(64.0¢ per round)
Quantity – 20 rounds per box; 25 boxes per case
Manufacturer – Speer
Bullets – 62 grain soft point (SP)
Casings – Boxer-primed nickel-plated brass
The AR-15 is a fun toy and all, but the same things that make it that way also make it a great weapon for self-defense. If you’re really into the idea of your home only being accessed by you and the people you know and care about, then this 223 Rem cartridge by Speer is a great thing to have on hand.
This cartridge features a 62 grain projectile. Its jacket is rather unique, as it’s the product of Speer’s proprietary Uni-Cor process which formed it a single molecule at a time. That not only conveys superior rotational stability for heightened accuracy, but makes the jacket essentially inseparable from its alloyed lead core, even if it has to penetrate a couple layers of sheetrock on its way to its target. The jacket even stays bound to the core as the bullet’s soft point causes deformation during terminal penetration, combining great weight retention with a wide wound channel in order to thoroughly ruin a home invader’s night.
This round’s sleek nickel plated brass loves going from magazine to floor without a moment’s hesitation, and Speer’s sensitive primer and select propellant produce a very stable chamber pressure.