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223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds

Hornady # 80260 |  Item # 003-80260
  • 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
  • 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
  • 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
  • 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
  • 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
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223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense 20 Rounds
by Hornady Bullets and Ammunition


NOTICE: Temporary suspension of nickel plated cartridge cases for Critical Defense® Handgun Ammunition 5/25/21 Unfortunately, everyone is faced with production bottlenecks and supply chains are stressed. In particular, the freight system is delayed longer than normal. Our current turnaround time on nickel plating cartridge cases is 4+ weeks. This delay has created a significant bottleneck in the production of ammunition.

Due to these issues, we will suspend nickel plating on all Critical Defense handgun ammunition to help reduce production time.

Please note, this is a temporary suspension. We will review in six months and plan to resume nickel plating when things return to normal.

Product Overview

Midsouth offers the Hornady 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense in a convenient 20 Round box. The .223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense ammunition is specifically manufactured for situations that require perfect functioning and excellent stopping power. .223 Remington 73 Grain FTX cartridges have a higher muzzle velocity which gives them exceptional accuracy down range by reducing wind drift over standard .223 rounds. The Hornady .223 Remington 73 Grain FTX ammunition has a nickel plated case to ensure smooth feeding and no jams in properly maintained firearms. As with all Hornady ammunition, the .223 Remington 73 Grain FTX uses the best quality cases, powder and primers to ensure the entire component functions at the pinnacle of performance. Does not over penetrate.


The Hornady 223 Remington 73 Grain FTX Critical Defense ammunition uses the best possible components combined with the unique polymer tipped FTX bullet to create the ultimate in personal protection ammunition. The .223 Remington 73 Grain FTX round has a nickel case to ensure flawless feeding in most firearms and eliminates corrosion during storage. The Flex Tip nose will prevent clothing or other items from becoming clogged in the hollow cavity to ensure proper expansion upon contact with the target.

  • Polymer Tipped
  • Defensive Cartridge
  • Feeds Very Well
  • High Ballistic Coefficient
  • Sectional Density: 0.208

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Product ID Number
- Part No. 80260

Weight & Dimension
- Length: 4.5000
- Height: 1.0000
- Width: 2.5000
- Weight: 0.6400LB(s)

Bullet Specifications
- G1 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.2600
- G7 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.0000
- Minimum Twist: N/A
- Sectional Density: 0.2080

Bullet / Ammo Application
- Personal Defense

When lives are on the line, only the best will do. The best ammunition for personal defense just got better with the addition of Critical Defense® Rifle. Critical Defense® is engineered to deliver the pinnacle of threat-stopping power. The FTX® — at the forefront of Critical Defense® — maximizes the potential of a hollow point bullet. Its patented Flex Tip® aids expansion and eliminates clogging when passing through clothing. Nickel-plated cases increase visibility in low light situations. Low-flash propellants won’t disrupt night vision and deliver consistent performance, every time.


Thanks to its patented Flex Tip®, the FTX® expands reliably while avoiding the clogging that can plague other hollow point bullets when passing through heavy clothing and other barriers.


Critical Defense® ammunition was developed to provide the best performance for personal protection and is the ultimate choice for concealed carry firearms or self defense rifles. Bright nickel-plated cartridge cases ease chamber checks in reduced light, and low-flash propellants preserve night vision.


Nickel-plated cases resist corrosion and optimized propellants burn quickly to reduce recoil and limit muzzle flash, making Critical Defense® dependable in every situation.