Federal didn’t just load this round with a 36 grain projectile because it is 10% cheaper to manufacture than a full-weight 40 grain bullet. The bullet’s lesser inertia means that it easily achieves a velocity of 1,260 fps before clearing a rifle’s barrel. A fast-moving bullet is a flat-shooting bullet, so you can witness level trajectories while you’re directing these rounds at whichever targets you’re working on.
If you’re shooting varmints, the CPHP offers another advantage: terminal expansion. The CPHP widens out upon entering soft tissue, which means you’ll treat small game to a cleaner kill. The CPHP also wears a thin layer of copper plating. It hardens the bullet somewhat, and also limits the amount of lead residue it can deposit within a barrel’s rifling.
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