.22 Long Rifle

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


.22 LR, .22 Stinger, .22 lfB, 5.6x15R, .22 lfB Z, .22 Sub Sonic, .22 SV, .22 HV, .22 Hyper Velocity


The .22 Long Rifle (AKA: .22 LR, .22 Stinger, .22 lfB,5.6x15R, .22 lfB Z, .22 Sub Sonic, .22 SV, .22 HV, .22 Hyper Velocity) is a Rimfire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.223 in” (5.66mm) that is primarily used in Pistols and Rifles. The .22 Long Rifle originated in The United States in 1887. The .22 Long Rifle also has a case length of 0.613 in” (15.57mm) and an overall length of 1 in” (25.4mm).


The .22 Long Rifle is without a doubt the most popular of the cartridges within the .22 Caliber Rimfire Cartridge Family. Despite its age and history, the .22 Long Rifle remains one of the most popular pistol and rifle cartridges worldwide, overshadowing its little brothers the .22 Short and .22 Long, as well as its bigger brother, the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire.

Throughout the past decades, .22 Long Rifle ammunition has gone through constant spikes in price, from exceptionally low to extremely overpriced, mostly due to its worldwide popularity and the inability of ammunition manufacturers to keep up with supply when ammunition shortages occur.

.22 Long Rifle Velocities are capable of reaching nearly 2000fps with twice the muzzle energy of the .22 Long cartridge. Combine its popularity with sportsman, Varminter

Associated Firearms

Ruger 10/22, AR-15 .22, M1911, Ruger SR22, Marlin Model 60, Savage Rascal 22LR

Cartridge Details

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  • 1887
  • The United States
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.223 in” (5.66mm)
  • 0.226 in” (5.74mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.226 in” (5.74mm)
  • 0.278 in” (7.06mm)
  • 0.04 in” (1.09mm)
  • 0.613 in” (15.57mm)
  • 1 in” (25.4mm)
  • Rimfire (Rimfire)
  • 24000 psi (165 MPa)
  • 170 MPa (24656 psi)
  • ~221 MPa (32053 psi)

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