.22 BB

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:24 am




Aliases

The .22 BB Firearm Cartridge Originated in France.22 BB Cap, .22 Bullet Breach Cap

Summary

The .22 BB (AKA: .22 BB Cap, .22 Bullet Breach Cap) is a Rimfire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.222 in” (5.64mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .22 BB originated in France in 1845. The .22 BB also has a case length of 0.284 in” (7.21mm) and an overall length of 0.343 in” (8.71mm).

Notes

The .22 BB, closely related to the more popular .22 CB, is a rimfire pistol and rifle cartridge carries with it very low muzzle energy and low velocities, given its projectile size and cartridge length. Unlike most other rimfire cartridges, the .22 BB pistol cartridge does not have a powder charge inside of its casing, but instead relies on the energy generated by the rimfire primer. Because of this, the .22 BB carries with it very little practical use and is most commonly used for novelty shooting.

Associated Firearms

Joseph Lang BoxLock Hammer Gallery Pistol, Marlin 39A Lever Action, Henry Mini Youth, Savage Rascal Series, Crickett Single-Shot

Cartridge Details

  • Year:
  • Origin:
  • Cartridge Type:
  • Application:
  • Bullet Diameter:
  • Neck Diameter:
  • Shoulder Diameter:
  • Base Diameter:
  • Rim Diameter:
  • Rim Thickness:
  • Case Length:
  • Overall Length:
  • Primer:
  • 1845
  • France
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.222 in” (5.64mm)
  • 0.224 in” (5.69mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.224 in” (5.69mm)
  • 0.27 in” (6.86mm)
  • 0.04 in” (1.02mm)
  • 0.284 in” (7.21mm)
  • 0.343 in” (8.71mm)
  • Rimfire (Rimfire)
The .22 BB pistol cartridge has a case overall length of 0.343 inches.

 

.22 BB Pistol Cartridge Dimensions show in Inches & MM

 
 





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