Originally Posted By Raven4031:
Is there a significant difference between the terminal performance of HP and Round-nose 22LR at similar velocities (~1200fps)?
I have long been shooting Winchester 555 bulk pack through my Marlin Model 60, but I like the increase in bullet weight that Federal Lightning offers (36 vs 40gr.) at a nearly identical muzzle velocity. However, the Win 555 is a HP whereas the Fed Lightning is round-nose, and I am curious if the HP feature in 22LR actually performs enough to warrant its preference over the round-nose. Additionally, the Fed Lightning is considerably cleaner as it is not bulk packaged.
The primary use of the ammo would be plinking and some small-game, but I would also be stocking up on it as a reserve SHTF ammo, secondary to my 5.56 stash.
the question is, are you talking about real hollow points, or the dimpled lead round nose the CCI mislabels as hollowpoints?