Exactly! It is very common to spend a day at the range and expend a couple of hundred of these .224 rounds and not overly worry about throat erosion or the added appetite/expense of the larger LR rounds. Lots of Trigger Time to be had, and we all know how that helps any LR/ELR shooter.Good points del2les! If you think about it the 224 bullet only needs 85 gr bullet to get 500+ BC vs 6mm 105gr and 6.5. 123gr . Not for hunting big game but for fun and practice!