SIG SAUER Adds .223 Rem to HT Hunting Line of Ammo

SIG HT - 223 Rem - 60gr

SIG SAUER announced the company added a third cartridge to its growing line of HT hunting ammunition. The load? The .223 Remington. This cartridge joins the .308 Win and 300 BLK cartridges.

Like the others, the new .223 Rem load uses an all copper bullet that provides excellent expansion and weight retention while avoiding any problems with laws regarding the use of lead core ammunition. In the case of the .223, the cartridge uses a 60 grain bullet. According to SIG SAUER, you can expect deep penetration and an expansion to about 1.8x with these bullets.

One thing to keep in mind is that all copper bullets tend to be longer than lead core bullets of the same weight. This is because lead is denser than copper. So, keep that in mind when matching barrel twist rates with your cartridge selection. SIG states the bullet was specifically designed to ensure reliable feeding in AR style rifles.

SIG SAUER loads this round to 3,100 fps at the muzzle. That works out to be about 1,280 ft-lbs of energy.

The company uses a reduced flash propellant for hunting at dawn and twilight. The company uses premium quality primers and electromechanical checks on the powder level to provide very good shot to shot consistency. Additionally, SIG uses nickel plated cases with these rounds.

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  • 22winmag

    Everybody and his brother wants to sell $1/round .223.

    • Jared Vynn

      Most hunting ammo goes around $1 a round.

      • Jeff Smith

        ^This. Decent hunting ammo is going to cost you at least $1 per round. And $1 per round wouldn’t be too bad considering it’s a copper bullet.

        • 22winmag

          Trump is rolling back the “lead free” ammo regs. Copper bullets are nice but necessarily “the future”.

          • No one

            You do realize Civil defense are nickel plated solid copper bullets right?….

            ….Forget it.

          • Jeff Smith

            That repeal only applies to national wildlife refuges. Many states have state-level regulations on ammo usage for hunting.

            Not to delve into the political realm, but that regulation is bound to come back in the future. We’ve known lead is toxic and there are multiple viable alternatives like copper, tungsten, steel, and blends it material, like Ruger ARX bullets.

    • No one

      Yeah, liberty ammunition is ahead of the curve by selling them at over $1.50 a round instead!

      $1 a round is yesterdays price!

  • KitCarson “1/2second 500 yards over 300 foot pounds bingo