|Bullet Weight||55 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point (HP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3240|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1282|
|Cost Per Round||73.8¢ per round|
A Frontier cartridge is a rugged, reliable cartridge. Hornady partners with the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, the largest small arms ammo producer within the Department of Defense, to make this round. As such it features an intensely dependable brass shell casing, which is visibly annealed to indicate that it expands to seal the chamber efficiently. It will also proceed to become a valuable handloading component. This round is further loaded with clean burning ball powder, and equipped with a non-corrosive and military grade primer.
This round’s bullet weighs 55 grains, just like the U.S. Armed Forces’ standard issue ball M193 round. The bullet is a hollow point, but only by definition – it is not in fact designed to deliver the kind of terminal expansion that would suit it for hunting. This bullet’s hollow point indicates that its core settled into place while still molten in order to promote superior rotational stability, as well as that its base is jacketed to create a more uniform surface against which propellant gasses can push.
Along with Hornady’s signature super concentric jacket, this round’s bullet serves up all the accuracy you need to do impressive things with your rifle whether you’re shooting for fun or for street cred. And while such a bullet won’t expand in any significant way, it will let you accurately direct more than 300 ft lbs of energy over 500 yards away. That would prove remarkably handy during any self-defense situation.