The .222 Remington loaded with the Soft Point (SP) projectile for hunting

The .222 Remington, also called “The triple deuce”, has been popular in Scandinavia among bird hunters as a good cartridge option for capercaillie and black grouse. It also gained a good reputation in Central-Europe where it was and still is used for roe bock hunting. 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´s 3.6 gram / 55 grain Soft Point bullet (E539) is designed for small game hunting where the rapid opening and mushrooming of the bullet are some of the most important characteristics.

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.

.222 Rem. / 3.6 g (55 gr) Soft Point

Caliber

.222 Rem.

Bullet

Soft Point

Product no.

4315030

Bullet Code

E539

Bullet type

Soft Point

Bullet weight

3.6 g (55 gr)

Muzzle velocity

880 m/s (2887 fps)

Purpose

Hunting, Target

Twist rate

1-14''

BC G1

0.185

BC G7

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)
Metric chart
0 m 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
880 713 574 461
1394 916 592 382
0 52 228 563
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -156 -615
300 205 254 0
163 GEE 40 -76 -494
Test barrel length [mm]: 600
Imperial chart
0 yd 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
2887 2383 1954 1599
1028 701 471 315
0 2 7 17
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -5 -18
300 6 8 0
175 PBR 1.6 -1 -14
Test barrel length [mm]: 24