.22 Remington Jet
|.22 Remington Jet|
|Type||Revolver and rifle|
|Place of origin||US|
|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 length||1.28 in (33 mm)|
|Overall length||1.58 in (40 mm)|
|Primer type||Small Pistol (Boxer)|
|Test barrel length: 8½ in (22 cm)|
Source(s): Barnes & Amber 1972
Developed jointly by Remington and Smith & Wesson, it was to be used in the Model 53 revolver, which first appeared late in 1961. While it traced its origins to potent wildcats such as the .224 Harvey Kay-Chuk, which ultimately derive from the .22 Hornet, it was a bottlenecked cartridge based upon the .357 Magnum case necked down to a .22 caliber bullet.
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). 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.
- Barnes, p.148, ".22 Remington Jet".
- Barnes, p.148, ".22 Remington Jet", & p.131, ".224 Harvey Kay-Chuk".
- Barnes, Frank C., ed. by John T. Amber. ".22 Remington Jet", in Cartridges of the World, pp. 148, & 177. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
- ______ & _____. ".224 Harvey Kay-Chuk", in Cartridges of the World, pp. 131. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
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