Been shopping around for some more .22LR, as I’ve been going through it like gangbusters lately. Normally I shoot high velocity out of the 10/22, but I want to switch to standard velocity. Main reason is accuracy. With high velocity, shooting at 100 yards, you can get some buffeting on the bullet as it crosses the sound barrier on its way to sub-sonic velocities. I don’t want to shoot match ammo, because it’s more expensive, and my shooting skills aren’t really worth match ammo.
But here’s a question. Why, almost universally, is high velocity ammo copper plated, but standard velocity is just lead round nose. Even the match ammo is just lead round nose. I have no idea why this is. Do any of you?