Tula Cartridge Works - Full Metal Jacket - 55 Grain 223 Remington Ammo - 500 Rounds
Prepared by request of the United States Continental Army Command (CONARC) as a new, lightweight rifle round, the .223 was introduced to the US commercial market in 1963, but development for the government began as early as 1957. While the resulting 5.56mm NATO round is loaded to higher pressure for military usage throughout the Treaty Alliance, the .223 Remington has proven to be more accurate in many firearms as it is based upon the earlier sporting .222 Remington caliber. Care should be taken to ensure that 5.56 rounds are not fired in a .223 firearm, though a .223 can fire in a 5.56 chambered firearm. Tula's 55 grain full metal jacket bullet has a muzzle velocity of approximately 3200 feet per second and 1280 foot pounds of energy. This 500 round lot is perfect for stocking up on range ammo, for target practice or simply keeping around in your Just In Case supply.
Tula Cartridge Works should not be confused with the Russian Tula Arsenal, although the cartridge works is nearby and produces ammunition for both military and civilian export. Steel cases keep prices low for shooters looking to stock up a lot of rounds for comparatively little investment.