.223 Ballistics Chart & Coefficient

Article Posted: July 11, 2012

.223 Rem Ballistics

This is a .223 ballistics chart (external) generated using our ballistic trajectory calculator. Based off a standard 55gr bullet leaving the barrel at 3,215fps and follows the bullet trajectry all the way to 1000 yards in steps of 50 yard increments. The charting shows the range, drop (based off a 1.5" scope mount), current velocity, energy, and time in seconds in relation to the bullets movement through space and time. This chart does not account for atmospheric conditions, so if you want to take in to effect these things check out the calculators official page. The Ballistic Coefficient for the .223 Remington, Remington Metal Case, 55gr is 0.202 (in this example) but, but may also range from .185 bc to .257

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A A .223 Remington, Remington Metal Case, 55gr

Range Drop
(inches)
Velocity Energy Time
(milliseconds)
A A A A
0 -1.4944 3239 1281 0
50 -0.2598 2992 1093 49
100 0.0017 2759 929 101
150 -0.8818 2537 786 157
200 -3.1190 2326 661 219
250 -6.9673 2125 551 287
300 -12.7464 1934 457 361
350 -20.8563 1755 376 442
400 -31.7981 1588 308 532
450 -46.1962 1437 252 631
500 -64.8176 1302 207 741
550 -88.5729 1189 173 862
600 -118.4729 1101 148 993
650 -155.5388 1033 130 1134
700 -200.7333 981 118 1283
750 -255.1502 937 107 1440
800 -319.2840 900 99 1604
850 -394.1343 867 92 1773
900 -480.5335 837 86 1950
950 -579.6734 809 80 2133
1000 -691.7547 783 75 2321

So what does the charting of the .223 remingtons external ballistics tell us exactly? It says that at around the halfway point of 500 yards the bullet will have slowed to less than half of its original velocity, lost 1000 ft pounds of energy (now pushing just 207 lbs), and dropped due to gravitational forces some 64 some inches, and all of this in just a fraction of a second (.741 of a second).

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