.22 CB

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 CB Firearm Cartridge Originated in France.22 CB Cap, 6mm Flobert, .22 Conical Ball Cap

Summary

The .22 CB (AKA: .22 CB Cap, 6mm Flobert, .22 Conical Ball Cap) is a Rimfire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.222 in” (5.64mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .22 CB originated in France in 1888. The .22 CB also has a case length of 0.42 in” (10.67mm) and an overall length of 0.52 in” (13.21mm).

Notes

The .22 CB pistol cartridge, closely related to the lesser known .22 BB pistol cartridge, is a low power, low energy cartridge that like its counterpart utilizes the primer only as the propellant for the projectile. The differentiation between the 2 cartridges is that one uses a Bulleted Breach Cap and the other a Conical Ball Cap (hence the designations BB and CB), resulting in a slightly heavier projectile in the .22 CB with moderately improved muzzle energy. Despite the modest improvement over the .22 BB, the .22 CB pistol cartridge is still only comparable to a low power pellet gun, often with much lower velocities.

Associated Firearms

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:
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  • Overall Length:
  • Primer:
  • 1888
  • France
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.222 in” (5.64mm)
  • 0.225 in” (5.72mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.225 in” (5.72mm)
  • 0.271 in” (6.88mm)
  • 0.04 in” (1.02mm)
  • 0.42 in” (10.67mm)
  • 0.52 in” (13.21mm)
  • Rimfire (Rimfire)
The .22 CB pistol cartridge has a case overall length of 0.52 inches.

 

.22 CB Pistol Cartridge Dimensions show in Inches & MM

 
 





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