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.
The .22 Long Rifle Ammo originated in the United States in 1884. It was designed and developed by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company.
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.
.22 Magnum Ammo is rimfire cartridge weighing about 40 grams in total and uses a thicker and much larger case that allows it to withstand higher pressure levels under extreme heat. Increased powder and high pressures resulted in .22 Magnum Ammo delivering velocities over 2,000 feet per second from a rifle and 1,500 feet per second from a handgun. This ammunition is capable of reaching 125 yards in maximum point-blank range, making it perfect for taking down small game. The comparatively silent and ignorable recoil make it quite suitable to shoot for extended periods.
.22 Magnum Ammo is known to provide a good level penetration at all ranges and a more reliable expansion when used in longer ranges thanks to the expanding bullets. Since the .22 Magnum Ammo carries the same bullet weight as the .22 Long Rifle Ammo, both are used for similar purposes. Since this bullet has a decent effective range, you can take successful medium, ranged shots to take down small game. So, if you are in need to a short-range point-blank shot or shoot a small game from a comfortable distance with mild recoil, .22 Magnum Ammo will surely prove to be the best companion to you and offer an effective level of penetration making it a good choice for hunting.