If you’re shopping around for the most striking 22 LR ammunition on the market, then please read no further. An Eley High Velocity round looks sleek as can be with its jet black bullet and matching case. But if you simply want very good 22 LR ammo, then you’ll be just as pleased by this little cartridge.
This round’s case gets its Stygian color from its oxidized finish. This increases friction between the case and its bullet to better regulate the amount of force needed for proper ejection during ignition, improving the bullet’s in-flight stability and accuracy. The bullet furthermore wears non-greasy hydrocarbon lubricant to reduce how much fouling it can deposit inside a firearm’s barrel.
“High Velocity” indeed – at 38 grains this round’s bullet gives a rifle a supersonic 1,250 fps muzzle velocity, and its streamlined profile enables it to retain 87 percent of that velocity at 100 yards. Once the low antimony soft lead bullet finds itself inside of soft tissue, its nose cavity kicks into action to unleash rapid expansion. Varmints dislike when rapid expansion occurs within their bodies, for no reason other than that it kills them.
Eley’s sensitive rimfire primer and clean burning propellant complete so impressive a hunting round. This round’s power ought to prove sufficient to properly cycle semi-automatics as well, making it a natural choice for a Glock 44 or Ruger 10/22.