.223 Remington 55 Grain Nosler Varmageddon Tipped~ The development of the cartridge which eventually became the .223 Remington was intrinsically linked to the development of a new lightweight combat rifle. The cartridge and rifle were developed by Fairchild Industries, Remington Arms and several engineers working toward a goal developed by U.S. Continental Army Command (CONARC). Early development work began in 1957. A project to create a small caliber high velocity (SCHV) firearm was created. Eugene Stoner of ArmaLite was invited to scale down the AR-10 (7.62 mm) design. Winchester was also invited to participate. The parameters requested by CONARC were:
- .22 caliber
- Bullet exceeding supersonic speed at 500 yards
- Rifle weight 6 lbs
- Magazine capacity of 20 rounds
- Select fire for both semi-automatic and fully automatic use
- Penetration of US steel helmet one side, at 500 yards
- Penetration of .135″ steel plate at 500 yards
- Accuracy and ballistics equal to M2 ball ammunition (.30-06 M1 Garand)
- Wounding ability equal to the M1 Carbine
Our 100% Hand-Loaded 55 grain Varmageddon Tipped rounds are loaded with extremely tight tolerances, producing highly accurate, consistent and reliable performance with each and every shot! Our proprietary load formulas and loading process create the finest round of ammunition available on the commercial market today we feel. If you don’t load your own ammunition- let us do it for you!
The Bullet: Nosler’s Varmageddon bullets are designed with the needs of high-volume varmint hunters in mind. The flat-based bullets feature an ultra-thin jacket mouth and specially designed jacket wall to ensure utmost integrity during flight, while delivering devastating fragmentation on impact. Specifically designed to be the end of the world for any varmint in its path! We offer this round in both the Hollow Point- as well as this Polymer Tip in Nosler Varmageddon.
- Velocity 3000 fps
- 100% Hand-Loaded