|Bullet Weight||40 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Lead Flat Nose|
|Ammo Caliber||.22 Long Rifle (LR)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1160|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||119|
|Cost Per Round||40.0¢ per round|
Biathlon is obviously played in freezing temperatures. That’s why this cartridge is treated with specially formulated lubricant, which avoids freezing to promote smoother feeding and extraction in sub-zero conditions. The cartridge’s overall diameter is slightly narrower as well, which assists chambering in bolt-action and straight-pull rifles.
This cartridge’s 40 grain bullet is Eley’s signature lead flat nose. That profile makes the bullet more accurate by aerodynamically stabilizing it in flight, and it also connects cleaner with a flat metal target. A slightly increased charge of propellant gives the LFN more of the oomph it needs to knock down a target as well. That’s why this ammo rules for cold weather plinking days, especially if you have a 22 LR steel target!