Q) What is ' Plinking Ammo ' ?
A) Plinking ammunition is the less expensive ammo, which is generally used for target practice or sighting in a optic device such as a scope or laser. The term ' Plinking Ammo ' essential comes from people who own higher capacity magazines such as found on assault rifles and carbines, along with hunters who have more expensive calibers.
Example 1: You would target practice with the less expensive Federal 223 Remington 55 Grain FMJ ammo for an AR15 Colt Assault Rifle instead of using Green Tip 5.56 FMJ 62 Grain Ammunition. It comes down to cost per round.
Example 2: You would use Remington 300 Winchester Magnum ammo for sighting your scope, and big game hunt with Hornady, although Remington is an excellent ammunition for both in this example. Once again it comes down to cost per round.