Some ammo lines don’t perform as advertise by their manufactures. How does the DRT Elite Series in 223 perform? First, let’s examine the physical construction.
The round is barrier blind lead free and produces a lot of kinetic energy when shot. It is a 79 grain Flat Base Hollow Point bullet. The bullet is long with all that mass which, in turn, produces such mass amounts of energy.
Advertise muzzle velocity is 2600 FPS producing 1186 foot-pounds of muzzle energy.
Thanks to YouTuber GY6vids for testing this round through various barriers.
He used two guns to in this test.
The first is a Remington bolt action 700 5R with a 20 inch barrel and 1/9 twist.
The 2nd rifle is an AR-15 with a 1/7 twist match grade barrel
As the video shows the round penetrates the gel, wood, shirt, meat and windshield with no problem, however, it was only able to penetrate one block of concrete instead of two which is just as impressive.
This round provides one of the best barrier penetrating and tissue damage on the market today. Great for self-defense and hunting. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about over penetration or under penetration if you’re not shooting through barriers. This might be added to my defensive .223/5.56 ammo line along with the .223 Fusion MSR, .223 Nosler Defense 64gr Bonded SB and the 5.56 SSA 64gr PPT Bonded. But it ain’t cheap.