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

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.222 Remington

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

Height

1.70

1.76

Average FPS

3167

3148

Average Grain

49

57

Average Energy

1091

1254

Recoil

0.74

0.80

Ballistic Coefficient

206.25

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Gun Descriptions

In 1950, Remington's Mike Walker created the 222 Remington from the ground up. It was designed to be used in a Remington Model 722 rifle, which he also designed. To put it another way, there were no parent cartridges accessible, but it did spawn an entire family of cartridges. The cartridge was swiftly adopted into the post-World War II firearms industry as a symbol of accuracy. When the US military needed a new small-bore rifle cartridge, Remington started with the.222 Remington and expanded it by around 20% in 1958 to create the.222 Remington Magnum in the Model 722 rifle. Although Remington discontinued the cartridge, Reed's Ammunition and Research in Oklahoma City continues to load it. The triple deuce, triple two, and treble two are all names for the.222 Remington cartridge. It is, in fact, a centerfire rifle cartridge that is still popular at short and medium ranges with favored bullet weights of 40–55 grains and muzzle velocity ranging from 3,000 to 3,500 feet per second (915–1,067 meters per second). This rimless cartridge, chambered in the Model 722 Remington, would feed correctly from a bolt-action magazine and provide a significant velocity boost above the. In comparison to the faster, the 22 Hornet has a far longer barrel life and less throat erosion. Swift 220 is a fast-paced game. Although you'll have a hard time finding the.222 Remington in current manufacturing in the United States, its derivative cartridges are among the world's most popular. In Europe, manufacturers such as Anschütz, Sako, Tikka, Steyr, Sauer, and Weihrauch still produce rifles in the.222 Remington caliber.

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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