|In rifles, the 85 grain #1700 Hollow Point is a thinly jacketed varmint bullet originally designed for medium-velocity cartridges in 6.5mm caliber, such as the Swedish 6.5x55 mm. Explosive expansion will occur in varmints and small game even at moderate velocities. It is appropriate for the entire range of 6.5mm cartridges (at appropriate velocities) for either varmint hunting or target shooting. Quarter minute of angle accuracy is quite common, even from the 264 magnum cartridges. It is equally accurate in cartridges with smaller case capacities.
For handguns, the #1700 bullet is an excellent choice for TCU size cartridges and target or varmint applications. Shooters will enjoy this bullets' excellent accuracy, but will find them too light for full-size silhouettes.
Bullet Type Varminter
Weight (grains) 85
Sectional Density 0.174
Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges .225 @ 2700 fps and above .237 between 2700 and 2100 fps .250 between 2100 and 1600 fps .264 @ 1600 fps and below