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Guns and ammunition is a large and complicated subject which Uncle Mike likes to investigate. Below are links that may be of interest to other shooters.

References
Accurate Shooter
Ballistics by the Inch
Box of Truth
Chuck Hawks
Crow Busters

More References
Graybeard Outdoors
Rimfire Central
Terminal Ballistics Research
Wiki-Pistol Ammo
Wiki-Rifle Ammo

Dealers
Buds Gun Shop
CDNN Sports
Centerfire Guns
Classic Firearms
Gun Gallery
Gun Pro
Kentucky Gun Co.
Smoky Mt Guns
Sportsmans OS

Misc.
AmmoSeek
Brownells
Midway USA
Numrich
Optics Planet
Gunblast
Gun Broker
Gun Watcher
Slickguns

Rimfire Cartridges
Uncle Mike is interested in rimfire ammunition and firearms because these are less powerful and less expensive than their centerfire cousins.


Left to Right:
(1) 22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) or 22 Magnum
(2) 17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire) or 17 Hummer
(3) 22 Stinger
(4) 17 HM2 (Hornady Mach 2) or 17 Mach 2
(5) 22 LR (Long Rifle) or simply 22
(6) 17 Aguila or 17 PMC or 17 High Standard

Rimfire Rifle Ballistics
Caliber Projectile
Weight
(grains)
Muzzle
Velocity
(fps)
Muzzle
Energy
(ft-lbs)
  22 LR
40 1080 104
  17 Aguila
20
1850
152
  17 HM2
17 2100 166
  22 Stinger
32
1640
191
  17 HMR
17 2550 245
  22 WMR
40
1910
324
  17 WSM
20
3000
399

The chart below ranks several popular rifle calibers by how much each "kicks," or recoils.

Rifle Recoil Table
  Caliber Projectile
Weight
(grains)
Muzzle
Velocity
(fps)
Rifle
Weight
(lbs)

Recoil
Energy
(ft-lbs)

  22 LR
40
1165
4.0 0.2
  22 WMR
40
1910
6.75 0.4
  22 Hornet
45
2800
7.5 1.3
  204 Ruger
33
4225
8.5
2.6
  223 Remington
55
3200
8.0 3.2
  30 Carbine
110
1990
7.0 3.5
  45 Colt
255
1100
8.0 4.0
  22-250 Remington 55
3600
8.5 4.7
  357 Magnum
158
1650
7.0
4.7
  7.62x39 Russian
125
2350
7.0
6.9
  243 Winchester
75
3400
8.5 7.2
  30-30 Winchester 150
2400
7.5 10.6
  44 Magnum
240
1760
7.5 11.2
  25-06 Remington 120
3000
8.0 12.5
  7mm-08 Remington 140
2860
8.0
12.6
  7.5x55 Swiss
150
2800
9.0
12.9
  7.62x54R Russian
150
2800
9.0
13.1
  308 Winchester 150
2800
7.5 15.8
  270 Winchester 150
2900
8.0 17.0
  30-06 Springfield
150
2910
8.0 17.6
  45-70 Government
405
1330
7.5 18.7
The information contained in this table comes
mostly from the Chuck Hawks website.