|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Solid Copper|
|Ammo Casing||Nickel-Plated Brass|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2750|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||3022|
|Cost Per Round||$1.83 to $1.85 per round|
This round’s all-copper polymer tipped bullet is a real straight shooter. The bullet’s 180 grain weight, 2,750 fps muzzle velocity, lack of a jacket that could contain imperfections, voidless copper body, boat tail and sleek profile all contribute to its high G1 ballistic coefficient of 0.492 (G7 0.248). In slightly less mathematical terms, you’re looking at a bullet with a trajectory that maxes out at 6.4” en route to a 300-yard zero, and which stays supersonic until about 1,175 yards.
A copper bullet is inherently tougher than a jacketed one. It lacks components that could shed momentum while separating from one another, and copper boasts superior ductility on its own. That adds up to deep penetration. The BXS bullet’s polymer tip slides down into its deep nose cavity while it penetrates hide and heavy muscle, which forces the wide expansion that anchors medium and larger game fast.
Nickel-plated brass cases aren’t just easy on the peepers. They resist becoming too corroded to feed and eject reliably, and they promote even smoother operation by reducing overall friction inside the rifle. They are also reloadable.