Years ago, the 22 Hornet, 218 Bee, 219 Zipper and the 219 Donaldson
Wasp ruled the roost. They were new and powerful, so their creators made jacketed rifle bullets from 22 rimfire cases.
It was an innovative solution that solved the problem of firing a bullet beyond the 1000 fps barrier imposed by cast bullets.
In the 1940s, Speer and Hornady Bullet Companies
started because Vernon Speer and Joyce Hornady created the tooling to make commercial bullet
jackets from discarded 22RF cases. The rest is history.
Since then, other bullet manufacturers have opened, which have given reloaders many choices. More powerful
cartridges were created. As advances in bullet technology were made, more designs were offered. But are the older ideas obsolete?
These bullets are an eco-frendly, less expensive
alternative. Made from thin walled rimfire brass, my 60 and 65 grain bullets get a little help from modern technology. They
use an upgraded design combined with old fashioned dependibility. I redesigned the jacket - it goes almost all the way
to the tip - so chambering hangups are a non-event. The tips do not interfere with the feeding ramp. They hit harder because of their rounded
tips and larger frontal area. They expand consistently because of the thin jacket walls.
The 60 grain bullet is tailor made for the 222 Remington and 223 Remington cartridges.
Because of its thinner jacket, this bullet is shorter overall (about the length of a 55 grain bullet) which means that it
will stabilize in virtually all 1 in 14 twist barrels.
65 grain bullet is designed for the 223 Remington. It's
a crusher, with its thin bullet wall and heavier weight. I designed it for coyotes, but you can use it against almost any
varmint. The extra weight means it is better at bucking the wind. It's bulldozer front end means it will hammer whatever
It's true! With a little
help from modern technology, what's old is new and better by far!