22 Short Ammo

Initially introduced in the 19th century as a black powder cartridge, the .22 Short is a popular choice for pest control and plinking. And with its almost imperceptible recoil, .22 Short ammo is a great way to introduce a new shooter to the sport. Learn More

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  1. Remington 22 Short Ammo - 50 Rounds of 29 Grain CPRN Ammunition

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  2. CCI 22 Short Ammo - 100 Rounds of 29 Grain CPRN Ammunition

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  3. CCI 22 Short Ammo - 100 Rounds of 27 Grain CPHP Ammunition

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  4. CCI 22 Short Ammo - 100 Rounds of 29 Grain LRN Ammunition

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  5. CCI 22 Short Ammo - 100 Rounds of 29 Grain LRN Ammunition

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Introduced in 1857 as the first American metallic cartridge ever produced, the .22 Short was an entirely self-contained cartridge that was moisture resistant and more quickly reloaded than other firearms of the era. It was a rimfire cartridge, meaning that the priming compound was applied inside the rim of the cartridge, which ignited the powder charge held in the case.

Smith and Wesson's first revolver was chambered for the .22 Short, which was designed to be used as a self-defense cartridge – a popular use for soldiers in the Civil War. The .22 Short remained popular after the war and was chambered in a growing variety of rifles and small pistols. Many youngsters of the late 19th century and early to mid 20th century received .22 Short rifles as their first gun. While it was eventually replaced by the more popular .22 LR, there are still dedicated fans who have kept the place of this cartridge secure in the world of shooting.

The .22 Short saw a great deal of use in shooting galleries, which were widespread from the late 19th century until the mid 20th century. With a very mild report, no recoil, and sufficient accuracy, the .22 Short had a reputation for being able to take small game and control pests.

Its lead round nose bullet weighs 29 grains and reaches a velocity of 1,045 feet per second, resulting in 70 foot pounds of muzzle energy. Although initially developed more than 100 years ago as a self-defense cartridge, few modern self-defense weapons are chambered for the .22 Short.

Several manufacturers have produced rifles for the .22 Short – including Marlin, Winchester and Remington. The rifles were most commonly made as pump and lever action guns, with single shot rifles a close third. Browning produced a semi-automatic rifle for the .22 Short, and Winchester accepted special orders for bolt action rifles that fired the .22 Short.

A great cartridge, the .22 Short shoots accurately and quietly, and has a nearly imperceptible recoil, especially when firing subsonic rounds. This makes it a good cartridge for first time shooters, and also a fun plinker. The .22 Short is one of the great almost-forgotten rounds!