The .223 Rem. - loaded with 3.56 g bullets - shows best performance in hunting roe deer and fox and can be well used up to 200 m.
The performance and the hunting uses are practically identical with the .222 Rem., however the .223 Rem. is somewhat stronger. In self-loading rifles the .223 Rem. achieves excellent precision.
Due to its high precision, it is also an excellent sport-shooting cartridge.