222 Ammo For Sale

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. Sellier & Bellot 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain SP Ammunition

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    • Foreign Discount Range
    • 3215 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 50 Grain
    • SP Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1148 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
  2. Hornady 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 50 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    • American-made Range
    • 3395 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 50 Grain
    • V-MAX Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1242 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8316
  3. Federal 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Ammunition

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    • American-made Range
    • 3450 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU P222C
    • UPC 029465096557
  4. Nosler Varmageddon Ammunition 222 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain Flat Base Hollow-Point (FBHP) Ammunition

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    • American-made Hunting
    • 3400 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 40 Grain
    • Flat Base Hollow-Point (FBHP) Bullet
    • Brass Casing
    • Boxer Primer
    • 1026 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
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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.

222 Ballistics: Chart of Average 222 Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

222 Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) TRAJECTORY (in.)
  Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds.
35 Grain 3760 3125 2574 2085 1656 1099 759 515 338 213 1 0 -6.3 -20.8
40 Grain 3600 3117 2673 2269 1911 1151 863 634 457 324 1.07 0 -6.13 -18.9
40 Grain Magnum 3600 3140 2726 2347 2000 1150 876 660 489 355 1 0 -5.7 -17.8
50 Grain 3140 2602 2123 1700 1350 1094 752 500 321 202 2 -0.4 -11 -33
50 Grain 3345 2930 2553 2205 1886 1242 953 723 540 395 1.3 0 -6.7 -20.6
50 Grain Magnum 3340 2917 2533 2179 1855 1238 945 712 527 382 1.3 0 -6.8 -20.9
55 Grain 3020 2562 2147 1773 1451 1114 801 563 384 257 2 -0.4 -11 -33
55 Grain Magnum 3240 2748 2305 1906 1556 1282 922 649 444 296 2 -0.2 -9 -27