The .22 rimfire reigns supreme when it comes to American shooters. But just exactly what are these nifty little rounds capable of at the extreme end of their range? You'd be surprised.
Ballistics can be complex, involving a multitude of variables. This old U.S. Army training film, however, does a solid job of breaking down the subject to its simplest terms.
Energy is definitely a factor in what is called knockdown power, but there are other facets in play determining if a round will floor game. Location of the hit and construction of the bullet/slug are far more important elements.
From environmental variables to internal ballistics, long-range shooting presents a host of challenges. Get dialed in by finding out the 5 big factors you face in making long-range shots.
Big-bore revolutionary John Linebaugh shares his thoughts on why bigger is better but faster isn’t.