Winchester has added the Varmint HE 3/1 Segmenting expansion bullet to its line of .22 LR ammunition. This mean looking 37 grain hollowpoint bullet splits into four pieces upon impact. Three forward segments split off to the side, inflicting damage, and a rear core penetrates.
The round has a velocity of 1435 fps.
This round will compete with the CCI Segmented Hollow Point round, which has a lighter and higher velocity bullet that splits into three pieces on impact. Winchester’s bullet should have better penetration because bullet is heavier and the core of the does not split up.