the same. I feel the value of the ammo is about average in cost. What I paid for the 40 rounds from ammo net including shipping I could buy the same at a local store, so not really a savings."

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