With rising prices in .223 ammunition, it can get expensive to practice aim and sight-in your new rifle with live ammunition. That’s where this little beauty comes in. The new LT-223 cartridge loads in the chamber just like a normal .223 cartridge, but only fires a laser beam when struck by the firing pin. Using a the LaserLyte Trainer Target®, you can see exactly where your shots place. The LT-223 costs around $139.99, which is comparable to 500 rounds of live ammo, but instead of 500 shots, you get up to 3,000 shots out of the LaserLyte® before you have to change the batteries.
With LT-223’s built-in snap cap, the bore-sighter protects your firing pin from damage by continuous firings. The rimless cartridge design prevents the LT-223 from ejecting after each shot, so you’ll never have to reload until you’re finished shooting. Combine that with the O-ring stabilizer that keeps the cartridge from moving within the chamber, and you can shoot for hours without having to change out mags or clear misfires.
Since the LT-223 doesn’t fire live ammunition, you will have to re-cycle the action every shot, but that is little extra work for convenience of firing indoors and saving money. The bore-sighter allows for practice CQB, quick target acquisition, as well as sighting and just getting used to your new firearm. So, when you buy that new AR platform, be sure to pick-up the LaserLyte® LT-223 and save yourself some money at the range.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!