We only like squirrels when they’re accompanied by a funny talking moose. In all other instances, the brutes call for this cartridge from Winchester’s Super-X line of ammunition. This rimfire round is a Winchester to the core, with a precision brass casing, responsive primer, and clean burning propellant. For its bullet, Hornady provided their exceptional XTP.
This round’s 20 grain jacketed hollow point projectile features a long and sleek profile, perfect for straight flight no matter what the wind wants to do to your shot. The XTP’s jacket is not only symmetrically serrated in order to promote lightning-fast expansion, but also has varying thicknesses throughout its length so as to even better control such potent mushrooming. The XTP’s lead core is swaged for superior rotational stability, and its jacket guards that lead at the tip to promote proper penetration and smooth out feeding from a magazine. Your quarry will wish he’d stuck to looking for mooseberry bushes.20 Grain XTP
Browning’s brass cases are fresh out of the factory. You will see where the brass has been discolored by the annealing process, which made it stronger for reloadability’s sake and supple to seal off the chamber more effectively during ignition. Non-corrosive Boxer primers and clean-burning powder bring an all-American round all together. Ideal for target practice, but not to be overlooked if you ever need a quick solution for self-defense!
This cartridge features the semi-auto’s quintessential FMJ bullet. It’s comprised of a solid lead core and hard gilding metal jacket, so there’s no steel in there to get it barred from use at indoor ranges. At 55 grains the round’s 3,180 fps muzzle velocity is just about average as can be, with a 0.250 G1 ballistic coefficient that yields a level trajectory. There’s no expansion-promoting features to an FMJ, although the cannelure circling its shank will help prevent the bullet from creeping back or forth in its case before it is fired.
This cartridge’s case is made of brass and fresh from the factory. People ask all the time if the gray on this ammo’s cases means they are reloaded, but that’s a totally normal marking for military-grade brass. It just means it has been annealed, a process which fortifies brass and makes it able to more reliably return to its original dimensions after ignition. Winchester loads consistent and non-corrosive primers for reliable, clean ignition.20 Grain XTP