Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .22 Hornet
.22 Hornet (5.6x36 Rmm)
.22 Hornet
Case Type: Rimmed, bottleneck
Introduced: 1930 Made For:Rifle
Cart Len:1.723-in Case Len:1.403-in
Case Dia:0.295-in Bul Dia:0.225-in
Ballistics approximated for:
10-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants:
From:30 gr2490 ft/sec413 ft-lbs
To:45 gr2126 ft/sec452 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
45 gr2126 ft/sec452 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 95690 TKO: 3.069

This cartridge is the oldest of the centerfire .22 calibers in use today. It was developed from an old black-powder cartridge called the .22 Winchester Center Fire. Although not quite as powerful as the .218 Bee, the .22 Hornet has begun to acquire new popularity as a varmint round. It has a mixed reputation for accuracy and its range is limited to about 200 yards.