CCI’s Mini-Mag MeatEater edition 22 LR cartridge is equipped with a 36 grain projectile. It’s a touch lighter than usual, and that pays off in the form of a boosted muzzle velocity. When it leaves the barrel at 1,260 fps, the bullet achieves a 0.125 G1 ballistic coefficient so it can fly flat and reach the 100-yard line with 80 ft lbs of squirrel-killing energy in tow.
This round’s bullet is plated with copper, which helps to preserve a rifle or pistol’s accuracy by slowing down lead residue accumulation within the rifling. More importantly, its hollow point nose cavity enables the bullet to expand as it bores through a small animal. Deadly stuff!
CCI’s sensitive rimfire primers, clean-burning powder and superb brass cases all support so hard-working a bullet’s performance. This ammo ought to function just as well in semi-autos as it would manual action firearms.