|Bullet Weight||38 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.22 Long Rifle (LR)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1280|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||137|
|Cost Per Round||20.0¢ per round|
This 22 cartridge has a 38 grain bullet – five percent lighter than usual, with an ever so slight boost to muzzle velocity as the result. The bullet is completely plated in a thin layer of copper, which is there to keep the lead inside from smearing across the barrel’s rifling. This helps to maintain accuracy, a great benefit to semi-autos that like to chug through a lot of ammo in a single shooting session. The bullet also has a nose cavity, so it’s going to expand once it hits soft tissue. We’ll leave the debate as to whether 22 LR is suitable for self-defense up to you, but this is definitely a good choice for varmint hunting in addition to target shooting.
Aguila’s rimfire primers are famously reliable, and their brass cases boast the consistency which smooth feeding in a semi-auto demands. This ammo’s greatest shortcoming? Only 50 to a box!