22 WMR (22 Magnum) Ammo

22WMR Ammo in ballistic gel

We shot 11 different loads of 22WMR self-defense ammo into ballistic gel.

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22 magnum ammo, also commonly called 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire ammunition is a rimfire cartridge introduced by Winchester in 1959. Although the "R" in "WMR" stands for rifle, the round has been successfully chambered in both rifles as well as revolvers; in fact, although Winchester developed the round, other manufacturers had chambered revolvers for it before Winchester had produced a rifle in that chambering.

The 22 WMR is a dandy little varmint round, provided the ranges don't stray too far beyond the 100 yard mark. Initially, the bullets were in the 40 grain range; but today, ammunition is available in a wide range of bullet styles from 25 to 50 grain. 22 Win Mag as a caliber produces velocities ranging from about 800 fps in revolvers to upwards of 2,300 feet per second in longer rifle barrels. Since the round produces higher velocities than the .22 LR, it is more popular for small game, especially varmints, and might even be a bit overkill at relatively close ranges. Head to this article at our blog for more on how 22 WMR stacks up to 22 long rifle.

The wide range of factory-loaded 22 WMR ammunition gives the round quite a bit of versatility. The savvy hunter can stoke his gun with anything from the speedy 25 grain Hornady NTX to 40 grain offerings from CCI and Fiocchi to a 45 grain heavy hitter from Hornady and even a heavy 50 grain from Federal. And, even better, those weights come in a variety of bullet styles including full metal jacket bullets, hollow points, flex tips, and polymer tipped. You can see our line-up of all 22 magnum ammo for sale listed below:

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  1. 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo
    $109.85
    $0.22/ppr

    1 In Stock

  2. 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi Mag 40gr. TMJ Ammo 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi Mag 40gr. TMJ Ammo
    $449.95
    $0.23/ppr

    2 In Stock

  3. 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo
    $48.00
    $0.24/ppr

    40 In Stock

  4. 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo
    $12.05
    $0.24/ppr

    68 In Stock

  5. 50rds - 22 Mag Federal Champion 40gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Federal Champion 40gr. FMJ Ammo
    $12.55
    $0.25/ppr
    • Buy 12 for $11.95 each

    161 In Stock

  6. 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $125.95
    $0.25/ppr

    37 In Stock

  7. 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo
    $12.95
    $0.26/ppr

    157 In Stock

  8. 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag +V 30gr. Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag +V 30gr. Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $12.95
    $0.26/ppr

    149 In Stock

  9. 50rds - .22 Mag Winchester 45gr. Dyna-Point Ammo 50rds - .22 Mag Winchester 45gr. Dyna-Point Ammo
    $13.65
    $0.27/ppr

    179 In Stock

  10. 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Super-X 40gr. Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Super-X 40gr. Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $13.95
    $0.28/ppr

    75 In Stock

  11. 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag 30gr. TNT Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag 30gr. TNT Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $14.20
    $0.28/ppr

    65 In Stock

  12. 50rds - .22 Mag Federal Premium 30gr. Speer TNT HP Ammo 50rds - .22 Mag Federal Premium 30gr. Speer TNT HP Ammo
    $14.70
    $0.29/ppr

    152 In Stock

  13. 20rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. TMJ Ammo 20rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. TMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $14.95
    $0.30/ppr

    148 In Stock

  14. 50rds – 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 7 Review(s)

    $14.95
    $0.30/ppr

    137 In Stock

  15. 50rds - 22 Mag. CCI Gamepoint 40gr. JSP Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag. CCI Gamepoint 40gr. JSP Ammo
    $14.95
    $0.30/ppr
    • Buy 10 for $14.00 each

    26 In Stock

  16. 50rds – 22 WMR CCI 30gr. VNT Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR CCI 30gr. VNT Ammo
    $15.05
    $0.30/ppr

    85 In Stock

  17. 50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo
    $16.25
    $0.33/ppr

    149 In Stock

  18. 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
    $16.55
    $0.33/ppr

    105 In Stock

  19. 50rds – 22 WMR Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 40gr. HP Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 40gr. HP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $17.45
    $0.35/ppr

    32 In Stock

  20. 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Defender PDX1 40gr. JHP Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Defender PDX1 40gr. JHP Ammo
    $17.95
    $0.36/ppr

    70 In Stock

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22WMR Ballistic Gel Test Results

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Firearm Used Ruger LCR
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Barrel Length 1.87"
Distance target icon
Distance to Target 10 Feet
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Barrier 4-layer cloth
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
50rds – 22 WMR Armscor Precision 40gr. JHP Ammo 500rds – 22 WMR Armscor Precision 40gr. JHP Ammo
  15.98"
0.22" 1142
50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag +V 30gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  16.76"
0.22" 1411
50rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. JHP Ammo 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. JHP Ammo
  16.52"
0.22" 1129
50rds – 22 WMR CCI TNT Green 30gr. HP Ammo
  13.92"
0.22" 1285
50rds - 22 Mag Hornady Critical Defense 45gr. FTX Polymer Tip Ammo
  18.94"
0.22" 1041
50rds – 22 WMR Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 40gr. HP Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Speer 40gr. Gold Dot Hollow Point Ammo
  11.76"
0.3" 1019
50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Defender PDX1 40gr. JHP Ammo
  14.4"
0.22" 1034
50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Super-X 40gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  14.04"
0.22" 1144
50rds - 22 WMR Winchester LF 28gr. JHP Ammo
  14.7"
0.22" 1466

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