.223 Remington – the popular all-rounder caliber loaded with the 3.6 gram / 55 grain FMJ bullet

What is more fun to shoot than .223 Rem.? It is one of the most popular centerfire rifle cartridges in the world and the use of it varies from military to sport shooting and hunting. It is today one of the most common rifle rounds in use in the U.S., especially among varmint hunters and 3-gun sport shooters.

Practically all rifle manufacturers chamber rifles for this caliber for a wide range of different purposes. This caliber offers tremendous versatility, thanks to a very wide selection of bullet types and weights. For targets beyond 600 m, practical matches, varmint or small game, Lapua offers the perfect .223 Rem. cartridge loaded with the 3,6 gram / 55 grain FMJ projectile.

.223 Rem. / 3.6 g (55 gr) FMJ

Caliber

.223 Rem.

Bullet

FMJ

Product no.

4315042

Bullet Code

S569

Bullet type

Full metal Jacket (FMJ)

Bullet weight

3.6 g (55 gr)

Muzzle velocity

955 m/s (3133 fps)

Purpose

Hunting, Tactical, Target

Twist rate

1-14''

BC G1

0.255

BC G7

Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
Metric chart
0 m 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
955 828 712 606 362
1642 1234 913 661 236
0 33 141 343 1782
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -104 -404 -3418
300 135 165 0 -2610
181 GEE 39 -26 -286 -3182
Test barrel length [mm]: 660
Imperial chart
0 yd 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
3133 2751 2399 2074
1211 933 710 531 205
0 1 5 11 56
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -3 -12 -101
300 4 5 0 -77
198 PBR 1 0 -8 -93
Test barrel length [mm]: 26