LIGHTNING 22c (.224) 55gr FMJBT BULLET w/CAN 500/bx

LIGHTNING 22c (.224) 55gr FMJBT BULLET w/CAN 500/bx
LIGHTNING 22c (.224) 55gr FMJBT BULLET w/CAN 500/bx
LIGHTNING 22c (.224) 55gr FMJBT BULLET w/CAN 500/bx
Item #:LA1955
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Read 39 Reviews - Average Rating: 4.6 stars

Excellent value

By Andy F. on Dec 30, 2023
Quality bullets that seat and shoot well. No complaints here. They are solid performers. Highly recommend.

Lightning .224 55 gr. FMJBT w/c bullet

By Michael G. on Nov 14, 2023
I gave this 4 stars since I have yet to shoot it.
The bullets are clean and shiny. With their boat tail design the case necks do not have to be expanded - the tail goes right into the case mouth the the following larger body expands the neck as needed. With a sample of 10 bullets, I made the following measurements:
width: all measured .224 immediately below the cannalure.
length: 4 measured .744, 3 - .7445, and 3 - .7455.
weight: 4 weighed 55 grains, 1 - 55.1, 3 - 54.9, 2 - 54.8.
Avg. weight among the 10 bullets: 54.94. This seems very good.
Lastly, the price was "right," lower than I'd seen for any comparable bullet. Thanks Grafs.

Great buy!

By James D. on Oct 27, 2023
Just loaded 400 for plinking, targets, & steel. They are consistent, smooth loading. I have not checked accuracy yet.

Shoots great.

By Allen L. on Sep 28, 2023
After i got the load dialed in. No problem shooting clay's set up at 200 yards. Im a happy camper.

Great value

By Patrick B. on Sep 13, 2023
Got these for practice.
They load easily, and are great for ringing steel and punching targets.
Accuracy is very good as well!

Great for plinking

By Jason B. on Sep 13, 2023
Got in a box of these for plinking, better value than the same type from another vendor, great for target practice, loaded easily. Happy with the bullets, will buy more when needed.

Great buy.

By Thomas P. on Sep 07, 2023
Back in 2020 I bought 1500 of these (in 100 rd tins). They were very uniform then and performed well at the range. The fact I bought another 1000 says all I have to say.

Great value

By Joshua C. on Aug 14, 2023
Ordered these for some plinking rounds and they performed better than expected. Will buy again

Always a quality product

By Tim M. on Jul 30, 2023
Use these for a number of years in 222 Remington, 223 Remington and 22-250 Remington with 3 different IMR powders , sub MOA in bolt guns and 2.5 to 3 inches in AR platform at 400 yards. Weights and dimensions are not perfect , but perform nothing the less in great fashion , no visible flaws , weight very consistent , well made for the price point , very pleased with them now and in the past.

Lightning 55gr bullets

By Edward S. on Jul 10, 2023
Great consistency. They have become my go to round for my .223

looks good

By Werner F. on May 08, 2023
looks great but have not loaded yet.

Look good

By Kenneth B. on Mar 30, 2023
Haven’t had a chance to shoot any yet but loaded a few & they seem to work fine. I’m not going for super accuracy to blow through my AR so I’m not concerned about the bad reviews. I was happy to find a good deal.

looks well made

By Sean S. on Jan 30, 2023
No problem reloading. Ok for the price.

good quality for price

By Thomas D. on Sep 05, 2022
first time reloading this caliber. works great.

Lightning 55 gr bullets

By Joel M. on Aug 08, 2021
A waste of copper and lead. Three feet and more off target center at 100 yds in two AR’s. Purchased from another supplier. Penetrated my target paster bag on ground. Never saw such gross inaccuracy in 25+ years. Returned unused bullets to supplier. Your service and quality are superior but these bullets are “ the pits”.( if they get that far).

good bullet at a fair price

By Tim C. on Jun 01, 2021
Works really well and consistent..With the flat rate shipping they are cheaper than what is available locally

First Thousand was great but then a baffle strike

By . on May 28, 2021
I shot a thousand of these and they are accurate, however i had a baffle strike that has proven to be rather expensive. I wont be shooting these in a suppressed rifle anymore, but still use them for unsuppressed rifles.

priced right well made

By Jason J. on Nov 27, 2020
for the price they were pretty consist in weight and length.

Lightning .223 fmj

By Les B. on Nov 26, 2020
Awesome price on components again! Good stuff loads and shoots great keep them coming guys

Lightning 22c 55 Gr FMJBT W/C 500/Bx

By James R. on Nov 26, 2020
Bought these on a whim due to the short supply thinking "These will do for the range" and the price was too good to pass up. When received, they looked just as good and well finished as the ones I have used from Hornady (much better looking than the picture on the Graf page). Loaded up several and they shot groups as well as any from my AR.
Next time they are available, I will get a bunch more.

LIGHTNING 22c (.224) 55gr FMJBT BULLET w/CAN 500/bx

By Mike S. on Nov 21, 2020
Once again Graf and Sons has offered a fine economical bullet that meets the shooters expectations. This bullet has been economical to buy, easy to load, and accurate. Thank you Graf and Sons again!

Lightning bullets

By Richard M. on Nov 19, 2020
The bullets look nice and are similar in all respects to the brand name bullets that I normally use. Using the same loading as the Hornady 55g psp boat tail I normally use, the groups average 1.31". No complaints and I would buy them again.

Well made

By Eric U. on Nov 18, 2020
After loading 1000 rounds I have not had any problems with these. Very good product at a good price.

Lightning 22Cal 55gr FMJ

By David D. on Oct 24, 2020
Bought these hoping they would be ok. I did a complete layout out on a couple dozen. Everything wasn't just in compliance, they all held less than .0003" in total variation with OD's and OAL. All weighed within .01 grains too. They loaded well and shot in tight groups. I would buy these again without any further hesitation. Thank you Lightning Ammo. You present a fine product.

Great bullets

By Todd T. on Oct 24, 2020
easy to load and shoot great. I've bought them several times

Lightning strikes

By Mark M. on Oct 23, 2020
Easy to load with the boat tail in cannelure. Comparable to the Hornady or Winchester bulk bullets.

Nice plinker

By Alfredo N. on Oct 22, 2020
Very accurate and good price

Good to Go!!!

By NATHAN L. on Oct 22, 2020
Can't wait to start reloading again!

Great product

By John B. on Oct 01, 2020
Good product and price for general target shooting

Very poor quality

By Jesse B. on Sep 13, 2020
The batch I got was terrible - OAL varied +- .020" at least, and when loaded at normal velocities keyholing and massive accuracy issues from 5(!) different barrels of various lengths. Hornady 55gr in the same barrels, same everything zero problems and a single hole.

straight shooters

By Randall F. on Sep 01, 2020
Buy as many as you can, after I get mine please. They shoot the straightest of all the bullets I have tried. These are same hole bullets. I was surprised at the accuracy. I did not buy for quite a while and wasted my money on being surprised at how poorly name brands shot.
These are my favorites.

Great product!

By Timothy B. on Aug 18, 2020
Good boolits! Like’em, they shoot well. Will but again.

Great value

By Matthew H. on Jul 30, 2020
I bought these on a whim when my usual was out of stock. These are great--equal to the big name bullets I was used to, but a couple cents per round cheaper. No complaints at all.

Well worth it

By Nicholas A. on Jun 22, 2020
Was a bit hesitant having seen only 1 review on YouTube where the jacket separated. I did not have similar issues, although i've only run it up to 2700fps.

Working up the load to 2900fps out of a 16" but not expecting any issues.

For the price (8c) in only 500 qty, these are well worth it. Similarly priced bullets require you to buy in bulk.

Priced right and easy to load

By Joe H. on Jun 16, 2020
These projectiles fly straight and I load them easily on my press. I don't need to flare the case because the boat tail makes it easy to use a bullet feeder without any problem. Highly recommend!

I use these to punch holes in paper targets

By J Thomas W. on May 29, 2020
I use these to punch holes in paper targets. They load easily using a Ponsness Warren bullet seat die. I load just hot enough to cycle the rifle for low cost 223 day at the range.

Looks Good

By Scott D. on May 27, 2020
I haven't loaded these yet but they look nice and I feel they will do the job right.

Well made and accurate

By Robert K. on Aug 09, 2019
This is the first time I ordered Lightning bullets and I will be ordering many more. The weight is consistent, they are easy to load at a uniform AOL but best of all they are accurate and inexpensive.

Solid performers and easy to seat

By Shawn P. on Jul 16, 2019
Boat tail makes it easy to seat and they fly straight. For the price, what not to like?!
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