|Model: 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire|
Ordering number: 153
Description: the most powerful rim fire cartridge currently manufactured. In comparison to the 22 Long Rifle cartridge it may attain even three fold higher power with longer barrels. For long arms it reaches energy of up to 400 J with the bullet 2.92g heavy. The bullets are usually of jacket type or thickly plated with metal such as copper. The high velocity of the bullet (up to 600 m/sec) disqualifies pure lead bullets. The cartridge is suitable for shooting sport but mainly for hunting, especially small to medium size vermin. From the defensive point of view, it is more suitable than 22 Long Rifle, which is the reason of making revolvers with replaceable cylinders for shooting 22WMR or 22LR. The user obtains thus a more versatile arm. From the defensive instant effect point of view regarding the priority usage in defence, it still remains in the bottom part of the chart.