Back in the day, a single shot bolt action was the only kind of 22 LR rifle you needed. Now that you are old enough to consume beer, however, you are at any given time surrounded by legions of aluminum cans, all in desperate need of a good thwacking. Only an AR-style rifle can keep up with such an onslaught, which is why a very busy plinker needs CCI’s AR Tactical line of ammunition.
This 22 LR cartridge is designed specifically for the AR, and indeed is tested in Smith & Wesson’s M&P15-22. It boasts exceptional accuracy, grouping at 1.5 inches at 100 yards in factory tests. Your cans don’t stand a snowball’s chances in Hades. This round’s 40 grain bullet is copper plated, so it won’t quickly turn your bore into a leaden mess, and its rounded nose profile will penetrate light aluminum armor plating with ease. CCI’s brass casings are precision drawn and their rimfire primers are as responsive as can be — two factors that ensure this particular ammo cycles fluidly in a semi-automatic.Buy 40 Grain CPRN
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.25 Grain NTX
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. Buy 40 Grain CPRN