.22 WMR Ammunition

 

Often times, people think only of the .22 LR cartridge when faced with the term "rimfire". The fact of the matter is that rimfire ammunition is available in a number of different calibers, including .22 LR, but also including .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Stinger, .22 Winchester Rimfire, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire and .17 Hornady Mach 2. As you can see, rimfire ammunition is not limited to only the most popular caliber, but encompasses a wide variety of calibers that have been designed and developed for different applications. Today, we discuss the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire cartridge, or .22 WMR cartridge as it is often called.

 

Originally introduced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1959, the .22 WMR cartridge boasts a larger case than the .22 LR cartridge in terms of length, diameter and thickness. The increased case dimensions allow the .22 WMR cartridge to be loaded with more powder and tolerate higher pressures, resulting in a cartridge known for slightly more power and higher muzzle velocities. Despite their differing case sizes, the .22 WMR and the .22 LR cartridges often use projectiles of the same weight, giving them similar applications. But whereas the .22 WMR cartridge is known to retain the muzzle velocity of the .22 LR cartridge at up to 100 yards, it is marked by improved penetration and more reliable expansion, making it a popular choice for small game hunters.

 

Whatever the reason you have for seeking .22 WMR ammunition, ensure you get the best deal by shopping with us here at Keepshooting.com. High-volume shooters are sure to enjoy our CCI Troy Landry Signature Series .22 WMR, which contains 250 rounds of .22 WMR ammunition at only $47.36, while small game hunters will want to pick up a box or two of our Federal Premium Vital-Shok .22 WMR for just $14.95. Of course, this is just a small sampling of what we have to offer. Check out our ever-expanding lineup of .22 WMR ammunition today!

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