This cartridge’s 40 grain bullet is par for its caliber in terms of weight. What makes it special is the thin layer of copper that Federal has covered it in -- that’s going to prevent lead-on-bore contact, preserving your firearm’s accuracy over the course of your shooting session. A round nose, this bullet penetrates better than it expands, although we’ve yet to encounter the cottontail that can shrug off a direct hit from a 22, expanding bullet or not. Maybe one wearing a cute little kevlar vest could do it.
This round’s propellant produces a high velocity -- 1,240 fps, well above what it takes to break the sound barrier. Along with its neat seating on a quality brass casing, that gives this round’s bullet satisfying accuracy. Again, when you let Federal save you money, there’s no tradeoff to take into account!
Posted On: 10/18/16 By: RAYNE GOUGH