|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Cost Per Round||39.0¢ per round|
This round’s 55 grain FMJ bullet has a bimetal jacket. On the exterior of the jacket is pretty much the thinnest coating of copper you could imagine. The rest of the bimetal jacket is made of steel. It’s much softer steel than your rifle’s barrel is made of, so it won’t damage it. The bimetal jacketed FMJ’s exterior ballistics are the same as a regular copper jacketed FMJ’s, so this ammo delivers the same kind of performance you’re used to for target shooting.
One thing a bimetal jacket is guaranteed to do is attract a magnet. You can’t take this ammo to every range, because a lot of them ban magnetic projectiles that can damage a backdrop or make sparks when they skid across hard surfaces.
This Russian-made ammo’s cases are also made of non-reloadable steel, but they are loaded with modern and non-corrosive Berdan primers that won’t damage your rifle without special cleaning.