Great for competition, hunting or plinking, Thunderbolt Round Nose loads create a pleasant shooting experience for young shooters as well as high scores for competitors.
Video Transcript:Remington is one of the oldest makers of both ammunition and firearms in the United States. The Remington name is one of the most recognizable in the industry, and they continue to produce popular loads for rifles, pistols, and shotguns. They also make several rimfire loads, like this Thunderbolt 22 long rifle ammo. This load is non-corrosive and brass cased, with a plain lead roundnosed bullet. These types of bullets are very common with 22 ammo. The lack of a copper jacket keeps costs low and every round has a thin waxy layer on the bullet to act as a lubricant and preservative. Remington Thunderbolt comes packaged in small boxes of 50 rounds each, and 10 boxes for a 500 round bulk pack. This provides a nice way to split up your ammo if you don't want to shoot it all at once or if you want to share it with your friends. We used three rifles and two handguns to test out this ammo for function and performance. Normally, we'd also test 22 ammo with an advantage arms conversion kit, for the Glock, but it tends to be a little picky and the manufacturer specifically lists Thunderbolt as a load that's not recommended for use with the kit. But that didn't stop the Thunderbolt from running surprisingly well through all of our other guns. We had a few failures to fire in our Ruger 10/22, but experienced very few issues with our other guns. For low-cost plinking rimfire ammo, you expect a few feeding problems here and there, and for us, the Thunderbolt seems to work slightly better than average. Like most lead roundnose ammo, it did run a little dirty, but it's not a problem if you just clean your guns after you're done shooting. To check out accuracy, we tested the Thunderbolt ammo in our Ruger 10/22 target model, equipped with a bipod and a 4-power scope. At 50 yards, we got a pretty good group. We had relatively low expectations for this budget priced round, and were pleasantly surprised with the overall consistency that we saw. With decent accuracy, Thunderbolt 22 ammo from Remington is an excellent choice for low cost plinking, so you can keep shooting all day without breaking the bank.
|Bullet Weight||40 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Lead Round Nose (LRN)|
|Ammo Caliber||.22 Long Rifle (LR)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||15.1¢ per round|
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