.22 Long vs .22 LR

.22 Long vs .22 LR

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.22 Long

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.22 Long

22 Long Ammo About The .22 Long Ammo is a variety of .22 caliber Ammo that use rimfire cartridges. The .22 Long Ammo was introduced to the markets in 1871 and is the second oldest rimfire cartridge to survive until the present. The .22 Long Ammo was originally intended to be used in revolvers but was later chambered in rifles, which was the main reason it gained popularity and sold well. The cartridge was paired with rifles mainly used to hunt down small game. In 1887, the .22 Long Ammo was given a heavier variant loaded with a 40-grain bullet which produced the .22 Long Rifle Ammo, which delivered a superior performance than the .22 Long Ammo in terms of higher muzzle energy and shot power. The overall length of the .22 Long Ammo is 22.6mm, and the bullet diameter measures 5.6mm. The 29-grain bullet of the .22 Long Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,038 feet per second while creating an energy level of 67ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .22 Long Ammo was based on the .22 Short Ammo. It was first designed and developed in 1871 initially to be used in revolvers. Uses The .22 Long Ammo provides a soft recoil and precise accuracy to the shooter, making it an ideal choice for target shooting, small game hunting, and pest control purposes.

.22 LR

About The .22 Long Rifle Ammo, or simply the 22 LR Ammo, is a 22 caliber rimfire cartridge created in the United States. The .22 Long Rifle Ammo is used in multiple rifles, pistols, smoothbore shotguns, revolvers, and submachine guns. This bullet is considered to be the most common type of cartridge in the market and is widely used for both target shooting and hunting. The .22 Long Rifle Ammo is extremely popular amongst both the novices and the experts because of the low mild recoil it offers and the low levels of noise it creates, making it perfect for repetitive shooting. The overall length of the .22 Long Rifle Ammo is 25.4mm, and the bullet diameter of this cartridge is 5.7mm. The lightest variant of the .22 Long Rifle Ammo is a 30-grain bullet that can travel at a velocity of 1,640 feet per second while creating an energy level of 191 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer The .22 Long Rifle Ammo originated in the United States in 1884. It was designed and developed by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company.  Uses  The .22 Long Rifle Ammo is used mainly for hunting tiny pests and vermin, sports target shooting, plinking, and an inexpensive training session for the novices. Because the .22 Long Rifle Ammo can fit into tiny, concealable handguns and revolvers, it is also used for defense in many regions.

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