Let me start by saying I’m no cartridge expert . . . but then you’ll soon recognize that by my questions. Several years ago I acquired some 22 ammunition from an old hardware store and now wonder if it is collectible.
It is Winchester 22 Super-Speed 37gr Long Rifle copper-clad hollow points packaged in 100 round plastic trays. The front of the cardboard label reads “SS/22LRH1” and they have an “H” headstamp (which I understand simply means they were produced at Winchester’s New Haven, Connecticut plant).
- Is “Super-Speed” simply the Winchester trademark for Hi-Velocity . . . or are these a super high velocity cartridges?
- Approximately when were these produced? I don’t recall seeing the plastic trays until the late 70s at the earliest.
- Do they have collector value . . . or should I just enjoy shooting them?