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. The wide range of factory-loaded 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. 2000rds - 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo 2000rds - 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo
    $409.95
    $0.21/ppr

    1 In Stock

  2. 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. JHP Ammo 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. JHP Ammo
    $414.95
    $0.21/ppr

    14 In Stock

  3. 500rds - 22Mag Armscor Precision 40gr Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 22Mag Armscor Precision 40gr Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $104.95
    $0.21/ppr

    121 In Stock

  4. 200rds - 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo 200rds - 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo
    $43.75
    $0.22/ppr

    30 In Stock

  5. 50rds - 22 WMR Winchester LF 28gr. JHP Ammo 50rds - 22 WMR Winchester LF 28gr. JHP Ammo
    $10.95
    $0.22/ppr

    51 In Stock

  6. 500rds - 22 Mag Hornady 30gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Hornady 30gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $109.95
    $0.22/ppr

    23 In Stock

  7. 200rds - 22 Mag CCI Bulk Pack Troy Landry Choot Em! 40gr. JHP Ammo 200rds - 22 Mag CCI Bulk Pack Troy Landry Choot Em! 40gr. JHP Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $45.95
    $0.23/ppr

    89 In Stock

  8. 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo
    $45.95
    $0.23/ppr

    27 In Stock

  9. 50rds - 22 Mag Armscor Precision 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Armscor Precision 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $11.95
    $0.24/ppr

    132 In Stock

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

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $11.95
    $0.24/ppr

    95 In Stock

  11. 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)

    $11.99
    $0.24/ppr

    55 In Stock

  12. 250rds - 22 WMR Winchester Super-X 40gr. FMJ Ammo 250rds - 22 WMR Winchester Super-X 40gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $59.95
    $0.24/ppr

    9 In Stock

  13. 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $120.00
    $0.24/ppr

    2 In Stock

  14. 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. TMJ Ammo
    $12.05
    $0.24/ppr

    70 In Stock

  15. 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Fiocchi 40gr. Jacketed Soft Point Ammo
    $12.20
    $0.24/ppr

    14 In Stock

  16. 50rds – 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR Hornady Varmint Express 30gr. V-MAX Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 6 Review(s)

    $12.95
    $0.26/ppr

    111 In Stock

  17. 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Super-X 40gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Winchester Super-X 40gr. FMJ Ammo
    $12.95
    $0.26/ppr

    74 In Stock

  18. 1000rds – 22 WMR Winchester Varmint HV 30gr. V-Max Ammo 1000rds – 22 WMR Winchester Varmint HV 30gr. V-Max Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $259.95
    $0.26/ppr

    9 In Stock

  19. 50rds - 22 Mag Federal Champion 40gr. FMJ Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag Federal Champion 40gr. FMJ Ammo
    $13.45
    $0.27/ppr

    95 In Stock

  20. 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. Hollow Point Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. Hollow Point Ammo
    $13.95
    $0.28/ppr

    124 In Stock

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22WMR Ballistic Gel Test Results
Ammo 5-shot average penetration depth 5-shot average diameter 5-shot average velocity
50rds - 22 Mag Armscor Precision 40gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 500rds - 22Mag Armscor Precision 40gr Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo
  15.98"
0.22" 1142
50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag +V 30gr. Hollow Point Ammo
  16.76"
0.22" 1411
50rds - 22 Mag CCI Maxi-Mag 40gr. Hollow Point 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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