Hornady Frontier .223 Remin
Hornady Frontier .223 Remin, Hornady is proud to launch Frontier Cartridge, a supplier of American-made, military-grade ammunition at affordable prices. Frontier Cartridge will feature Hornady bullets in both 223 Rem and 5.56 NATO offerings to suit the needs of all shooters. Applications range from plinking, target shooting and hunting to law enforcement training and self-defense.
State-of-the-industry loading techniques and quality control procedures ensure the reliability of Frontier Cartridge rounds, which feature brass cartridge cases and military-grade boxer primers and propellant. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.
.223 Remington ammunition and 5.56×45 NATO are closely related and sometimes interchangeable cartridges depending on the firearm they are to be used with. Manufacturers typically offer guidance on this point. In general, the 5.56 NATO ammunition the military uses and is for sale to the civilian market operates at higher pressures than .223 Remington ammo. Most, but not all, AR-15s are chambered for 5.56 NATO and can fire both types of ammo.
Many loads in both calibers follow the M193 or M855 standard, both of which are military specifications. M193 ammo typically fires a 55 grain full metal jacket bullet at 3,240 feet per second, while M855 ammo fires a heavier 62 grain FMJ bullet at about 3,100 feet per second. These common standards are very helpful when sighting in your optics and you’ll find both cartridges in-stock and available in cheap bulk packs here at Widener’s
Certain specialized loads deviate from these common standards. Competition grade .223/5.56 ammo fires a heavier bullet (most commonly a Sierra MatchKing) in the 77 grain range to provide better stability and more predictable trajectories; varmint loads, on the other hand, fire light 30-40 grain bullets at very high velocities to produce lethal fragmentation against pest animals.
LCAAP production is typically excess from government contracts and is popular due to its military origins and high quality.
Note: Frontier ammo is loaded using military spec primers designed to reduce the risk of slam fire. These primers may not detonate in match tuned firearms with reduced power hammer or striker springs.
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