.223 79 grain DRT Elite Series – Unlike Any Other .223/5.56 round (Video)

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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.
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More AR-15 Defensive Ammo Testing

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Active Response Training put up some more test results from retired police chief Jeff Chudwin.
Includes a few more different kinds of 5.56/.223 ballistic test that was not reference in my previous AR-15 defensive ammo article.
The .223/5.56 that I prefer (all-around) are bonded soft point rounds. Such as the Federal 62 gr tactical (in this article), Federal Fusion (affordable, easier to find), Nosler Defense 64 gr bonded or the SSA 5.56 PPT 64 grain bonded. Hornady GMX did well through glass but made a small hole through tissue and over penetrate, not the best choice.
The all copper rounds perform great against barriers and retain all the weight but over penetrate due to little expansion.
http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/ar-15-rifle-b
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.223 Federal Fusion Through Windshield