The .22 Long Rifle (.22 LR) was designed in 1887 by J. Stevens Arm & Tool Company, and is the most commonly used .22 caliber round in use today. The parent case comes from the .22 Long which is often mistaken for the .22 LR and has a rimfire primer. The ballistic performance of the .22 LR is based off the 30, 31, 32, 38, and 40 grain with 1,750 ft/s (30 gr), 1,430 ft/s (31 gr), 1,640 ft/s (32 gr), 1,260 ft/s (38 gr), and 1,080 ft/s (40 gr).
The .22 LR is the most popular and widely sold cartridge in the world. The high velocity and hyper velocity comes in either 40 grain solid lead or 32 to 40 grain lead hollow points. High velocity cartridge can be loaded with a 40 grain bullet and has a muzzle velocity of 1,255 ft/s. The .22 LR high velocity HP cartridge is for small game and features a 37 grain hollow point at 1,280 fps.
The newer hyper velocity rounds are available from CCI Stinger and Remington Yellow Jacket, and have higher speed than high velocity rounds. The .22 LR hyper velocity rounds are lighter, plated with copper, and range from 30 to 33 grain with an average of 1,500 ft/s. These are typically used in pistols for self- defense purposes or the hunting of small game.
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