223 composite case


#1

This is a composite case 223 .
Steel base, no hstp
Is it scarce or not ?
And value please.

Thanks
JP


#2

I have no clue, but it is super cool JP! It looks like a mini tank bullet with a CCC.

Jason


#3

Jean-Pierre,

Your composite .223, was a product of the Gulf-Western Company, circa late 1970’s. As for rarity and value, you do see them on occasions in the $25+
range. This is one that I would like to know more about.


#4

thank you very much
JP


#5

What shoots that type of round? I wonder if it was made for a specific gun or can any .223 fire it? Probably not, ejection problems maybe?


#6

This .223 composite is for standard chambering in most firearms. The only possible problem might be in the fluted chanbers such as are found on H&K models.

This form of warning is posted on NATEC boxes, an other maker of composite ammunition, it reads: “DO NOT FIRE THIS AMMUNITION IN FLUTED CHAMBERS”

I’ve fired about 100 rds of the NATEC ammo in a Mod.700 Remington, with no problems with extraction or ejection, just a few split cases.