Passion for Precision

.222 Remington

CF
.222 Remington


Distance:
Short Range, Mid-Range

Recommended for:
Small Game, Practice

The cartridge with inherent accuracy – .222 Remington

The .222 Remington, also called “The triple deuce”, was a popular target cartridge particularly among benchrest shooters from its introduction in 1950 until the mid-1970s.  In Scandinavia it became popular among capercaillie and black grouse hunters. It also gained a good reputation in Central-Europe where it was and still is used for hunting of roe bocks. The .222 Rem. round continuously enjoys a reputation for inherent accuracy, and it is today a popular small game and varmint cartridge at short and medium ranges. Lapua offers a perfect selection of factory loaded cartridges in this centerfire caliber. 

The .222 Remington cartridge is suitable for eg. small to medium game hunting such as roe deer, fox etc. and practice shooting at short to medium range. The .222 Rem. comes factory loaded with three different bullets:

Trajectory and velocity charts for factory-loaded cartridges below.



Velocity & trajectory

Units:Metric Metric   Imperial Imperial

 
 Sport
 
 Hunting
 
 Tactical
Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
     
FMJ
 
 
Prod. no.
4315020
Weight
3.6 g55 gr
Code
S538
FMJ
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
880 2887 756 2501 640 2137 533 1798 100 100 0 0 -135 -4 -519 -16
1394 1028 1030 772 738 563 511 399 300 300 173 5 211 6 0 0
0 0 37 1 161 5 398 13 168 GEE 184 PBR 40 1.6 -53 -1 -396 -11
Test barrel length [mm][in]: 60024
 
SP
 
Prod. no.
4315030
Weight
3.6 g55 gr
Code
E539
SP
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
880 2887 713 2383 574 1954 461 1599 100 100 0 0 -155 -5 -613 -18
1394 1028 916 701 592 471 382 315 300 300 204 6 253 8 0 0
0 0 50 2 219 7 539 17 163 GEE 178 PBR 40 1.6 -70 -1 -485 -13
Test barrel length [mm][in]: 60024
 
Naturalis
 
Prod. no.
N315025
Weight
3.2 g50 gr
Code
N566
Naturalis
myd 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd Rifle sighted in at 100 myd 200 myd 300 myd 600 myd 800 myd 1000 myd 1200 myd 1500 myd
965 3166 802 2676 656 2230 532 1845 100 100 0 0 -115 -3 -461 -14 New
1490 1099 1030 785 689 545 293 373 176 GEE 198 PBR 40 1.5 -36 0 -342 -9
0 0 41 1.3 181 5.8 883 14.3
Test barrel length [mm][in]:
 
FMJ
 
 
Prod. no.
4315020
Weight
3.6 g55 gr
Code
S538
FMJ
Open
SP
 
Prod. no.
4315030
Weight
3.6 g55 gr
Code
E539
SP
Open
Naturalis
 
Prod. no.
N315025
Weight
3.2 g50 gr
Code
N566
Naturalis
Open