.22 Reed Express

.22 Reed Express

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 Reed Express is a (UNKNOWN) cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.223 in” (5.66mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .22 Reed Express originated in The United States in (UNKNOWN DATE). The .22 Reed Express also has a case length of (UNKNOWN) and an overall length of (UNKNOWN).


The .22 Reed Express is a Wildcat cartridge that is created by taking 7.62x25mm Tokarev Cartridge and necking it down to except a .22 Caliber projectile. The .22 Reed Express was created originally for use in the CZ-52 Semi-Automatic pistol, but has been used in additional firearms such as the M1911 and the Beretta 92FS by switching out the barrel. The .22 Express gives exceptional gains in Velocity over its parent cartridge, clocking around approximately ~2500fps with a 33 grain projectile. Comparatively, the 7.62x25mm Tokarev usually tops out around 1600-1700fps, albeit with a projectile nearly 3 times the weight in grains.

Associated Firearms

CZ-52, M1911, Beretta 92FS

Cartridge Details

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  • The United States
  • Pistols
  • 0.223 in” (5.66mm)
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