PMC 223 Bronze

PMC 223 Bronze is one of the most popular .223 Remington loads on the commercial market for good reason. It works. Widener’s, on behalf of PMC, reached out to ask if I wanted to do a review.

Obviously, I said yes, since here it is. But like I say in the video this was a puzzling review.

Now, I recognize that my knowledge and understanding in the world of firearms and related ancillaries is borderline encyclopedic (if those encyclopedias were scattered around on the table in the wrong order) but PMC is one of the most recognizable commercial ammunition sources in the nation. Their branding makes them stand out. They are recognizable by name, packaging color, and by consistent performance from their ammunition.

So I’ve just naturally assumed that PMC 223 Bronze is like… like unleaded gasoline, but leaded and for firearms. It isn’t fancy high performance fuel, it just works. It does what you want it to, makes your rifle run. The outside package claims 2900 fps and gives a trajectory chart. While that is all well and good, they don’t give atmospherics, or barrel length and twist rate, or optical height so… not super useful. But with the insane variety of rifles, carbines, firearms, and ‘pistols’ that take 5.56/.223 you would need a multi-page spreadsheet to begin to cover your bases.

But that’s not what PMC 223 Bronze is for. PMC 223 Bronze is a high volume working round. It’s meant to be shot a lot, enmass, in just about any 5.56/.223 platform, and for high round count training and practice.

Is it “accurate?” Yes, but not match grade. That isn’t it’s job.

Is it consistent? Yes, plenty consistent for that high volume training. I have not nor will I go out and batch/lot test it for mean, median, and extreme high/low velocities or grouping. That isn’t it’s job. It’s job is to be training fuel and its good at that job. Buying into a quality training ammunition, or a few quality training ammunition(s) that deliver enough of everything to fuel good training is crucial to building and maintaining the shooting skills. PMC 223 Bronze has always delivered that.

PMC Bronze 223 ammo from Wideners

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.