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One of the most famous varieties of 5.56 military ammunition is the 223 Remington caliber, which was specially created for hunting purposes. This cartridge can be considered universal, as it is ideal for hunting roe, small game, and even ducks. 

The Pentagon came to the conclusion that the American army needed fundamentally new types of weapons, as well as cartridges for them during military operations in North Korea. Cartridges, which were in service, made too much noise and had prohibitive recoil. That is why it was necessary to develop new ammunition.

The company Remington Arms developed not only new types of weapons but also ammunition for them. They were the first who created 223 ammo, which eventually became the main ammunition for weapons in NATO. However, various modifications of .223 ammo have found application in the civilian sphere, including hunting.

Technical Characteristics

223 hunting ammo is an expansive cartridge with a lead core, central type of ignition, and bottled shape.

  • Cartridge length - 2 in

  • Cartridge weight - 0.4 oz

  • Charge mass - 0.05 oz

The civilian modification of Winchester 223 ammo is intended exclusively for hunting, but sometimes can be used for combat operations. This type of ammunition is also actively used for sports and training purposes since it is considered one of the cheapest.

It’s better to use rifles marked 223 REM for this type of ammunition since such weapons have certain technical characteristics, sharpened specifically for this caliber.

Pros of .223 Ammo

This type of ammunition has an enormous amount of significant advantages. The main one is high accuracy at a distance of up to 650 ft. Secondly, 223 ammo has minimal recoil. Another advantage is its low cost. However, this does not apply to all varieties. For example, ammunition marked Win is more expensive, but their technical characteristics are higher than those of the cheap 223 ammo. These positive aspects are very useful for both beginners and professional hunters.

GRITR Sports offers .223 ammo for sale. We have not only .223 ammo in stock but also a great variety of other ammo from leading world manufacturers.