Real shooters will practice their aim on empty bottles, paper targets and squirrels with nothing less than the 700 Nitro Express. But at around $70 per cartridge, firing the 700 Nitro can get a little … well, let’s just say your mortgage lender better have a laid back approach to their business.
Smart shooters prefer more economical ammo for plinking and casual varmint hunting. You’re smart, which is why you’ll love this brick of 800 22 LR cartridges by Federal Premium.
This round has the elemental 22 LR bullet: the lead round nose. It has no copper plating that increases production costs, is made of solid, uniform lead, sports a ballistically efficient profile, and still delivers a decent amount of impact energy despite being incapable of terminal expansion.
This round’s bullet weighs 40 grains – the norm for 22 LR. At that weight the bullet still achieves supersonic velocity out of a muzzle’s rifle, so its trajectory is flat and its chamber pressure is adequate to cycle a semi-auto like the Ruger 10/22 or an AR-15.
This ammo’s non-corrosive primers and clean-burning propellant tend to reliable ignition. Its brass cases, which possesses uniform rim thickness, wall concentricity and length, are designed to support smooth feeding and ejection in any firearm. Its bullets have standardized weights for consistent ballistic performance.
Federal Premium has operated out of Anoka, Minnesota since Warren G. Harding was in office. They’ve revolutionized a lot about the ammo industry in nearly 100 years, and in that time they’ve mastered the art of creating value without needlessly inflating their production costs.