|Bullet Weight||168 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2608|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2543|
|Cost Per Round||87.5¢ per round|
We have just been informed that the Cold War ended 30 years ago. That’s great news! And this round is still a great buy because it’s reasonably priced. Barnaul achieves that by implementing two noteworthy features: a steel case and a bimetal jacket.
This round’s steel case means it’s not fit for reloading, and also that you’ll likely notice more carbon fouling of the action after firing it. It does feed and extract with remarkable fluidity thanks to its low friction polymer coating, which is specially formulated to prevent it from melting off in the action. This steel case’s Berdan primer is non-corrosive to prevent rust inside of your action as well.
This round is capped with a 168 grain FMJBT projectile. Because its jacket contains steel it will attract attract a magnet, and therefore may not be permitted at some rifle ranges. This bullet’s tapered base helps it to create less drag in flight, which alongside its .479 G1 ballistic coefficient makes it a serviceable choice for long distance shooting.