|Bullet Weight||40 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Polymer Tipped|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3600|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1151|
|Cost Per Round||$1.13 per round|
This round is armed with a polymer tipped bullet. Its light weight gives it a faster-than-normal 3,600 fps muzzle velocity and 0.204 G1 ballistic coefficient. With those kinds of stats working in its favor, the bullet won’t have to rise up by more than 2” before it collides with a critter at 150 yards. (That flat short-range trajectory does come at the expense of long-range accuracy, which is only to say this isn’t the ammo you want for sniping varmints in neighboring area codes.)
When the polymer tip connects with its unlucky recipient, it drives straight into the lead core just behind it. That forces the core and surrounding thin copper-alloy jacket to explode outward in a hail of shrapnel. You don’t have to be a varmintologist to know what that kind of terminal performance does to a varmint. It’ll dramatically shorten a coyote’s lifespan as well!
Winchester’s brass-cased, Boxer-primed and reloadable Varmint X series ammo is made in the USA – still the best country on Earth no matter how hard our politicians try.