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.222 Remington Magnum VS .223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

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.222 Remington Magnum

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MSRP:

$16.37

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$16.37

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$18.19

MSRP:

$10.79

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$11.99

Gun Specifications

Specifications

.222 Remington Magnum

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

Height

1.85

1.76

Average FPS

3525

3148

Average Grain

45

57

Average Energy

1241

1254

Recoil

0.79

0.80

Ballistic Coefficient

229.50

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.222 Remington Magnum

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

Gun Descriptions

The 222 Remington Magnum was designed by Remington in 1958 as a prospective military round for the United States. The.222 Remington Magnum was put into the commercial market after it was rejected. Its ballistic performance was based on the 40, 50, and 55 grain bullets, which had speeds of 3,818 feet per second (40 gr), 3,476 feet per second (50 gr), and 3,294 feet per second (55 gr) (55 gr). Finally, the velocity of 3,818 ft/s (40 gr), 3,476 ft/s (50 gr), and 3,294 ft/s were determined (55 gr). The 222 Remington Magnum was only a short-lived commercially manufactured cartridge. The 222 Remington Magnum was made by extending the casing and shortening the neck of the popular and very accurate. During the 1950s, the 222 Remington cartridge dominated varmint and bench rest shooting. In 1963, the United States Army accepted the 5.56mm and chose the.223, effectively killing.222 Magnum sales overnight. The .222 Remington Magnum ended up serving as the basis for the German-developed 5.6×50mm Magnum sporting cartridge. Typical factory loads for the.222 Remington propel a 50 grain spitzer bullet at 3,140 feet per second (fps) with 1,094 feet per second of muzzle energy (ME). The bullet will strike 1.9" high at 100 yards, 1.7" high at 150 yards, 0 at 200 yards, 3.6" low at 250 yards, and 9.7" low at 300 yards if the factory load is zeroed at 200 yards. The recoil with a 50 grain factory load in a light 7 pound rifle is roughly 3.5 ft. lbs. Overall, the 222 Remington Magnum is a good varmint cartridge with a range of roughly 225 yards.

About The .223 Remington Ammo is bottlenecked and rimless cartridge, developed in 1957 for the United States Army when the need for a small-caliber cartridge capable of delivering a high velocity arose. Even to this day, the .223 Remington Ammo is considered one of the most popular bullets and is used by various manual action and semiautomatic handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo offers better accuracy in NATO barrel chamberings than the 5.56x45mm Ammo. Even though these two bullets are pretty similar, they require significantly different chambers to be used properly. A longer barrel of the gun typically offers a greater muzzle velocity. When it comes to the .223 Remington Ammo, the muzzle velocity decreases or increases about 25.7 feet per second for an inch on barrel length. The overall length of this bullet is 57mm, and the bullet diameter measures 5.7mm. Velocity offered by the .223 Remington Ammo is 3,750 feet per second while producing an energy level of 959 ft. lbf.  Manufacturer In the year 1962, Remington Arms designed the .223 Remington Ammo, and in the coming year of 1964, Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries developed this bullet.  Uses The .223 Remington Ammo has proven to be the most popular cartridge in its category and is widely used in a manual action, semiautomatic rifles, and even handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo is used for hunting small to medium-sized game and self-defense.  

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