CCI Copper .22
Lead ammo is now illegal for all hunting in California, and it is being phased out on a number of federal lands. Don’t worry. CCI’s new copper .22 rimfire ammo isn’t just an acceptable substitute; it’s every bit as accurate, fast and lethal as standard lead rimfire ammo. The 21-grain hollow point is made from a copper particle and polymer blend and has a muzzle velocity of 1,850 fps. ($10.95; CCI-Ammunition.com)
There’s ammo, there’s good ammo, and then there’s great ammo. They all work, but some clearly work better than others. Thanks to high-quality components, carefully engineered loads and hours of testing, ammo makers have created yet another batch of high-quality ammo for hunting, plinking, precision target shooting and personal defense. Yep, there’s some great ammo for just about everyone who owns a gun and who likes to use it. After countless hours at the range and in the field, our editors and writers built this list of the best new loads this year. Whether you prefer handguns, shotguns, rimfires, ARs, bolt-action rifles or all of the above, you’ll find at least one more reason to head to your favorite gun store here.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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