.223 REMINGTON 55 grain Hornady V-Max-
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 V-Max 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!
.223 REMINGTON 55 grain Hornady V-Max Bullets feature a polymer tip which enhances accuracy and promotes devastating expansion. The tip raises the ballistic coefficient for faster velocity and helps to stabilize the bullet in flight. It also acts as a wedge, initiating bullet expansion.
The V-Max-The ideal combination of accuracy, expansion, and fragmentation.
With its combination of proven materials, innovative design and streamlined profile, the Hornady V-MAX represent the pinnacle of what a specialized varmint bullet can achieve, offering straight-line trajectories, enhanced accuracy, dramatic expansion and explosive fragmentation at a wide range of distances and velocities.
The industry’s leading varmint bullet with polymer tip and streamlined design results in flat trajectories. The concentricity of the match grade AMP® bullet jacket provides maximum accuracy at all ranges as well as explosive expansion, even at velocities as low as 1600 fps.
The secret to the explosive terminal performance of the V-Max® is a hollow cavity resting between the tip’s shaft and the body of the bullet. Upon impact, the hard shaft builds up speed and energy before driving into the core, causing the entire package to rapidly expand to the point of violent fragmentation, even at low terminal velocities.
HIGHER BALLISTIC COEFFICIENT
Hornady combines the sharp, pointed polymer tip with the most aerodynamic profile for a high ballistic coefficient. The V-MAX® profile also provides the maximum bearing surface for added in-flight stability.
SWAGED LEAD CORE
The swaging process allows the precise formation of the core up and around the tip, with a cavity under the tip’s stem. This allows the tip to build up energy before smashing into the core, causing dramatic fragmentation of the core and jacket.
PRECISE BOATTAIL & FLAT BASE DESIGNS
Utilizing the proper base design provides incredible in-flight stability for long-range shooting.
- Velocity 3,152 fps
- 100% Hand Loaded
- 100% HAND-LOADED AMMUNITION