Note: Remington's bullet type designation "metal case" is essentially the equivalent of full metal jacket.
Video Transcript:Remington UMC comes in this trademark green and white box and is part of Remington's line of low cost range and training ammo. UMC stands for the Union Metallic Cartridge Company and was founded back in the 1860s. They were responsible for the centerfire cartridge as well as the 22 rimfire round. UMC merged with Remington back in 1912 and today Remington uses the UMC division to provide practice ammo for the most popular rifle and pistol calibers.
To find out if Remington UMC holds up to its longstanding reputation as quality range ammo, we shot a couple of boxes of 165 grain 40 Smith & Wesson. The cases are typical reloaded brass with a non-corrosive primer. The bullets are a lead-core full metal jacket which Remington calls metal case. We ran the ammo through six different test guns and didn't experience any malfunctions or feeding failures. The ammo seemed to be loaded just slightly hotter than some of the other 40 caliber practice loads but there was barely any noticeable difference in recoil making the UMC a good round for long practice sessions.
Other calibers of UMC that we've tested had pretty average accuracy. But it looks like we were having a good day and the group we shot with this batch was pretty tight. Our accurately test was done from the bench rest at 15 yards using a SIG P226. Overall, we were very pleased with UMC ammo in 40 caliber and I think it's probably a great choice for most range applications.
|Bullet Weight||165 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Metal Case (MC)|
|Ammo Caliber||.40 S&W (Smith & Wesson)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1150|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||485|
|Cost Per Round||59.0¢ per round|
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