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The new ammunition claims to have the highest muzzle velocity on the market. Coming in at a listed speed of 1,706 feet per second for both the Eco Speed and Eco Power offerings, this beats out commonly available CCI Stingers which only come in at about 1,640 fps (but have a 32-grain bullet weight). Norma says that these lightweight and fast bullets make for perfect hunting rounds when you’re after animals in the varmint category – the increased muzzle velocity also translates into a flatter trajectory over distance.
Another big selling point of the recently released ammunition is its 100% lead-free nature. Both the Eco Speed-22 and Eco Power-22 feature a solid zinc bullet with copper plating, a nickel-plated brass case, and completely lead-free primers which makes Norma Eco Speed-22 and Eco Power-22 truly unique offerings on the market as far as commercially available ammunition goes. Norma Eco Power-22 furthers the effectiveness of the high-velocity rimfire by adding a fragmenting bullet.
Each new cartridge can be purchased directly from the Norma Ammunition website and both are sold for $8.42 per box of 50. I’m really looking forward to trying both of these types of ammunition out and featuring them on The Rimfire Report to see how the specs listed on the box and on the site measure up in real life. What are your thoughts on these new 22lr offerings from Norma Ammunition?
if you only have a .22 LR rifle, these cartridges offer a great option – but at an extreme price for .22 LR. If you also have a .17 HM2 rifle, you can shoot Hornady Varmint Express for the same or slightly less money. That is -7grains, +400 fps. Unless you are in a state that requires lead-free, I see the .17 HM2 as the better choice for varmint.