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Federal Premium 22 Hornet P22B Review

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Combining high velocity and explosive expansion make the V-Shok Federal Premium 22 Hornet the ultimate cartridge choice for your varmint. It is built with high-quality brass, primers, and an exact proportion of powder charge. One cannot also fault the fine bullet design, something that Federal always strives to achieve.

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Whether you are a competitive or recreational shooter, hunter, or law enforcement official, chances are you have heard of Federal Ammunition. It is an American ammunition manufacturer based in Minnesota, USA. It fabricates soft-shell, centrefire, and rimfire ammunition as well as components.

Wondering what the V in V-Shok is? It is actually Vital, which stands for the result of the bullet impact on your target. It also represents the importance of choosing top quality ammunition for your varmint, whether that be the Nosler Ballistic Tip and Siera GameKing to MatchKing and Varminter.

Getting into the details of the 22 Hornet, its destructive force can be attributed to the features of the ammo. First, being a soft point means the soft nose creates a slower expansion and greater penetration. This leads to the “tumbling” of the bullet into the vital organs of large games.

“Wondering what the V in V-Shok is? It is actually Vital, which stands for the result of the bullet impact on your target. “

The second is muzzle velocity. You’ll get greater motion right off the muzzle from 100 yards where velocity is at 2,099 fps. At 200 yards the ammo loses a bit of speed going down to 1,594 fps. From 300 to 500 yards velocity goes down at a steady pace, 1,211 to 886 fps. This means that the bullet is excellent and deadly from mid-range distances.

Third feature is the muzzle energy, which is the force from which that the bullet is expelled from the muzzle of the gun. This is most often used to gauge the destructive potential of a bullet. Similar to the velocity, energy starts off at 440 ft lbs at 100 yards. It is cut in half at 200 yards, and goes down at a more constant number as it is shot farther from the target.

When it comes to wind drift, the 22 Hornet performs very well at close to mid-range distances. At 10 mph and 100 yards the wind drift effect is 2.6 inches. Drift increases more than 200% when the bullet is fired at 200 yards. At 500 yards, it will be impossible to be as accurate because the drift goes up to almost 96 inches.

“When it comes to wind drift, the 22 Hornet performs very well at close to mid-range distances.”

For hunting, the 22 Hornet under the V-Shok line is very effective for small to medium-sized game. It inflicts maximum damage in the animal while killing it as humanely as possible.

It is light, small, and comes very cheap. The recoil is almost negligible and the price is very affordable–perfect for beginning hunters.

Technical Information

Calibre: 22 Hornet
Bullet Weight: 45 grains
Bullet Style: Speer Soft Point
Case Type: Brass
Muzzle Velocity: 2,690 fps
Muzzle Energy: 723 feet pounds
Rounds Per Box: 50 rounds

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