RWS Ammunition Introduces the R Plus Long Range 22LR Cartridge

    RWS Ammunition Introduces the R Plus Long Range 22LR Cartridge

    Long-range shooting has become a popular sport for a lot of shooters and that extends to rimfire shooters like me. While standard velocity ammunition is often picked as the king of consistency for longer-range .22LR shooters, RWS Ammunition has a new offering in the way of their new R Plus Long Range cartridge for distances beyond what normal .22LR ammunition is capable of. RWS has accomplished this via specialized bullets specially loaded for distances of over 200 meters.

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    RWS Ammunition Introduces the R Plus Long Range 22LR Cartridge

    The R Plus Long Range cartridge uses a heavy grain bullet which has been specially designed with a higher BC for a flatter trajectory and increased wind resistance. According to the product page on the RWS Ammunition website, this new bullet weighs in at 43 grains and is traveling at a muzzle velocity of 1,165 fps (listed as 355 m/s out of a 650mm/25.5-in barrel). The bullet itself features a tapered tail which is intended to improve its aerodynamics which should, in turn, lead to a more consistent and stable trajectory.

    The new cartridge from RWS ammunition is set to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2022 and you can bet I will be doing my best to get my hands on a couple of boxes of this stuff to really see if it does improve long-range consistency. At the time of writing, there is no estimated or published price on this new German-made ammunition but I am assuming it will cost about as much as other premium long-range precision rimfire cartridges out there. What are your thoughts on this new ammunition? Let us know down in the comments!

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