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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12 Item(s)

  1. 2000rds – 22 WMR Winchester Dynapoint 45gr. CPHP Ammo 2000rds – 22 WMR Winchester Dynapoint 45gr. CPHP Ammo
    $399.95
    $0.20/ppr

    14 In Stock

  2. 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI 30gr. V-MAX Ammo 2000rds – 22 WMR CCI 30gr. V-MAX Ammo
    $425.00
    $0.21/ppr

    8 In Stock

  3. 50rds - 22 WMR Winchester LF 28gr. JHP Ammo 50rds - 22 WMR Winchester LF 28gr. JHP Ammo
    $10.95
    $0.22/ppr

    34 In Stock

  4. 50rds – 22 WMR CCI TNT Green 30gr. HP Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR CCI TNT Green 30gr. HP Ammo
    $11.95
    $0.24/ppr

    24 In Stock

  5. 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)

    $12.95
    $0.26/ppr

    3 In Stock

  6. 50rds – 22 WMR Remington 40gr. JHP Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR Remington 40gr. JHP Ammo
    $13.25
    $0.27/ppr

    21 In Stock

  7. 500rds - 22 Mag Hornady 30gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo 500rds - 22 Mag Hornady 30gr. V-MAX Polymer Tip Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Review(s)

    $134.95
    $0.27/ppr

    38 In Stock

  8. 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo 200rds - 22 WMR CCI GamePoint 35gr. JSP Ammo
    $54.95
    $0.27/ppr

    34 In Stock

  9. 50rds – 22 WMR Winchester Varmint HV 30gr. V-Max Ammo 50rds – 22 WMR Winchester Varmint HV 30gr. V-Max Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 4 Review(s)

    $14.45
    $0.29/ppr

    118 In Stock

  10. 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

    109 In Stock

  11. 50rds - 22 Mag CCI 30gr. V-Max Polymer Tip Ammo 50rds - 22 Mag CCI 30gr. V-Max Polymer Tip Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 3 Review(s)

    $17.05
    $0.34/ppr

    34 In Stock

  12. 20rds - .22 Mag CCI Shotshells 1/8 oz. #12 Shot Ammo 20rds - .22 Mag CCI Shotshells 1/8 oz. #12 Shot Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $11.95
    $0.60/ppr
    • Buy 3 for $11.00 each

    149 In Stock

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22WMR Ballistic Gel Test Results

About This Data

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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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