.222 Rem.

Reloading data for .222 Rem. cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_128
Load data for caliber ".222 Rem."
The 222 Remington is an extremely versatile centerfire cartridge that was first introduced in 1950. It has since become one of the most popular rounds for benchrest shooting and varmint hunting, as well as for use in competition and small game hunting.

The 222 Remington offers excellent accuracy and flat trajectory, making it a great choice for targets at long range. Its relatively low recoil also allows you to shoot accurately with less effort and strain on your body. This round has moderate muzzle velocity of 3100 feet per second, making it suitable for medium game such as coyote or fox at distances up to 400 yards away.
You find .222 Rem. 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: .222 Rem.
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.224 '' | 5.69 mm
Primer Size: Small Rifle (SR)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.7'' | 43.18 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:2.13'' | 54.1 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:53664.8 psi | 3700 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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