.22 Remington Jet

.22 Remington Jet
.22 Remington Jet with .22 Hornet and .223 Rem.JPG
.22 Remington Jet (center) with .22 Hornet (left) and .223 Rem (right).
TypeRevolver and rifle
Place of originUS
Production history
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 Pistol (Boxer)
Boxer primer type pocket"
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
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: 812 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] While it traced its origins to potent wildcats such as the .224 Harvey Kay-Chuk,[2] which ultimately derive from the .22 Hornet,[2] it was a bottlenecked cartridge based upon the .357 Magnum case necked down to a .22 caliber bullet, with an unusually long tapered shoulder.

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 also a factory chambering for the T/C Contender and the design allowed for it to reach its full potential. No cylinder gap, no case setback.[3][circular reference]

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]

Smith & Wesson Model 53

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  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".
  3. ^ Thompson/Center Contender