Posts Tagged ‘.223’

Light haired young man in gray t-shirt sghts the Mini 14 with a wooded area in the background

Throwback Thursday: Ruger’s First-Class .223: The Mini-14 Rifle

The .223 self-loader does not have to be an AR-15. There are some who like the classic handling of a wooden dog and semi-pistol grip. Do not put down anyone and do not get into a debate, as long as the choice works for them. As for myself, I obtained a Ruger Mini-14 as soon as possible after its introduction. I found the Mini-14 an excellent choice for personal defense, police work, and predator calling.

Several AR-15 laying on a bed of rocks

February 23 — 10 Top .223 Remington Posts!

February 23 is .223 day! Who doesn’t love a day honoring one of America’s favorite calibers most often fired from the AR-15—one of America’s favorite rifles? In truth, we do not have to wait for 2/23, we can celebrate it any day of the year by emptying a few magazines by sending rounds down range. However, in honor of .223 day we first want to thank our men and women in uniform serving our country, veterans, first responders, and law enforcement officers who run toward danger when we get run from it. With that done, we hope you will enjoy a little down time with a few of our favorite .223-themed posts from the past.

Several AR-15 laying on a bed of rocks

  1. Hello New Shooter, I am .223 Remington…
  2. .223 Remington Load Selections — Picking the Best .223 Load for the Task
  3. .223 vs. 5.56: Which Ammunition is Safe for “My” AR-15?
  4. Handloading .223 for the AR
  5. AR-15 Barrel Twist Explained
  6. AR-15 .223 vs Mil-Spec 5.56mm Chambers
  7. The Best Bang for Your Buck — Cheap AR-15s
  8. Ruger’s First-Class .223: The Mini-14 Rifle
  9. Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2014
  10. The Definitive Guide to Building an AR-15

We hope you enjoyed this list as much as we do. Share your favorite .223 story in the comment section.

hunter wearing ghillie suit with rifle and pack

Federal American Eagle Introduces Varmint & Predator Ammunition Bulk Packs

American Eagle and varmints spell “fun” any way you look at it. Well, unless you are the varmint I suppose… Varmint hunters like to shoot (a lot), but accuracy matters. Seldom will a song dog wait around to see if your accuracy improves, but a target at the range will. That’s why successful varmint hunters spend plenty of time punching paper too. Fortunately, with American Eagle’s new bulk ammunition packs, it just got a little easier to practice and sight in at the range with the same ammo you’ll be using in the field.

Brass rifle cartridge cases

Reloading 101: The Cartridge Case

Bear with me! We’ll get started on the process of handloading next time when I talk about setting up a sizing die. But before that, it’s good to keep in mind what we’re dealing with, and that is a cartridge case, and also what happens to it during firing, which is what we’re setting out to remedy when we reuse it.

Hornady Full Boar ammunition

.223 Remington Load Selections — Picking the Best .223 Load for the Task

The 5.56mm/.223 Remington is America’s cartridge just as the AR-15 rifle is America’s rifle. The rifle is used for recreational shooting, competition, varmint hunting, medium-sized game hunting, and personal defense. In fact, the same rifle will handle all of these chores—given a skilled shooter. While the rifle is versatile and may fill each role well, no single loading will serve in every pursuit.