Brief Discussion on the Extreme Range of .22 Ammunition
The .22 rimfire reigns supreme when it comes to American shooters. But just exactly what are these nifty little rounds capable of at the extreme end of their range? You’d be surprised.
The extreme range of the .22LR from a rifle is listed by SAAMI as 1,800 yards. This is achieved at an angle of departure of about 30 degrees. Army Ordnance publications cited in Julian Hatcher’s writings give a figure of 1,500 yards with the standard-velocity ammunition at a velocity of 1,145 f.s.
This raises the question of the difference between a standard velocity vs. a high-velocity LR at 1335 f.s. States Hatcher regarding the HV LR? Read the full article at GunDigest.com to find out.
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