22 WMR Ammo

The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire is a very versatile round. it can be used for varmint control, small game hunting and even has self-defense applications. The light recoil and effectiveness of this cartridge have made it a great choice for all around use for years to come.
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  1. Sellier and Bellot 22 WMR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 40 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $150.00 Price
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  2. Sellier and Bellot 22 WMR Ammo - 1500 Rounds of 40 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $465.00 Price
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  3. Sellier and Bellot 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain FMJ Ammunition

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    $18.00 Price
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  4. Sellier and Bellot 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 45 Grain CPRN Ammunition

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    $18.00 Price
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  5. Sellier and Bellot 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 40 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $19.00 Price
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  6. Armscor 22 WMR Ammo - 500 Rounds of 40 Grain JHP Ammunition

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    $220.00 Price
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    • 500 Rounds
    • Made by Armscor
    • Discount Rimfire
    • 44¢ Cost Per Round
    • Armscor SKU FAC22M-1N (50018)
  7. Hornady 22 WMR Ammo - 50 Rounds of 30 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    $27.25 Price
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    • 50 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • Rimfire
    • 54.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 83202
    • UPC 090255832020
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History of .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire Ammunition

The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire was developed in 1959 by Winchester. Soon after Smith and Wesson and Ruger had revolvers chambered for this potent little cartridge. Winchester introduced the Model 61 rifle in 1960. Savage introduced its famous Model 24, an over and under .22 WMR/.410 combination rifle in 1960 as well.

The .22 WMR is popular for its low recoil, modest report and devastating effect on small game. Prairie dogs, rabbits and squirrels are easily dispatched with this powerful cartridge. What is of even greater interest is the effectiveness of the .22 WMR in self defense. According to the Marshall and Sanow studies of shootings as reported from police agencies, the .22 WMR achieved a 42% “one shot stop” rating. This meant that one shot was enough to stop the attacker from continuing the attack 42% of the time. Although this doesn’t compare with the more powerful centerfire cartridges, it does show that the .22 WMR should not be discounted as a personal defense round, especially for those unable to tolerate the recoil of the more common self defense calibers.

Although not as commonly available as the .22 LR, the .22 WMR can normally be found on most ammo retailers’ shelves. The ammo variety is not as plentiful as the .22 LR but even though the choices are limited, there is enough variety to address the needs most shooters will have. Hollow points for hunting, lead and plated lead for target shooting. Bullet weights range from 30 to 50 grains using LRN or HP designs with velocities that can reach upward of 2200 feet per second and the muzzle and energies in excess of 300 foot pounds.

The .22 WMR has been chambered in all rifle and pistol action types. Revolvers and single shot rifles are among the most commonly produced firearms for this cartridge. However, there has been a surge in popularity with the introduction of the Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol which has a magazine with a 30 round capacity.

Shooters wanting a cartridge that will perform well for shooting related chores around the home and ranch need look no farther than the .22 WMR. It is truly a do-almost-anything cartridge that will take care of small game, help to keep shooting skills sharp and if needed, could be employed effectively as a self defense cartridge.

Discuss 22 WMR ammunition by adding your comment to the 13 comments below or by asking a new question

Adam Lee VanderBand ( Sun, 03 Feb 2013 02:29:06 +0000 ) : Why are no stores carrying 22 WMR shells now because of the idiot in conneticut.
Mary Ruark ( Sun, 07 Apr 2013 05:04:12 +0000 ) : Its called PANIC BUYING. Same thing happened in the 1970's with gasoline. One whif of shortage & everyone went to top off their tank, thus creating a real shortage. Take a deep breathe & wait. Its all coming back!
Russ Wier ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:07:48 +0000 ) : Someone is artificially inflating the price just like they are gas!
Ed N Charlene Wickizer ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:02:08 +0000 ) : nice round if you can find them in calif. But 22mag up against someone with a higher caliber? I'll take 45acp.
Jimmylee Long ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:32:41 +0000 ) : they call it supply and demand, I call it anti-Americanism. Get on the band wagon and get rid of the most hated culture in the world, pro gun owners.
Jimmylee Long ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 13:47:39 +0000 ) : Winchester has come along way, so has Remington. They have both done alot with one of the most devastating calibers in the industry. The.22 has taken more game, fed more family's over the years than any other. Still remains unchanged, unchallenged in dependability as the American plains survival rifle. From varmints to grizzly.
Kyle Fallon ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:02:07 +0000 ) : I'd like to have a PMR-30.
Paul Kolhepp ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:42:03 +0000 ) : When the choice is that or nothing I'll take it, but if I have a choice I'd rather a 45acp. Still I'd rather not get shot by one.
Ted Marshall III ( Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:39:16 +0000 ) : I got a old Mossberg 640ck Chuckester bolt action rifle, while I need special rings to mount a scope on the dove tailed receiver, I mainly got it because.22lr was extremely had to find & the local sporting goods store had plenty of.22 magnum. While a bit more expensive, its more accessible and find it to be more accurate and defiantly hits harder.
John D. Armstrong Sr ( Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:52:14 +0000 ) : Purchased a bolt action 22 WMR to replace the 22 LR Automatic I've had since a boy. Have not fired it yet. :( What types of amo -- bullet types -- are available for this rifle? Who makes pistols that use this amo?
Rendel Fay ( Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:45:46 +0000 ) : Absolutely love my savage 22wmr with accu-trigger and buschnell 3-9x40 for the range it's extremely accurate and has enough report to make you feel good... on at 150 yrds no problem and will have no problem dispatching any small game I inted on taking, all around pleasure to own and shoot.
Pokey Karol ( Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:21:42 +0000 ) : I have a Heritage Arms revolver that has both 22 and 22WMR cylinders. Never understood why it took me a year to find a box of 22 WMR. Thanks ammo.net!
Mark Newman ( Fri, 03 Jul 2015 05:36:03 +0000 ) : I've got one too,, and I love it. The funny thing is, I can't hit anything with it. But I just LOVE cocking that hammer. "Click chock click."
22 WMR Ammo Ammo Customer Reviews
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  • acep51 said: "I've been using this brand for some time and must say it is excellent. It may be a slight bit dirtier than the CCI and Winchester ammo I used in the past. I have never had a misfire or jam with this ammo and always smooth ejections from my guns. The accuracy is outstanding from bullet to bullet. I highly recommend this ammo to the hunter or non completion target shooter. You will NOT be disappointed with this ammos all around performance."
  • 243dave said: "My old 22 Mag rifle is load sensitive but performs well with the Fiocchi soft points. I get sub-half inch groups at a measured 50 yds from the bench with them vs 1-1/4" from CCI and 3/4" from Winchester hollowpoints. FMJs from both shoot a 1/4" better. I dropped a point on performance because I have not tested it on game animals yet. I don't hunt with this rifle much because I found the hollow point offerings from CCI & Winchester too explosive for squirrels and lacking penetration on larger game like small pigs. The FMJ offerings do not incapacitate small game like squirrels except on direct nrevous system hits. If the softpoints prove to be the compromise I hope they are, I will make an effort to tune this rifle and use it more. FWIW: I also get near benchrest accuracy from the Fiocchi Hi-Vel ammo in 22LR."