.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO) vs .458 SOCOM

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO) vs .458 SOCOM

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.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

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.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

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.  

.458 SOCOM

Marty Ter Weeme of Teppo Jutsu LLC designed the .458 SOCOM ammo. Manufactured mainly by Southern Ballistic Research (SBR) Steinel Ammunition Inc and occasionally by Buffalo Bore and Black Butterfly, the 458 SOCOM ammo design is widely used by game hunters. The need to replace the 5.56 NATO cartridge used to fight in the ‘Battle of Mogadishu’ in 1993 arose when the Special Operations Command noticed that the fighters from the opposing side were hardly affected when shot. A cartridge with a higher impact force, able to knock down an opponent with a single shot, was the answer to the problem. This birthed the .458 SOCOM ammo. Steinel Ammunition made the first .458 SOCOM ammo in 2001, designed to comfortably lodge in the M4-Carbine, a specific request from its sponsor. The caliber is a rebated rim bottleneck with 300 grains, giving it a supersonic muzzle velocity that amplifies the effect of its impact. In appearance, its parent case is made from .50AE, the bullet diameter is 11.63mm, the neck is 12.32mm, the shoulder has 13.74mm, and a rim of 12.01mm. The rim’s thickness is 0.041 inches. Altogether, the entire length of a caliber from the .458 SOCOM ammo is 57.40mm. The .458 SOCOM isn’t fit for long distances, but where it lacks in space, it covers adequately in power, able to knock down large animals for hunting with just one shot. The .458 SOCOM ammo is the ideal ammo to use for hunting and Barnes Bullets manufacture its version of 300gr TTSX bullets specially for this caliber.

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