|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2345|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||1514|
|Cost Per Round||50.0¢ to 60.0¢ per round|
This round’s 124 grain bullet sports a drag-reducing boat tail and full metal jacket that immunizes it against deformation. It is a bimetal jacket containing steel, as you might imagine, so do take care that many ranges won’t allow MAXXTech Essential Steel past their doors.
A steel cased round’s primary advantage is its comparatively lower price tag. Many backyard shooters also like steel cases because they make cleanup an absolute breeze with the aid of a magnet. This round’s case is coated with lacquer to protect it against corrosion and help it feed more reliably, but as a general rule steel cases serve no purpose at a reloading bench.
New shooters often worry about Berdan primers, but there’s no need. This new production ammo is as non-corrosive as any top shelf stuff, and unless you reload the difference between a Berdan and America’s preferred Boxer primer really doesn’t matter.