Remington Arms Company was founded in the United States in 1816 in Ilion New York. Remington is the oldest firearms manufacturer in the United States. Remington produces both firearms and ammunition. Remington manufactures the Thunderbolt .22 LR rimfire cartridge , also known as the Thunderbolt rimfire ammunition by Remington. Remington is considered an all time classic among gun manufacturers and its only fitting that they manuafcture some of the finest rimfire ammo on the market.
The Thunderbolt Remington ammo is a result of the combined effort by Remington and Eley ltd. Eley Ltd is an English firm that produces the best and most accurate rimfire rounds for the .22 rifle. The .22 rimfire Remington ammo (aka .22 LR) is amazingly flexible in terms guns, different guns can be loaded with the .22 rimfire ammo. Pistols, rifles and several revolvers can be loaded with it. TheThunderbolt .22 rimfire Remington ammo in indeed a well rounded ammunition that enables the users to use it for several purposes. If you are a beginner, you can use the Thunderbolt ammo as practice bullets. If you are an experienced shooter, you can use these rounds too. The muzzle velocity of the Thunderbolt rimfire round is 1,255 fps. In a range of 50 yards, the Thunderbolt clocks a velocity of 1113 fps and in 100 yards, it drops to 1016 fps. Similarly, muzzle energies are 140 lb-ft, 110 lb-ft (50 yard) and 92 lb-ft (100 yard) respectively.
It is a solid, high velocity round. The weight of a single round is 40 grains. The history of this bullet dates back to 1887 when it was first produced by the Steven Arms Company. The dimensions of this bullet are still the same as they were back in 1887. The diameter of this high velocity round is 0.223 inch and the diameter of the rim (rim dia) is 0.275 inch with a case length of 0.590 inch. The total length of this bullet is 0.985 inches.
The Thunderbolt Remington ammo is categorized as rimfire ammo. Generally there are two kinds of ammunition cartridges, distinguished on the basis of primer’s location. The center-fire type and the rimfire type. The primer of the rimfire type is at the edge of the rim, while the primer of the center-fire type is at the center of rim. Rimfire rounds such as the Thunderbolt by Remington do not have visible grooves at their bases, the base accommodates the primer along the rim. If we talk about the power of these two types of rounds, then the center-fire type has more power than the rimfire bullets. This is because the center-fire type has a larger case that stores more gunpowder than the case of the rimfire round.
If your looking for a high quality and exceptionally accurate 22 LR round you need not look any further than the Remington Thunderbolt .22 rimfire cartridge.