This cartridge’s bullet is a target shooter’s best pal. The full metal jacket boat tail features the hard gilding metal shell it needs to feed reliably, a cannelure which stops the bullet from shifting out of its seating in the case, and a tapered base which makes it more ballistically efficient. The bullet’s heavier 62 grain weight does reduce its muzzle velocity to 3,020 fps, but the added mass makes it less susceptible to wind drift – perfect if you’re covering serious distances at an outdoor range. And while this round’s bullet may share the same weight as the M855 projectile, it does not contain steel and is totally unable to attract a magnet.
Federal loads their American Eagle series cartridges with virgin cases: straight out of the factory, pure brass and reloadable. These rounds’ noncorrosive Boxer primers are sealed so you can enjoy greater peace of mind if you attend to keep them in storage indefinitely.
Review by legg
Posted On: 9/28/2011 By: Sean