.223 Rem.

Reloading data for .223 Rem. cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_135
Load data for caliber ".223 Rem."
You find load data for cartridges in caliber .223 Rem. with all common powders and bullets by clicking the "Loads in this caliber" button above.

Cartridge Use & HistoryThe 223 Remington is a rifle cartridge, originally developed in 1957 as a commercial hunting bullet for varmint hunting. The first rifle chambered for it came out in 1963. It has continued to be a popular civilian small game hunting cartridge. Though it finds occasional use on medium game, this is not recommended and is illegal in at least ten U.S. states and the United Kingdom, where the .243 Winchester or similar cartridges are the smallest bore cartridges that are legal for hunting deer.
A military version, M193, with a 55-gr full metal jacket bullet was used by the United States Army in the M16 rifle. The 5.56×45mm NATO was also developed from the 223 Remington.


Technical Specifications(based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab "Datasheet" if available)

Caliber: .223 Rem.
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.224 '' | 5.69 mm
Max. Case Length (l3): 1.76'' | 44.7 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL: 2.26'' | 57.4 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure: 54998 psi | 3792 bar
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