The .223 Rem. - loaded with 3.56 g bullets - shows best performance in hunting roe deer and fox and can be well used up to 200 m. The performance and the hunting uses are practically identical with the .222 Rem., however the .223 Rem. is somewhat stronger. In self-loading rifles the .223 Rem. achieves excellent precision.
Due to its high precision, it is also an excellent sport-shooting cartridge.
The original .223 Rem. replaced the 7.62 Nato (.308 Win.) as military cartridge. At about the same time, Remington put it on the market also as a cartridge for the civil use.
A well-proven projectile type still favoured by many today. High to very high energy output in game. Somewhat stronger fragmentation, therefore exit holes are not always present. Very good stopping effect. Frequently used in battues because of the above reasons and because of a certain insensitivity to minor obstacles. With round or pointed projectile tip.
Muzzle Velocity: 3248 fps
Construction soft point-bullet
Lead core for optimal adaption of the deformation to the game's body
Round or pointed bullet tip for high stability
Tombac-plated steel jacket