Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .22 LR
.22 LR (.22 Long Rifle)
.22 LR
Case Type: Rimfire, straight
Introduced: 1887 Made For:Rifle
Cart Len:1.000-in Case Len:0.613-in
Case Dia:0.226-in Bul Dia:0.226-in
Ballistics approximated for:
7-inch pistol barrel
Cartridge Variants:
From:36 gr1107 ft/sec98 ft-lbs
To:40 gr1146 ft/sec117 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
40 gr1107 ft/sec109 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 44267 TKO: 1.426

The Stevens Arms Co. developed the .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge from the .22 Long cartridge case developed 16 years earlier, with a 40 grain round nose bullet loaded to a higher velocity than the older 29 grain .22 Long bullet. Modern .22 Long Rifle High Velocity cartridges drive a 40 grain copper-plated bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1255 fps and muzzle energy of 140 ft-lbs from a rifle barrel. This rimfire cartridge has become the most popular sporting and target shooting cartridge in the world.