.222 Remington ammo (known as the 5.7x43mm in Europe) is a predecessor to the .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO. It was introduced in 1950 and is still used for hunting small to midsize game.
Like its descendants, the .222 Remington typically fires a bullet around 55 grains in weight at a muzzle velocity of about 3,000 feet per second. Many loads in this caliber are optimized for hunting and feature soft point bullets that expand without fragmenting to preserve edible meat. Others use jacketed hollow points that fragment for high killing power against varmints.
Soft point ammo is available from Federal's Power-Shok series as well as Prvi Partizan and Winchester. Polymer-tipped hollow point loads can be had from Fiocchi, Hornady, and Federal.
Fiocchi 222 Rem 50 Grain V-Max – 20 Rounds$17.85
Manufacturer Fiocchi Condition New Bullet Weight 50 Grain Bullet Type V-MAX Use Type varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 222 Remington Manufacturer SKU 222HVA Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 762344707365 Cost Per Round 89.3¢ per round20 rounds of Fiocchi 222 Remington ammo that'll have your gun firing for a while and your face smiling for even longer! The Boxer primer, 50 Grain V-MAX bullet and Brass cases on these New rounds make for the perfect companion for varmint hunting. Pick up some rounds today and you'll get fast shipping along with Widener's world class service.