|Bullet Weight||62 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||.223 Remington|
|Cost Per Round||85.0¢ per round|
Barnaul applies a high tech polymer coating to their steel shell casings. This protective layer not only helps to prevent the formation of rust during storage, but further reduces steel-on-steel friction to deliver more reliable feeding and extraction through a semi-automatic.
This round’s bullet is strengthened with steel, making it more economical and better able to resist deformation, but at the expense of also making it magnetic and thus unacceptable by many indoor ranges. The bullet’s jacket aids smoother feeding from a magazine and promotes a cleaner bore over the course of a shoot. This round’s bullet further includes a boat tail, which effectively makes it more aerodynamic and thus flatter-shooting.
Many shooters balk at the sight of a Berdan primer. Unlike the Berdans you’ll find in many old military surplus rounds, however, Barnaul’s are non-corrosive and don’t pose a threat of rusting an action and bore without additional cleaning measures. A great choice for budget-friendly range fun, all in all, and not the worst thing you could hope to have in your magazine during a tactical situation for that matter.