.22 Creedmoor

Reloading data for .22 Creedmoor cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_67
Load data for caliber ".22 Creedmoor"
The .22 Creedmoor is a centerfire rifle cartridge that was developed by Hornady in 2018. It is based on the .6mm Creedmoor case that has been necked down to accept a .22 caliber bullet.

The .22 Creedmoor cartridge features a small primer pocket, which allows for more consistent ignition and better accuracy. It typically uses a bullet with a diameter of .224 inches (5.7 mm) and a weight of 75 to 90 grains (4.9 to 5.8 g), propelled by a powder charge that gives it a muzzle velocity of around 3,300 to 3,500 feet per second (1,006 to 1,067 meters per second).

The .22 Creedmoor cartridge was designed to provide long-range shooters with a fast and flat-shooting cartridge that could be used in a variety of rifles, including bolt-action and AR-platform rifles. It is suitable for varmint and predator hunting, as well as target shooting and long-range competitions.

While the .22 Creedmoor is a relatively new cartridge, it has gained a following among long-range shooters and is becoming increasingly popular. However, firearms chambered for this cartridge may not be as widely available as those chambered for more popular cartridges.

You find .22 Creedmoor with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: .22 Creedmoor
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.224 '' | 5.69 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.92'' | 48.77 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:2.6'' | 66.04 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:64977.92 psi | 4480 bar
Wildcat stands for a wildcat cartridge which is a custom cartridge for which ammunition and/or firearms are not mass-produced. These cartridges are often created in order to optimize a certain performance characteristic (such as the power, size or efficiency) of an existing commercial cartridge.
Developing and using wildcat cartridges does not generally serve a purpose in military or law enforcement; it is more a hobby for serious shooting, hunting, gunsmithing and handloading enthusiasts, particularly in the United States. There are potentially endless varieties of wildcat cartridge: one source of gunsmithing equipment has a library of over 6,000 different wildcat cartridges for which they produce equipment such as chamber reamers.

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