For 2015, Federal Premium expanded its Trophy Bonded Tip hunting line to include the ever-popular .223 Rem. cartridge. American Hunter Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted got a look at the new addition to the line—which should be hitting stores now—late last year.
Undoubtedly one of our nation’s favorite cartridges, the .223 Remington is capable of hair-splitting accuracy in a properly built rifle, has enough velocity for a respectable trajectory, and with the heavier bullets with a higher BC, can resist wind deflection rather well.
We’re all familiar with the abundance of .223 ammunition available, and you should have read a story or two over the years about the accuracy potential of the .22-250, but from a hunter’s standpoint, which one comes out on top?
Ruger has announced that its popular Gunsite Scout Rifle will now be available in a .223 Rem./5.56 NATO configuration.
For 2017, Winchester is adding .223 Rem. and 6.5 Creedmoor to its ever-popular Deer Season XP line of rifle cartridges.
SIG Sauer has announced that it's adding .223 Rem. to its SIG HT line of premium-grade rifle ammunition. The new offering, which is designed with hunters in mind, features an all-copper bullet that's meant to deliver deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion.