Step Aside VELOCITOR, the New Rimfire Velocity King is COPPER-22

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak
New CCI Copper-22 .22 LR 21 Grain HP

CCI’s Velocitor .22 long rifle ammunition has been extremely popular since its inception, but CCI may have outdone themselves with their new Copper-22. With Velocitor pushing an impressive 1,435 Feet/Second (FPS), the new Copper-22 moves at a startling 1,850 FPS! That is a velocity you never hear discussed in the same sentence as .22 long rifle ammunition.

Their secret could be in the light bullet and its construction. CCI had this to say about their latest rimfire offering:

CCI Ammunition is proud to announce a new 22 Long Rifle offering with new Copper-22. Its non-lead bullet is suited for plinking, target-shooting and small game hunting. Shipments of this new product are now being delivered to dealers.

The Copper-22 projectile is constructed from a unique mix of copper particles and polymer compressed into a potent, 21-grain hollow-point bullet. Combined with CCI’s reliable priming and propellant, Copper-22 loads achieve a muzzle velocity of 1,850 fps and provide superb accuracy.

This is definitely some ammo that the YouTube sensation 22Plinkster will need to test for all of us to watch. The specs on this ammo look great as well.

  • Non-Lead bullet suited for Plinking, Target-Shooting & Small Game Hunting
  • 21-Grain Hollow-Point bullet
  • Compressed Copper-Polymer construction
  • 1,850 FPS muzzle velocity
  • Excellent Accuracy

At the moment, .22 long rifle ammunition is still pretty difficult to get in many regions of the country, but availability is getting better. Whether you are a guardian of your bird feeder, a long-range rimfire addict, or as curious about new products as I am, this should be some good stuff!

For the full press release of the new Copper-22 ammunition by CCI, click HERE.

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  • Bad Penguin Bad Penguin on Aug 01, 2016

    Checked out CCIs spec sheet on it and it loses its velocity edge of standard 40 GR LR at slightly over 50 yards and its energy edge at slightly over 25 yards. At twice the price for a 25 yard bullet not interested.

  • Dean Seaman Dean Seaman on Aug 04, 2016

    Technically, isn't this .22 long?