.22 Extra Long

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


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The .22 Extra Long is a Rimfire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.223 in” (5.66mm) that is primarily used in Pistols and Rifles. The .22 Extra Long originated in The United States in 1880. The .22 Extra Long also has a case length of 0.75 in” (19.05mm) and an overall length of 1.16 in” (29.46mm).

Additional Cartridge Designations: Historic, Discontinued


The .22 Extra Long Rimfire Cartridge exists within the .22 Caliber Rimfire Family of cartridges, fitting in right between the .22 Long Rifle and the a href=”https://bullet-blog.com/22-wmr/” title=”.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire ammunition”>.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire cartridges, but is not currently in modern production. .22 Extra Long ammunition fired the same 40 grain projectile as its predecessor the .22 Long Rifle, but had a longer case. Despite this, the .22 Extra Long used Black Powder as its original load and thus suffered from low velocities and muzzle energies. Today? modern .22 Long Rifle loads have far surpassed that of the .22 Extra Long, who at its peak was just capable of reproducing standard .22 Long Rifle velocities and energy.

Associated Firearms

Winchester M1903, Winchester M1904

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  • 1880
  • The United States
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.223 in” (5.66mm)
  • 0.225 in” (5.72mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.225 in” (5.72mm)
  • 0.275 in” (6.99mm)
  • 0.75 in” (19.05mm)
  • 1.16 in” (29.46mm)
  • Rimfire (Rimfire)

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