222 Ammo

Popular among varminters and benchrest competitors, the .222 Remington is an incredibly accurate and flat-shooting cartridge. Although other calibers have surpassed it in popularity, the .222 remains a great cartridge. Learn More

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  1. Prvi Partizan 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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    • 60¢ Cost Per Round
    • Prvi Partizan SKU PP2.1
  2. Sellier & Bellot 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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  3. Federal V-Shok 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 43 Grain TNT HP Ammunition

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    • 85¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P222D
    • UPC 029465099664
  4. Fiocchi 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    • Fiocchi SKU 222HVA
    • UPC 762344707365
  5. Federal 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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    • 95¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 222A
    • UPC 029465084158
  6. Winchester 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain JSP Ammunition

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  7. Hornady 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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  8. Federal 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Ammunition

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    • Federal SKU P222C
    • UPC 029465096557
  9. Nosler Varmageddon Ammunition 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain Flat Base Hollow-Point (FBHP) Ammunition

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    • 40 Grain
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    • Brass Casing
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    • $1.25 Cost Per Round
    • Nosler Ammunition SKU 65130
    • UPC 054041651301
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Designed by Remington bench rest shooter Mike Walker in 1950, the .222 Remington was initially sold as the cartridge for one of their bolt action rifles, the Model 726. Remington still produces rifles chambered for .222 today, as do Ruger and some European companies.

The .222 Remington was introduced shortly after WWII, and was the first new cartridge of the era presented by a large manufacturer. A unique characteristic about this round is that the case is original, as opposed to modifying an already existing case to become the new caliber. Since the .222 was introduced, however, it has become the inspiration for many other successful cartridges – including the .17 Remington, .221 Fireball and the .223 Remington.

A leader in benchrest competitive shooting for nearly a quarter century, the accuracy of the .222 exceeded every other cartridge of the era, and established new standards for competitive shooting at long distances. It was only finally dethroned by the 6mm PPC and the .22 PPC. The .222 Remington is no longer used for competitive shooting, but it remains a well respected cartridge among varmint shooters.

The .222 today is mostly employed to hunt varmints up to 250 yards out, as well as small deer in Europe. Its bullets commonly weigh between 40 and 60 grains in the common configurations of FMJ and SP, and muzzle velocity ranges from just less than 3,000 feet per second to more than 3,500 feet per second.

The best features of this cartridge include groups at less than MOA, gentle recoil, mild muzzle blast and lower operating pressures than similar cartridges – which extends the life of chambers and barrels. Rifles are not currently manufactured in volume for the .222 , but many companies still manufacture .222 ammunition.

Even though the competitive days have ended for the .222 Remington, it remains an excellent choice for hunting varmint and small game.