This should interest varminters looking for a harder-hitting rimfire round with better ballistics and accuracy. The most common .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR) ammunition features a 40gr round nose or flat point bullet with a Muzzle Velocity of about 1910 fps. All the major makers – CCI, Federal, Remington, and Winchester – sell 40gr ammo loaded to this specification.
Hornady’s new 22 WMR offers a more accurate bullet traveling faster – roughly 300 fps faster to be precise. The new Hornady round features a 30gr V-MAXâ„¢ bullet leaving the muzzle at 2,200 fps. The new 30gr Hornady 22 WMR ammo should be available in “early February” according to Hornady.