222 Ammo

The .222 Remington an incredibly accurate and flat shooting cartridge. It was popular among varminters, as well as benchrest competitors. Although other calibers have passed 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. Fiocchi 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    • 85¢ Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 222HVA
    • UPC 762344707365
  3. Sellier & Bellot 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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  4. Winchester 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain JSP Ammunition

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

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    • Federal SKU P222D
    • UPC 029465099664
  6. Hornady 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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

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  8. Federal 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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    • $1.08 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 222A
    • UPC 029465084158
  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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    • $1.32 Cost Per Round
    • Nosler Ammunition SKU 65130
    • UPC 054041651301
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Mike Walker, who worked for Remington as a bench rest shooter, designed the .222 Remington in 1950. At first, Remington sold 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 cartridge, developed by a bench rest shooter, was intended to be a cartridge for benchrest shooting. The .222 Remington was introduced shortly after WWII; it was the first new cartridge of the era presented by a large manufacturer. The case for the cartridge is original - it was not based on an already existing case that was modified 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.

The .222 was a leader in benchrest competitive shooting for nearly a quarter century. The accuracy 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.

Bullets for the .222 commonly weigh between 40 and 60 grains in the common configurations of FMJ and SP. Muzzle velocity ranges from just less than 3,000 feet per second to more than 3,500 feet per second. The .222 today is mostly employed to hunt varmints up to 250 yards distant.  Hunters in Europe use the cartridge to take game of many varieties as large as small deer.

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 for rifles chambered in this cartridge. Rifles are not currently manufactured in volume for the in .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.