|Bullet Weight||122 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point (HP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||TBD|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||TBD|
|Cost Per Round||40.0¢ per round|
This cartridge’s bullet won’t expand in the conventional fashion if it enters a soft medium at high velocity. It will fragment, and gouge multiple smaller wound channels into the target in the process. A coyote would truly dislike getting struck by such a projectile. But in true fashion of Russian-made ammunition, this round’s bullet does have a predominantly steel bi-metal jacket. It’ll attract a magnet, and as such it’s not allowed at certain ranges.
The steel case’s biggest virtue is its price point. By loading cases that aren’t made out of brass (an alloy which itself is mostly made out of valuable copper), MAXXTech Essential Steel is that much more affordable. Steel cases’ biggest downside is their rigidness, which translates to accelerated fouling inside the action and non-reloadability.
If you have them, cast your concerns about this ammo’s Berdan primers aside. They do not produce hygroscopic salts and can’t deposit corrosive residues inside your AK or SKS.