.22 Remington Jet

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.22 Remington Jet
TypeRevolver and rifle
Place of originUS
Production history
Produced1961
Specifications
Bullet diameter.222 in (5.6 mm)
Neck diameter.247 in (6.3 mm)
Shoulder diameter.350 in (8.9 mm)
Base diameter.376 in (9.6 mm)
Rim diameter.440 in (11.2 mm)
Case length1.28 in (33 mm)
Overall length1.58 in (40 mm)
Rifling twist1:10
Primer typesmall Berdan
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/typeVelocityEnergy
40 gr (3 g)1,710 ft/s (520 m/s)261 ft·lbf (354 J)
40 gr (3 g)1,700 ft/s (520 m/s)258 ft·lbf (350 J)
45 gr (3 g)1,630 ft/s (500 m/s)267 ft·lbf (362 J)
Test barrel length: 8½ in (22 cm)
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972
 
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.22 Remington Jet
TypeRevolver and rifle
Place of originUS
Production history
Produced1961
Specifications
Bullet diameter.222 in (5.6 mm)
Neck diameter.247 in (6.3 mm)
Shoulder diameter.350 in (8.9 mm)
Base diameter.376 in (9.6 mm)
Rim diameter.440 in (11.2 mm)
Case length1.28 in (33 mm)
Overall length1.58 in (40 mm)
Rifling twist1:10
Primer typesmall Berdan
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/typeVelocityEnergy
40 gr (3 g)1,710 ft/s (520 m/s)261 ft·lbf (354 J)
40 gr (3 g)1,700 ft/s (520 m/s)258 ft·lbf (350 J)
45 gr (3 g)1,630 ft/s (500 m/s)267 ft·lbf (362 J)
Test barrel length: 8½ in (22 cm)
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972

The .22 Remington Jet (also known as .22 Jet, .22 Center Fire Magnum, or .22 CFM)[1] is a .22 in (5.6mm) American centerfire revolver and rifle cartridge.[1]

Developed jointly by Remington and Smith & Wesson, it was to be used in the Model 53 revolver, which first appeared late in 1961.[1] It traced its origins to potent wildcats such as the .224 Harvey Kay-Chuk,[2] which ultimately derive from the .22 Hornet.[2]

By 1972, the Model 53 remained the only revolver chambered for it,[1] while Marlin in 1972 was planning a lever rifle in .22 Jet.[1]

The .22 Jet was designed as a flat-shooting hunting round for handguns, and it is suitable for handgun hunting of varmints and medium game out to 100 yd (90 m).[1] The 2460 ft/s (750 m/s) and 535 ft-lbf (725 J) claimed for factory test loads did not prove out in service weapons.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Barnes, p.148, ".22 Remington Jet".
  2. ^ a b Barnes, p.148, ".22 Remington Jet", & p.131, ".224 Harvey Kay-Chuk".

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