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What is the difference between 22 LR and 22 WMR?

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Answered 2007-01-15 05:20:38

*1/1000 inch bullet diameter *16/1000 inch neck diameter *16/1000 inch base diameter *16/1000 inch rim diameter *365/1000 inch case length *457/1000 inch cartridge length and depending on the powder used, the 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire can have almost twice the muzzle velocity and muzzle energy as the 22 Long Rifle.

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