The AR15.Com Ammo Oracle

History and Basic Design of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Performance of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Terminal Performance of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

.223 and 5.56 Ammunition Testing

Selection of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Ammunition recommendations from the authors of the AR15.com Ammo-Oracle.

Purchase and Storage of .223 and 5.56 Ammunition.

Legal questions.

Miscellaneous .223, 5.56 and Other Ammunition Questions.

Ammo Oracle

Q. Why should I test new-production ammo? It should work, shouldn't it?

It should work fine and it usually will, but any company can (and has) put out bad batches of ammo. Plus, some rifles are marginal and you may find that some ammo isn't reliable in your rifle. Always test your ammo before committing it to storage or duty use.

Fact: Testing and reporting results is a great way to contribute to the community. Good range reports help us all spot good and bad ammo.