|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Casing||Brass Plated Steel|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||TBD|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||TBD|
|Cost Per Round||61.3¢ to 67.5¢ per round|
Golden Bear ammo is manufactured at the Barnaul Cartridge Plant in Russia. Russian manufacturers typically substitute a lot of steel for copper in their ammunition, primarily because it drives down production costs. (We understand the Russian government also likes to discourage hand loading, which is incredibly hard – if not altogether impossible – to do with steel cases.)
This cartridge’s bullet is poised to deliver pretty normal ballistic performance as a 55 grain FMJ. Its bimetal jacket is nearly entirely made out of steel. It’s softer steel than that which your barrel is made out of, to be sure, but many indoor ranges aren’t going to allow bimetal jackets because they have a higher chance of causing a ricochet or damage to their equipment.
These rounds’ steel cases are outfitted with Berdan primers, which are just as non-corrosive as the Boxer primers you typically find in America. The cases are also plated with brass which helps them cycle more freely through a semi-auto as well as resist tarnishing.