When it comes to rifle calibers there is none more ubiquitous than .223 Rem. This relatively modern cartridge was initially designed for the AR-15 platform and then adopted by the U.S. Army with the M16. Like most cartridges that see widespread use by the military, it became a huge hit among hunters and shooters.
The differences between .223 Rem and 5.56 NATO are minute, and they can usually be used interchangeably. Such is the case with any of our firearms chambered for this caliber.
Its popularity is propelled by the fact that it’s a relatively low-cost cartridge with great ballistics and a ton of different offerings by ammunition manufacturers. This round is perfectly capable on small to medium-sized game all the way out to 300-400 yards depending on the load. Our Long Ranger platform will give you quick follow-up shots if needed and our Single Shot Rifle will deliver uncomplicated durability that you can rely on in the field.