What does 22 WMR mean in bullets?
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR), often called 22 magnum, was introduced by Winchester in 1959. The . 22 WMR was the answer for shooters who had wished for a rimfire cartridge accurate to 125 yards and having enough energy to take game and varmints up to 20 pounds.
Can a 22 WMR kill a person?
22 WMR has more energy at 100 yards than a . 22 lr does at the muzzle. It’s a lovely little round for killing things quietly. It will absolutely kill you if it strikes you in the head.
What will a 22 mag kill?
22 WMR an effective short to medium range varmint rifle and hunting rifle cartridge. The . 22 WMR can effectively kill small game such as rabbits, hares, groundhogs, prairie dogs, foxes, raccoons, opossums, and coyotes.
How much damage can a 22 magnum do?
So, on average, you can expect a . 45 ACP to damage about 3.79 cubic inches of tissue and a 9 mm Luger to damage about 3 cubic inches of tissue. The best . 22 Magnum loadings will damage less than 1 cubic inch of tissue.
What kind of gun is A.22 WMR?
In the modern world of rimfire options, the .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, also known as .22 WMR or simply .22 Magnum, often gets lost in the shuffle between the ever popular .22 long rifle and .17 HMR. It may be because those other two rounds are more popular for pest control, varmints and small game hunting.
What’s the difference between 22 LR and 22 Magnum?
.22 LR ammo is inexpensive to shoot and easily controlled in all but the smallest of guns. Yet it is still powerful enough to make a tin can bounce around or drop a squirrel where it stands. While you may be familiar with.22LR, you may not know that it has a bigger brother: the.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, also called.22WMR or 22 Magnum.
What kind of bullet does a 22 WRF have?
The 22 Mag back then was only available as a Hollow Point and blew every thing up. The 22 WRF had two loadings: a 40 gr HP that was discontinued by the time I shot the cartridge and a 45 gr flat nosed truncated cone bullet at 1500 fps that was a great small game round.
How big is a 22 Winchester Rimfire bullet?
22 Winchester Magnum, or “22 Mag” for short, was the big dog rimfire for decades. Typically running a 30-50 grain bullet at 2200 fps, 1880, or 1530, respectively, it was a big jump over the typical 22 round of a 40 grain bullet at 1200 fps.