|Bullet Weight||29 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Flat-Point Solids|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Ammo Caliber||.22 Long Rifle (LR)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1080|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||75|
|Cost Per Round||26.0¢ per round|
This round works on a simple principle. The 22 LR bullet often has too little momentum to expand and still penetrate deeply. That’s why this round’s 29 grain flat nose bullet doesn’t expand at all. Instead it features a hard nickel-plated exterior and flat nose profile, both of which which let the bullet focus all of its energy on achieving deep penetration. That way it can reliably deliver a wound channel which can overlap with a threat’s vital organ, thus increasing its chance of sending them down for the count.
This round is optimized to function correctly in a short-barreled handgun. Our ballistic data for it were recorded out of a 2” barrel, hence its apparently low muzzle velocity and energy. But if you were to fire this same ammo in a rifle with a 24” barrel (which is how 22 LR ballistic data are typically recorded), you would see it is in fact quite potent with a 1,650 fps muzzle velocity and 175 ft lbs muzzle energy. Those stats make this 22 LR ammo far more powerful than average.
Federal has thoroughly tested their Punch label 22 LR to ensure its efficacy in self-defense situations. They have even loaded it with nickel-plated brass cases, which feed and extract extra smoothly and boast superior resistance to corrosion.