.22 Long Rifle ammo is an extremely popular, versatile, and cost-effective rimfire cartridge suitable for varmint and small game hunting as well as competition and casual target shooting. Though not powerful enough for self-defense, it has helped many new shooters and CCW holders train in the fundamentals of firearm proficiency in part because you can fire bulk quantities at cheap prices.
.22LR cartridges typically come in two major varieties: subsonic "standard velocity" loads and supersonic "high velocity" loads. Standard velocity ammo typically fires a 40 grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of around 1,000 feet per second. "SV" ammo's avoidance of the sound barrier makes it ideal for suppressors and enhances close-range accuracy, an important benefit for match shooting. High velocity ammunition fires the same 40 grain bullet (or sometimes a lighter one) at a muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet per second and produces flatter trajectories and better terminal performance against game; it is also the preferred load for many semi-automatic firearms as it cycles their actions more reliably.
Most ammo manufacturers produce at least one .22 LR load; hollow points are obviously best suited for hunting, while basic lead nose bullets are used for target shooting. The bullets are typically plated with copper or covered in a variety of coatings to reduce lead fouling. Notable rimfire specialists include ELEY, which is a favorite of many competitive shooters, and CCI, which manufactures the famously reliable Mini-Mag as well as a wide variety of hunting and target shooting loads in every velocity and projectile category."
Remington Thunderbolt 22 LR 40 Grain LRN - 500 Rounds$159.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 40 Grain Bullet Type Lead Round Nose (LRN) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 500 Ammo Caliber 22 Long Rifle (LR) Manufacturer SKU TB-22B Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700481906 Cost Per Round 32.0¢ per round
The 22 LR is one of the most popular rounds in the world due to its incredibly low recoil, report, and ammo price. Whether you want to teach your children in the ways of shooting, plink away, train at the range, hunt varmints or other small game, or compete in a shooting competition, the 22LR can get the job done.
Remington has been around since 1866 and has one of the best reputations of any other firearms and ammunition manufacturer in the world. These Remington Thunderbolt rounds feature 40 grain lead round nose projectiles and are their most popular 22 LR rounds. With their high velocity and versatility, these rounds are perfect for range training, plinking, and varmint hunting.
Remington 22 Golden Bullet 22 LR 36 Grain CPHP – 225 Rounds$78.00
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 36 Grain Bullet Type Copper-Plated Hollow-Point (CPHP) Use Type plinking at the range, varmint hunting Casing Type Brass Quantity 225 Ammo Caliber 22 Long Rifle (LR) Manufacturer SKU 1622E Primer Type Rimfire Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700482606 Cost Per Round 34.7¢ per round
Has your 22 LR rifle or pistol been sitting in the corner, gathering dust and looking neglected for far too long? Give your little chipmunk blaster the gift of Remington’s 22 Golden Bullet ammunition – with 225 rounds to a single box so you can plink all day if you care to!
This makes good hunting ammo on the count of its bullet. At 36 grains it achieves a 1,280 fps muzzle velocity, perfect for the flat trajectory you want for dispatching varmints. The hollow point bullet will flatten out inside of a varmint as well, rendering a large wound cavity which no crow or squirrel is equipped to shrug off. The bullet is additionally plated with copper, so you can look forward to greater accuracy over the course of your hunt or target shooting time.
Remington’s versatile 22 LR ammo is non-corrosive and nonmagnetic, with uniform brass cases that help semi-autos, bolt-actions, revolvers and pumps operate efficiently. It’s (nearly) as good as gold!